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
We at Abbey consort are excited to collaborate with the Earl Grey Sax Quartet and the Nenthorn String Quintet for our next concert, on Saturday, 7th October at 7.30pm in Melrose Parish Church.
Many of you will know Cath Cormie, who has led many an orchestra for us with her exquisite violin playing. She is the driving force behind this concert to raise funds for Zaagi, a local charity which makes blessing garments for babies lost to miscarriage, still birth or neonatal death.
We are delighted to support her in such a worthy cause and be part of an evening of eclectic musical styles with something for all tastes.
Hope to see many of you there. Tickets are £10, available at the door, with refreshments during the interval.