Catalogue description Records of Bedford Choral Society

This record is held by Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

Details of X 817
Reference: X 817
Title: Records of Bedford Choral Society
Date: 1867-1992

X 817/1 Minute books (none extant 1904-1941) 1867-1987


X 817/2 Secretary's correspondence and papers. 1967-1990 30 YEARS EMBARGO


X 817/3 Progammes 1880-1990


X 817/4 Annotated musical scores kept by P.H. Diemer, 1887-1907 founder and conductor


X 817/5 Musical scores commissioned by the Society 1986-1991


X 817/6 Photographs 1992


X 817/7 Historical notes Compiled: c1948-1962


X 817/8 Joint annual programmes; Bedford Choral Society and Bedfordshire Orchestral Society 1989-1992


X 817/9 Bedford Choral Society programme (a different group to the then Musical Society) 1929

Held by: Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Bedford Choral Society

Physical description: 9 series
Immediate source of acquisition:





deposited for the Society by Mike Benson. 1 September 1993.

  • Bedford, Bedfordshire
Administrative / biographical background:

The Bedford Amateur Musical Society ("Amateur" was removed from the title in 1880 and "Musical" was changed to "Choral" in 1988) was formed on 16 January 1867. The Society survives to this day, but was wound up in 1932 and restarted in 1941.


A history of the Society by Mike Benson appears in the Bedfordshire Magazine, Winter 1991, Vol. 23, no. 179 pp. 100-104.

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