Orchestral concert climax in Romsey Abbey

Enjoy a wide range of concerts throughout the year organised by Music in Romsey Abbey. Musicians involved range from local choirs and bands to international soloists and orchestras. Concerts begin at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated.

Click below for details of Tuesday Lunchtime Recitals

Spring 2020 (February to March 2020)

Summer 2020 (April to July 2020)

Click the link above for details about the latest Lunchtime Recital programme. This opens in a new window.

Upcoming Concerts and Events in Romsey Abbey

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)

Fashion Show in aid of George’s Trust

Friday 28 February 2020, 7 pm

The Fashion Show starts at 7 pm. Stalls open from 6.30 pm. Featuring fashion from Bradbeers, Cavendish and Cabrina Rose Bridal.

All proceeds to George’s Trust.

Performances from Romsey Youth Chamber Choir and Laurence Edwards.
Tickets available from Bradbeers and Cavendish. Ticket includes complimentary glass wine.

An Evening with DeNote Ensemble

Saturday 7 March, 7.30pm

Making their first appearance at Romsey Abbey, members from one of the UK’s leading period instrument chamber groups. Includes piano and clarinet pieces celebrating the works of Brahms and Schubert, and Beethoven’s Anniversary Year in 2020.

Tickets £15 Reserved, £12 Unreserved, £5 under 18s

The Mayor’s Miscellany

Friday 13 March 2020, 7.30 pm

Romsey Town Council presents an eclectic blend of musical genres featuring:

Mountbatten Big Band
Romsey Voices
Romsey Chamber orchestra
Romsey Youth Choir
Romsey Male voice Choir
Mountbatten Training Orchestra

Raising funds for the Mayor’s Charity Community Chest.

Tickets £10 Adult, £5 Children under 16, £25 Family of 4
Tickets available from Romsey Visitor Information Centre or Romsey Town Hall or online at ticketsource.co.uk/romseytowncouncil

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

Saturday 21 March 2020, 7.30 pm

A concert by the Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra and Hampshire County Youth Chamber Orchestra.

REBEL – ‘Chaos’ from Les Elements
STRAVINSKY – Pater Noster
BEETHOVEN – Prelude and Fugue
GRAINGER – Molly on the Shore
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’

Conductor – Carl Clausen & Brian Lloyd-Wilson

Reserved £15, £10, Concessions £10, £8
Unreserved £6, Concessions £3
Concessions: seniors 60+, disabled, carers, under 16s

Romsey Singers

Saturday 4 April 2020, 7.30 pm

STAINER – The Crucifixion
GORECKI – Totus Tuus
Plus arias by Handel, Mozart, and Bizet, and spirituals arranged by Jonathan Rathbone and Philip Lawson.

Conductor – Philip Lawson
Soloists – Richard Rowntree (tenor), Simon Gallear (bass)

In advance – Reserved £14, £12, Unreserved £10
On the door – Reserved £16, £14, Unreserved £12
Under 18s half price

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Choir & Orchestra of University Music, Bournemouth

Saturday 25 April 2020, 7.30 pm

The choir and chamber choir of University Music Bournemouth perform this remarkable work accompanied by a professional orchestra.

MONTEVERDI – Vespers of 1610 (Vespro della beata Vergine)

Conductor – Ian Davis

Reserved £18, £15
Unreserved £12
Under 18s and those in full-time education half-price

Winchester & County Music Festival

Saturday 9 May 2020, 7.30 pm

MOZART – Mass in C minor
HANDEL – O Praise the Lord with One Consent

Conductor – David Burgess
Soloists – Helen Bailey (soprano), Philippa Boyle (soprano), Andrew de Silva (bass)

Reserved £27, £21
Unreserved £17
Half-price tickets for those in full-time education

City of Southampton Orchestra

Saturday 23 May 2020, 7.30 pm

A concert showcasing the strength and power of the orchestra, from Hindemith’s exploration of the orchestra’s breadth, through Bartok’s wonderfully lithe viola concerto, to Beethoven’s monumental symphonic tribute to Napoleon.

HINDEMITH – Symphonic Metamorphosis of Theme by Carl Maria von Weber
BARTOK – Viola Concerto
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’

Conductor – John Traill
Soloist – Rachel Maxey (viola)

Reserved £18, £15 (seniors 60+ and those in full-time education)
Unreserved £10
Under 18s £1

War and Peace
Bournemouth Bach Choir and Orchestra

Saturday 6 June 2020, 7.30 pm

Come and hear the wonderful rousing victory music of Haydn and the sublime Mozart’s Laudate Dominum.

HAYDN – Nelson Mass
MOZART – Solemn Vespers (Vesperae Solennes de Confessore)

Conductor – Tim Hooper
Soloists – Abbi Temple (soprano), Charlotte King (mezzo-soprano), Richard Rowntree (tenor), Jonathan Prentice (bass)

Reserved £20, £16
Unreserved £12
Under 17s and those in full-time education free

Orchestral Masterworks
Southampton Concert Orchestra

Saturday 13 June 2020, 7.30 pm

Join SCO in an exploration of some of classical music’s masterworks. An evening of pure Orchestral Ecstasy.

