Revised guidelines released for Performing Arts
The Government's Performing Arts guidance was updated last night. We are reading it carefully and will post an update later, however it confirms that amateur choirs and groups can continue in England, as previously advised in the government's Coronavirus FAQs, despite confusion earlier in the week.
Posted: Fri 25th September 2020 | Read More
New government guidance
The governments general social guidelines for England were updated late last night, 22 September. We hope that the performing arts guidelines will be updated soon to reflect these and will be asking for any clarity that's needed as a result.
Posted: Wed 23rd September 2020 | Read More
New government restrictions
Not surprisingly, we're already getting queries about what the government announcement today means for amateur performance and we realise choirs will be anxious to know as soon as possible. Once the new arrangements have been published we will, as ever, be reading carefully and will endeavour to get any clarifications that are needed in conjunction with colleagues. We'll post here and on social media as soon as we can.
Posted: Tue 22nd September 2020 | Read More
Good news for amateur performers
The DCMS have confirmed this morning that the performing arts guidelines will be updated today to confirm that 'non-professional performing arts activity can continue to rehearse or perform together where this is planned activity...
Posted: Thu 17th September 2020 | Read More
Risk management guidance and template for choirs
New resources to help conductors and their choirs make plans to return to singing and work their way through the Government guidelines are now available on our website.
Posted: Tue 08th September 2020 | Read More
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Webinar, member networking and online conducting course this weekend!
We've a busy abcd weekend coming up, with the first of our new member networking sessions on Friday at 5pm, closely followed by our regular Saturday morning webinar at 11am on 10 April. In addition, if you are looking for practical conducting support online, join our Director of Training, Amy Bebbington, for her own highly recommended online course this weekend, 9-11 April.
Posted: Tuesday, 6th April 2021 >
Take a look at our new webinar library!
Our previous webinars are now available as a resource for all choral conductors to access, covering a wide range of topics including music education, vocal health, licensing, risk management and more.
Posted: Thursday, 18th March 2021 >
New events for spring
The Government announced a new four-stage roadmap on 22 February to lift the current restrictions in England. We await detailed information on the performing arts, but you can find the key points so far on our Government guidelines page. As the lockdown slowly eases, we've plenty of spring activity for all choral leaders to enjoy.
Posted: Wednesday, 24th February 2021 >
New lockdown but online events and resources to look forward to
Following the announcement of new national lockdowns, Stay at Home guidance has been issued and supersedes all other guidance. Revised performing arts guidance was published on 6 January and this and other guidance has been updated on our pages to reflect this. Whilst restrictions continue, why not grab your coffee and join us for one of our weekend webinars, a singing workshop or even an online training day?
Posted: Friday, 8th January 2021 >
Revised performing arts guidance for England published
Following the publication of the Government's COVID-19 Winter Plan for England, guidance has been published for carol singing and revised guidance for the performing arts.
Posted: Tuesday, 1st December 2020 >