After a difficult year, the Bedford Chamber Concerts is offering a full season of chamber concerts. We are delighted to be back with live performances!
Bedford Chamber Concerts has for the past 20 years presented great music of the baroque, classical and romantic eras, spiced occasionally with music of the twentieth century or new music composed by our Music Director, Anthony Newman.
As in the past, our concerts will offer a wide range of musical experiences. We have adjusted the number of musicians and have put in place additional protections for the health of our audience and musicians.
We plan to present six concerts. Tony will open the season in October with a program of Bach piano works, as well as one of his compositions. The November concert features a chamber ensemble performing works by Beethoven.
Our December winter concert takes place free of charge in St. Matthew's Church. We will begin with a movement from one of Handel's great Organ Concertos, continue with Messiah Part 1, and close with Zadok the Priest. Tony will be playing on the magnificent organ in the main sanctuary.
Details of the programs for March, April and May - featuring compositions by Bach, Mozart and Brahms - will be announced as the season unfolds. Our website will have the most current details on upcoming concerts.
The December concert will begin at 11:30 AM in the sanctuary of St. Matthew's Church. All other concerts will take place in our usual venue, the Fellowship Room of St. Matthew's, and will begin at 8:00 PM.
Mr. Newman, one of America’s leading classical musicians, is internationally recognized for his contributions as organist, harpsichordist, composer, conductor, musicologist and Bach specialist. Among more than 170 recordings, his performance of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto was named Stereo Review’s “Record of the Year” in 1989 and his collaboration with Wynton Marsalis, In Gabriel’s Garden, in which Mr. Newman conducted the English Chamber Orchestra, was the best-selling classical CD of 1997. He has been lauded as the “high priest of the harpsichord” by Time Magazine and “high priest of Bach” by Mr. Marsalis.