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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 16th January, 2019

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

Jan-March 2019 | April-June | September onwards

Saturday, 1st December, 2018

    The Marsh Warblers
    7:30pm, "Going the Rounds" Christmas Concert, St Mary’s, Rolvenden, nr Tenterden, Kent.
    More details from the quires' website

Saturday, 1st December, 2018

    The Festival of Village Carols
    9:30am-11:00pm, Grenoside Community Centre
    Workshops during the day, Grand Sing from 7:30pm
    Download the booking form from HERE

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

    London Gallery Quire
    7pm, Christmas Concert, St George’s, Alie Street, London, E1 8EB.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018

    Bedford Gallery Quire
    7:30pm, Village Carols at the White Horse, 84 Newnham Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9PX.
    Download the flyer from HERE

Saturday, 8th December, 2018

    North East Early Music Forum
    Before Ancient and Modern - A WG music Workshop for Voices and Instruments
    10:30am-4pm, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Newmarket Street, Skipton, N. Yorks.
    Leader: Paul Guppy
    For more details: tel.Susan Jackson 01756 796967 or email

Saturday 15th December, 2018

    Melstock Band
    2pm–10pm, Workshop, Dinner, and Concert
    Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts
    More details from their website

Saturday 15th December, 2018

    The Madding Crowd
    A Free Christmas Concert
    7:30pm, St Lawrence Church in the Square, Winchester, SO23 9EX.

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018

    Vital Spark
    8pm, Concert, West Malvern Village Hall, 145, West Malvern Road, West Malvern, WR14 4AY.
    Enquiries: Jackie: tel. 01684 565696

Friday, 28th December, 2018

    Vital Spark
    7pm, Concert, Clodock Church (off the A465 near Pandy, Herefordshire).
    Enquiries: Bob: tel. 01873 860313

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2019

Sunday 6th January 2019

    London Gallery Quire
    Epiphany Party, 3:30-7:30pm, Winchmore Hill URC, Compton Road N21 3NU.
    Singing and some dancing; bring-and-share food and drink.
    Friends and family all welcome.

Saturday, 12th January, 2019

    Bedford Gallery Quire
    7:30pm, January Revels, Brickhill Community Centre Upper Hall, Avon Drive, BEDFORD, MK41 7AF.
    Joint event with Bedford Early Dance and Music.
    Download the flyer/booking form from HERE

Sunday, 13th January, 2019

    The Greenwood Quire
    Annual Plough Sunday Service, St James' Church, Aslackby, Lincolnshire, NG34 0HZ.
    The service will be followed by Lunch, Music, and Dancing.
    More details: email

Saturday, 26th January, 2019

    Immanuel's Ground
    Musical Away Day

    10am - 4:30pm, Byfield Bowls Club, Byfield, Northants, NN11 6XL. (next to Village Hall)
    Lunch: Jacket potatoes plus fillings at the Cross Tree Inn, Byfield.
    A chance to enjoy new music from the West Gallery tradition .
    Visitors and potential new members are most welcome.
    Food orders and more details from Edwin & Sheila Macadam, tel: 01865 865773 or email, and website

Friday 15th - Sunday, 19th February, 2019

    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
    A booking form can be downloaded from HERE

Sunday, 24th February, 2019

    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.
    To reserve a place: phone 01243 531497 or email

Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

    South-West Quires' Day XVI
    Ruishton Village Hall, near Taunton, TA3 5JD.
    Details from Jacqueline Patten email
    Download a Booking Form from HERE
    NB: fully-booked as of 16th January; any further applications will be placed on a waiting list.

Friday 8th-Sunday 10th March, 2019

    22nd West Gallery Course for singers and instrumentalists
    Benslow Music Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB.
    For more details: email Francis Roads.

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Saturday, 6th April, 2019

    Marsh Warblers
    Concert - "A Country Living"
    7:30pm, All Saints, Birling, West Malling, ME19 5JW.
    More details: tel.01580-753431 or visit website

Saturday, 13th April, 2019

    53rd 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, 27th April, 2019

    Immanuel's Ground
    Mid-Shires’ Quires’ Day
    10:am - 4:30 pm, Byfield Village Hall, Byfield, Northants, NN11 6UT.
    Booking form on website
    More details from Edwin & Sheila Macadam: tel: 01865 865773 or email.

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 later.

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 from HERE

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Saturday, 7th September, 2019

    Immanuel's Ground
    Diocese of Oxford Visitation - 20th and final
    10:am - 4:30 pm, Byfield Village Hall, Byfield, Northants, NN11 6UT.
    More details from Edwin & Sheila Macadam
    tel: 01865 865773 or email, or website

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

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