Book now for spring 2019 courses
Our spring extended courses are open for booking!
Posted: Fri 08th March 2019 | Read More
New Treasurer and Finance Director sought
abcd is looking for a new Treasurer and Finance Director.
Posted: Tue 19th February 2019 | Read More
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: Mon 28th January 2019 | Read More
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
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Replacement guidance published for those organising events
Guidance for step 4 has been published for people who work in settings related to events & visitor attractions or organise events in a workplace, including non-professionals. We understand that this replaces the previous performing arts guidance, which will no longer be published separately.
Posted: Monday, 19th July 2021 >
All restrictions on choirs in England to be removed at Step 4
The Secretary of State has announced that all restrictions on choirs in England will be removed at Step 4.
Posted: Tuesday, 6th July 2021 >
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 >