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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 24th June 2018

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

June | July | August | September | October 2018 onwards | 2019

Saturday 5th May 2018

    Beaminster Gallery Quire
    Church Crawl – times and venues to be announced.
    More details: Peter Carnell email

Sunday, 6th May, 2018

    Madding Crowd
    6pm, Evensong for Rogation Sunday - with a Workshop 4:30 - 5:30
    St Nicholas' Church, Peper Harow, GU8 6BG.
    More details on the quire's website

Saturday, 12th May, 2018

    Annual General Meeting
    The First Annual General Meeting of the WGMA as a registered charity will take place on Saturday, 12th May, 2018, during a one-day West Gallery workshop hosted by the Amber Valley Quire.
    Venue: Royal School for the Deaf, Derby, DE22 3BH.
    Full details of how to book for this free workshop event will be included in the Spring edition of West Gallery newsletter.
    Workshop Booking Form now available HERE
    AGM Agenda and Finacial Report now available HERE

Sunday, 13th May, 2018

    Sussex Harmony
    Afternion workshop and evensong, St,John the Baptist, Findon, Sussex.
    More details on the quire's website

Sunday, 20th May, 2018

    West Gallery Workshop
    3:00pm, Saint Mary the Virgin, Wanstead, 1 Langley Drive, London E11 2LN.
    Leading to a Book of Common Prayer Oak Apple Day Evensong at 6:00pm
    Organised on behalf of Essex and East London RSCM
    Leader: Francis Roads
    All singers and instrumentalists are welcome. Further details, with the music to download, are HERE
    You can download a FLYER from HERE

Sunday, 20th May, 2018

    Norfolk West Gallery Quire
    Pentecost Evensong, 6pm, St Mary’s Church, Barnham Broom Rd, Carleton Forehoe, Norfolk, NR9 4AL.
    Download a poster from HERE
    More details: Tom Herman

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Saturday, 2nd June, 2018

    Bedford Gallery Quire
    Concert, 7:30pm, St James' Church, Church Street, Hemingford Grey, PE28 9DF.
    Free admission, donations for The Langley Trust.
    More details from the Quire's website

Saturday, 9th June, 2018

    "BEFORE ANCIENT & MODERN''
    A West Gallery Music Day for Choral Singers and Instrumentalists.
    10am - 4:30 pm, St Oswin's Church Hall, Wylam-on-Tyne, Northumberland.
    Leaders: Chris Gardner, Event organizer, and Paul Guppy, Musical Director of '' Gladly Solemn Sound'', Lancaster.
    Costs: £12 payable on the day, to include music-book and light refreshments.
    Full details / application forms available soon.
    Contacts: Chris Gardner OR tel. 01661 598571 or
    Paul Guppy or tel. 01524 68621 (office hours only)

Saturday, 9th June, 2018

    Madding Crowd
    Concert: "Through all the Changing Scenes of Life"
    7:30pm, St Mary’s Church, South Stoneham, SO18 2ST.
    More details on the quire's website

Saturday, 9th June, 2018

    Immanuels Ground
    7pm(tbc), Concert, St.John the Baptist, Brinklow,Warks, CV23 0LN.
    More details on the quire's website

Saturday, 16th June, 2018

    Sussex Harmony
    7:30pm, Concert, Catsfield Village Hall, Sussex.
    More details on the quire's website

Thursday, 21st June, 2018

Saturday, 23rd June, 2018

Sunday, 24th June, 2018

    Sussex Harmony
    6pm (tbc), Patronal evensong, St.Peter, Preston Park, Brighton, Sussex.
    More details on the quire's website

Saturday, 30th June, 2018

    West Gallery Quire, Crediton
    WORKSHOP to learn the West Gallery Music of the local area
    Crediton Congregational Church, High Street, Crediton, EX17 3LF.
    Two Sessions: 10:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    To be followed by a PERFORMANCE, 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
    A CREAM TEA for all participants will conclude the festivities.
    Cost: £10, to include MUSIC BOOK, available on the day.
    Further details: email Clare Bainbridge.

