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Page last updated 6th November 2017

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

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Friday 20th - 22nd October 2017


2017

Saturday 5th - Friday 11th August 2017

Sidmouth seafront WG at Sidmouth Folk Festival

    Saturday 5th: "Start the Week" Concert, 2:30pm, Manor Pavillion.
    Weatherbury Quire, A taster concert of West Gallery music.
    Sun 6th – Fri 11th: time tbc, WG Workshops, Manor Pavillion.
    Sun 6th - Fri 11th: time tbc, "Singing on the Seafront".
    Watch a YouTube video HERE
    Mon 7th-Fri 11th: Shapenote workshops (Canaan's Land).

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

For more details, email Mike or Charlotte

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Saturday 2nd September 2017

    Oxford Psalmody
    from 10:15am, 17th Church Visitation in the Diocese of Oxford
    Singing from Praise & Glory and The Sacred Harp, 1991 ed.
    More details to follow: 01865 865773 or email
    or visit the website

Saturday 2nd September 2017

    North West Three Choirs' Day 10am - 4pm, Rivington Unitarian Chapel, The Village Green, Rivington, Horwich, Lancashire, BL6 7SE.
    Leaders: Sally Drage (GDS), Paul Guppy (GSS), & Jean Seymour (LoDQ)
    £5, payable on the day, but please book a place to ensure receipt of PDF music in advance.

Sunday 10th September 2017

    Madding Crowd
    3:30pm, Harvest themed workshop; 6:30pm Evening Service
    The Abbey United Reformed Church, 1 Abbey Water, Romsey, SO51 8EJ.
    For more information visit our website or call 01962 713392 or email

Sunday 10th September 2017

    Immanuel's Ground
    Harvest Festival Evensong, St Mary the Virgin, Culworth, Northants, OX17 2AT. (time tbc)
    More details: visit the quire's website

Saturday 30th September 2017

    Purbeck Village Quire
    Church Crawl in the Tarrant Valley; a day’s singing with lunch and tea provided for £15, if required.
    More details: Mary Myers 01305 261931 or email

Sunday 30th September 2017

    Madding Crowd
    The Madding Crowd are taking part in Southampton’ s Jane Austen Festival
    11:30am & 2pm, Jane Austen themed workshops
    7:30pm, Jane Austen concert
    St Michael’s Church, Bugle Street, Southampton,SO14 2AD.
    For more information visit our website or call 01962 713392 or email

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Sunday 1st October 2017

    Sussex Harmony
    Workshop and Evensong, Hailsham parish church, Vicarage Road.
    More details: Jan Green 01903 830361 or email
    or visit the quire's website (see Quires page)

Friday 6th October 2017

    Madding Crowd
    "Jane Austen" Concert
    7:30pm, Church of St Lawrence in the Square, Winchester, SO23 9EX.
    FREE with retiring collection
    For more information visit our website or call 01962 713392 or email

Saturday 7th October 2017

    Sussex Harmony
    Harvest Thanksgiving service at St Thomas, Cliffe High Street, Lewes.
    More details: Jan Green 01903 830361 or email
    or visit the quire's website (see Quires page)

Saturday 7th October 2017

    John Moore Quire
    Harvest service at St.John's Methodist church, Wolverhampton.
    More details: Paul Massey 07860 424703 or email

Saturday 7th October 2017

    Called to be Saints
    Harvest Concert, St.Nicholas and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stowey, BS30 5TQ.
    For more information: Peter Crooke email

Sunday, 8th October 2017

    Marsh Warblers
    3pm, Workshop, Tenterden Town Hall, High St, Tenterden, TN30 6AN.
    (part of Tenterden Folk Festival)
    For more details: Visit the quire's website or call 01580-753431 or email

Friday 20th - 22nd October 2017

    WGMA Autumn Weekend at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre,
    Ditchingham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 2DZ.

