Formed in 1867, the Bedford Choral Society is one of the oldest established choral societies in the United Kingdom.
A thriving local choir, the Bedford Choral Society performs three or four times each year - usually in Bedford's historic Corn Exchange. We have approximately
130 full-time members - with singers from other local choirs joining us on occasions for particular concerts.
Our Director Music is Ian Smith with Principal Guest Conductor is Michael Rose and Accompanist
We regularly perform classical choral works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and we have also commissioned a number of works in recent years.
We perform with local orchestras such as the Bedford Sinfonia , the Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra, the Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestra and the
Milton Keynes City Orchestra .
For the past ten years, the Bedford Choral Society has provided the choir at Bedford's "Proms in the Park" and every other year we give a
Family Concert of Christmas Music and Carols with Bedford Town Band.
We rehearse on Monday evenings and welcome new singers.
If you would like to sing with us, or would like to support us by becoming a 'Friend of the Society', details are given in the contacts section of this web site.
For any enquiries concerning Bedford Choral Society, please use this e-mail link:
Bedford Choral Society enquiries:
Registered Charity No. 291518