Concerts

A large concert band and chorus entertaining a capacity audience.

We play host to an extensive series of concerts throughout the year organised by Music in Romsey. Musicians involved range from local choirs and bands to international soloists and orchestras. As you can see in the photos at the foot of this page, the width of the our nave means that we can accommodate a full symphony orchestra.

Concerts begin at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

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Saturday 1 October, 7.30 pm

SOUTHAMPTON CONCERT ORCHESTRA

Conductor:  Paul Ingram
Soloist: Anca Camparie

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
SAINT SAENS: Organ Symphony
STRAVINSKY: Firebird (1919)

Reserved: £15 (concessions)   Unreserved: £12

 

FRIDAY 7 October, 7.30 pm

WINCHESTER COLLEGE MUSIC SCHOLARS

A variety of instrumental and vocal solos and ensembles

Concert given in aid of Romsey Abbey

Unreserved:  £12 (concessions for students/children)

 

Saturday 22 October, 7.30 pm

JAZZ AND THE PSALMS

Jacqui Dankworth and friends

Cancelled due to clash of bookings with Winchester Theatre Royal.

 

Saturday 29 October, 7.30 pm

10th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – CHARITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductors: Craig Lawton, Tom Horn, Dominic Harries

MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides
MUSSORGSKY: Night on the bald mountain
GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No.1
RICHARD STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony

Concert in aid of The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

In advance:  Reserved: £14, £12; Unreserved: £10
On the Door: Reserved: £16, £14; Unreserved: £12

 

Saturday 12 November, 7.30 pm

REMEMBRANCE CONCERT – ROMSEY CHORAL SOCIETY

Conductor: Jamie W Hall
MOZART: Great Mass in C Minor
CHARPENTIER: Te Deum

Concert sponsored by The White Horse Hotel, Romsey

Reserved: £18, £15 (concessions); Unreserved: £12

 

Friday 25 November, 7.30 pm

KINGS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WINTER TOUR 2016

Conductor: Gerard Le Feuvre

Programme to be confirmed

Unreserved: £15

 

FRIDAY 16 December, 7.30 pm

A FEAST OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC

ROMSEY SINGERS

Conductor: Philip Lawson
CHARPENTIER: Messe de Minuit
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Carols for choir and audience

In advance: Reserved:  £16, £14; Unreserved: £12
On the door: Reserved:  £18, £16; Unreserved: £14

 

TUESDAY 20 December, 6.30 PM

GIFT OF SIGHT CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT

AURUM VOCALE

Conductor: Nicholas Wilks

A selection of Christmas music including modern and traditional carols.

Concert given in aid of GIFT OF SIGHT.

Reserved:  £35, £30; Unreserved: £25

ORGAN RECITALS

Recitals take place on Fridays at 7.30 pm.

On the 1858 Walker Organ, featuring the 1999 Nave Organ and including dynamic close-up head and feet shots, plus unique views of the historic organ – all by our Abbey audio-visual team.

27 May

JONATHAN EYRE:  Silent Movie Recital.
Jonathan will give a recital of improvised music to accompany a black and white silent film.

Admission £5 on the door

17 June

COLIN WALSH:  “ Ouseley Legacy Recital”
Colin returns after almost 20 years to give our celebrity organ recital.  One of the finest organists in the land!

Friday 22 July

SIMON EARL: “Organ Prom!”
A concert of popular organ classics including some sing-along proms pieces!

Admission £5 on the door

Friday 16 Sept

GEORGE RICHFORD: “Meditations on eternity” featuring the Girls Choir.

An evening of meditation on Holy Communion featuring plainsong, a performance of Banquet Celeste including incense, mood lighting and candles.

Admission £5 on the door

 

LUNCHTIME RECITALS

Recitals take place on Wednesdays at 1pm except where stated.

Thursday 11 February BISHOP WORDSWORTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL CHOIR
9 March JR FRALICK: Tenor and ALICE TURNER : Piano
13 April WINCHESTER COLLEGE MUSIC SCHOLARS
11 May NADAV HERTZKA:  Piano
8 June NICOLA HANDS: Oboe
13 July TBC
7 September TBC
12 October RICHARD EDWARDS:  Tenor

FREE ADMISSION with retiring collection for local Romsey charities.

 

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Download the 2016 brochure

Tickets for all concerts are available from

Romsey Tourist Information Centre
13 Church Street
ROMSEY
SO51 8BT

Phone 01794 512987

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This season is supported by the White Horse Hotel and Brasserie and Renaissance Retirement.

Music in Romsey accepts no responsibility for subsequent changes by artists or promoters.

The photos below – click to enlarge – were taken at a concert given by Southampton University Symphony Orchestra.