New abcd apprenticeship
Laurel Neighbour has been appointed as an abcd apprentice conductor with the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.
Posted: Fri 14th December 2018 | Read More
Third OUP Andrew Potter Bursary awarded
This year’s Convention saw the award of the third Oxford University Press Andrew Potter Bursary. The bursary was set up in memory of founder member and former Chair Andrew Potter, who was Head of the Music Department at OUP from 1983 to 2004, as well as Chair of the Performing Rights Society, and Making Music. It offers support to an emerging young conductor to attend Convention and benefit from a variety of training opportunities surrounding it.
Posted: Wed 28th November 2018 | Read More
London International Choral Conducting Competition awards
LICCC 2018, the inaugural edition of the London International Choral Conducting Competition held at the Royal Academy of Music, has been won by Julia Selina Blank of Germany.
Posted: Tue 27th November 2018 | Read More
We are seeking new Board members
The abcd Board is asking members to nominate someone for membership of the Board of Trustees. If you would like to be nominated, or know someone who would, please contact Rachel Greaves or the Chair Leslie East in the first instance, who can provide more information.
Posted: Tue 30th October 2018 | Read More
Take part in World Choir Day
Take part in this year's World Choral Day - an international choral event organised by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM). Register your own concert or apply now to be part of the virtual choir commemorating the end of World War I.
Posted: Tue 18th September 2018 | Read More
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Congratulations to Peter Broadbent!
We’re delighted to see Peter Broadbent in the New Year’s Honours list! The founding conductor of the Joyful Company of Singers, Peter was also abcd’s first Director of Training, and the instigator of our long-established and widely acclaimed extended choral conducting programme.
Posted: Friday, 31st December 2021 >
The latest COVID-19 updates
Following the government's recent announcement, we have updated our guidance pages with the key points and will continue to keep a watch on any updates relevant to singing and choral leaders.
Posted: Thursday, 9th December 2021 >
Our live courses resume!
After months of online activity, we're delighted to launch our first live conducting course since 2020! Our Spring 2022 Initial Course is now open for booking; with training spread over 4 months, this course is ideal for those new to conducting or wanting to consolidate skills.
Posted: Wednesday, 24th November 2021 >
New resources for ABCD members!
Issue Two of our Choral Research Journal is now available exclusively for members to read!
Posted: Friday, 29th October 2021 >
Download WellRehearsed and help us gather vital data
Our app WellRehearsed is available to download from both the Google and Apple stores. WellRehearsed is a joint initiative between abcd and Making Music. This free, anonymous app has been developed in volunteer time as a quick and simple-to-use risk management tool for amateur music groups of all kinds, choirs and instrumental groups, anywhere in the UK.
Posted: Wednesday, 15th September 2021 >