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.

Next concert

In line with the Government advice on social gatherings and distancing, our concerts in June, November and December 2020, and in March 2021 have been postponed. The following dates and programmes are subject to change.

Saturday 6 March 2021

Concert date and programme postponed.

Saturday 27 March 2021

Concert date and programme postponed.

Saturday 5 June 2021 at 19.30

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon OX14 5BS

Bushell – Piece marking ADMS’s 75th anniversary and 300th concert
Smetana – Má vlast: Vyšehrad, Vltava
Brahms – A German Requiem

Future concerts

Saturday 13 November 2021

Elgar – In the South
Debussy – La Mer
Gounod – Messe Solennelle

Saturday 11 December 2021

Trinity Church, Conduit Road, Abingdon OX14 1DB

A charity concert of Christmas music with chamber orchestra

Saturday 19 March 2022

Dvořák – The Noon Witch
Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor
Brahms – Symphony no 2

Saturday 9 April 2022

With Wantage Choral Society

Bach – St Matthew Passion

Saturday 4 June 2022

Verdi – Requiem

Later programmes listed above are subject to change.

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