• This page shows an outline summary of the programme of events. For full details please use the links for each day.
  • In addition to our plenary sessions, we’ve three strands running concurrently.
  • We aim to give delegates a free choice of sessions, but space in some rooms is limited, so you may have to be prepared to swap if the room is full.
  • Our online repertoire resources will be available to all delegates throughout the weekend and for several weeks afterwards.
  • You can also link directly to the live Google calendar (Google account required) or grab the calendar in iCal format.

Saturday | Sunday | Google Calendar | iCal

Please note that our timetable is correct at the time of going to press: we may have to make unavoidable alterations.

Outline Programme

October 21, 2023
  • 09:30 Registration, coffee and networking 
  • 10:30 Welcome and opening plenary: How to make your choir sound awesome! With Lucy Hollins and Suzzie Vango 
  • 11:45 Session 1a: Diversify your programme! With Jeremy Haneman 
  • 11:45 Session 1b: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. With Roxanna Panufnik and Peter Broadbent 
  • 11:45 Session 1c: Copy Music Right! With Mark De Lisser 
  • 12:45 Lunch, networking and exhibition 
  • 14:15 Session 2a: A wealth of vocal health. With Charles MacDougall 
  • 14:15 Session 2b: Composer discussion panel with Roxanna Panufnik, Philip Wilby & Toby Young 
  • 14:15 Session 2c: Embedding musicianship and notation in whole-class singing. With Lizzie Leather and Daniel Rodriguez 
  • 15:15 Tea, networking and exhibition 
  • 15:45 Session 3a: Gestures speak volumes for the silent musician. With Amy Bebbington 
  • 15:45 Session 3b: Introduction to SAM-Klang - new ways with repertoire for all choirs. With Jonathan Wikeley 
  • 15:45 Session 3c: Repertoire discovery I - music for young voices. With Charles MacDougall 
  • 17:00 Session 4a: Musicianship in choirs. With Rebecca Berkley 
  • 17:00 Session 4b: Repertoire discovery II - sacred music for adult voices. With Amy Bebbington 
  • 17:00 Session 4c: Curriculum in Choir! With Jenny Trattles 
  • 18:00 Drinks, networking and exhibition 
  • 19:00 Performance by Leeds Cathedral Senior Girls Choir 
  • 20:00 Convention dinner and bar 
October 22, 2023
  • 09:30 Session 5a: Voices and instruments, the period-performance dilemma. With Martin Ashley and Bill Hunt 
  • 09:30 Session 5b: Repertoire discovery III - music by self-published member & exhibitor composers 
  • 09:30 Session 5c: The teacher as musical leader. With Sue Hollingworth 
  • 10:30 Coffee, networking and exhibition 
  • 11:00 Session 6a: A lost repertoire: multi-choir music from seventeenth century Rome (and elsewhere). With Robert Hollingworth 
  • 11:00 Session 6b: Repertoire discovery IV - secular music for adult voices. With Tom Leech 
  • 11:00 Session 6c: including all. With Diane Paterson, Yorkshire Association for Music & Special Educational Needs 
  • 12:15 Final plenary: Feel the Spirit! With John Rutter and Melanie Marshall 
  • 13:15 Lunch and farewells