MusicConcerts & Recitals

Concerts and Recitals Programme

Concerts

A variety of concerts are held during the year, some by St Paul’s based musicians and some by visiting groups, eg. Handbells, Bedford Choral Society, Bedford Sinfonia, Oxford and Cambridge College Choirs.


Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts are held every Tuesday at 1.10.p.m during academic terms and they last approximately 50 mins.

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. These talented musicians are on the cusp of a professional career. (see Facebook (St Pauls Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series)) for details of past and present musicians.

St. Paul's is the perfect venue for recitals, with a superb Bluthner piano and fine acoustics. The church is situated in the centre of the town and is only 10 minutes from Bedford Station. East Midlands trains from St. Pancras take only 35mins. The X5 Stagecoach bus service runs from Oxford to Bedford and Cambridge to Bedford.

The concerts are FREE with a voluntary donation. The church cafe is open from midday. If you are a student musician, who would like to give a recital please email me: heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk

I look forward to welcoming you to these concerts.

Heather Turnham: Concert Director - St. Paul's Church.

The Spring Term lunchtime concerts in 2018, featuring students from the ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC and the ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC will resume on Tuesday 9th January at 1.10pm - 1:50pm.

For details of all concerts please see Facebook (St Pauls Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series) or contact the Concert Director - Heather J Turnham - heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk
 
April
10
 
 

Tuesday 10th April 2018

ASAGI NAKATA - Piano
Royal Academy of Music
 
April
17
 
 

Tuesday 17th April 2018

JULIAN TREVELYAN - Piano
Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris
 
April
24
 
 

Tuesday 24th April 2018

MUSIC SCHOLARS OF STOWE SCHOOL
 
 
May
01
 
 

Tuesday 1st May 2018

ALIM BEISEMBAYEV - Piano
Royal College of Music 
 
May
08
 
 

Tuesday 8th May 2018

HENRY CASH - Piano
Masters Student Royal Academy of Music
 
 
May
15
 
 

Tuesday 15th May 2018

TERESA de la ESCALERA - Piano
Royal Academy of Music
 
May
22
 
 

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

RUSTAM KHANMURZIN - Piano
Royal College of Music
 
May
29
 
 

Tuesday 29th May 2018

VLADISLAV MIKHALCHUK - Piano
Royal Academy of Music
 
June
05
 
 

Tuesday 5th June 2018

ILYA KONDRATIEV M Mus(Hons)
Alumni - Royal College of Music
Artistic Director - London Music Foundation
 
June
12
 
 

Tuesday 12th June 2018

NO CONCERT
 
June
19
 
 

Tuesday 19th June 2018

JOANNA KRAUZE - Piano
Royal College of Music
 
June
26
 
 

Tuesday 26th June 2018

YOON-SEOK SHIN - Piano
Steinway Artist Award Holder
 
* ALL PROGRAMMES ARE SUBJECT TO ALTERATION
* The concerts are not suitable for children under seven years of age.