    Belsey Bridge

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

    You can download a Booking Form from HERE

    For further details contact: Jane Waltho, tel: 01889 591770 or email:

Saturday, 28th October 2017

    FIFTIETH 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:
    Download a Booking Form from HERE

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Saturday 4th November 2017

    Immanuel's Ground
    10.00 am, "Sing Birmingham! 2017", St Nicolas Church, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 8RU.
    More details: visit the quire's website

Saturday 10th November 2017

    John Moore Quire
    Concert at Shrewsbury Unitarian church.
    In aid of Shrewsbury Hospital Intensive Care Unit
    More details: Paul Massey 07860 424703 or email

Sunday 25th November 2017

    Madding Crowd
    Christmas Concert, 7:30pm, King’s Somborne Village Hall, Recreation Ground, Romsey Road, SO20 6PP.
    For more information visit our website or call 01962 713392 or email

Sunday 25th November 2017

    Dorset Carols
    10:30am – 4:30pm, Workshop for Singers and Instrumentalists
    Village Hall, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5QB.
    Leader: Dave Townsend
    Cost: £35. (£30 if booked and paid for by end October)
    More details: tel. 01202 885294 or 01258 840097; email; website

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Friday 1st December 2017

    Madding Crowd
    Christmas Tree Festival
    7:30pm, St Cuthbert's, Copnor, Hayling Avenue, Portsea, Portsmouth, PO3 6DE.
    For more information visit our website or call 01962 713392 or email

Saturday 2nd December 2017

    Derbyshire Carols
    10am-5pm, Workshop, Memorial Hall, Hathersage, S32 1DU.
    Booking Form available from website
    More details: Ian and Norma Russell, 01224 645486

Sunday, 3rd December 2017

    Vital Spark
    Concert, 3:00p, St James Church, Mill Lane, Colwall, near Malvern, WR13 6HE.
    Enquiries: Mary 01684 540882

Friday 8th December 2017

    Called to be Saints
    Concert, St.Leonard's church, The Square, Shipham, Somerset, BS25 1TW.
    For more information: Peter Crooke email

Saturday 9th December 2017

    Immanuel's Ground
    Concert, Immanuel's Ground, St James’ Church, Walton d’Eivile, Warks, CV35 9HU.
    More details: Visit the quire's website

Sunday 9th December 2017

    Marsh Warblers
    Concert, "Going the Rounds"
    All Saints, Brenchley, Kent, TN12 7NJ.
    For more details: Visit the quire's website or call 01580-753431 or email

Sunday 10th December 2017

    West Gallery Workshop
    3:00pm, St Mary's Church, Wanstead, Wanstead Place, London E11 2SW.
    Leading to Advent Evensong at 6.00pm (organised by the RSCM).
    All singers and instrumentalists welcome.
    Workshop Leader: Francis Roads
    Further details and Booking Form available HERE
    and a poster can be downloaded from HERE

Wednesday 13th December 2017

    Immanuel's Ground
    "And Glory Shone Around", Leamington Methodist Church, Dale St, Leamington Spa, Warks, CV32 5HL.
    More details: visit the quire's website

Wednesday 13th December 2017

    Vital Spark
    Concert, 8:00pm, Coningsby Hospital Almshouses Chapel, Widemarsh Street, Hereford, HR4 9HN.
    Enquiries: Richard 01684 574399

Wednesday 17th December 2017

    The Greenwood Quire
    Christmas Concert, 3pm, United Reformed Church, Garmston Street, Lincoln, LN2 1HZ.
    For further details please check our website

Wednesday 20th December 2017

    Vital Spark
    Concert at 8:00pm, West Malvern Village Hall, 145 West Malvern Road, West Malvern, WR14 4AY.
    Enquiries: Jackie: 01684 565696

Friday, 22nd December 2017

    Vital Spark
    Concert, 8:00pm, Friends Meeting House, Sansome Place, Worcester, WR1 1UG.
    Enquiries: Enquiries: Richard 01684 574399

Wednesday 27th December 2017

    Vital Spark
    Concert, 7:00pm, Clodock Church (off the A465 near Pandy, Herefordshire. OS Grid Ref: SO 327 275).
    Enquiries Bob 01873 860313

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2018

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th February, 2018

    The Madding Crowd House Party
    A weekend of West Gallery song and friendship
    Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset  TA4 4BD.
    Save the date now & book nearer the time - visit our website

Sunday 25th February, 2018

    Madding Crowd
    West Gallery Workshop for the Folk Association of South Hants (7th consecutive year)
    10:30am - 3:30pm; Bring & Share lunch; Soberton SO32 3PF.
    See a description of 2017’s event in the Spring 2017 edition of the WGMA magazine.
    To reserve a place, phone: 01243 531497 or email

Saturday 3rd March, 2018

    South-West Quires' Day
    Ruishton Village Hall, near Taunton, TA3 5JD.
    Details from Jacqueline Patten email
    A booking form can be downloaded from HERE

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