Worship at Romsey Abbey is enhanced by a wide range of music, sung by its two choirs and accompanied on its fine organ. The Abbey also plays host to a number of concerts, both choral and orchestral, throughout the year, as well as a series of organ recitals during the summer months.
The Abbey Choir of boys and gentlemen sings each Sunday during term-time at the 10am Sung Eucharist (first Sunday in the month excepted) and 6.30 Evensong (Choral Evensong on the first and third Sunday in the month). It also sings at a different cathedral for a week each summer and shares services with the similarly constititued choirs of Sherborne Abbey and Christchurch Priory a couple of times a year.
The Abbey Girls Choir, directed by Diane Williams and comprising girls aged between 10 and 16, sings at the 10am Sung Eucharist on the first Sunday in the month. They sing with the Abbey Choir for major festival services.
During the main school holidays, when the choirs are not singing, we are happy to welcome visiting choirs. If you are interested in bringing your choir to Romsey Abbey, please contact us.
Romsey Abbey is home to an organ built by J.W. Walker and Sons in 1858, to a specification by Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley, who founded Tenbury College in Worcestershire. Major restoration work was carried out in 1995-96 and, in 1998, a completely new nave section was added.