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
 
January
9
 
 

Tuesday 9th January 2018

ALIM BEISEMBAYEV - Piano
 
 
January
16
 
 

Tuesday 16th January 2018

IYAD SUGHAYER - Piano
 
January
23
 
 

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

ANNA QUIROGA - Harp
 
 
January
30
 
 

Tuesday 30th January 2018

GABRIELĖ SUTKUTĖ - Piano 
 
February
06
 
 

Tuesday 6th February 2018

AMIRAN ZENAISHVILI - Piano
 
 
February
13
 
 

Tuesday 13th February 2018

EOS TRIO
 
February
20
 
 

Tuesday 20th February 2018

ASAGI NAKATA - Piano
 
February
27
 
 

Tuesday 27th February 2018

MELINA KARAGIANNI - Piano
 
March
06
 
 

Tuesday 6th March 2018

THE JOANNA GUTOWSKA TRIO
 
March
13
 
 

Tuesday 13th March 2018

JOANNA KRAUSE - Piano
 
March
20
 
 

Tuesday 20th March 2018

TERESA DE LA ESCALERA - Piano
 
* ALL PROGRAMMES ARE SUBJECT TO ALTERATION
* The concerts are not suitable for children under seven years of age.