The Friends of Bedfordshire Orchestral Society

The Friends of Bedfordshire Orchestral Society is a county-wide association dedicated to publicising and raising money to support the activities of the Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra and Bedford Sinfonia.


By becoming a member of the Friends you are:


• Subsidising local players needing financial support to participate in Symphony Orchestra concerts

• Contributing to music hire costs for rehearsals and concerts

• Contributing to the hire of specialist instruments


An annual subscription of £25 per single/£35 per couple entitles you to:


• An annual newsletter with details of concerts for the coming season

• A complimentary programme per Friends membership for each concert

• Reserved seating

• One free ticket per season for a non-Friend


A normal season generally includes 3 concerts by Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra and 3 concerts by Bedford Sinfonia. Please note, this does not include concerts where either orchestra is accompanying Bedford Choral Society.


A Friends Season Ticket for the entire series of Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra and Bedford Sinfonia concerts at the discounted price of £80 (full price £88) or £65 (concession price £70) entitles you to:


• An extra £2 discount on the full/concession ticket price for each additional ticket purchased per Friends membership.


Please become a member of the Friends by downloading, completing and returning this form together with your membership subscription for this year (cheques payable to Bedfordshire Orchestral Society) to: The BOS Treasurer, 30 Furness Close, Bedford, MK41 8RN. We would be delighted to have your support.


If you are a UK taxpayer then by simply completing the Gift Aid declaration along with the rest of your membership form, we can currently claim 25p for every £1 you donate from the Inland Revenue and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!


And finally ... If you have a bank account you can pay your annual membership fee by Standing Order (by completing the additional section of the form).


Please Note: We will only forward the Standing Order section to your bank, your contact details in the first section will not be passed on.




Email: Membership enquiries


Are you interested in playing?

Experienced players interested in joining Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra should contact Louise Radok at:


Rehearsals are at Goldington Academy, Haylands Way, Bedford, MK41 9BX.

on Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.00pm during term.

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