We are delighted to announce our Autumn series of Lunchtime Recitals in Romsey Abbey. Admission to Lunchtime Recitals is free but donations to support the work of the parish are welcome.    All performances commence at 1.00 pm unless indicated otherwise. Please arrive at the Abbey in time to be seated 10 minutes before the start time. Please see below for Covid-related guidance. November Recitals Tuesday 30th November, 1pm Ladies Who Lunch (Piano and Violin) (Tickets available from 15th November) December Recitals Tuesday 14th December, 1pm Edward Bence (Piano recital) (Tickets available from 24th November) Lunchtime Recitals will resume in March 2022 Enquiries about lunchtime recitals should beMore »

Saturday 7th March 2020, 7.30 pm An evening with Ensemble DeNOTE – Beethoven, Brahms, Hadow and Schubert. We look forward to welcoming founder members of the award-winning period chamber group ‘Ensemble DeNOTE’ – John Irving (piano) and Jane Booth (clarinet) – for a fundraising concert supporting music in the Abbey. Founded in 2010, and with critically acclaimed 5* and 4* reviews from The Guardian, The Observer, The Birmingham Post and International Piano, they retain a passion for exploring the sounds of the classic-era on period winds and keyboards. They will be performing a clarinet-piano duo programme of Beethoven, Brahms, Hadow and Schubert.   Find out moreMore »

Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 1 pm Ian Close – Soprano Saxophone, Dominic Beeton – Organ & Keybaords Admission free. Recitals last approx 40 minutes. Retiring collection. As part of the Abbey’s 900th Anniversary Celebrations, two local musicians, reinterpret for the 21stcentury the music of the German Abbess St Hildegard of Bingen, who was a near contemporary of St Ethelflaeda, Abbess of Romsey. The full programme is as follows: Adémar of Chabannes (989 -1034) – Kyrie Pérotin (c.1150/60 – c.1200/1210) – Beata Viscera (Maria Virginis) (The Blessed Flesh of the Virgin Mary) Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) – Ave Maria, O Auctrix Vitae (Hail Mary, O Source of Life)More »

Saturday 7th March 2020, 7.30 pm A concert supporting the Music of Romsey Abbey, performed by DeNote Ensemble, one of the UK’s leading period instrument chamber groups. Includes piano and clarinet pieces celebrating the works of Brahms and Schubert, and Beethoven’s Anniversary Year in 2020. Tickets £15 Reserved, £12 Unreserved, £5 under 18s are available from Romsey Visitor Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey, Tel 01794 512987 (no booking fee) or book online for Music in Romsey Abbey concerts (booking fee applies)More »

Tuesday 26th November, 1pm Yoon Seok Shin – piano A recital programme including Haydn, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt. Haydn: Piano Sonata in F major, Hob:XVI/23 i) Allegro moderato ii) Adagio iii) Finale – Presto Schubert: Allegretto in C minor, D.915 Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor, Op.9 No.1 Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.13 in A minor, S244/13 Recitals last approx 40-45 minutes. Admission is free with a retiring collection. This is the last recital of 2019. The Spring recital series will resume in 2020. Thank you for all your support of the Autumn series and also to all the volunteers and performers.More »

Tuesday 12th November 2019, 1 pm Thomas Wharton – Cello Julian Williams – Piano Join us for our Tuesday Lunchtime Recital featuring Thomas, our vicar, and Julian Williams, formerly vicar of Rownhams & Nursling. The programme for Tuesday 12th November: Sicilienne – Maria Theresia von Paradis Elegy – Gabriel Faure Op. 24 Adagio affetuoso – from Brahms Sonata in F major Op. 99 Andante – from Sonata for cello and piano, Julian Williams Apres un Reve – Gabriel Faure Roumanian Folk Dances – Bela Bartok Adagio and Allegro – Robert Schumann Op. 70 . Admission is free. Retiring collection for the Friends of Romsey AbbeyMore »

The next Tuesday Lunchtime Recital is on Tuesday 15th October at 1pm with the Bryn Bridges Trio and guest EllaBeth Little on violin. Recital title ‘Classics and all that jazz’. Free with retiring collection. Recitals last approx. 40 minutes.More »

Tuesday 24th September 2019, 1 pm We welcome Christopher Dew to give our Tuesday Lunchtime Recital on the organ. The programme for 24th September is: Choral Song – S. S. Wesley Fantasia in F minor/major K. 594 – W.A. Mozart Air and Gavotte – Samuel Wesley Cantilena from 4 Original Pieces for Organ – Thomas Dunhill Gothic Suite : Leon Boellmann Chorale Menuet Gothique Priere a Notre-Dame Toccata . Recitals last approx. 40 minutes. Entry is free. Retiring collection. Donations welcome.  More »

The concert is on Saturday 19th October at 7 pm with The Bloomsbury Quartet. A first-half multi-media installation and second-half concert focusing on the life and works of prolific string quartet composer Dame Elizabeth Maconchy DBE. Tickets £10 unreserved either online or at Romsey Visitor Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey. R. 512987.More »

The next Lunchtime Recital is on Tuesday 10th September at 1 pm – Humoresque piano quintet. Free with retiring collection.More »