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 Cultural Events @ St Michael's

We have an ongoing, varied and inspirational programme of Cultural Events staged in our uniquely intimate, comfortable, accessible and well-equipped venue.

We hope you will find the time to join us and support our efforts in promoting Shefford as a major cultural venue in the Mid Beds region.

New Events Coming Soon...

Sunday 14th September 2014

Informal Organ Concert, by local organ students (with other instruments ad hoc..!).

All are welcome and donations are invited to help us meet the cost of recent repairs to this historically important instrument.

The concert starts at 3pm , and is followed by refreshments at 4pm

Stars In The Universe

Stars In The Universe

A new musical from Jenny Dann that promises to be a "cosmic love story". Informal drop-in workshops are starting in October 2014, formal rehearsals start in January 2015, and the World Premier performances will be in October 2015.

Click here for the latest updates...

Recent events have included:

  • Sea Story - A MJenny Dann MusicalSea Story - A musical by Jenny Dann performed at St Michael's in October 2013. It continued the story of Paul from the previous musical, "Travelling Band" as he travelled the world spreading the gospel and building Christ's Church.
  • Link to details of Three Counties Choir concert at St Michaels on december 16th 2012Three Counties Choir - performed a Festival of Winter Music for us in December 2012. Suddenly it feels like Christmas! Click here for more details...
  • The Travelling Band - A musical by Jenny Dann, performed in October 2011 looking at the journies of the disciples as they strove to establish Christ's church. Click here for more details...
  • Click here for review of Vauxhall Male Voice Choir ConcertVauxhall Male Voice Choir - "I should have taken a spare pair of socks - the ones I was wearing were completely blown away!" Click here for concert review...
  • Link to Liquorice Allsorts Liquorice Allsorts - We were priveleged to have this highly talented Clarinet Quartet performing "live & unplugged" at St Michaels. Click here for more details...
  • Link to details of TREEMENDOUS!TREEMENDOUS! - A musical by Jenny Dann looking at bible stories through the eyes of trees. Irresistably catchy tunes, strong messages and great fun; all in all exactly what we've come to expect of the multi-talented Jenny. Click here for more details...
  • Click here for more details about the amazing Sandra GrantSandra Grant - a brilliant local saxophonist, flautist and vocalist with the amazing ability to cover any style of music, (jazz, latin, blues, R&B, soul, raggae, calypso, rock, pop) with such comfort and ease that she blew our minds on Saturday 27th september 2008. Click here for more details...
  • Songs From The Cross - A multimedia experience devised by Jenny Dann and performed at St Michael's on Saturday 6th October 2007
  • Cool Classics In Quiet Corners - This top-quality series of orchestral mini-concerts came to St Michael's for the first time on Sunday 18th February 2007. 

    Following a local-interest talk and refreshments, the concert featured the soloists of the Philharmonia Brass Ensemble and included pieces by Scheidt, Pachelbel, Ewald, Copland, Weill and Gershwin. 

  • Link to Angelmas detailsAngelmas - World premiere of Jenny Dann's spectacular new musical telling the apocryphal story of the Great Battle for Heaven, developed from a series of workshops in 2003
    Click here for more details...
  • link to Arada concert detailsThe Arada Guitar Duo - this classical guitar duo gave us a breathtaking performance in September 2006, including works by Napoleon Coste, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, K. Giorginakis, Dimitri Fampas, Joaquin Rodrigo, and Johann Kasper Mertz. Click here for more details...
  • PHOTO: Lyra Vocal EnsembleThe Lyra Vocal Ensemble from St Petersburg, Russia. Their spectacular concert in March 2006 included a mix of Russian Sacred and Folk Music together with World Classical music. Click here for more details...
  • PHOTO: Garth HewittGarth Hewitt - a return visit to St Michael's in November 2005 gave us all the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Amos Trust. This year's tour was entitled "Holy Ground" - click here for more details...
  • Phil Rogers - "Music For A Summer's Evening" - this delightful event in June 2005 gave us an inspirational insight into the capabilities of our organ. All washed down with some delicious DAILY BREAD drinks and nibbles! Click here for more details...
  • PHOTO: Shannon Express ChorusShannon Express Chorus, Bedfordshire's own international award winning Barbershop Group delighted us with their performance in April 2005. It was easy to see why they win so many awards and have such a strong local following. Click here for more details...
  • PHOTO: Lyra Vocal EnsembleThe Lyra Vocal Ensemble from St Petersburg, Russia. Their spectacular concert in February 2005 included a mix of Russian Sacred and Folk Music together with World Classical music. Click here for more details...
  • PHOTO: Garth HewittGarth Hewitt - as part of his highly acclaimed "Fruits of Nicaragua" tour, Garth's concert in November 2004 told the story of the Amos Trust visit to Nicaragua in February 2004. It reflected something of the hope, potential, dignity and humanity that Amos' partners in Nicaragua have shown us, and how in turn we might respond...
  • Angelmas (Workshops) - A series of workshops, held in August 2003 to start the process of creating a new musical telling the story of Michael the Archangel and the Great Battle for Heaven. The performance date is still 'TBA' but with it's mixture of songs, drama, dance, art etc., Angelmas promises to be an epic production...
  • Stainers Crucifixion - performed as a "Bring and Sing" choral event. Click Here for details...
  • Schuberts Mass in G and Christopher Tamblings Lentern Cantata, Hail Redeemer - performed by the Henlow Singers
THE Venue...

If you're looking for a venue in Mid Beds to host your cultural event, then look no further...

Click Here to find out how St Michael's can help you make a success of your event!



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