Buntingford Live is a local organisation that organises local live events for the community. It is run by an expert team of volunteers who give so much to the local community. They provide a wide ranging annual programme but most importantly give countless opportunities for young musicians to perform. In an age where the arts is always under threat, this is something to be truly celebrated, supported and preserved.

They are committed to celebrating the arts in its widest sense in Buntingford.

“We’re All About Live!

Live! is a really important focus for us. We want to promote LIVE! events throughout the year in Buntingford, not just the summer” says a representative from the organisation. “In respect of music, we have run a Battle of the Bands Competition with finalists selected from school and colleges from all over Hertfordshire. We have also given pupils from Freman College and Edwinstree Middle School, the chance to experience working with first class professionals and participate in workshops and perform in summer festivals.

On Friday evening, a packed church was treated to an extraordinary feast of music, performed by musicians from St. Edmund’s College. The eclectic programme meant there was something for everyone and included movements from concertos, sonatas, beautiful choral pieces, classical and music theatre songs and all rounded off with Ken Burton’s stunning arrangement of “Every time I feel the Spirit”. Headmaster, Matthew Mostyn said:

“Music at St Edmund’s is particularly strong at the moment and we are blessed with some exceptionally talented musicians. It was lovely to see them perform to such a packed and appreciative audience on Friday. Being at the heart of this wonderful local community means a great deal to us, and having the opportunity to be a part of tremendous local initiatives such as Buntingford Live is a real joy.”

The Rev’d Kirsty Wainwright said:


“St Mary the Virgin Church, Westmill were delighted to welcome local students from St Edmunds College for a spring evening concert with their Director of Music, Andrew O’Brien. The church was full, both with families supporting their children who were performing but equally, many people from Westmill and the surrounding area. The students were brilliant. The range and quality of their performance is a testament to the many hours they dedicate to music. We were mesmerised and hope the evening gave them a much-deserved affirming boost. They truly deserve it. It is great to have Buntingford Live to organise such events both as opportunities for the students to perform and the fabulous musical experience for us, the audience. We hope they will return again in the future!”