MusicConcerts & Recitals

Concerts and Recitals Programme

The Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts are scheduled to resume on September 8th at 1:10pm. Please note that in order to comply with government advice, face coverings must be worn and social distancing will be in place. We are unable to provide lunches until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming you back to St Paul's.

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 1:10pm during academic terms and they last approximately 50 minutes.

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

I look forward to welcoming you to these concerts.

Heather Turnham
Concert Director - St. Paul's Church.
 
September
08
 

Tuesday 8th September 2020 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Tyler Hay. Post-graduate, Royal College of Music.
 
September
15
 

Tuesday 15th September 2020 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Callum Mclachlan. Universitńt Mozarteum, Salzburg.
 
September
22
 

Tuesday 22nd September 2020 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

GabrielÚ SutkutÚ. Post-graduate, Royal College of Music.
 
September
29
 

Tuesday 29th September 2020 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Christiana Achim. Post-graduate, Royal College of Music.
 
October
06
 

Tuesday 6th October 2020 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Sophia Sacco. Post-graduate, Royal College of Music.
 
October
13
 

Tuesday 13th October 2020 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Kyle Nash-Baker. Guildhall School of Music.
 
October
20
 

Tuesday 20th October 2020 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Victor Maslov. Post graduate, Royal College of Music.
 
October
27
 

Tuesday 27th October 2020 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Alim Beisembayev. Post-graduate, Royal College of Music.
 
November
03
 

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 - Lunchtime Concert featuring:

Lance Mok. Post-graduate, Royal College of Music.
 
 
 
 
* ALL PROGRAMMES ARE SUBJECT TO ALTERATION
* The concerts are not suitable for children under seven years of age.