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.
Our new video
The ADMS choir and orchestra have been meeting virtually while we can’t meet or give concerts. Members of the orchestra produced this video in Spring 2021. It was not as easy as it looks or sounds to listen to a backing track in headphones, and video yourself while attempting to play a 6-minute part perfectly! But we’re proud of the final result and hope you enjoy our performance. (See if you can spot some nutcrackers behind one of the players!)
Next planned concert
In line with the Government advice on social gatherings and distancing, several of our concerts have been postponed. Future dates and programmes are subject to change.
Saturday 13 November 2021
To be confirmed – this and later concerts will go ahead when the national situation permits.
St Helen’s Church, Abingdon OX14 5BS
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
Programmes listed above are subject to change, while we catch up with concerts we had to postpone.
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