Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 1.10pm All are welcome to join us for our regular Tuesday lunchtime recital at 1.10pm, this week performed by pianist Marianne Yacoub. Recitals last approx. 30-40 minutes. Free entry with retiring collection. Programme: -Bach’s Prelude and fugue in F sharp major from book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier. – ‘Allegro’ movement of Sonata no.1, op. 2 by Beethoven. -‘Adagio Cantibile’ from Sonata Pathetique by Beethoven. – Chopin’s Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1. – ‘Allegretto con espressione’ movement from Sonata no. 1, Op. 6 by Mendelssohn. – Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2 by Rachmaninoff.More »

Tuesday 17th April 2018 at 1.10pm Lunchtime Recital – Approx. 40 minutes – free with retiring collection. All welcome to join us. Mirificus  Chris Hartland – Oboe Nadia Fundell – Recorder Bethany Lee – Harpsichord Programme Georg Philipp Telemann – Trio Sonata in A minor, TWV 42:a6 – Largo, Allegro, Cantabile (Gratioso), Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude no. 1 in C major from Well Tempered Clavichord BWV 846 Traditional – Lament for Cape Clear Pierre Danican Philidor – Sixiéme Suite George Frideric Handel – Trio Sonata in G minor, Op.2, No.8, HWV 393 – Andante, Allegro, Largo, Allegro .  More »

Free Lunchtime Concert – Saturday 7th April 2018 at 1pm – Free entry – Retiring collection St Davids Cathedral Singers Director: Simon Pearce Organist: Rupert Jackson The St Davids Cathedral Singers is an adult chamber choir which was formed in 1991. It sings Evensong at the Cathedral once a fortnight and often deputises for the Cathedral Choir during holidays as well as being in great demand for concerts and services in and away from the cathedral at Christmas and Easter. Under the direction of Simon Pearce, Assistant Director of Music at the cathedral, the choir has released a CD of music related to St Davids DayMore »

Tuesday 27th March at 1.10pm. Adrian Taylor, Assistant Organist at Romsey Abbey will play a programme of organ pieces for Lent and Holy Week. Free with retiring collection. All welcome. Programme: Psalm Prelude No.1, Set 2 (psalm 130, v.1) – Herbert Howells (1892 – 1983) O Mensch, bewin’ dein’ Sunde gross – JS Bach (1685 – 1750) Valet Will ich dir geben  – J S Bach (1685 – 1750) Meditation on “Love unknown”  – Francis Jackson (b. 1917) Chorale Prelude “Rockingham” – C. Hubert H. Parry (1848 – 1918) Hymn Prelude “Song 13” (Orlando Gibbons) – Percy Whitlock (1903 – 1946) Introitus on “Herzliebster Jesu” – Gordon Slater (1896 –More »

Tuesday 13th March at 1.10pm – Nana Wang: Piano solo. All are invited and most welcome to join us for a free lunchtime recital (approx 40 minutes) with retiring collection. Today’s recital programme: Joseph Ascher:  Illustration de Robert le Diable pour piano Félix Godefroid:  L’opéra au piano, 12 Illustrations, Robert le Diable No.1 Jacques-Simon Herz: 5 Airs de ballets de Robert le Diable, musique de Meyerbeer, arrangés en rondeaux pour le piano. No.2 Pas de cinq Sydney Smith:  Robert le Diable fantaisie dramatique pour piano sur l’opéra de Meyerbeer      More »

Tuesday  27th February 2018 at 1.10pm Do join us for our Tuesday Lunchtime recital. Free with retiring collection. Programme: Vocal duets performed by Georgina Gatehouse and Alexandra Peica accompanied by Duncan Honeybourne. Singing Partenza dalla sua Donna by Carissimi, O quam tristis from Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Esurientes implevit from Magnificat by Vivaldi and Elegy upon the death of Queen Mary by Purcell. The additional solo pianist planned for this week is no longer able to be with us. Watch out for further announcements. All welcome.More »

Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 1.10pm Do join us for our Tuesday Lunchtime recital. Free with retiring collection. Programme: Sciolto trio: Hannah Shilvock, Ellie Purvis and Adam Rean, playing Trio for violin, clarinet and piano by Milhaud and Khachaturian suite for violin, clarinet and piano. followed by – Piano soloist: Archie Combe, playing The Darkened Valley – John Ireland, Sea Idyll – John Ireland, Prelude in D Major, Op.23, No.4 – Sergio Rachmaninoff and Sonatine – Maurice Ravel. All welcome.  More »

Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 1.10pm. Free with retiring collection. All welcome. Tibiae (Flute Quartet): Olivia Chester, Callum Litchfield, Rachel Abbott and Bethany Lee Programme: Callum Litchfield – I wandered lonely as a cloud Bethany Lee – All little things grow Eugène Bozza (1905-1991): – Jour d’été à la montagne (Summer day in the mountains) – Pastorale – Aux bords du torrent – Le chant des forêts – Ronde Sopranos: Ella Garner & Sabine Russell accompanied by Duncan Honeybourne and Dan Keen Programme: Vocal duets accompanied by Duncan Honeybourne: Claudio Monterverdi (1567-1642) – Pur ti miro (from L’incoronazione di Poppea) Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) – Rimanti inMore »

We are delighted to confirm our Lunchtime Recital programme for the 2018 Spring Term, of which most are performances by students from the University of Southampton. All Tuesday Lunchtime Recitals commence at 1.10pm and last for approx 30-40 minutes. Entry is free with a retiring collection in aid of the Friends of Romsey Abbey Music, supporting the young choristers, choral scholars and musicians of the Abbey. You are most welcome to join us. ♪ Tuesday 13th February 2018 Tibiae (Flute Quartet): Rachel Abbott, Olivia Chester, Bethany Lee and Callum Litchfield Ella Garner & Sabine Russell vocal duets and solos ♪   Tuesday 20th February 2018More »

Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 1.10pm Free with retiring collection. All welcome. Gaëlle Meguerdidjian – Soprano Programme: Mozart: Giunse alfin il momento Deh vieni, non tardar (The Marriage of Figaro) Bellini: Oh! Quante volte, Oh! Quante (I Capuleti e l Montechhi) Mascagni: Intermezzo sinfonico (Cavalleria rusticana) Puccini: Quando me’n vo’ (La Bohème) O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)More »