Abingdon & District Musical Society is an amateur mixed voice choir and full symphony orchestra, and has been making music in Abingdon, Oxfordshire since 1946.

The choir has about 70 singers, and the orchestra has around 40 regular members with strong string and wind sections.

Each year, the society gives two concerts featuring mixed choral and orchestral works, an orchestral concert, a choral concert, and a light hearted charity Christmas concert.

The Musical Director is the internationally-renowned conductor Alexander Walker.

The Honorary President of ADMS is Professor Donald Burrows of the Open University.

We are a very friendly society and always welcome new members.

Orchestra rehearsals resume Monday 5 September 2022. Choir rehearsals resume Thursday 8 September. AGM online Monday 12 September.

Next concert

Saturday 12 November 2022

Choral and orchestral concert:

Elgar – In the South
FaurĂ© – Requiem
Franck – Psalm 150
Debussy – La Mer

Future concerts

Saturday 10 December 2022

Christmas choral concert with keyboard accompaniment:

Britten – A Ceremony of Carols


Saturday 11 March 2023

Orchestral concert:

Grieg – Peer Gynt: excerpts from both suites
Glazunov – Violin Concerto
Sibelius – Symphony no 1 in E minor


Saturday 25 March 2023

Choral concert:

Vaughan Williams – Five Mystical Songs
Bob Chilcott – Little Jazz Mass
Karl Jenkins – The Armed Man: Suite


Saturday 10 June 2023

Choral and orchestral concert:

Smetana – Ma Vlast: 1-Vyserad and 2-Vltava
Brahms – A German Requiem


Saturday 18 November 2023

Choral and orchestral concert:

Brahms – Song of Destiny
Bruckner – Te Deum
Dvorak – Symphony no 8 in G


Saturday 16 December 2023

Christmas concert:

Carols and readings


March 2024

Orchestral concert:

Coleridge-Taylor – Ballade in A minor
Concerto tbc – Abingdon Music Festival concerto class soloist
Tchaikovsky – Symphon
y no 5 in E minor


March/April 2024

Choral concert with orchestral accompaniment:

Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
DuruflĂ© – Requiem


June 2024

Choral and orchestral concert:

Verdi – Requiem


Saturday 16 November 2024

Choral and orchestral concert:

Programme to be confirmed

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