The BSO, conducted by Michael Rose, 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. It rehearses in Bedford every Wednesday evening during term time.
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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.
Formed in 1867 Bedford Choral society is the 7th oldest Choral Society in the country. We celebrated our 150th Anniversary with a concert on 30 April 2017, exactly 150 years to the day since the first ever concert by the Choral Society. We perform a varied repertoire three or four times a year, usually in Bedford’s Corn Exchange. We also provide the choir for Bedford’s Proms in the Park in early August. We currently have approximately 140 members. Our Musical Director is Ian Smith, our Guest Conductor Michael Rose and our Assistant Chorus Master Tim Grant-Jones.
We rehearse on Monday evenings at St. Gregory’s School, Biddenham Turn, Bedford. We always welcome new singers. If you would like to sing with us or support us by becoming a ‘Friend of the Society’, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.