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Abingdon & District Musical Society

Welcome to The Abingdon and District Musical Society


Abingdon and District Musical Society has been making music since 1946.

We are a mixed voice choir and a full symphony orchestra.

We are led by professional musicians with Alexander Walker as Musical Director, Kate Bailey as Leader and John Oxlade as Choir Accompanist.

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The choir has about 70 singers. We don’t audition but ask you to just come along and see how you fit in.

The orchestra has around 40 regular members with strong strings and wind sections. We bring in additional players where needed for concerts.

Orchestral players are auditioned by a trial period in the orchestra.

Alexander Walker has led us since 2006. He is in demand as a conductor with orchestras, choirs, opera and ballet companies in the United Kingdom and all over the world.

He works regularly for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and has toured with the Royal Ballet to many parts of the world.

We are a large mixed voice choir and a full symphony orchestra – both led by professional musicians.

We are a very friendly society and always welcome new members. To find out more click one of the links above. If you would like to sing, play or just come to one of our concerts please do get in touch.

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Next Concert

8th June 2019

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon

Stabat Mater

Follow this link to read a review of the society’s recent performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

We currently have vacancies in all string sections of the orchestra. Whether you're an experienced orchestral player or new to it please come and give us a try.  Inquire via the contact information here.