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. 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 12th September 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 - heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk
 
September
12
 
 

Tuesday 12th September 2017

PHILIP LESLIE BMus (Hons), Piano.
TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE
 
September
19
 
 

Tuesday 19th September 2017

RICHARD BOWER GRSM ARCM, ORGAN RECITAL.
ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, DEREHAM, NORFOLK
 
September
26
 
 

Tuesday 26th September 2017

ARTUR HAFTMAN BMus (Hons), Piano.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC
 
October
03
 
 

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

ALIM BEISEMBAYEV BMus (Hons), Piano.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
 
October
10
 
 

Tuesday 10th October 2017

IYAD SUGHAYER MMus (Hons), Piano.
TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE
 
October
17
 
 

Tuesday 17th October 2017

MARK BENNETT,  Horn.
CHARLES MARTIN,  Piano.
(FORMER DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, BEDFORD SCHOOL)
 
October
24
 
 

Tuesday 24th October 2017

TRIO SONORITE
OZLEM CELIK,  Clarinet.
DARYL GIULIANI,  Cello.
JELENA MAKAROVA,  Piano.
 
October
31
 
 

Tuesday 31st October 2017

IAN RUNNELLS ORGAN RECITAL,
ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, BEDFORD AND
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, WELLINGBOROUGH SCHOOL, NORTHANTS.
 
November
07
 
 

Tuesday 7th November 2017

JULIAN TREVELYAN, Piano.
 
November
14
 
 

Tuesday 14th November 2017

CHRISTIAN DAWSON MMus (Hons), Piano.
 
November
21
 
 

Tuesday 21st November 2017

JAMAL ALIYEV BMus (Hons), Cello.
MARIA TARASEWICZ,  Piano.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
 
November
28
 
 

Tuesday 28th November 2017

ZITENG TRIO
KITBI LEE, Violin.
SOOYEON LEE, Cello.
ZITENG FAN, Piano.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
 
* ALL PROGRAMMES ARE SUBJECT TO ALTERATION
* The concerts are not suitable for children under seven years of age.