Local Music Scene - Musicians, Musical Societies and Groups

Fiori- Musicali

Fiori specialise in taking audiences back to the sound world of an earlier age, presenting familiar repertoire alongside rarer music.

Northampton Symphony Orchestra

Members of the NSO are drawn from all walks of life, including students, professional business men and women, and musical instrument teachers. They give up their time without being paid, and share the common purpose of enjoying music and hoping to communicate that enjoyment with others.


Bedford Choral Society
Bedford Choral Society presents a wide range of choral music to suit all taste. Programmes include works from the full choral repertoire, classical and modern, as well as a selection of shorter or lighter works from all generations. In recent years the society has also commissioned and performed new works by British composers.
Bedford Music Club
Presents monthly concerts from October to March on Thursday evenings at either Bedford High School for Girls or at the Bunyan Meeting Free Church.
The Marianettes Amateur Musical Comedy Society of Bedford

The Marianettes stage two musicals a year and a pantomime at Christmas. They present a public concert of songs from the musical theatre each year.

Bedford Amateur Operatic Society
(now known as Showco Bedford)

Bedford Amateur Operatic Society uses The Place for shows and also The Civic Theatre, for its Old Time Music Hall.It usually presents two musicals a year, plus an enormously popular "Old Time Music Hall" providing entertainment and refreshment.
English Sinfonia
English Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra resident in Stevenage .From this central Hertfordshire base, English Sinfonia's concert-giving extends into Cambridgeshire, Essex, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, plus regular concert series in Mansfield, Wellingborough and Rickmansworth and the occasional foray further afield.
The County Youth Orchestra The members of the County Youth Orchestracome from both private and state schools throughout the county. Competition for places is very keen.
The Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra has been resident orchestra at Bedford Corn Exchange since 1994, performing on average eight concerts a year, as well as a full and varied programme of education and community activity in the local community.


Milton Keynes City Orchestra
Milton Keynes City Orchestra presents an annual subscription season featuring the great classics, with the emphasis on entertainment and on making live classical music accessible to all. Concerts take place in the relaxed, comfortable surroundings of Milton Keynes Theatre in the heart of the city.
Northampton Concert Band

The Northampton Concert Band is the leading community band in Northamptonshire and one of the top bands of its kind in the country. It has a high standard of musicianship and performance, and has won several awards, including GOLD and SILVER, in national wind band festivals

Rushden Town Band
Rushden Town Band is a Fourth Section brass band, based in Rushden, Northamptonshire.
Members play at various events throughout the year including concerts, garden fetes, village shows and bandstand appearances. They also intend to compete in 2 contests each year. They are members of the Leicestershire Brass Band Association and the British Federation of Brass Bands. They are fairly versatile & even have their own Oompah Band - the R T Blasters!

Bedford Town Brass Band

The Town Band caters for advanced, experienced players and rehearses twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.00-10.00pm at the Reading and Recreation Club, 1 Barkers Lane.

BedfordConcert Brass is a non-contesting band which meets from 7.15-8.45pm on Monday evenings at Bedford Modern School, Manton Lane, Bedford.

Progress Brass caters for the less experienced players and meets on Thursdays from 6.30-7.45pm at the Bandroom in Barker's Lane, Bedford.









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