Directors Education Weekend 2024

We are delighted to announce that BABS and LABBS are collaborating on a joint Directors Education event for 2024.

Dates:  Saturday  20th and Sunday 21st January

Venue:  Meadow Park School, Abbey Rd, Coventry CV3 4BD (map)


Guest Educator:

Theo Hicks

Essential information:

Timings: Saturday will start at 10am, formal education will end on Saturday around 6pm.
On Sunday, the event will end at 4pm to allow for journeys home.

Food and Drink:  Lunch and refreshments in breaks will be provided at the school venue. You are responsible for all other food and drink, including dinner on Saturday evening. 

Accommodation: You are responsible for organising your own accommodation.  For your information, the "HQ hotel" that faculty will be staying, approx 15 mins drive from the school, is Holiday Inn, Coventry M6 J2, where you are welcome to afterglow/network on the Saturday evening, and book a room to stay if you wish.  Other hotels near to the HQ hotel include a Premier Inn and a Doubletree by Hilton.

Lanyard: Please bring your LABBS or BABS lanyard or other suitable alternative, with wallet/pass holder (H12cm; W 8cm).

About the weekend

See below for further information about the structure and content of the weekend, including lists of songs you will need to choose from on the registration form for the practical coaching element.


Registration is now CLOSED.

Please refer to the Education Terms and Conditions for information about cancellation and refunds.

Registration fee

The cost per person is £60 for LABBS/BABS members, £125 for non-members.

This does not include accommodation. Delegates will need to make their own accommodation arrangements. 

You will be sent an invoice within 7 days with details how to pay*. Please do not attempt to pay before you receive the invoice and instructions, but once you have received it, ensure this is paid promptly, to confirm your place.

* Those who registered from Tuesday 14th November will not be invoiced until the end of the month, due to annual vacation.

What you can expect of the weekend


The theme of the weekend is The Listening Director, and it will include the following highlights:
  • Guest educator, Theo Hicks
  • A skilled and experienced faculty, drawn from both associations
  • Hands-on coaching for all delegates
  • A range of elective classes to choose from, in addition to the core sessions around our theme

Coaching - Repertoire preparation

You will need to prepare a song to direct in your practical coaching session. The choruses we will be working with have offered repertoire as listed below, please ensure that you turn up to the weekend with a note of which songs you chose on the registration form. 

The coaching schedule will be confirmed shortly and the relevant sheet music sent to you for the chorus you’ll be working with (assuming you don't already have it), so that you can prepare in advance for your session. Note you do not have to purchase the sheet music yourself (as there is a minimum order). 

Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Chorus 3

Queries about registration and logistics should be addressed to the LABBS Registrations Manager on

Queries about the educational content of the day should be addressed to LABBS Chorus Director Development Specialist, Dr Liz Garnett, on email: