Enjoy a wide range of concerts and recitals throughout the year organised by Romsey Abbey and ‘Music in Romsey Abbey’. Musicians involved range from local choirs and bands to international soloists and orchestras. Recitals begin at 1.00 pm and concerts 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated.
Recitals and Concerts are all subject to the most recent Government legislation and guidance therefore they may be subject to change at short notice or even no notice. For the most up to date information, please visit this link within 24 hours of your booking.
Tuesday Lunchtime Recitals
Click here for the Autumn 2020 programme which resumes on Tuesday 13th October 2020.
Admission to Lunchtime Recitals is free but donations to support the work of the parish are welcome.
Upcoming Concerts and Other Events in Romsey Abbey
COVID-19. Cancelled concerts have been removed from the details on this webpage but will still appear in the Music in Romsey Abbey brochure.
Unless specified otherwise, tickets for concerts 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)
Ethelflaeda Festival 2020
Friday 16th October 2020, 7.30 pm
Celebrate the legacy of Romsey Abbey’s 10th Century Benedictine Abbess and Patron Saint with an evening of beautiful music and the Ethelflaeda Festival lecture.
Saxophonist Ian Close and composer Dominic Beeton have transcribed medieval sacred music to produce Sanctus a deeply haunting piece of music full of spiritual depth which resonates in these stressful times. Canon Norman Boakes is a retired parish priest who for many years has been an oblate of the Benedictine community at Alton Abbey. The Rule of Benedict is his continuing inspiration and for the Ethelflaeda festival lecture he will pose the question ‘What has Ethelflaeda ever done for us: is the rule of Benedict relevant in the age of COVID-19?’
Tickets £10 available from Romsey Visitor Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey, Tel 01794 512987 or online (booking fee applies).
Romsey Choral Society with Southern Sinfonia (decision pending)
Saturday 7 November 2020, 7.30 pm
Described as one of the greatest masterworks in the realm of music, the monumental Missa Solemnis was considered by Beethoven to be his greatest achievement. Join us in celebrating his 250th birthday.
BEETHOVEN – Missa Solemnis
Conductor – Richard Pearce
Reserved £20, £16
Those in full-time education and carers half price (reserved tickets only)
Nuns and Roses
Papagena (to be confirmed)
Saturday 14 November 2020, 7.30 pm
Come and hear the extraordinary voices of Papgena, described as the ‘Creme de la creme of a cappella’, as they explore the wealth of music, both sacred and secular, written for female voices.
Concert supporting Friends of Romsey Abbey Music
Under 18s £5
Southampton Concert Orchestra (NEW)
Saturday 21st November 2020, 7.30 pm
SCO return with a concert featuring concertos from Shostakovich and Elgar. Holst’s St Paul’s Suite and Copland’s evocative Quiet City complete the bill which promises to be a fantastic evening of live music. Please support soloists Phil Daish-Handy, Jinah Shim, and conductor Paul Ingram in this orchestral music making return in the Abbey.
Tickets £14 – £16 must be booked in advance.
In a Starlit Stable
Romsey Singers (decision pending)
Friday 18 December 2020, 7.30 pm
Carols for choir and audience.
Conductor – Philip Lawson
In advance – Reserved £16, £14, Unreserved £12
On the door – Reserved £18, £16, Unreserved £14
Under 18s half price
For ticket purchases and enquiries (unless stated otherwise) please contact
Romsey Visitor Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey, Tel 01794 512987 (no booking fee)
Book online for Music in Romsey Abbey concerts in Romsey Abbey (booking fee applies)
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