Saturday, 30th June, 2018

    Bedford Gallery Quire
    West Gallery Music Workshop and Concert, St Mary's, Comberton, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7ED.
    Workshop, 11am-5:30pm, music in 3 and 4 parts suitable for Singers and Instrumentalists (orchestral - not chordal).
    Cost £10 inc.music booklet and refeshments. Free for those in full time education but booking essential.
    Concert, 6-7pm, FREE (retiring collection)
    More details with link to a booking form on the Quire's website

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Saturday, 7th July, 2018

    Immanuels Ground
    7pm, Concert "Regency, Revolution, and Romance, Holy Trinity, Gawcott, Bucks, MK18 4HY.
    More details on the quire's website

Saturday, 14th July, 2018

    Chiltern West Gallery Quire
    Celebrate their 25th Anniversary
    Workshop with local music from their New Bumper “Favourites” book
    2-7.30pm, The British School, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 9TS.
    Cost: £10 to include workshop / singing book / hot and cold drinks / ceilidh : Bring and share meal
    Further details and booking, as well as accommodation info if needed:
    email Jenny Ellis or tel.01462 629539 / mob.07505131880
    We would love to welcome all our WG friends and members – old and new!

Saturday, 14th July, 2018

    Madding Crowd
    Concert: "Through all the Changing Scenes of Life"
    7:30pm, The Hulse Hall Breamore, nr Fordingbridge, SP6 2EA.
    More details on the quire's website

Saturday, 21st July, 2018.

    Bristol Harmony Quire
    West Gallery Workshop
    10:30am - 4pm, Voices and instruments all welcome.
    Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne, South Glos, BS36 1SE.
    Leader: Esther Steward; Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.
    Cost: £16.50, payable to "Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust".
    More details on Winterbourne Barn website
    OR email Linda Hall, or tel. 01633 889019 / 07891 688581.

Saturday, 28th July, 2018

    Immanuel's Ground
    3-4:30pm, West Gallery Workshop (part of Warwick Folk Festival)
    Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AX.
    More details: visit the quire's website

Sunday, 29th July, 2018

    Madding Crowd
    Workshop, 4:30 - 5:30, followed by Evensong at 6pm
    St Denys Church, Southampton, SO17 2ND.
    More details on the quire's website

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Saturday, 4th August, 2018

    North West Three Choirs Day 10am - 4pm, Rivington Unitarian Chapel, Rivington, Bolton, BL6 7SL.
    Singers and instrumentalists welcome.
    Cost: £5, payable on the day but please let us know you’re coming so we can email the music to you beforehand.
    Refreshments provided. Cafe adjacent for lunch or bring your own.
    Contacts: Sally Drage, Paul Guppy, or Jean Seymour
    Read about a previous Singing Day HERE

Friday 3rd - Friday 10th August 2018

Sidmouth seafront WG at Sidmouth Folk Festival

    Members of the WGMA will be running events again this year:
    Saturday 4th: "Start the Week" Concert,
    Weatherbury Quire, A taster concert of West Gallery music.
    Other Singing Workshops with music provided (6 days)
    One Advanced Harmony Workshop with Mike Bailey
    Two Community Song Workshops with Peter Wilton and Mike Bailey
    Two Gregorian Chant Workshops with Peter Wilton
    Shape Note Workshops organised separately by Steve Fletcher
    Watch a YouTube video HERE

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

For more details, email Mike or Charlotte

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Saturday 1st September, 2018

    18th Church Visitation in the Diocese of Oxford, starting at 10.15am. until about 6pm.
    Singing from Praise & Glory and The Sacred Harp, 1991 ed.
    More details from Edwin and Sheila Macadam:
    tel: 01865 865773 or email, or website

Saturday, 15th September, 2018

    Madding Crowd
    Concert "Extraordinary Georgian Women"
    7.30pm, The Pilgrims Hall, Winchester (part of Heritage Open Days).
    More details on the quire's website

Saturday 29th September, 2018

    The Greenwood Quire
    Deeping St. James Methodist, Church, Church St, Deeping St. James, Lincolnshire, PE6 8HD.
    More details: visit the quire's website

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Saturday 6th October, 2018

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

Sunday 14th October, 2018

    The John Moore Quire
    Singing at Croft Castle, National Trust
    Visit our blog

Saturday 20th October, 2018

    WGMA Research Group
    11am - 5pm, Victoria Rooms, 88 Queens Road, BS8 1SA Bristol, the Music Department of Bristol University.
    WGMA members who are not listed in the Research Group are welcome to attend.
    Further information, contact: Francis Roads

Sunday 21st October, 2018

    The Greenwood Quire
    St Peter's, Empingham, Rutland.
    More details: visit the quire's website

Sunday, 21st October

    London Gallery Quire
    6pm, Evensong for Trafalgar Day, St Paul’s, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7DD.

Saturday, 27th October, 2018

    52nd 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:

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Friday 30th November 2018

    The John Moore Quire
    Christmas at Broseley Church, Shropshire.
    Visit our blog

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

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

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2019

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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