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The Category Bedford is a subset of Bedfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Bedford which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bedford Gallery Quire

- Bedford Park Concerts

- Bedford Pipe Band

 

Category Bedford
! Bedford KEY
VISITS (to Website)114
VIEWS (of this Record)145

Six chamber music recitals, October to April, at different venues within Bedford.

 

* Bedford Music Club
VISITS (to Website)272
VIEWS (of this Record)464

'We are known as Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club, dropping the word Society but introducing the word Keyboard in order to keep it more up to date. We find there is still a good following of people who like to listen to electronic organ and keyboard music but not so many taking up playing. So our format has had to change with the times ...'

 

* Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)1011

‘Entertainment features strongly at the event with displays from local community groups in the arts and sporting worlds, to a multitude of professional acts performing on stages right across the site. The Bedford River Festival is free to the public and offers numerous opportunities to participate in, or just to relax and enjoy a vast array of activities and entertainment.’ Held (every other year) Mid July. (You should be able to reference also details of Bedford Council’s Music in the Meadows Bandstand Concerts, held Sunday afternoons late July and August.)

 

* Bedford River Festival
VISITS (to Website)206
Also indexedMusic in the Meadows Bandstand Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)275

‘Founded in 1921 and provides a showcase for the wealth of talent in the amateur performing arts in Bedfordshire and the surrounding area. The Festival offers a wide range of classes for all ages covering most musical genres including Classical, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Asian music, as well as many varied Speech and Drama classes including Verse Speaking, Acting, Mime and Improvisation. It features categories for school groups, Special School groups, orchestras, wind bands, junior and senior choirs and group creative performance ... The Festival takes place ... during the first week of March each year.‘

 

* Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama
VISITS (to Website)336
VIEWS (of this Record)304

'Music for Bedford Borough is the lead organisation for Bedford Music Hub providing and supporting musical experiences for children and young people.'

 

* Music for Bedford Borough
VISITS (to Website)221
Also indexedBedford Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)483

‘As an open group, we welcome anyone to join - from complete beginner to experienced player. We don't “teach” ukulele, but you will find that playing regularly with a group will bring your playing on much quicker than you expect ... If you are looking for a musical group to play at your fete, garden party or village hall, please get in touch - we do “play out”. For some reason, beer festivals seem a particular favourite amoung our members! In general we only do so fairly locally to North Beds, but may go further afield if the gig appeals to the members - just ask. If we can’t help. we may be able to recommend another ukulele group.’

 

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Ukulele Bedford
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)293

‘We are a small Concert Orchestra, based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. We started out in 2005 and have enjoyed playing a number of concerts in the local area, including the hugely successful Ampthill Proms in the Park ... One of the huge advantages of Ampthill Concert Orchestra, is that we are a group of local musicians, coming together on weekends to make music for our local community. We're not trying to make a profit. We just want to play good music and share it with the community. We love our music, and we hope you will too! We've performed numerous concerts now and are starting to build up a regular audience.’

 

+ Ampthill Concert Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)48
VIEWS (of this Record)74

‘Founded in 1988 ... A group of quality entertainment bands with musicians who enjoy playing. We do not enter competitions but will play a variety of concerts.’

 

+ Bedford Brass
VISITS (to Website)220
VIEWS (of this Record)344

‘Formed in 1867, the Bedford Choral Society is one of the oldest established choral societies in the United Kingdom ... Performs three or four times each year - usually in Bedford's historic Corn Exchange. We have approximately 130 full-time members - with singers from other local choirs joining us on occasions for particular concerts ... We regularly perform classical choral works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and we have also commissioned a number of works in recent years. We perform with local orchestras such as the Bedford Sinfonia, the Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra, the Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestra and the Milton Keynes City Orchestra.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Bedford Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)291
VIEWS (of this Record)399

'We have three bands within the band family - Town Band, Concert Brass and Progress Brass accommodating players of all abilities and in addition, we have a ten piece group, Decibels ... Do you or your children wish to learn a brass instrument? We run a Brass Academy - a tuition scheme where complete beginners can take up this life time hobby.'

 

+ Bedford Town Band
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)445

Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra ‘The BSO ... is a larger group of 80-90 local players of all ages, including talented young musicians. Its programme is diverse and includes major symphonies and concertos’ ... The Bedford Sinfonia  ‘The widely acclaimed performing standard of this orchestra is the result of the talent and enthusiasm of its members and the skilled direction of its founder, Michael Rose. Membership is by invitation. It specialises in programming chamber orchestra works, wind ensemble and string orchestra items and a healthy selection of 20th century pieces.’

 

+ Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)201
Also indexedBedfordshire Orchestral Society | Bedford Sinfonia
VIEWS (of this Record)931

'Founded in 1972 by Bob Gilman, a prominent musician who lived in Pulloxhill. The choir was created as a mixed voice choir and numbered about twenty five singers from Pulloxhill and surrounding villages ... The current Pulloxhill Singers consists of up to twenty five singers, who between them sing Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. The various parts are remarkably balanced, which gives a lovely tone to our easy listening music. We sing a range of musical arrangements, from contemporary to traditional and some religious pieces.'

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Pulloxhill Singers
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)524

'St. Paul's has a commitment to discovering, nurturing and promoting new musical talent. For many years the Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment. Our musicians are students who are studying at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, and Trinity Laban. Occasionally there is an organ recital. Local musicians also feature in the concerts. The series of concerts features many of the best young pianists and instrumentalists in the UK. All have won major awards, including the International Liszt Competition, The Chopin Competition and Royal Academy and Royal College Inter-collegiate Competitions'

 

Category Greater Churches
@ St Paul Bedford
VISITS (to Website)64
VIEWS (of this Record)110

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