Orchestral concert climax in Romsey Abbey

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

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Woodside Singers

with Nova Foresta Classical Players

Saturday 27 Apr, 7.30pm

A beautiful concert presenting two of the most beloved choral works featuring two outstanding guest soloists with the acclaimed professional chamber orchestra Nova Foresta Classical Players.

Requiem – Rutter
Requiem – Fauré

Catherine Gosney, conductor
Rachel Floyd, soprano
John Barker, baritone

Reserved£18, £15
Under 16s free

City of Southampton Orchestra

Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm

From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields – Smetana
Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra – Suk
Symphony No. 7 – Dvořák

Philip Hesketh, conductor
Madeleine Mitchell, violin

Reserved£18, £15 (seniors/students)
Under 18s: £1

Winchester & County Music Festival

Saturday 18 May, 7.30pm

Beatus vir – Vivaldi
Magnificat – Vivaldi
Saint Nicolas – Britten

Graham Kidd, conductor
Hilary Cronin, soprano
Felicity Turner, mezzo soprano
Tom Robson, tenor

Reserved: £27, £21
Unreserved: £17
Students: half-price

The Haydn Collective launch event: ‘Le Matin’

Saturday 8 Jun, 7.30pm

The launch concert of Hampshire’s most exciting new classical music ensemble. Conducted by George Richford, this new project brings the music of Haydn, his contemporaries and forebears into focus.

Te Deum in C –Haydn
Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo – Haydn
Laudate Dominum – Mozart
Ave verum corpus – Mozart
Venite populi – Fux
Symphony No. 6, Le Matin – Haydn

George Richford, Conductor

Reserved: £20
Unreserved: £16
Under 16s free

The Virtuoso Cello

Saturday 22 Jun, 7.30pm

Nova Foresta Classical Players

Join the Nova Foresta Classical Players for an evening of sparkling virtuosity, featuring international cellist Lionel Handy.

Air – Bach
Cello Concerto in D – Haydn
Flight of the Bumblebee – Rimsky-Korsakov
Serenade for Strings – Elgar
Adagio for Strings – Barber
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach

Philip Daish-Handy, conductor
Lionel Handy, cello

Reserved: £18
Unreserved: £15
Under 18s free

Schools Choir Festival

Friday 28 Jun, 7.00pm

Joyful choral music from our local schools.

Part of the Romsey Festival of Youth Music, which runs from 21 June to 5 July.

For more details, please visit www.rfoym.org.uk

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

Unreserved: £10
Under 12s: £7


Romsey Choral Society Summer Concert

with City of Southampton Orchestra

Saturday 6 Jul, 7.30pm

Come and hear Mendelssohn’s glorious oratorio, Elijah, depicting the life of the Old Testament prophet.

Elijah – Mendelssohn

Reserved £20, £16
Unreserved £12

Students and carers half price (reserved tickets)

Southampton Youth Orchestra Gala Concert

Saturday 13 Jul, 7.30pm

with Southampton Philharmonic Choir and members of SYO Alumni

Overture to Der Freischütz – Weber
Song of Destiny – Brahms
Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’ – Beethoven

Christopher Braime, conductor

Reserved £12, £9 (seniors / students)
Unreserved £10, £7 (seniors / students)
Under 18s: £1

Last Night of the Proms Concert

Saturday 14 Sep, 7.30pm

The Royal Marines Association Concert Band with Portsmouth Military Wives Choir

Lt Colonel Chris Davis OBE RM (Rtd), conductor

Concert supporting The Royal Marines Charity

Unreserved £10

Sølvguttene Boys’ Choir

Saturday 28 Sep, 7.30pm

After a decade away, the famed Norwegian boy choir, “Boys of Silver”, returns to the UK for an evening of enchanting music. The programme will include a collection of sacred choral music and traditional Norwegian folk songs.

Frikk Heide-Steen, Conductor

Presented by Augustine Noble Limited

Reserved: £15, £12 (seniors / disabled), £10 (students)
Unreserved: £12, £10 (seniors / disabled / students)

Romsey Male Voice Choir

Saturday 5 Oct, 7.30pm

Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir

A full mix of songs to suit all tastes

Concert supporting Help for Heroes

Unreserved: £12
Under 16s: £8, Family ticket for four: £35


Ethelflaeda Festival

Wednesday 16 Oct – Sunday 20 Oct

Founded as a Benedictine Convent a thousand years ago, Romsey Abbey is dedicated to St Ethelflaeda, who was one of the early abbesses of the convent.

The annual Ethelflaeda Festival brings to the fore the place and legacy of women in the history of the church, Christianity and the arts.

It combines art, music, words, and prayer into a reflective and inspiring few days.

For information on this year’s festival, please visit the Abbey website.


Saturday 9 Nov, 7.30pm

Romsey Choral Society

A selection of choral classics to help give time for reflection and remembrance.

Dorchester Canticles – O’Regan
O nata lux – Lauridsen
Chichester Psalms – Bernstein
Requiem – Rutter

Programme may be subject to change following the appointment in the summer of a new musical director

Reserved: £20, £16
Unreserved: £12

Students and carers half-price (reserved tickets)


Saturday 23 Nov, 7.30pm

Michelmersh Silver Band with The Spitfire Sisters

A gala concert packed full of music for all tastes, with the sparkle of internationally acclaimed singing trio The Spitfire Sisters and a special flag-waving celebration of the upcoming 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

Concert supporting The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Reserved: £15, £12
Unreserved: £10


Saturday 14 Dec, 7.30pm

Romsey Choral Society and City of Southampton Orchestra

A wonderful opportunity to hear this perennial favourite performed by excellent local musicians with professional soloists.

Handel – Messiah

Concert supporting Jane Scarth House

Reserved: £20, £16
Unreserved: £12
Students and carers half price (reserved tickets)

Christmas Carol Concert with Aurum Vocale

Tuesday 17 Dec, 7.00pm

A selection of Christmas music including traditional and modern carols.

Ticket price includes wine/soft drink and mince pies.

David Clegg, conductor

Concert supporting Gift of Sight

Reserved £40, £35
Unreserved £30

Romsey Singers

Friday 20 Dec, 7.30pm

Magnificat – Bach
Carols for choir and audience

Philip Lawson, conductor

In advance
Reserved £16, £14
Unreserved £12

On the door
Reserved £18, £16
Unreserved £14
Under 18s half price

For ticket purchases and enquiries please contact
Romsey Visitor Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey, Tel 01794 512987.

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The 2019 Music in Romsey programme is supported by the White Horse Hotel and Brasserie.

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

For enquiries relating to holding a concert in Romsey Abbey, please contact Chris Green at admin@musicinromsey.org