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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 16th April, 2016

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 May - Sunday 22nd May 2016

2016

Saturday 3rd January 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    Mummers Play, Wassail, Song & Dance
    12noon - 3pm, Manor Farm, Pylands Lane, Bursledon, SO31 1BH.
    Visit Manor Farm & Country Park website for entry prices.

Saturday, 16th January 2016

    Bedford Gallery Choir with Bedford Early Dance & Music
    3-7pm, Brickhill Community Centre Upper Hall, Avon Drive, Bedford, MK41 7AF.
    "A Dance at the Phoenix", a dance and musical celebration with Christmas cheer.
    A flyer with more information, contacts, and booking form, can be downloaded from HERE

Sunday, January 24th

    London Gallery Quire
    200th anniversary service, St Mary’s, Hampstead, London
    More details: email Stella Hardy

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Saturday 6th February 2016

    Research Meeting
    No.4 to be held in Bristol; venue tbc
    More details from Francis Roads

Saturday 13th February 2016

    Marsh Warblers
    Concert, "May-day to Michaelmas"
    2:30pm, All Saints, Birling, Kent, ME19 5JF.
    More details, contact Tony Singleton 01580 753431 or email

Friday 19th - Sunday 21st February 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    House Party - A weekend of West Gallery song and friendship at
    Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD.
    For more details see the website OR
    Contact: Gordon Thick - phone: 02380 265378; email: gordanne1969@gmail.com
    A Booking Form can be downloaded from HERE

Sunday 28th February 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    West Gallery Workshop for the Folk Association of South Hants
    10:30am - 3:30pm, Soberton Village Hall, SO32 3PF.
    To reserve a place, phone 01243 531497 or email

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Saturday, 5th March, 2016

    South-West Quires' Day
    Ruishton Village Hall, near Taunton.
    More details to follow.

Saturday, 12th March, 2016

    West Gallery Quire
    7pm, Concert, St. George, Shillingford, Devon, EX2 9QN.
    Tickets: £5 at the door, to include refreshments.
    Contact: EMAIL

Saturday, 19th March, 2016

    47th 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:
    You can download a Booking form from HERE

Easter Sunday, 27th March, 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    2:30pm, Service, Grittleton Strict Baptist Chapel, High Street, Grittleton, Wiltshire, SN14 6AP.
    A beautiful building in the care of the Historic Chapels Trust
    NB: This will be an opportunity to launch a new West Gallery choir and we would welcome members of other quires at this event, so please contact Mike Bailey on 01962 713392 or email for more details if you are interested in coming.

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Sunday, 9th April, 2016

Sunday, 10th April, 2016

    London Gallery Quire
    6:00pm, Evensong, St.Mary, Rotherhithe.
    More details: email Stella Hardy

Saturday, 16th April, 2016

    Marsh Warblers
    'A Country Living' Concert, St.Mary, Udimore, East Sussex, TN31 6BA.
    More details, contact Tony Singleton 01580 753431 or email

Saturday, 16th April 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    7.30pm, 'Thomas Hardy' Concert, St Nicholas' Church, Wickham, PO17 6HR.
    Details: Tel 01329 833299 or visit our website.

Saturday, 23rd April 2016

    West Gallery workshop for local RSCM at Tiverton, Devonshire.
    Leader: Francis Roads.
    Details to be announced.

Saturday, 23rd April 2016

    12th Mid-Shires' Quires Day
    10am-4pm, The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
    More details and a booking form can be found HERE

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016

    Vital Spark
    Concert, 8:00pm, St Swithun's Church, Church Street, Worcester, WR1 2RH.
    Fundraising event to help restore this redundant church for use as an arts venue.
    Enquiries: Sarah McCabe, tel. 07833-087718

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Sunday, 1st May, 2016

    Vital Spark
    10:30 am, Church service; afternoon workshop and concert, Upton-upon-Severn.
    Events in Upton Folk Festival.

Saturday, 7th May, 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    7:30pm, 'Thomas Hardy' Concert, Hedge End Methodist Church, SO30 4AG.
    Details: Tel 01489 691547 or visit our website.

Wednesday 7th May, 2016

    Immanuel's Ground
    "Prosperity and Adversity" Concert, St.Mary, Stoneleigh, Warks.
    For more details visit the choir's website

Wednesday 7th May, 2016

    Bedford Gallery Quire
    2-3pm, Concert at The Higgins Museum, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD.
    Part of a "Georgian Day" - also includes a dance workshop at 11:30am.
    FREE entry: Download a poster from HERE

Friday 13th-Sunday 15th May 2016

    Residential West Gallery singing weekend at Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB.
    Leader: Francis Roads.
    Details to be announced.

Saturday, 14th May 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    7pm, 'Thomas Hardy' Concert, St Peter’s Church, High Street, Stockbridge, Hants, SO20 6HE.
    Details: Tel 01264 810578 or visit our website.

Saturday, 21st May, 2016

    Vital Spark
    Concert, 7:30 pm, St Mary's Church, Credenhill, Herefordshire, HR4 7FD.
    part of the Traherne Association Festival.

Friday 20th May - Sunday 22nd May 2016

    WGMA Spring Weekend at The Hayes Conference Centre,
    Swanwick, ALFRETON, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU.

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

    You can download a Booking Form from HERE

    The AGM will be held on Saturday 21st May.

    For further details contact: Jane Waltho, The Forge, Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire DE6 2FF.
    tel: 01889 591770 or email:

Sunday, 29th May 2016

    The Greenwood Quire
    Rogation-tide Progress, starting at Aslackby Church, Lincolnshire
    Please visit Greenwood Quire website for further details.

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Saturday, 4th June 2016

    London Gallery Quire
    Lunch time Concert, St James’s, Bushey, London
    More details: email Stella Hardy

Saturday 4th June 2016

    Marsh Warblers
    Concert, 7:30pm, All Saints, Woodchurch, TN26 3QQ.
    More details, contact Tony Singleton 01580 753431 or email

Saturday, 4th June, 2016

    Bristol Harmony
    Church Tour. More information to follow.

Sunday, 10th July, 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    12 noon to 3:30pm, song, dance and a picnic in the garden of Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD.
    Details: Tel 01420 83262 or visit our website.

Saturday, 16th July, 2016

Sunday, 24th July, 2016

    London Gallery Quire
    Evensong, St. Mary Magdalene's, East Ham, London
    More details: email Stella Hardy

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Saturday 17th September, 2016

Saturday, 24th September, 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    1:30 to 4pm, Music and songs for the Michaelmas Fair at St Cross Hospital, Winchester, SO23 9SD.
    Details: Tel 01962 851375 or visit our website.

Friday 14th - 16 October 2016

    WGMA Autumn Weekend at The Heights Hotel,
    Isle of Portland, Dorset, DT5 2EN.

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

Saturday 22nd October 2016

    Beaminster Gallery Quire and The West Gallery Quire (Crediton)
    Afternoon Concert, Silverton, Devon.
    More details from Sonja Andrews, tel. 01404 822028 or email

Saturday 29th October 2016

    48th 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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2017

Saturday, 4th March, 2017

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

Saturday, 8th April, 2017

    49th 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:

Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd April, 2017

    WGMA Spring Weekend at The Hayes Conference Centre,
    Swanwick, ALFRETON, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU.

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

Friday 20th - 22nd October, 2017

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

    Belsey Bridge

Saturday, 28th October, 2017

    50th 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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