Welcome to Music on Thursdays presented by the Bedford Music Club.


Classical chamber music concerts are held approximately once a month between October and April each year. Concerts during the 2018-19 season will be held at the Bunyan Meeting, Bedford Girls' School, and Bedford School Recital Hall. Tickets are available as a season ticket directly from Bedford Music Club (BMC), or individually on the door at the appropriate venue for each concert.


50th Season: 2018-2019

Look out for further details coming soon!


11 October 2018
Carolyn Sampson, soprano, The King's Consort, period instruments orchestra
Bunyan Meeting, 7.45pm
Music for a While, works by Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi and Boismortier
"...Carolyn Sampson's pure soprano cossets the words, savouring their expressive implications, relishing their shifts of rhythm and subtly sighing with bliss, yearning or heartache..."The Daily Telegraph
"…[The Kings Consort] served up a dazzling display of brilliance and elegant music-making…" Adrian Horsewood, MusicOMH


15 November 2018
Fenella Humphreys (violin) with Robert Thompson (piano)
Bedford School Recital Hall, 7.45pm
Schubert, Dunhill, Prokofiev, Fauré
"[Humphreys] Golden precision and effortless virtuosity..." Five stars, The Scotsman

17 January 2019
Matilda Lloyd trumpet, Jonathan Bunney, organ
Bunyan Meeting, 7.45pm
Telemann, Albinoni, Tomasi, Petr Eben Windows, Damase 
Brass finalist 2014 Young Musician. "The truly memo​rable artist on the bill is Matilda Lloyd...She's remarkable." Gillian Reynolds


14 February 2019
Florian Mitrea piano
Bedford Girls' School, 7.45pm
Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt
"outstanding",Florian "plays Mozart extremely beautifully" Martha Argerich


14 March 2019
Zelkova String Quartet
Bunyan Meeting, 7.45pm
Mozart, Mendelssohn, Dvořák
"…the delicacy of their soft playing were especially remarkable. They deserve to go far." Brian Midgley


11 April 2019
Roderick Williams, baritone, Kathryn Rudge mezzo soprano, William Vann, piano
Bedford Girls' School, 7.45pm
Programme: to include songs by Finzi and Schubert
"…[Roderick] imbued each song with myriad colourful nuances, his rich, burnished baritone lovely throughout the evening." The New York Times
"Rudge's voice is golden, rich and even; and her phrasing superb." American Record Guide



This section will provide any information on changes to listed artists or programmes during the course of the year.




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President: Andrew Manze
'Music on Thursdays' is presented by BMC. The Club is a member of the National Federation of Music Societies.


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