Previous Performance

Our most recent Messiah performance was at 7:30 pm on Saturday 1st December 2018 in Bunyan Meeting Mill street, Bedford

A Regular Event in the Local Bedford Calendar

Our regular annual performance of Handel's Messiah takes place in Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford on the eve of Advent Sunday. The performance by the choir of 60-70 local singers, conducted by Janet Welsh since 2002, also features invited trumpet and vocal soloists, and our regular organist Richard Heyes.

Thanks to generous local sponsorship and loyal audiences we have, in each year since 2000, been able to donate in excess of £1000 to a different local charity.

Next Performance

Our next performance will be at 7:30 pm on Saturday 30th November 2019, in Bunyan Meeting Mill Street, Bedford.

Historical Showcase

Between December and June, whilst recollections of our most recent performance are still fresh in the mind, we continue to showcase the charity we supported and the soloists who contributed.

View of the Bedford Messiah Choir in Performance

Sounds of the Bedford Messiah Choir in Performance

Use this audio control to listen to a previous performance of the Hallelujah Chorus

or make your own choice of chorus on our
Favourite Choruses page


Tickets can be obtained from any choir member or reserved for collection at the door. After July you will be able to click here for full details.


Copies of posters, flyers, and other promotional material for our forthcoming performance can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here, after July each year.

Previous soloist profiles

Click below to see biographical profiles of our recent soloists:-


Change of focus and emphasis from July to November

At the beginning of July each year, the start of our financial year, the emphasis and focus of this page of the website will switch from our previous performance to our forthcoming performance. At that point the links on the right, to publicity and new soloists, will be activated.

Those on the left, to our previous soloists and the supported charity, will be disabled and that information will be transferred to the archives.

Future soloist profiles

After July, click below to see biographical profiles of our forthcoming soloists:-


Previous charity

In 2018, we supported

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Fundraising History

Every year since 2000, we have succeeded in donating at least £1000 to our chosen charity from the proceeds of the performance. Click here to view a summary of recent Fundraising history.

Forthcoming charity

In 2019, we will be supporting:-

Promotional and Publicity Material

For any of the following promotional documents, you can either Open in New Window or Save Target As.... Simply Right Click any of the documents in the tables below:-

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