Abcd publishes research paper on the impact of COVID 19 on choral activity
abcd has published a research paper on the impact of the COVID 19 virus on choral activity in the UK. The report, prepared by Professor Martin Ashley, an abcd trustee, provides a survey of research into the current thinking about how choirs and conductors might resume rehearsing and performing.
Posted: Wed 03rd June 2020 | Read More
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Book now for our first series of webinars! Weekly forum discussions and lectures led by our team of tutors and special guests on a wide range of choral topics.
Posted: Fri 01st May 2020 | Read More
New abcd Finance Director and Assistant Treasurer needed
We are looking for a new Finance Director and Assistant Treasurer
Posted: Mon 27th April 2020 | Read More
Welcome to our new website!
Welcome to our new website!
Posted: Wed 22nd April 2020 | Read More
ABCD Choral Leaders' Festival
With great regret we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s abcd Choral Leaders’ Festival, our 35th Annual Convention, which was to have taken place from 28-30 August at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The decision was taken in light of the ongoing situation regarding coronavirus, both in the UK and abroad.
Posted: Wed 25th March 2020 | Read More
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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 >
Join us for our Virtual Choral Leaders' Festival!
Our dedicated Festival website is up and running! 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.
Posted: Wednesday, 25th August 2021 >
Updated ABCD guidance for everyone returning to singing
As restrictions are lifted across the UK, we've updated our guidance to help and encourage all choirs planning their return to singing.
Posted: Friday, 13th August 2021 >
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 >