Pre-Convention Conducting Course

Pre-Convention Conducting Course
24 – 25 August
Led by Susan Dingle and Keith Orrell

This practical course looks at rehearsal and conducting
techniques for leaders of all kinds of choir – no minimum
experience is required. You can participate either as
conductor or attend as an observer; a repertoire list is
sent in advance. Individual tuition will be available
for conductors with more experience or who have
already attended an abcd course.

Both Susan and Keith are expert and versatile choral and orchestral conductors with many years’ experience. Caithness-based Susan trained in Russia as well as in Scotland; Keith is a dedicated church musician, organist and pianist as well as a conductor.

Keith Orrell
Susan Dingle


  • All in the April Evening – Roberton
  • Morning Song – Godfrey
  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free – Taylor arr Churchill
  • Peace White Dove – Dolinski arr. Emmet
  • O Quam Gloriosam – Victoria
  • Sanctus from Requiem – Mozart
  • The Willow Tree (from The Sprig of Thyme) – Rutter
  • My Spirit Sang all Day – Finzi


Thursday August 24th

1400 Registration
1500-1630 Session 1
1630 Tea
1650-1830 Session 2
1830 Dinner
1930-2100 Session 3
2100 Bar opens!

Friday August 26th

0900-1030 Session 4
1030 Coffee
1050-1245 Session 5
12.45 Lunch
1400-1530 Session 6
1530 Tea and Finish

Click here to download the timetable as  PDF document.