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. Twice a year we welcome music scholars from Bedford School and Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. 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 Summer Term lunchtime concerts will resume on Tuesday 25th April at 1.10.pm.

For details of all concerts please see Facebook (St Pauls Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series) or contact the Concert Director - Heather J Turnham
 
April
25
 
 

Tuesday 25th April 2017 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Asagi Nakata
 
May
02
 
 

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Alim Beisembayev
 
May
09
 
 

Tuesday 9th May 2017 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Artur Haftman
 
May
16
 
 

Tuesday 16th May 2017 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Chi-Hoi Cheung
 
May
23
 
 

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Amiran Zenaishvili
 
May
30
 
 

Tuesday 30th May 2017 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Melina Kara Gianni
 
June
06
 
 

Tuesday 6th June 2017 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Vladislav Mikhalchuk
 
June
20
 
 

Tuesday 20th June 2017 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Svetoslav Todorov
 
June
27
 
 

Tuesday 27th June 2017 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Teresa de la Escalera
 
* ALL PROGRAMMES ARE SUBJECT TO ALTERATION
* The concerts are not suitable for children under seven years of age.