Festival Day One

It’s the first day of our Festival here at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire! The abcd team have been busy preparing delegate bags and packs ready for the full Festival, which begins tomorrow. We’re looking forward to welcoming Young Conductors from 1pm and delegates from 2pm!

Whilst the abcd team was busy with Festival admin, our Festival courses began this afternoon. Julian Wilkins and Amy Bebbington are leading two fantastic groups of conductors; our Advanced course is focusing on the Duruflé Requiem and our Leading from the Front course is focusing on songs from Voiceworks/Folkworks and songs by Chilcott and Clements.

Festival Course conductors with Amy Bebbington

Tonight, the Festival courses combined for a brilliant session on rehearsal techniques and efficient song leading. The Festival Course continues tomorrow and it’s sure to be another day of music-making, learning and inspiration for all.

Festival Course conductors learning Tue, Tue