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Whilst our main reason for singing is for pure enjoyment and for the uplifting experience which singing together brings, in the summer and at Christmas we give public performances for community entertainment and to help various charities chosen by the choir. Preparing for performance sets a goal for the choir, developing a sense of commitment and motivation, the result heightening self- confidence.

We enjoy singing at Bedford’s River Festival and sometimes take part in the Bedford Festival of Music, Speech and Drama



Our next performance Is to be arranged


December  2019

Christmas charity concert at Priory Methodist Church in aid of Families First Bedfordshire’s Horizon Project, The Bedford Foodbank and Free Cakes for Kids

July 2019  Summer charity concert at St Andrews Church in aid of Project 41
December 2018

Christmas charity concert at Priory Methodist Church in aid of Beds Prostate Cancer Support Group and Bedford and District Cerebral Palsy Society

July 2018 Summer charity concert at St Andrew’s Church in aid of The Bedford Daycare Hospice and Bedford Disabled Riders Asssociation
December 2017 Christmas charity concert at Priory Methodist Church in aid of Canine Partners Bedford and Meadowbank Neonatal Ward
July 2017 Summer Charity Concert at St Andrews Church Bedford  in aid of Kings Arms Project for the Homeless and Stroke Association (Bedford)
December 2016 Christmas Charity Concert at Priory Methodist Church
December 2016 Singing at Christmas shopping event, John Lewis MK
July 2016 Summer charity concert, St Andrew’s Church Bedfordin aid of Parkinsons UK and NSPCC
May 2016 Concert at Bunyan Church Bedford for Friends of Bunyan Museum. 8pm
March 2016 Community Choirs Festival, Stratford – Upon – Avon
March 2016 Bedfordshire festival of Music, Speech and Drama, Bedford Corn Exchange
December 2015 Christmas charity concert, Priory Methodist Church, Bedford
November 2015  Castle Quarter Christmas Lights Switch-on, Castle Rd Bedford
July 2015 Opus 18 summer charity concert, 7.30pm
Venue St Andrew’s Church, Kimbolton Road, Bedford 
March 2015 Community Choirs Festival 2015, Stratford Upon Avon
March 2015 Bedfordshire Festival of Music Speech and Drama, Community Choirs Class
December 2014 Opus 18 Christmas Charity Concert, 2.30pm                                   At Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Avenue                                    Bedford. Charities to be decided.
July 2014 Bedford River Festival
July 2014 Opus 18 Summer Concert, 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church Bedford.  Proceeds to the Sue Ryder Hospice, Moggerhanger and Swaziland Schools
May 2014 Castle Quarter Summer festival
March 2014 Community Choirs Festival 2014 –Stratford Upon Avon
March 2014 Bedfordshire Festival of Music Speech and Drama, Community Choirs Class
December 2013

Opus 18 Christmas concert , 3pm at Priory Methodist Church. Tickets (advanced sales only) £5 from Evelyn Sutherland. The Concert will feature Sound Appeal handbell team. Charities tba.

October 2013 Bedford Daycare Hospice Charity Ball at The Park Inn, Bedford
July 2013 Opus 18 Summer Concert at Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Avenue, Bedford. 7.30pm.
June 2013 Willington Garden Centre – Frosts 40th Anniversary weekend
June 2013 “B” Festival at Bedford School Great Hall, hosted by Voces8
June 2013 East Anglian Handbell Ringers regional concert in St Paul’s Church, Bedford. 7pm.
June 2013 Bedford Daycare Hospice “Elegance in the Afternoon” at The Park Inn Bedford. We shall be singing for a short time during the afternoon.
June 2013 Colmworth village summer fair
December 2012 Christmas charity concert, 3pm at St Marks Church, Bedford.
November 2012 Between 10am and 12 noon, inside John Lewis, Milton Keynes (furniture department)
July 2012 Bedford River Festival, Community Stage
July 2012 Summer charity concert at Brickhill Lower School
 June 2012 B festival, Bedford School Great Hall
May 2012 Brickhill Parish Council AGM
March 2012 Charity concert with The Early Risers Choir
December 2011 Christmas charity concert at Brickhill Lower School