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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Sunday 17 December 2023 at 16.00
Family Christmas Concert

The Abbey Cinema, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JD

A family-oriented afternoon Christmas concert with choir and orchestra, including music appealing to a younger audience:

Holst – Christmas Day
Prokofiev – Peter and The Wolf *
Coates – Three Bears Phantasy *
A selection of carols with audience participation

* Narrated by actor Neal Foster

Tickets £13 / £3 children;
only available here from The Abbey Cinema.

Retiring collection in aid of the Samaritans.

Saturday 9 March 2024 at 19.30

St Helen and St Katharine School, Faringdon Road, Abingdon OX14 1BE

Orchestral concert:

Coleridge-Taylor – Ballade in A minor
Ravel – Piano Concerto in G major (Edward Harris-Brown
Abingdon Music Festival concerto competition winner)
Tchaikovsky – Symphon
y no 5 in E minor

Saturday 23 March 2024 at 19.30

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon OX14 5BS

Choral concert with organ accompaniment:

Duruflé – Requiem
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
and other choral pieces with organ interludes

Saturday 8 June 2024 at 19.30

Venue to be confirmed

Choral and orchestral concert:

An Opera Gala

Saturday 16 November 2024 at 19.30

Choral and orchestral concert:

Verdi – Requiem

Saturday 14 December 2024

Concert format under review

Saturday 8 March 2025 at 19.30

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

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

Last updated 31 March 2023. Later programmes may be subject to change.

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