ACCord is Abingdon's NEW Comunity Choir

Started by popular demand, this mixed-voice choir, singing pop, gospel, show, Motown and chart hits, meets on Tuesday evenings (7.30-9pm), and rehearse weekly (in term-time) at Thomas Reade School.

  • Singers of any level of experience are very welcome.
  • There will be no auditions and no need to be able to read music.
  •  All adults / teenagers 16+ welcome.
  • We currently have about 80 members.

Please contact the Music Centre office to register your interest.


ACCord: Abingdon Community Choir was started by Helen Eccleston in  April 2013 and had so much interest that we have had to change to a larger venue twice already - O2 arena next! We mostly sing in 3 part harmony and have a lot of laughs too!

We are very pleased to have Matt Winkworth on board as co-musical director now.

We aim to make a contribution to the community of Abingdon and our performances this year include Fun in the Park, Proms in the Park, Christmas Extravaganza, Mayor's Christmas Concert, Heritage Day, Splash of Pink and for Medic Assist International as well as at Abingdon Music Centre summer and Christmas concerts.

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ACCord were also invited to perform at OxJam in Milton Keynes.

Recent repertoire includes:

  • 9 to 5
  • He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
  • Lovely Day
  • Wayfarin' Stranger
  • Rhythm of Life
  • Various spirituals / African pieces (e.g. Si njay njay njay)
  • Sunday (Sondheim)
  • I Believe I Can Fly
  • Season's of Love
  • Something Inside So Strong
Helen Eccleston and Matt Winkworth are co-musical directors of ACCord

Helen Eccleston & Matt Winkworth

Co-Musical Directors of ACCord: Abingdon Community Choir

Helen: I thoroughly enjoy working with ACCord. Members are lively and enthusiastic and great fun to work with.

Matt: I am thrilled to join Helen in working with ACCord. It’s great to work with such a willing and capable group on a wide variety of different musical styles.


ACCord is for male and female voices, 16+ and adult. Please contact the Abingdon Music Centre office to register your interest.


New members

  • If you are interested in joining ACCord you will be very welcome. We meet on Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9pm, at Thomas Reade Primary School, Radley Road. Please contact the Abingdon Music Centre office to register your interest.

Performances this year include:


  • Abingdon Heritage Day
  • Splash of Pink
  • Christmas Extravaganza
  • AMC Christmas Concert
  • Mayor's Christmas Concert
  • Community Wassail
  • Performance for Medic Assist International charity
  • Fun in the Park: Open rehearsal and performance
  • Music in the Park: Leading the public singing - 9pm
  • AMC Summer Concert