Abbey Chamber Concerts

A series of chamber concerts by top-quality local musicians on one Sunday each month.

3.00 – 4.00pm at St Nicolas church, Market Place, Abingdon OX14 3HF.

Tickets £10, accompanied children free. Available from this website, at door, from 07775 904626, from the performers.

Free tea and coffee and an opportunity to talk to the musicians, after each concert.

Support the arts in Abingdon! Profits are donated to local charities.

Concerts in 2023

We are looking for new groups to play in our concert series in 2023.

Is there a wonderful piece you’d love to present?

Do you play in a local group of a high standard?

Please get in touch!

Pavlova Wind Quintet Christmas concert

Pavlova Wind Quintet return for our traditional Christmas concert.
Includes well known carols, lollipops and some surprises - Sleigh Ride, Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer, Let it Snow, Jingle Bells

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£10.00

Dvořák Serenade in D-minor for Winds, Raff Sinfonietta

Antonin Dvořák   (b Nelahozeves, near Kralupy, September 8, 1841; d Prague, May 1, 1904) 1. Moderato quasi marcia 2. Menuetto 3. Andante con moto 4. Allegro molto We have Johannes Brahms to thank for essentially launching Dvorák’s career.  In 1878, Brahms was a judge...

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Mozart Serenade in B-flat major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”)

Mozart Serenade in B-flat major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”) Wolfgang Mozart struggled to free himself from his father’s shadow. If Leopold Mozart was around today, we might call him a “pageant dad,” keeping a busy, lucrative schedule for his son...

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Dvorak piano quartet. Mozart clarinet quintet

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) Piano Quartet no.  in D major, Op23 Allegro moderato Andantino (Tema con variazioni) Finale. Allegretto scherzando Dvořák composed his first piano quartet in 1875, the same year that Brahms composed his third and final work for the...

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Jacqui Johnson cello – Chopin and Bridge

Jacqui Johnson cello Dominic Piers Smith  piano Frederic Chopin  (1810-49) Sonata for cello and piano Op 65 (1845-46) If the piano was the center of Frédéric Chopin’s universe, the cello was a significant satellite. Three of his four chamber works...

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Ravel Piano Trio

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Piano Trio (1914) Ravel’s Piano Trio was the last of his great pre-War scores. In fact, he completed the piece in a rush to join the French army in the late summer of 1914 (thankfully, for Ravel and...

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