Genesis Sixteen open for applications
The Sixteen’s free young artists’ scheme, open to 18 to 23-year olds, is open for application. With over twenty places available per year, successful applicants will partake in individual masterclasses and ensemble workshops led by key vocal coaches and directors in the choral music field.
Posted: Fri 22nd December 2017 | Read More
ABCD launches new training courses
Ground-breaking courses for music teachers in secondary and primary schools now available through our ‘Get them singing, keep them singing!’ programme
Posted: Mon 27th November 2017 | Read More
New singing competition for young choirs announced
BBC One’s Songs of Praise is looking for the UK’s Young Choir of the Year 2018. If you are part of a young choir and think you’ve got what it takes, this could be the competition for you!
Posted: Wed 22nd November 2017 | Read More
Acoustics, warm ups, creating a gospel sound and more at our autumn conference!
We're delighted to join with the British Voice Association again for a mini-conference day of sessions on the voice and leading voices from a wide cross-section of presenters.
Posted: Tue 17th October 2017 | Read More
Awards made at Convention
Peter Broadbent receives Chair’s Award at Convention; Cole Bendall receives Oxford University Press Andrew Potter Bursary
Posted: Fri 22nd September 2017 | Read More
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Our new app, WellRehearsed, is available to download!
We're delighted that our app WellRehearsed, developed as a joint initiative between abcd and Making Music, is now available to download from both the Google and Apple stores. The app will allow us to compile weekly, anonymous statistics on safe group music-making.
Posted: Monday, 14th June 2021 >
Update on our campaign for amateur choirs
abcd has worked alongside colleagues at Making Music, Singing Network UK, ABO and ISM to write to Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer, and Dr Jenny Harries OBE at Public Health England regarding the guidance for amateur choirs in England at Step 3.
Posted: Friday, 28th May 2021 >
Join our campaign to improve choir guidance in England
Our new campaign page is up and running! We've been working with our partner organisations to shape a response to the recent and unexpected guidance for choirs in England which single out amateur singing.
Posted: Thursday, 20th May 2021 >
Updated performing arts guidance has now been published
Updated performing arts guidance has now been published. Guidance for non-professionals is at section 2.4. Sadly this only seems to allow for a single group of up to 6 singers indoors. We'll post again after consulting and reading in more detail.
Posted: Tuesday, 18th May 2021 >
New guidance for the performing arts in England still awaited
We're sorry we have no further updates on performing arts guidance for England from 17 May. Updated guidance has now been published for worship and for community facilities and like everyone, we are very concerned to see the wording.
Posted: Tuesday, 18th May 2021 >