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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 4th June, 2019

Many choirs have their own websites with details of their events. Go to the Quires webpage for more details.

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Saturday, 4th May, 2019

    Beaminster Gallery Quire
    Church Crawl - Visiting churches in Seaborough, Bettiscombe, Drimpton, and Fishponds, Dorset.
    Singing from a new BGQ Crawl Book, cost £4. Ploughman's lunch, £8.
    Complete attached form and email it to Peter Carnell or post to:
    Redcot, Railway Crossing, Bradpole, DT6 4AP. More details: tel. 01308-420716

Sunday, 5th May, 2019

    Vital Spark
    10:45am, Festival Church Service, Upton Parish Church
    and after, a Concert Spot (Lunchtime), The Star Hotel, Upton.
    both part of Upton-on-Severn Folk Festival

Sunday, 12th May, 2019

Saturday, 18th May, 2019

    West Gallery Music Association
    Singing Day and AGM

    Royal School for the Deaf, 180 Ashbourne Road, Derby, DE22 3BH.
    Booking forms available HERE
    A Copy of the Trustees Annual Report for the period 1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018 can be found HERE

Sunday, 19th May, 2019

    Immanuel's Ground
    "Survivors from the West Gallery", A Songs of Praise with gallery psalms and hymns .
    4.30 pm, Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick, CV34 4TH.
    More details: tel: 01865 865773 or email


Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    Norfolk West Gallery Quire
    9:30am - 3:30pm, Workshop "With Heart and Voice"
    Fairland Church Centre, Wymondham, NR18 0AG.
    Part of Wymondham Music Festival
    Download a FLYER and a Booking Form
    You can find details of local accommodation HERE

Sunday, 30th June, 2019

    Sussex Harmony
    Matins Service, St Laurence Church, Catsfield, TN33 9BG.
    Contacts: See Quires Page

Friday 2nd - Friday 9th August 2019

Sidmouth seafront WG at Sidmouth Folk Festival

    Members of the WGMA will be running events again this year:
    Saturday 3rd: "Start the Week" Concert,
    Weatherbury Quire, A taster concert of West Gallery music.
    Other Singing Workshops with music provided (6 days)
    Particiaption in the children’s festival
    Watch a YouTube video od performing on the Seafront HERE

Click HERE for a map to show location. Visit their website

For more details, email Mike or Charlotte


Saturday, 7th September, 2019

    Immanuel's Ground
    Diocese of Oxford Visitation - 20th and final
    More details from Edwin & Sheila Macadam
    tel: 01865 865773 or email, or website

Saturday, 28th September, 2019

    Sussex Harmony
    Concert: "The Sussex Year", All Saints' Church, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9AH.
    Contacts: See Quires Page

Saturday, 28th September, 2019

    Marsh Warblers
    7pm, Concert and Harvest Supper, St.John the Baptist, Wittersham, TN30 7EA.
    Contacts: See Quires Page


Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    Sussex Harmony
    11am, Old Ale Harvest Service, St Thomas à Becket Church, Cliffe, Lewes , BN7 2AH.
    Contacts: See Quires Page

Sunday, 6th October, 2019

    Marsh Warblers
    Carols Workshop, Town Hall, Tenterden, TN30 7EA. (Folk Festival event)
    Contacts: See Quires Page

Saturday, 19th October, 2019

    John Moore Quire
    Harvest Festival, St.Chads, Main Rd, Wybunbury, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 7SB.

Saturday, 19th October, 2019

    WGMA Research Meeting No.8
    The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH.
    A short walk from Lancaster Bus and Railway Stations.

Saturday, 26th October. 2019

    54th Three Quires' Day
    Christchurch, Prince Edward Road, Lewes, Sussex
    Contacts: Jill Thompson tel: 01273 623533 mob.07718-655624
    or Tony Singleton tel: 01580 753431 or email:


Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

    Sing Birmingham! 2019
    10am - 4:30pm, A day of west gallery music and carols for singers and instrumentalists.
    St Nicolas' Church, 81, The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B38 8RU.
    More details from HERE

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th November 2019

Sidholme Hotel Front WGMA Autumn Seaside Singing Weekend
Will take place at:

Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8UJ.

Download a detailed flyer HERE and Booking Form from HERE

Please Note: We're in the happy position of having to start a
WAITING LIST for this event, as we have over 90 applicants so far.

Thursday 19 December, 2019

    Sussex Harmony
    Christmas Carol Concert, St Peter's Church, Preston Park, Brighton, BN1 6SD.
    Contacts: See Quires Page



Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd February, 2020

    The Madding Crowd House Party
    A weekend of West Gallery song and friendship
    Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset  TA4 4BD.
    For more details contact Gordon Thick: 02380 265378 or email

Friday 21st-Sunday 23rd February, 2020

    Residential Weekend West Gallery Course at Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB.
    Leader: Francis Roads.
    More details: email Francis Roads
    Links to the music for download will appear in due course.

Sunday, 1st March, 2020

    Madding Crowd
    West Gallery Workshop for the Folk Association of South Hants – all welcome
    10:30am - 3:30pm; Bring & Share lunch; Soberton Village Hall SO32 3PF.

Saturday, 7th March, 2020

    South-West Quires' Day XII
    Ruishton Village Hall, near Taunton, TA3 5JD.
    Details from Jacqueline Patten email


LINK HERE to the UK Sacred Harp & Shapenote Singing Calandar


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