2018/19 Season



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Bedford Sinfonia

Sat 6 October 2018 - 7.30pm

St. Paul’s Church, Bedford

Soloist Julian Metzger (cello)

Conductor Michael Rose

Arnold Sinfonietta No. 1

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1

Mozart Wind Serenade in C Minor

Strauss Metamorphosen

Bedford Choral Society

Sat 17 November 2018 - 7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Soloists Bethany Seymour (soprano) Joel Williams (tenor) Ben Bevan (bass)

Conductor Ian Smith

Haydn The Creation

Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra

Sat 24 November 2018 - 7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Soloist Rachel Nicholls (soprano)

Conductor Michael Rose

Wagner Overture ‘The Mastersingers’

Strauss Four Last Songs

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Bedford Sinfonia

Sat 26 January 2019 - 7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Soloist Robert Thompson (piano)

Conductor Michael Rose

Prokofiev Classical Symphony

Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor

Strauss Wind Serenade in E Flat

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C

Bedford Choral Society

Sat 30 March 2019 - 7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Soloists Elizabeth Bottone (soprano) Louise Crane (mezzo soprano) Justin Lavender (tenor) Edward Grint (bass)

Conductor Ian Smith

Dvořák  Stabat Mater

Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra

Sat 23 February 2019 - 7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Soloist Cristian Grajner De Sa (violin)

Conductor Michael Rose

Tchaikovsky  The Nutcracker Suite

Glazunov  Violin Concerto

Dvořák  Symphony No. 8 in G

Bedford Sinfonia

Sat 11 May 2019 - 7.30pm

St. Peter’s Church, Bedford

Soloists Emily Groom (violin) Alex Collins (violin)

Conductor Michael Rose

Schubert Overture in the Italian Style in C

Bach Double Violin Concerto

Wagner Siegfried Idyll

Mozart Symphony No. 41 (‘Jupiter’)

Bedford Choral Society

Sat 15 June 2019 - 7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Soloists Elizabeth Bottone (soprano) Ben Thapa (tenor) Andrew Slater (bass)

Conductor Ian Smith

Bizet Te Deum

Bizet Symphony in C

Puccini Messa di Gloria

Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra

Sat 18 May 2019 - 7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Soloist Mengyang Pan (piano)

Conductor Michael Rose

Wagner Prelude and Liebestod

Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor

Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E Flat

Bedford Sinfonia

7 & 14 July 2019 - 3.00pm

Sinfonia 'Out and About'

As in previous years, Sinfonia members will be escaping from the metropolis this summer to take their music out into rural Bedfordshire. These ‘Out and About’ concerts, directed by Jan Kaznowski,  give the players the opportunity to embrace a different repertoire, typically focussing on the rich variety of early music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods.


The 'Out and About' concerts in 2019 will feature the four Orchestral Suites by J S Bach, and a choral work by Vivaldi. The Sinfonia will be joined by the East Bedfordshire Chamber Choir, conducted by David Beer.

Full details of the concert timings and venues and programmes will follow on the BOS website, on our Facebook page and in other publicity.

We hope to see you there!

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