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.

Tuesday Lunchtime Recitals

Click here for information on the recitals programme.

Evening Concerts and Other Events

Date Time Details
Fri 22 Apr 9.15pm Strauss Metamorphosen
Romsey Chamber Music Festival

In this special late night concert Romsey Chamber Music Festival returns to Romsey Abbey to perform Strauss Metamorphosen for String Septet. Join RCMF’s internationally renowned musicians for this haunting late romantic work for strings.
Free entry
Details of all the Romsey Chamber Music Festival events can be found at www.romseychambermusic.com
Sun 8 May 2.30pm Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals
Romsey Sinfonietta

Romsey Sinfonietta continue their Sunday concert series aimed at children and families.
The orchestra welcomes two brilliant young pianists for Saint-Saëns’ famous depiction of animals.
Sat 21 May 7.30pm Virtuoso Classics
Nova Foresta Classical Players

Come and hear the exciting piano concerto No. 2 by Saint-Saëns played by virtuoso pianist Valentina Seferinova.
Paul Ingram takes the baton for Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Beethoven’s first Symphony.
Sat 11 Jun 7.30pm Magnificent Bach
Bournemouth Bach Choir and Orchestra

Bach: Mass in B Minor
Fri 1 Jul 7pm Romsey Festival of Youth Music
Schools Choir Festival

Joyful choral music from local schools.
For more details of the Festival of Youth Music, please visit www.rfoym.org.uk
Sat 2 Jul 7.30pm The Dream of Gerontius
Romsey Choral Society
with the Waverley Singers and the City of Southampton Orchestra

Come and enjoy Elgar’s epic masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius.
Fri 15 Jul 7.30pm Romsey Youth Choir
Summer Concert

A wonderful evening of summer music from Romsey Youth Choir, Romsey Youth Chamber Choir and Romsey Youth Children’s Choir.
Sat 16 Jul 7.30pm Southampton Concert Orchestra
SCO return to Romsey Abbey with a staggering programme of orchestral music.

  • Lutosławski Symphonic Variations
  • Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy
  • Shotakovich Symphony No. 7, ‘Leningrad’
Sat 3 Sep 7.30pm Charity Symphony Orchestra
A feast for the senses in another epic programme fitting for the fabulous acoustics at the Abbey.

  • Stravinsky ‘The Firebird’ suite (1919)
  • Bruckner Symphony No.7
Sat 17 Sep 7.30pm The Royal Marines Association Concert Band in Concert
An evening of great music featuring Marches, Overtures, Classical, Soloists, West End and a Last Night of the Proms finale.
Sat 1 Oct 7.30pm Treorchy Male Choir with Romsey Male Voice Choir
Men United in Song

Romsey MVC will join the world-famous Treorchy MC from the heart of Wales to display their passion and joy for song in a typically varied programme which is sure to move and entertain while raising the roof of our beloved Abbey!
Sat 22 Oct tbc The Ethelflaeda Concert
Details to be announced
Sat 5 Nov tbc Friends of Romsey Abbey Music concert
Details to be announced
Sat 12 Nov 7.30pm Romsey Choral Society
Duruflé Requiem

Duruflé effortlessly fuses the lyricism of Gregorian plainchant with his own harmonies to give a work which is deeply beautiful, consoling and sumptuously orchestrated in this version for string orchestra, harp and organ.
Sat 10 Dec 7.30pm Romsey Youth Choir
Christmas Concert

A wonderful evening of Christmas music from Romsey Youth Choir, Romsey Youth Chamber Choir and Romsey Youth Children’s Choir. We look forward to welcoming you all.
Fri 16 Dect 7.30pm Romsey Singers
Unto us a Child is Born

Handel Messiah (part 1)
with Carols for Choir and Audience

For ticket purchases and enquiries (unless stated otherwise) please contact
Romsey Visitor Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey, Tel 01794 512987 (no booking fee)

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  • Please wear a face covering whilst moving about the Abbey, unless you have an exemption.
  • Please do not visit the Abbey if you are unwell or experiencing symptoms
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