Welcome to the Abbey Consort website
Abbey Consort is a small choir of around 24 members. We all live in the Scottish Borders and the choir is based in Kelso. Formed in 2002, Abbey Consort was under the musical direction of Colin Fox until December 2014. Jim Letham, one of our choir members, took over immediately thereafter as Musical Director.
We have performed many works from the baroque and classical choral repertoire. See the Works page for more details. On occasion we have performed with other choirs including the Roxburgh Singers, the Eildon Singers and the Berwick Arts Choir.
Our soloists are often drawn from within the choir itself but we have also invited many well-known soloists to sing with us. All of our concerts are accompanied by an orchestra composed of some of the many talented musicians who live in the Scottish Borders.
Abbey Consort is a non profit-making organisation and we have been happy to donate proceeds from our concerts to a range of very deserving causes.
We also perform as a smaller group at weddings, funerals and other occasions.
Photo Credit: Ian Topping
Abbey Consort is venturing to France for our next programme: we are singing works by no less than seven French composers, including the wonderful Fauré Requiem but also some lesser known pieces by Villette, Rameau and Duruflé. French is a lovely, if challenging language to sing in and several of our pieces are a cappella. The mood is serene and contemplative, we hope. We are delighted to be joined for the Fauré by an orchestra as originally scored by the composer and by Chris Achenbach playing organ. We do hope you can join us. Tickets are available in advance as listed on the image below, but also on the door on the nights, 11th November in St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Kelso and 12th November in Holy Trinity Episcopal church in Melrose. Both concerts begin at 7.30pm.