Bedford Choral Society

Formed in 1867, Bedford Choral Society is one of the oldest established choral societies in the United Kingdom. A thriving local choir, Bedford Choral Society 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. Our Director of Music is Ian Smith with Principal Guest Conductor Michael Rose and Accompanist Tim Grant-Jones.

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Welcome from our chairman

Bedford Choral Society is now moving on from our celebratory 150th Anniversary in 2017 and the choir has almost reached its goal of 150 members. The Choir is busy with concerts planned, Chamber Choir engagements and Proms in the Park in August.

Singing is acknowledged to be a therapeutic activity and gives great enjoyment . Everyone is welcome so come and join us..........Diana Shooter ( Chairman ).

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Joining the choir

Rehearsals take place each Monday evening, (7.30pm to 9.30pm), at St Joseph’s and St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School. Weekly rehearsals are scheduled throughout the year - apart from a short break during the late summer.

If you would like to come along to a rehearsal to get an idea of what singing with the choir might involve, just turn up on the night - but arrive 15 minutes early and speak to either the Director of Music or the Accompanist.

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