Abbey Chamber Concerts are a series of chamber concerts by top-quality local musicians on one Sunday each month, 3.00 – 4.00pm at St Nicolas church, Abingdon OX14 3HF.

Free tea and coffee and an opportunity to talk to the musicians, after each concert. Tickets £10 (£9 concessions – OAP/students), accompanied children free. Available from this website, at door, from 07775 904626, from the performers. Support local musicians! Support the arts in Abingdon!

Abbey Chamber Concerts 2019

3 February Scordatura Women’s Music Collective  ‘Celebrating Clara’

Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor

Cecilia McDowall Cavatina at Midnight

Fanny Mendelssohn Fantasia 

Clara Schumann Selected songs arr. clarinet

Poppy Beddoe Clarinet, Claudia Fuller Violin, Rachel Watson Cello, Thomas Ang Piano

3 March     Georgina Malcolm soprano sings Schumann Frauenliebe Und Leben and other pieces. Accompanied on the piano by Duncan Honeybourne

7 April        ACE trio

Mendelssohn piano trio in C minor, Beethoven piano trio op 76 no 2

Andrew Blankfield

Emma Chamberlain

Claire Parkin

12 May      Pavlova Winds with Malcolm Pearce piano

Masterpieces for piano and winds

Gordon Jacob sextet, Beethoven quintet

9 June        Radcliffe String ensemble

Mendelssohn Octet

Jacqui Miles, Martin Reed, Diana Hinds, Laura Tonbridge violin

Evelyn Sanderson, Catherine Coldstream viola

Emma Chamberlain, Zoe Reed Sanderson cello

7 July           Pavlova Winds and Radcliffe Strings

Brahms Serenade no 1 for wind and string nonet

1 Sept        to be confirmed

13 Oct        Diana Hinds piano

Schubert’s great, late Sonata in A, D959, and Janacek “In the Mist”

3 Nov         Jacqui Johnson, Anita D’Attellis

Saint Saëns Sonata for cello and piano, no 1, in C minor

Debussy Sonata for cello and piano in D minor

15 Dec        Music arranged for 15 winds. Conductor Robin O’Neill (Philharmonia)

To include Bartok Maygar suite no 1, and Debussy Preludes

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forthcoming concerts

‘Celebrating Clara Schumann’

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

Scordatura Women’s Music Collective  is a mixed chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music written by women. Our repertoire reaches back to the 16th century, and also encompasses contemporary and world music. We are committed to promoting music written by women which has been unfairly neglected; to support and perform current composers; and to inspire the next generation of women to compose.

Schumann Frauenliebe Und Leben

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

Georgina Malcolm soprano sings Schumann Frauenliebe Und Leben and other pieces.
Accompanied on the piano by Duncan Honeybourne

Mendelssohn and Beethoven piano trios

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

Mendelssohn piano trio in C minor, Beethoven piano trio op 76 no 2

Masterpieces for piano and winds

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

Gordon Jacob sextet for piano and winds, composed 1956 in memoriam Aubrey Brain
Beethoven quintet for piano and winds

Mendelssohn Octet for strings

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

Mendelssohn Octet

Brahms Serenade no 1 for wind and string nonet

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

Brahms Serenade no 1 for wind and string nonet

programme to confirmed

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

programme to confirmed

Schubert piano Sonata, Janacek ‘In the Mist’

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

Schubert’s great, late Sonata in A, D959
Janacek “In the Mist”

Saint Saens and Debussy cello sonatas

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

Saint Saëns Sonata for cello and piano, no 1, in C minor
Debussy Sonata for cello and piano in D minor

Bartok Maygar Suite and Debussy Preludes

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm St Nicolas Church, Market Place

Bartok Maygar Suite
Debussy Preludes