Join us for our Virtual Choral Leaders' Festival!

Our dedicated Festival website is up and running!

Take a look at the full timetable to see what's happening each day and select the booking option that suits you, with the option to book for half days, full days and the whole weekend! Members of abcd benefit from reduced rates - find out more about joining here.

Join us for workshops, webinars, our virtual exhibition and networking with colleagues and presenters from the UK and around the world, as we all plan our safe return to singing. This second online Festival is our 36th Annual Convention, during which time we have welcomed choirs and conductors from across the world to share their knowledge with us, and this year is no exception.

Sessions

As we finally look forward to returning to singing, our sessions are designed to support and encourage all choir leaders as they plan their new season and get their singers back into shape, but also address topics for conductors at any time.

The timetable offers you a wide choice of sessions and unlike our live Convention, you are free to choose your sessions on the day and even swap between them! Featuring topics from vocal warm ups and singing for health, to repertoire sessions and interviews; from performances by professional ensembles and Youth Choirs, to our wide-ranging education presentations.

Networking

After eighteen months when singing has taken a huge battering, and those that lead it even more so, we've set aside time for networking with colleagues, abcd staff and our Corporate and Associate members, so that conductors can share their problems and their plans, ask questions and feel supported.

Online resources

The repertoire reading sessions at our live Conventions are some of the most popular with delegates - a great way to plan your new season. Having our repertoire resources online gives you even more time to explore new repertoire at your leisure, many designed for rehearsal and performance in these unusual times, introduced by our tutors and special guests.

Virtual exhibition

Our virtual trade exhibition is available for viewing 24/7 during the Festival and afterwards to delegates for six months, so grab your coffee and browse at your leisure.

Programme

You can find full details of the programme here. Please note that session details and timings are subject to alteration.

Book your place now!

Click here to go direct to the online booking page.

Posted: Wed 25th August 2021

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