Concerts at St Andrews

English Song Recital

Sunday 28 September

Anna Huntley - Mezzo Soprano Joseph Middleton - Piano


Concert at 2.00pm (£5)


Mad Bess                                     

Music for a While      

Sweeter than Roses   


Henry Purcell

Orpheus with his lute

Arthur Sullivan

The Water Mill      

Ralph Vaughan-Williams
Cloths of Heaven Thomas Dunhill
Five Eyes John   Cecil Armstrong-Gibbs
Earth’s Call, ‘A Sylvian Rhapsody’  Ireland
Now sleeps the crimson petal     Roger Quilter
La Belle Dame Sans Merci Charles Villiers Stanford
Silent Noon      

Ralph Vaughan-Williams


 A Bar on the Piccolo Marina       Noel Coward

Song of the Nightclub Proprietress    

Madeleine Dring

Tell me the Truth About Love     

Benjamin Britten
Mermaid   Arr. Roger Vignoles


Please click here for a copy of the full programme 


Workshop follows (£3)


Do you love the English language, the marriage of words and music and do you love singing and/or playing the piano? Then this workshop could be for you! 


The workshop will allow you to:


  • discuss methods that explore the art of communication through music
  • talk about the poetry and why the composer chose to set it
  • use your voice most naturally and effectively
  • learn some aspects of performance technique


All standards and ages are invited to attend.


We ask that you:


  • present a song in English, preferably by a classical composer (although we’d be happy to hear some show tunes too!)
  • bring a spare copy of the music
  • come as a singer-pianist duo if possible so that we can work with both of you and discuss aspects of building a chamber music partnership
  • if you are a singer and can’t find an accompanist, then Joseph will be on hand to play for you - bring an extra copy of the music for him 


Before the workshop, Anna and Joseph will give a short recital charting the history of English song from Purcell to the present day. 


Anna and Joseph met when they were both studying at London’s Royal Academy of Music. They are committed to teaching and have both worked for Live Music Now, set up by the late Yehudi Menuhin. 


Roderick Williams

Patronal Festival Concert


Saturday 22 November at 7.30pm


Roderick Williams - Baritone

Joseph Middleton - Piano


Bring and Sing


Saturday 27 September at 7.30pm


Schubert - Mass in G and The Lord is My Shepherd


Mozart - Missa Brevis K220 and Ave Verum


Conductor - Ian Smith











Alison Rose Anna Huntley Joel Williams Tristan Hambleton


1.45pm - Registration          2.30pm - Rehearsal 


Scores are available in advance from the Church Office and on the day.

Bring a packed tea to have in the Main Hall.

Tickets:  Audience£8.00/£7.00 concessions, Singers £7.00

Students 16-21 £3.00, Children free with an adult.


Read more: Bring and Sing



Tickets for all concerts - £8/£7 concessions, £4 Students 16-21 (unless otherwise stated)


Tickets at the door are £9.00/£8.00 concessions


Two students, under the age of 16, in full-time education are admitted free to a concert when accompanied by a paying adult 


Tickets for all concerts are available from:


The Parish Church of St Andrew

Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2PF

tel: 01234 216881

fax: 01234 354378



and the Central Box Office - tel 01234 718112


Please see the 2014 brochure for details of payment by cheque or BACS

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