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photos by Alexander Newton

Forthcoming Concerts

Handel Dixit Dominus, Bach Motets | La Nuova Muisca, dir. by David Bates | St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough | June 20, 2014, 7.30 pm

Beethoven Symphony Nr 9 | Academy of Ancient Music, dir. Richard Egarr | Barbican Hall, London; June 21, 2014, 7.00pm

Mozart Requiem | SWEC  dir. James Sherlock | Walthamstow Assembly Hall | July 5, 2014, 7.30pm

Offenbach Vert-Vert; Garsington Education Project; July 6, 2014




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Charmian Bedford with easy, pure, beautiful tones that rose to radiance…was more moving than ever.
Times Literary Supplement

This is a lovely, bell-like voice perfectly able to negotiate the coloratura passages and with a characterful smokiness in the lower register.
Opera Britannia

Charmian Bedford was particularly lovely: disarmingly candid in her expression, with a beautifully controlled voice that is just the right amount of grainy and able to crack and whisper for added pathos.
Opera magazine

Charmian Bedford… reinforced my appreciation of her clear-toned, expressive soprano in Anne Trulove’s solos; ‘I go to him’ had real impact, as did her scene with Baba…
Opera magazine

Charmian Bedford, her clear, penetrating soprano projecting strongly… brought dramatic conviction to the ups and downs of Blanche’s progress from timid novice to serene martyr – the scene with her brother had a special intensity…
Opera magazine