Upcoming Performances

Orchestra ConcertThe Abbey Gateway Orchestra performs at a variety of venues in the Hertfordshire area, including Harpenden, Wheathampstead and St Albans.

The orchestra can also play pieces on request, and is available for hire at negotiable rates.


Christmas Singalong

As well as playing a selection of Christmas carols, the orchestra will also perform a few short pieces. Come along for a good singalong. The evening will be compered by Annie Brewster and there will be refreshments and a raffle.

Venue – Memorial Hall, Marford Rd, Wheathampstead, St Albans,  AL4 8AY

Date and Time – 7.45pm on Thursday 12th December 2019

Please contact andrew@abbeygateway.org or call 07769 672308 for more details.


Virtual Reality Recording

One of the members of our orchestra, Richard Jackson, runs a business producing high quality ‘Virtual Reality’ videos. He will be recording the orchestra playing from within, so that we can fully experience the orchestra from all angles.

Venue – St Michael’s School, St Albans

Date and Time – 8pm on Thursday 13th February 2020


Classical Concert

After a year of concentrating on lighter fare, we will be performing full classical works at this concert. The programme will include Egmont Overture, Beethoven, and Schubert Symphony no 3. We are also planning to include a piano concerto, if we can find a suitable piano. 

Venue – St John Fisher Church, 1 Peppard Close, Redbourn AL3 7EB

Date and Time – Saturday 20th June 2020

Please contact andrew@abbeygateway.org or call 07769 672308 for more details.


Film Music Day

Using full scores of classic movies, our very own percussionist and part-time conductor, Simon Gargrave, will take us into this magic world. Extra woodwind, brass, percussion and keyboards will be invited along to produce as authentic a performance as possible. We will workshop the music during the afternoon, and there will be a run through for family and friends at the end.

Venue – Garden Fields School, Townsend Drive, St Albans AL3 5RL

Date and Time – Thursday 9th June 2020

Please contact andrew@abbeygateway.org or call 07769 672308 for more details.


Chamber Music Evening

On this last day of term, we will play through a selection of chamber works, using the orchestra’s store of music, and anything that members of the orchestra want to bring to try out.

Venue – St Michael’s School, St Albans

Date and Time – 8pm on Thursday 16th July 2020


For future performances, check back here for details or contact andrew@abbeygateway.org for email updates.