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 40 regular members with strong string and wind sections.

Each year, we give a mixture of orchestral and choral concerts, and a light hearted charity Christmas concert.

Our Musical Director is internationally-renowned conductor Alexander Walker.

Our Honorary President is Professor Donald Burrows of the Open University.

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

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Next concert

Saturday 8 June 2024 at 19.30

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon OX14 5BS

Choral and orchestral concert with soprano and tenor soloists:

An Opera Gala

Verdi – La Forza del Destino: Overture, Rataplan Chorus, La vergine degli angeli

Leoncavallo – Pagliacci: Bell Chorus, Vesti La Giubba

Verdi – Il Trovatore: Anvil Chorus

Puccini – La Boheme: Act I Finale

Bellini – Norma: Casta Diva

Puccini – Madama Butterfly: Humming chorus

Puccini – Tosca: Mario! Mario! Mario!, Vissi d’arte

Verdi – Nabucco: Chorus of Hebrew slaves

Puccini – Turandot: Nessun Dorma

Verdi – Aida: Grand March

Verdi – La Traviata: Brindisi


Tickets £15 at the door / £13 buy early / £1 children, or from Wegottickets (booking fee applies), or from Peter Smith 01235 521392.


Future concerts

Saturday 16 November 2024 at 19.30

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon OX14 5BS

Choral and orchestral concert with soloists:

Verdi – Requiem


Sunday 15 December 2024 at 16.00

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon OX14 5BS

Family-friendly afternoon Christmas concert – programme to be announced


Saturday 8 March 2025 at 19.30

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon OX14 5BS

Orchestral concert:

Humperdinck – Hansel & Gretel: Overture
Dvorak – Violin Romance in F minor
Suk – Praga, Symphonic Poem
Brahms – Symphony no 4 in E minor


Saturday 22 March 2025 at 19.30

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon OX14 5BS

Choral concert:

Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb
Rutter – Gloria
Kodaly – Missa Brevis


Saturday 14 June 2025 at 19.30

Choral and orchestral concert:

Puccini – Messa di Gloria
Coleridge-Taylor – Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
Elgar – Enigma Variations


Provisional dates

Saturday 15 November 2025

Sunday 14 December 2025

Saturday 7 March 2026

Saturday 25 March 2026

Saturday 13 June 2026

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