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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 18th April, 2015

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

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Friday 29th May-Sunday 31st May 2015

2015

Sunday 4th January 2015

    Madding Crowd
    Christmas wassail, mummers play, singing and dancing
    12–3pm Manor Farm and Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon, SO31 1BH.
    More details on their website

Sunday 4th January 2015

    Beaminster Gallery Quire
    8pm, Annual Pub Carols evening at the White Lion, Broadwindsor, DT6 4AP. on Sunday 4 January.

Sunday 4th January 2015

    Beaminster Gallery Quire
    8pm, Annual Pub Carols evening at the White Lion, Broadwindsor, DT6 4AP. on Sunday 4 January.

Saturday, 17th January, 2015

    Bedford Gallery Quire & Bedford Early Dance & Music
    "A DICKENS OF A PARTY"
    Brickhill Community Centre, Upper Hall, Avon Drive, Bedford, MK41 7AF.
    Dancing, carol singing and entertainment spots.
    Tickets: £12, which includes a "substantial early supper"
    Enquiries: Jean Sargeant, tel. 01234 765577 or email
    Booking form HERE

Saturday7th February

    London Gallery Quire
    Concert at St. Mary’s, Richmond.
    More details: email Stella Hardy

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd February 2015

    Madding Crowd House Party
    A weekend of West Gallery song and friendship at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD.
    For more details phone Gordon Thick on 02380 265378 or email
    You can download a booking form HERE More details on their website

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Sunday 1st March 2015

Saturday 7th March 2015

    Sussex Harmony
    Concert, St Nicholas Church, Brighton.
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Saturday 7th March 2015

    South-West Quires' Day
    Ruishton Village Hall, near Taunton.
    A booking form can be downloaded from HERE

Saturday 7th March 2015

    Marsh Warblers
    "A Grand Day In" - a day workshop of sacred and secular music - and some country dancing.
    Singers and instrumentalists welcome.
    10:30am-4:30pm, Sandhurst Baptist Church Hall, Rye Road, TN18 5PG, (on A268).
    More details from our website or email

Saturday 21st March 2015

    Pembrokeshire West Gallery Quire
    West Gallery Workshop, St Mary's Church Hall, Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
    All singers and instrumentalists welcome.
    Leasder: Edwin Macadam
    More details: email Jonathan Parker

Saturday 28th March 2015

    45th 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 HERE

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Thursday 9th April 2015

    Sussex Harmony
    Concert for one of our local retirement homes: Greyfriars, Lewes
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Friday 10th April 2015

    Madding Crowd
    'Wellington' Concert, 8pm, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
    More details on their website

Sunday 12th April

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

Saturday 18th April 2015

    Immanuel's Ground
    Concert, 'In Prosperity and Adversity'
    7:30pm, Erdington Methodist Church, Erdington, Birmingham.

Saturday 18th April 2015

    Marsh Warblers
    Concert, 'From May-day to Michaelmas'
    7:30pm, All Saints, Birling, Maidstone, ME19 5LS.
    More details, contact Tony Singleton 01580 753431 or email

Saturday 25th April 2015

    11th Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
    from 10.00 am, Byfield Village Hall, Byfield, Northants. NN11 6UT.
    Booking forms available from HERE

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Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Beaminster Gallery Quire
    Annual Church Crawl visiting the parish churches of Puckington (TA19 9JA), Barrington (TA19 0JB), Stocklinch (TA19 9JQ), and Whitelackington (TA19 9EF)
    Lunch at Barrington Boar PH (TA19 0JB); Cream tea at White Lackington Manor (courtesy of Lord and Lady Cameron)
    Cost £5 for the day.
    Contact: Wendy Carnell, tel. 01308 420716 or email for more details and to order music booklets.
    Download Lunch order HERE

Saturday 9th May 2015

    Immanuel's Ground
    Concert, 'In Prosperity and Adversity'
    7:00pm, SS Peter & Paul Church, Kings Sutton, Northants.

Saturday 9th May 2015

    Marsh Warblers
    Church Crawl or "A Grand Day Out"
    Visiting churches to the SW and W of Maidstone: Brenchley, Wateringbury, Mereworth, and East Peckham.
    More details on our website or email

Wdnesday 13th May

    London Gallery Quire
    7:00pm, Concert, St.George, Alie Street.
    More details: email Stella Hardy
    Download a poster from HERE

Saturday 16th May 2015

    Norfolk Gallery Quire
    10:15am - 4:30pm, Church Tour, visiting four churches in mid-Norfolk
    More details on a poster HERE and from the quire's website
    To book a place, contact Alan Hollingdale, tel.01328 701912 or email

Saturday 16th May 2015

    Sussex Harmony
    Concert, St John’s, Burgess Hill.
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Friday-Sunday 22nd-24th May 2015

    17th Residential West Gallery Church Music course
    at Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB.
    Leader: Francis Roads.

