Association Of British Choral Directors
New abcd President announced
abcd is delighted to announce that the composer and conductor John Rutter CBE has accepted its invitation to be its new President.
Posted: Wed 23rd December 2015 | Read More
Choir of the Year applications open
Choir of the Year in 2016 is now open and welcoming entries from amateur choirs across the UK. abcd is delighted to be teaming up with Choir of the Year on a new element to the Audition programme: each venue will also be host to a masterclass for up to four choirs, led by an experienced abcd tutor.
Posted: Wed 23rd December 2015 | Read More
Singing Shakespeare gears up for 2016
‘Singing Shakespeare’ is a two year project, supported by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, that focuses on choral settings of Shakespeare.
Posted: Wed 25th November 2015 | Read More
Choral Composition Competition announced
The Fourth Choir is holding an international choral composition competition to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The winner of the competition will receive a prize of £1000 and the winning composition will be premièred by the choir at a Memorial Concert on 23 April 2016 in London’s historic Middle Temple Hall.
Posted: Wed 25th November 2015 | Read More
Applications open for Genesis Sixteen
Applications for The Sixteen’s leading choral training scheme 'Genesis Sixteen' are once again open. The scheme aims to give singers aged between 18 and 23 the opportunity to work with world-class conductors and choral singers.
Posted: Fri 20th November 2015 | Read More
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The abcd choral leaders' festival - book online now »
Our 34th Annual Convention has been expanded and developed into our new festival, with a day longer to fit everything in too! We have more plenary sessions, including keynote addresses and opportunities for both singing and hearing singing together, as well as lots of useful workshops sessions, our trade exhibition and three conducting courses. It all takes place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the heart of one of the UK's biggest cultural centres from 22-25 August.
Posted: Wednesday, 15th May 2019
Welcome to our new Gold Commercial Member »
Hal Leonard Europe has become the third organisation to sign up to abcd’s new Gold Commercial membership. Hal Leonard Europe is part of Hal Leonard, the world’s largest publisher of printed music.
Posted: Tuesday, 30th April 2019
Book now for spring 2019 courses »
Our spring extended courses are open for booking!
Posted: Friday, 8th March 2019
New Treasurer and Finance Director sought »
abcd is looking for a new Treasurer and Finance Director.
Posted: Tuesday, 19th February 2019
OUP choral workshop scheme now available online »
Are you planning a Come & Sing Day, or a Choral Workshop? OUP's longstanding workshop scheme is now available online. OUP can provide access to a large range of Oxford choral repertoire at very low cost, on a sale or return basis.
Posted: Monday, 28th January 2019