TCHAIKOVSKY – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
SCRIABIN – The Poem of Ecstasy
MUSSORGSKY – Pictures at an Exhibition

Conductor – Paul Ingram

Reserved £16, Concessions £14
Unreserved £14, Concessions £12
Concessions: seniors 60+, disabled, under 16s and those in full-time education

Schools Choir Festival

Thursday 25 June 2020, 7 pm & Friday 26 June 2020, 7 pm

Joyful choral music from our local schools. Part of the Romsey Festival of Youth Music, which runs from Saturday 20th June to Friday 3rd July 2020. For more details visit www.rfoym.org.uk.

Concert supporting Jane Scarth House and the Romsey Festival of Youth Music

Unreserved £8, £5 (under 12s)

ROMSEY FESTIVAL – 4 to 19 July 2020

Romsey Festival is a celebration and showcase of the exceptional expressive arts, crafts and musical talent from Romsey and the surrounding villages. it is a focus for community events.

For the full Festival programme, please visit www.romseyfestival.org

Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius
Romsey Choral Society & City of Southampton Orchestra

Saturday 4 July 2020, 7.30 pm

In 1898, Elgar was asked to write a piece for the 1900 Birmingham Triennial Music Festival. He chose text from Cardinal Newman’s dramatic poem about life, death and what comes afterward. Come and enjoy Elgar’s epic masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius.

ELGAR – The Dream of Gerontius

Conductor – Richard Pearce

Reserved £20, £16
Unreserved £12
Those in full-time education and carers – half-price (reserved tickets only)

Romsey Singers and Romsey Abbey Choirs

Saturday 11 July 2020, 7.30 pm

Entente Cordiale – a joint concert by these two local choirs. A celebration of English and French sacred music from the late 19th and 20th centuries, with Vierne Messe Solennelle, and works by Durufle, Elgar, Parry, and others.

Conductor – Philip Lawson & Martin Seymour

In advance – Reserved £14, £12, Unreserved £10
On the door – Reserved £16, £14, Unreserved £12
Under 18s half price

Throughout All Ages
Vox Humana & Gregoriana

Thursday 16 July 2020, 7.30 pm

An intriguing whistle-stop survey of sacred music from the plainchant of St Ambrose and St Gregory to the tropes of Winchester Cathedral of the 10th century and the free-flowing melodies of St Hildegard; and on to the early and late medieval motets and the Renaissance masters, and beyond…

Conductor – Julien Chilcott-Monk
Soloist – Elizabeth Barlow (mezzo-soprano)

Unreserved £10
Under 16s free

Men and Magnificent Music
Romsey, Bristol, Hart, Rushmoor, and Swindon Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 18 July 2020, 7.30 pm

Choirs will perform individually, and jointly, choral classics old and new and songs from the shows.

A full mix of music to suit all tastes.

Reserved £18, £15, Concessions £12, £10
Unreserved £12, Concessions £8
Concessions: under 18s, disabled and carers

An Evening with the Gentlemen of St John’s College, Cambridge

Friday 14 August 2020, 7.30 pm

Described by the BBC Music Magazine as ‘an immaculately blended, responsive, interactive consort’, the Choral Scholars of the world-renowned Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, the Gentlemen of St John’s enjoy a busy schedule of concerts and recordings. They are noted for their versatility and wide repertoire, performing music spanning over 600 years, from Tudor music all the way through to close harmony arrangements of modern-day hits.

Concert supporting Friends of Romsey Abbey Music

Reserved £16
Unreserved £14
Under 18s £5

Divine Classics
Nova Foresta Classical Players with The Romsey Singers

Saturday 5 September 2020, 7.30 pm

We welcome the return of the acclaimed Nova Foresta Classical Players and Romsey Singers, for a colourful programme of Mozart, Haydn and Faure.

MOZART – Divertimento in F
HAYDN – Cello Concerto in C
FAURE – Requiem

Conductor – Paul Ingram & Philip Lawson
Soloist – Lionel Handy (cello)

Reserved £18
Unreserved £15
Under 18s free

Proms in the Abbey
Michelmersh Silver Band

Saturday 19 September 2020, 7.30 pm

With a reputation for top-quality entertainment, Hampshire’s premier brass band returns with a concert packed full of music to suit all tastes. From the classics to the movies, the brass band repertoire to the pop charts – there will be something for everyone in this programme, culminating in a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ finale to lift the roof of the Abbey in its 900th birthday year!

Conductor – Melvin White

Reserved £15, £12
Unreserved £10

Charity Symphony Orchestra
With Romsey Abbey Choristers

Saturday 10 October 2020, 7.30 pm

Charity Symphony Orchestra embarks on Mahler’s epic exploration of the world and human emotions in his life-affirming Third Symphony. One of the great symphonies in the standard repertoire, it is a concert not to be missed.

Ticket holders are welcome to attend a pre-concert talk at 7 pm.

MAHLER – Symphony No. 3

Conductor – Craig Lawton

Concert supporting Countess Mountbatten Hospice

Reserved £15, £12 (under 16s, seniors 60+, disabled and carers)
Unreserved £12

Missa Solemnis
Romsey Choral Society with Southern Sinfonia

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
Unreserved £12
Those in full-time education and carers half price (reserved tickets only)

Nuns and Roses
Papagena

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

Reserved £16
Unreserved £14
Under 18s £5

Christmas Carol Concert
With Aurum Vocale

Tuesday 15 December 2020, 7 pm 

A selection of Christmas music including traditional and modern carols. Ticket price includes wine/soft drink and mince pies.

Conductor – David Clegg

Concert supporting Gift of Sight

Reserved £40, £35
Unreserved £25

In a Starlit Stable
Romsey Singers

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)

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