It was good to see parents (past and present), staff, and Old Bedfordians both singing or playing in the orchestra, at the Bedford Choral Society 150th Anniversary Concert which took place in the Corn Exchange on Sunday 30th April. The conductor was Ian Smith and a varied programme was enjoyed by the all. The evening started with Vaughan Williams’ “Serenade to Music”, and was then followed two contemporary pieces, Tim Grant-Jones’ “Psalm 150” and Paul Edwards’ “Te Deum”, and “Lauda Sion” by Mendelssohn. A hearty rendition of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” rounded off a very memorable evening. During the interval, the audience were treated to a special birthday cake to mark this important anniversary. The Bedford Choral Society is one of the oldest in the country and puts on a number of concerts throughout the year. To find out more please visit


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