Friday 29th May-Sunday 31st May 2015

    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

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

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Saturday 6th June 2015

    Marsh Warblers
    Concert, 'From May-day to MIchaelmas'
    7:30pm, St.John the Baptist, Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG.
    More details, contact Tony Singleton 01580 753431 or email

Saturday 6th June 2015

    The West Gallery Quire
    Please join us for a Choral Visitation in North Devon on Saturday June 6th, 10.30 am - 4.30 pm.
    Further details: Clare Bainbridge, 01363 777220 or email

Sunday 14th June 2015

    Sussex Harmony
    Workshop and Evensong, St Laurence, Catsfield.
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Saturday 20th June 2015

    Immanuel's Ground
    Concert, 'The Path to Waterloo'
    7:30pm, Northgate Methodist Church, Barrack St, Warwick, Warks. CV34 4TH.
    Tickets: £10 (accompanied children of school age free). All profits in aid of 'Help for Heroes'.

Saturday 20th June 2015

    Bristol Harmony
    Church Tour in the Severn Vale.
    More details/booking: Pete John, tel. 0117 9327107 or email

Saturday 27th June 2015

    West Gallery workshop and concert
    2:15pm, Lavington United Reformed Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, Devonshire EX39 2PZ.
    Leader: Francis Roads
    Further details and music HERE

Saturday 27th June 2015

    Joyful Noise
    West Gallery Workshop:' Fill my mouth with songs of praise' (Psalm 40 OV),
    from 10am, St.Thomas, Stanhope in Weardale parish church, DL13 2YZ.
    Featuring music by local composers, Thomas Pickering, and John Benson.
    Leader: Paul Gailiunas
    Further details available from Win Stokes

Saturday 27th June 2015

    Bristol Harmony
    10:30am - 4pm, Workshop for singers and instrumentalists.
    Winterbourne Barn, Winterbourne, nr. Bristol.
    Leader: Esther Steward, Bristol Harmony's musical director.
    Further details and application form HERE
    Enquiries: email Esther Steward or Pete John.

Saturday 27th June 2015

    Madding Crowd
    'Wellington' Concert, 7:30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, PO16 OEL.
    More details on their website

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Wednesday 1st July

    London Gallery Quire
    7:00pm, Concert, Old St.Pancras Church.
    More details: email Stella Hardy

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th July 2015

    Madding Crowd
    40th Anniversary celebrations
    Saturday: Singing Day, Concert, Ceilidh, Littleton Village Hall, SO22 6QL.
    Sunday: Church Crawl in and near Stockbridge followed by a birthday tea.
    To book, please email: Ros Clements
    For more information: visit the Quire's website
    or telephone 01264 810578 (Brenda Bennett) or 01962 713392 (Mike and Charlotte Bailey).

Saturday 11th July 2015

    Madding Crowd
    'Wellington' Concert, Englefield House, Theale, near Reading, RG7 5EN.
    More details from Major A G Gower, tel.01962 88859.

Saturday, 25 July, 2015

    The West Gallery Quire
    7:30pm, Concert "An Oded for St.Petrock",
    Church of St.Petrock, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4RJ.
    In aid of the Churches' Conservation Trust.

Saturday 22 August 2015

    West Gallery Quire of Crediton
    Devon West Gallery Day at Cruwys Morchard Parish Hall, Devon, EX16 8LD,
    using music from the three Cruwys Morchard partbooks.
    Further details and application form to follow.

Sunday 30th August 2015

    Immanuel's Ground
    Evensong, St. Barnabas Church, Kenilworth.

Saturday September 5th 2015

    North-West Three Choirs' Day
    10:00-4:00, Rivington Unitarian Chapel, The Village Green, Rivington, Horwich, Lancashire, BL6 7SE.
    Leaders: Paul Guppy, Sally Drage, and Jean Seymour
    Cost: £5, including tea and biscuits.
    Music will be sent in advance as pdfs.
    You can download a flyer from HERE
    To book a place or for more details contact Sally Drage. tel. 01260 270217 or email

Saturday 5th September 2015

    Madding Crowd
    'Lord Nelson and the Sea' Concert, 7:30pm, Portsmouth Cathedral, PO1 2HH.
    For more information visit the Quire's website
    or tel. 01264 810578 (Brenda Bennett) or 01962 713392 (Mike and Charlotte Bailey).

Tuesday 8th September 2015

    Marsh Warblers
    Concert 'From May-day to Michaelmas', for Northiam Historical and Literary Society
    8:00pm, Northiam Village Hall, Station Road Northiam, Rye, TN31 6AF.
    More details, contact Tony Singleton 01580 753431 or email

Sunday 20th September 2015

    Immanuel's Ground
    Harvest Celebrations, National Trust's Canons Ashby.

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Saturday 3rd October 2015

Saturday 3rd October 2015

    Purbeck Village Quire
    Church Crawl around Purbeck villages, including Tyneham, Steeple, and Church Knowle
    For details contact: Mary Myers tel.01305 261931 or email

Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th October, 2015

    WGMA Autumn Weekend at The High Leigh Conference Centre,
    Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8SG.

    High Leigh Conference Centre

    Click HERE for location details. Visit their website

Saturday 7th November 2015

    46th 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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2016

Saturday 5th March 2016

    South-West Quires' Day
    Ruishton Village Hall, near Taunton.

Saturday 23rd April 2016

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

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.

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

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