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Abingdon & District Musical Society


Term Start Date

Term End date



1st rehearsal in September

Christmas concert



1st rehearsal in January

March concert



1st rehearsal after March concert

June concert



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

Prospective new members are asked to complete the combined application/ Gift Aid form and return to Marion Coates (choir) or Nicola Gladwell (orchestra).

Friends of ADMS are asked for a donation of £50/ year in return for which they are entitled to free admission and programme plus one free drink for all concerts.  Friends of ADMS are welcome to attend the AGM (without voting rights) and all social functions.

Method of payment

Data protection

New members please note that the Society needs to keep records and for this reason it maintains computer spreadsheets of member’s details.  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.


The Society comprises the Abingdon Symphony Orchestra and the Abingdon Choral Society.  Applications are welcome for membership of the orchestra or the choir.  There are no formal auditions but admission to the orchestra depends on there being a vacancy for the instrument in question and on the player’s experience.  Prospective new members are welcome to attend for a trial period of up to one month before subscriptions are due.  Subscriptions are paid termly with rates for full members as follows.

The subscription rate for the whole year paid in advance (before first concert) is £120.

For those who prefer to pay in instalments the rates are as follows: