Concerts

Orchestral concert climax in Romsey Abbey

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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Friday 17 February, 7.30pm

Romsey Youth Choir, Romsey Male Voice Choir & Romsey Voices Concert

Conductor: Marion Maxey

In Aid of Romsey Abbey

 

Saturday  18 March, 7.30 pm

SON – SOUTHAMPTON’S NEW PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRA

Conductor: Robin Browning
Soloist:  Lucy Knight (Soprano)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 7
MOZART: Don Giovanni Overture
MOZART: Two Arias from Don Giovanni
MOZART: Exsultate Jubilate
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Reserved: £22 (Concessions)  Unreserved:  £12

 

Saturday 25 March, 7.30 pm

THE WOODSIDE SINGERS

Conductor: Catherine Gosney
Organist:  Paul Searle-Barnes
Soloists: Olivia Boot   (Soprano)
Gemma Morsley  (Mezzo)
Lancelot Nomura (Bass Baritone)
Rhys Bowden  (Tenor)

HAYDN: Little Organ Mass
MOZART: Requiem

Reserved: £16, £14  Unreserved: £12

 

Saturday  8 April, 7.30 pm

ROMSEY SINGERS

Conductor: Philip Lawson

RUTTER: Requiem
FINZI: Lo the Full, Final Sacrifice
Anthems by Weelkes, Tallis, Gibbons and Blitheman

In Advance:  Reserved: £14, £12 (concessions)  Unreserved £10
On door:  Reserved: £16, £14 (concessions) Unreserved £12
Under 18’s half price

 

Saturday 29 April, 7.30 pm

CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON ORCHESTRA

Conductor: John Trail
Soloist:  Michael Foyle

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No 6 “Pathetique”

Reserved: £18 (Concessions)  Unreserved:  £10 (children £1)

 

Saturday 6 May, 7.30 pm

WINCHESTER & COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL

 with Festival Orchestra

Conductor: John Sutton

Soloists: Helen Bailey (Soprano)
Andrew de Silva   (Baritone)
Richard Pratt   (Tenor)
Pianists: Gwilym Stacey and  Gilly Slot

CONSTANT LAMBERT: Rio Grande
RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT: Four Piece Suite for 2 Pianos
CARL ORFF: Carmina Burana

Reserved £22, £16 (Concessions) Unreserved £12

 

Saturday  20 May, 7.30 pm

PER PIACERE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

with Romsey Choral Society

Conductor: Paul Ingram
Soloists: Elizabeth Roberts (Soprano)
Lynette Alcantara   (Alto)
Matthew Minter  (Tenor)
Chris Foster  (Bass

Reserved: £15 (Concessions) Unreserved £12

 

Friday 26 May, 7.30 pm

A MUSICAL POSTCARD

Cheam School Orchestra

Conductor: Tim Bennett

With guest musicians from The Mountbatten School

A selection of musical vignettes from around the world

Concert given in aid of Romsey Festival of Youth Music

Reserved: £10 Unreserved: £5

 

Saturday  10 June, 7.30 pm

SOUTHAMPTON CONCERT ORCHESTRA

Conductor: Paul Ingram
Soloist:  Stephen Kennedy

MAHLER:  Songs of the Wayfarer
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  Job, A Masque for Dancing
SHOSTAKOVITCH:  Symphony No 12 (The Year 1917)

Reserved: £15 (concessions) Unreserved:  £12

 

ROMSEY FESTIVAL 1 – 15 JULY

Saturday 1 July, 7.30 pm

ROMSEY CHORAL SOCIETY

Joint concert with City of Southampton Orchestra

Conductor: Jamie W Hall

MANEL DE FALLA: Three Dances
BIZET:  Toreador’s Chorus
VEERDI: Anvil Chorus
VERDI: Chorus of Spanish Matadors
BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances

Reserved: £18, £15    Unreserved:  £12

Concert sponsored by White Horse Hotel, Romsey 

 

Tuesday 4 July, 6 pm

SCHOOLS CHOIR FESTIVAL

An entertaining evening of choral music from our local schools
Concert in aid of Jane Scarth House
Sponsored by Barclays Bank and others

Unreserved: £8 – under 12’s: £6
Sponsored by Barclays Bank and others

 

Friday 7 July, 7 pm

AN EVENING WITH RICKY TIMS – MUSIC AND CHAT

Piano with anecdotes about Ricky’s life as a performer and quilter

Concert given in aid of Romsey Abbey

Reserved: £25, £20 Unreserved £15
Concert sponsored by Romsey Quilters

 

Thursday 13 July, 7.30 pm

ABBEY SOUNDS

Vox Humana

A recital of early sacred music from Hildegard of Bingen to the Renaissance and beyond.

Director: Julian Chilcott Monk
Solist: Elizabeth Barlow

Reserved: £15 Unreserved £12
Concert in aid of Romsey Abbey Music Fund

 

Friday 14 July, 7.30 pm

I was glad – Treasures of English Church Music

Romsey Singers and Romsey Abbey Choirs

Conductors: Philip Lawson and George Richford

Works by:  Parry, Elgar, Purcell, Britten and
Vaughan Williams

In advance:  Reserved: £14, £12 (concessions) Unreserved: £10
On the Door: Reserved £16, £14 (concessions)  Unreserved: £12
Under 18’s: Half price

 

Saturday 15 July, 7.30 pm

MEN AND MAGNIFICENT MUSIC

Romsey Male Voice Choir, Swindon MVC, Rushmoor MVC and Cowbridge MVC

Musical Director: Marion Maxey plus guest choirs’ conductors

A mix of Classical Male Voice Choral music with popular songs from the shows.

Concert given in aid of PARKINSON’S UK
Reserved:  £16, £14 Unreserved: £12

Concert sponsored by Bells Solicitors, Rathbones Stockbrokers and Michael Rhodes Estate Agents

 

Saturday  23  Sept, 7.30 pm

LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS

The Royal Marines Association Concert Band and
Portsmouth Military Wives Choir

Conductor: Major (Rtd) Anthony Smallwood

Reserved: £15 Unreserved: £10

Concert given in aid of the Royal Marines Charity

 

Saturday 7 October

AUTUMN CONTRASTS

Southampton Concert Wind Band and
The Mountbatten Community Choir

Conductors: Calum Gray (Band)
Michael Whiteside (Choir)

A celebration of community music-making of the highest order with voices and band combining in a variety of musical styles.

Unreserved: £10 (concessions) Children: £2

 

Saturday 11 Nov, 7.30 pm

ROMSEY CHORAL SOCIETY

 with the Waverley Singers

Conductor: Jamie W Hall

VERDI: Requiem

Reserved: £20 (Concessions) Unreserved:  £14

Concert sponsored by White Horse Hotel Romsey
 

Sunday 3 Dec, 7.30 pm

MESSIAH BY CANDLELIGHT

The Hanover Band and The Hanover Band Chorus

Conductor: Andrew Arthur

Reserved:  £35, £30, £25 (Concessions) Unreserved:  £15

 

FRIDAY 15 Dec, 6.30 pm

GIFT OF SIGHT 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

 

Friday 22 Dec, 7.30 pm

A FEAST OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC

ROMSEY SINGERS

Carols for choir and audience

Conductor: Philip Lawson

In advance: Reserved £16, £14 (concessions) Unreserved: £12
On the door: Reserved £18, £16  (concessions) Unreserved: £14


Tickets for all concerts are available from

Romsey Tourist Information Centre
13 Church Street
ROMSEY
SO51 8BT

Phone 01794 512987

Book online for concerts in Romsey Abbey

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.