ADMS welcomes new singers! We don’t audition but ask you to just come along and see how you fit in. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings between September and June, except half terms and the Thursday following a concert.

Each year, the society performs two concerts with mixed choral and orchestral works, a purely orchestral concert, a choral concert (sometimes with a smaller orchestra) and a light-hearted charity Christmas concert. In previous years, the Christmas concert has alternated between using the full orchestra and a chamber group.

If you are interested in joining the choir please contact:

>> Debbie Clarke at .

For details about subscriptions, see membership information section below.

Rehearsal venue

The Manor Preparatory School, Faringdon Road, Abingdon OX13 6LN

Temporarily at Trinity Church, Conduit Road, Abingdon OX14 1DB

Parking in Carswell School, Conduit Road

Rehearsal schedule

Please see this information on measures ADMS is adopting to reduce the possibility of transmission of coronavirus.

NEW: The arrangements for concert day are as follows:

Order of afternoon rehearsal starting at 2.30pm:
Te Deum
— break —

Order of concert at 7.30pm:
— interval —
Te Deum

Concert dress: Ladies: All black. Gentlemen: DJs, white shirt and black bow tie.

>> Proposed future programmes (home / concerts page)

Membership information

Subscriptions 2021-22

Prospective new members are welcome to attend for a trial period of up to one month before subscriptions are due.  Subscriptions can be paid annually or termly. The subscription rate for the whole year paid in advance (before the November concert) is £120. For those who prefer to pay in installments the rates are as follows:

TermTerm start dateTerm end dateSubscription
AutumnFirst rehearsal in SeptemberChristmas concert£55
SpringFirst rehearsal in JanuaryMarch concert£45
SummerFirst rehearsal after March concertJune concert£30


  • New members (i.e. those who have never in the past been ADMS members) receive a £20 reduction on their first payment
  • Student rate is £5 per term
  • Under 25s receive a 50% discount


Members are entitled to take part in all of the Society’s activities and are expected to abide by the Society’s Constitution.

>> Constitution (September 2013)

Prospective new members are asked to complete the combined application / Gift aid form and return to Marion Coates (alto).

>> Membership application and Gift Aid form

Method of payment

The preferred method of payment is by direct credit transfer to the ADMS bank account. Please contact Marion Coates for the account number and sort code. Please email Treasurer Phil Stopford () to advise him of this transaction. He will send an acknowledgement to verify the payment.

Alternatively payment may be made by cheque payable to “Abingdon & District Musical Society” and handed to to Marion Coates during an evening rehearsal, or by post to Phil Stopford, 15 Tennyson Drive, Abingdon OX14 5PD.

Data protection

New members please note that the Society needs to keep records and for this reason it maintains computer spreadsheets of members’ details, and a Google Groups emailing list.  The Society regards this information as confidential and for its own administration purposes only.  If your application for membership is accepted, your details will be added to these spreadsheets but not used or distributed externally.  If this is not acceptable to you, please discuss with an officer of the Society.