All 2022-2023 events are open to in-person attendance with current safety protocols.
AND all all 22-23 concerts are available at Music at Abington’s YouTube channel HERE

Join us in-person or online for our 51st Season of programs! All programs are presented for free to the public (donations are gratefully received). If you are interested to continue and further our mission you can support MAA as a patron by linking to the donations page and indicating a gift in the box for Music at Abington. If you would like to include an honorary or memorial note in our annual memorial concert program indicate this in the “notes” box for online giving.

Sunday, October 16, 4:00pm
Lord, Write My Name (World Premiere!)
Keith Spencer & Peter Hilliard in Concert
Nationally recognized baritone vocalist Keith Spencer and award-winning composer and arranger Peter Hilliard return to MAA to present a world premiere concert work. Lord, Write My Name is a musical tapestry of well-known African American Spirituals interspersed with narratives, poetry, and letters penned by freed slaves and iconic Black figures throughout history. This inspirational journey explores slaves’ mourning in servitude, the redemptive story of the Gospel, and ultimately, reclaimed identity as a freed people. This beautiful and timely collaboration raises issues of social justice that affect all Americans.

Friday, November 4, 7:30pm
Abington Symphony Orchestra with Clipper Erickson, piano
Internationally acclaimed soloist Clipper Erickson joins the ASO for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “The Emperor.” Amid the fear of war and constant mortar blasts as Vienna was under siege by Napoleon’s troops in 1809, Beethoven wrote to his publisher “I have produced very little coherent work, at most a fragment here and there. The whole course of events has in my case affected both body and soul … What a destructive, disorderly life I see and hear around me: nothing but drums, cannons, and human misery in every form.” But Beethoven continued to write, composing this arguably most popular piano concerto ever written.

Sunday, December 11, 4:30pm & 7:00pm
Christmas by Candlelight
Gather in candlelight to hear and sing carols and anthems that point our hearts toward the light and love reflected in the music of Christmas. Children and Youth Choirs join the Oratorio Choir together with organ and the Abington Symphony Orchestra in a beloved annual program.

Friday, February 3, 7:30pm
Dalí Quartet
The award-winning Dalí Quartet is internationally acclaimed for bringing Latin American quartet repertoire to an equal standing alongside the Classical and Romantic canon. Its fresh approach has been featured in distinguished concert series in New York, Toronto, Philadelphia, DC, LA, Seattle, San Juan, Oaxaca, and countless communities beyond.

February, Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon
AGO Organ Recitals
Area organists offer noon recitals through the month of February. Take a musical lunch break and find old favorites and new inspirations. February 7, 14, 21, 28.

Sunday, March 26, 4:00pm
Annual Memorial Concert
After several delays we welcome Lloyd Shorter for the Bach Concerto for Oboe d’amore to the annual memorial concert. The balance of tenderness and joy in this work will sit alongside the beautiful and contrasting explorations found throughout Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass, also known as the Mass in Troubled Times with the Oratorio Choir and professional soloists accompanied by the Abington Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, May 19, 7:30pm
Abington Symphony Orchestra with Erik Meyer, organ
Music can serve as a partner in storytelling. Traditionally providing a framework for dance or a vehicle for poetic text and ballad, theatrical narratives in music without words grew increasingly common through the Romantic era and are now inseparable for generations who hear nearly everything in media (and life) with a soundtrack. Join John Sall and the ASO with Erik Meyer featured at the organ as we explore music that takes the listener on a dramatic journey in sound.

Sunday, June 4, 4:00pm
St. Thomas Gospel Choir
The St. Thomas Gospel Choir is a music ministry of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia. The 60 spirit-filled, energetic, and anointed musicians and singers share their music at over 100 services, programs, concerts and celebrations every year with spiritual depth and zeal.

Music at Abington was founded in 1972 by G. Stanley Powell. As a concert series, Music at Abington brings outstanding professional musical programming to the Abington community for free. The series has grown to include annual features of solo and chamber music, choral and instrumental programs, children’s concerts and other unique programs all supported through free-will donations and patrons of the concert series. Music at Abington builds community relationships by offering childcare and public receptions at its programs, and it celebrates and features the community-based ensembles of Abington Presbyterian Church: the Abington Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Choir in orchestral programs and combined choral works. The purpose of Music at Abington is to bring quality musical opportunities to the APC and Abington communities and through collaboration and musical excellence to “glorify God and refresh the soul” (-J. S. Bach).