Bedford Messiah Choir performs once a year, on the eve of Advent Sunday in Bunyan Meeting in Bedford. Chorus preparation involves just 4 two hour rehearsals on the preceding Sunday afternoons, and a mandatory afternoon rehearsal on the day of the Concert.
We welcome singers in all voice parts to join the choir and there is no audition. Given such limited rehearsal time, singers are expected to have sung the Messiah before. We have a lower age limit of 15, but no upper limit!

2019 Rehearsal Schedule   Rehearsal Photograph
Members are required to attend at least 3 of the Sunday rehearsals in November, and the final Saturday afternoon rehearsal
Sunday 3rd November 2.30 - 4.30pm
Sunday 10th November 2.30 - 4.30pm
Sunday 17th November 2.30 - 4.30pm
Sunday 24th November 2.30 - 4.30pm
Saturday 30th November (compulsory) 2.00 - 4.00pm
Concert Dress  
Concert dress is long black skirts and plain white blouses for ladies  
and dinner jackets for men.
To Join   Links
The singer's membership fee, currently £12, (under 21's £10), is only payable if you participate in the rehearsals and annual performance.
Our financial year starts on July 1st. At around that time each year we invite members to sign up for the forthcoming Advent eve performance. You will be able to download and print the 2019 Participation Form and submit it by post.
In the meantime, please email us to add your name to the mailing list. Alternatively, you can email the secretary to request further information.
  Concert Participation - online application (available July to October)
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download the paper form for Concert Participation (available July to October)
Email to add your name to the members' mailing list (from November to June)
Email to request further information
Other Membership Resources    
Copies of documents that are of relevance to members, such as the Constitution of the choir and recent letters from the Chairman or officers can also be obtained via this website. In addition, we maintain a News and Events page for items that may be of interest to members.
  Members' Documents and Correspondence
News items and other events