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 at The Manor Preparatory School. Choir rehearsals resume Thursday 8 September. AGM in person at Trinity Church on Monday 12 September at 19.30.

Next concert

Saturday 12 November 2022 at 19.30

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon OX14 5BS

Choral and orchestral concert:

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

Future concerts

Saturday 10 December 2022 at 19.30

Trinity Church, Conduit Road, Abingdon OX14 1DB

Christmas choral concert with harp and keyboard accompaniment:

Britten – A Ceremony of Carols


Saturday 11 March 2023 at 19.30

Orchestral concert:

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


Saturday 25 March 2023 at 19.30

Choral concert:

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


Saturday 10 June 2023 at 19.30

Choral and orchestral concert:

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


Saturday 18 November 2023 at 19.30

Choral and orchestral concert:

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


Saturday 16 December 2023 at 19.30

Christmas concert:

Carols and readings


Saturday 9 March 2024 at 19.30

Orchestral concert:

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


Saturday 23 March 2024 at 19.30

Choral concert with orchestral accompaniment:

Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
DuruflĂ© – Requiem


Saturday 15 June 2024 at 19.30

Choral and orchestral concert:

Verdi – Requiem


Saturday 16 November 2024 at 19.30

Choral and orchestral concert:

Programme to be confirmed

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