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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 28th August, 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 14th - 16th October 2016

2016

Saturday, 4th June 2016

    London Gallery Quire
    Lunch time Concert, St Jamesís, 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 visiting Abson, Wapley and Old Sodbury parish churches in South Gloucestershire.
    Singers and instrumentalists welcome to join us.
    Details from Pete John, tel. 0117 932 7107 or email

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Sunday, 10th July, 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    11am to 2:30pm (time changed), 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

Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

    Immanuelís Ground
    2:30-3:10pm, Concert 'On trial at the Court House'; 3:30-5:00pm, West Gallery Workshop
    The Old Court House, Jury Street, Warwick CV34 3EW. (events part of Warwick Folk Festival.)

Sunday, 24th July, 2016

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

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Sunday, 31st July - Friday 5th August, 2016

Sidmouth seafront WG at Sidmouth Folk Festival

    Sunday 31st: "Start the Week" Concert, 2:30pm, Manor Pavillion.
    A taster concert of West Gallery (Weatherbury Quire),
    Shape-note (Canaan's Land), and
    Gregorian Chant/Community Songs(Peter Wilton).
    Sun 1st - Fri 5th: 11:30am-1pm, WG Workshops, Manor Pavillion.
    Sun 1st - Fri 5th: 2pm-3pm, "Singing on the Seafront".
    Watch a YouTube video HERE
    Mon to Fri, 9:30am-11am: Shape Note Workshops, Methodist Church.

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

Thursday 4th August 2016

Saturday 13th August 2016

    North West Three Choirs Day.
    10am-4pm, Rivington Chapel, Horwich, Lancs.
    Cost: £5 - includes music and light refreshments
    Leaders: Sally Drage 01260 270217 or email, Paul Guppy 01524 68621 or email,
    and Jean Seymour 0161 7611544 or email, from whom more details are available.

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Saturday 3rd September 2016

    16th Church Visitation in the Diocese of Oxford
    Singing from Praise & Glory and The Sacred Harp, 1991 ed.
    Visiting churches to the southeast and southwest of Adderbury; lunch at the Red Lion, Adderbury.
    More details from Edwin and Sheila Macadam: 01865 865773 or email or visit their website

Sunday 11th September, 2016

    Immanuelís Ground
    2:00-3:30pm, Harvest Celebration singing and
    4:30pm, Harvest Festival Evensong, St Maryís Priory Church, Canons Ashby, Northants NN11 3SD.
    (events in the National Trustís Harvest Weekend at Canons Ashby)

Saturday 17th September, 2016

    London Gallery Quire
    Church Crawl, visiting:
    All Sants, Margaret St, W1W 8JG. (10:30am); The Welsh Church, 30 Eastcastle St, W1W 8DJ (11:45am);
    St.Giles in the Fields, WC2H 8LG (2:30pm); St.George, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2SA (4pm).
    These churches will be opened to the public as part of Open House London
    More details from Stella Hardy 0207 5154639 or email

Saturday 17th September, 2016

    Immanuel's Ground
    11:00am-12:30pm (times tbc) , Concert and 1:30-4:00pm, WG Workshop
    Wade Street Chapel, Lichfield, WS13 6HL. (part of Lichfield Heritage Weekend)

Saturday 17th September, 2016

    The Greenwood Quire
    7pm, Concert "The VIllage Quire", St.Michael's, Swaton, Lincs.
    The evening will include the Greenwoods' Mummers' Play.
    Ticket and Booking details on a poster HERE

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.

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Saturday, 1st October, 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    6:30pm, Words and music for Harvest, Wallops Parish Hall, SO20 8EG.
    Details: Tel Chris Rose 01264 781257 or visit our website.

Saturday, 8th October, 2016

    The Madding Crowd
    7pm, Words and music for Harvest, Minstead Church, SO43 7EX.
    Details: Tel Diana Gower 01962 884813 or visit our website.

Friday 14th - 16th 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

    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:

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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Saturday, 26th November

    WEST OF EDEN Workshop
    10am - 4:30pm, St.Andrew's Parish Church, Penrith, Cumbria.
    Workshop for choral singers and instrumentalists, featuring Psalmody, Anthems and Seasonal music from Cumbria, Co. Durham and North Yorkshire.
    Cost: £10, to include music and light refreshments.
    Leaders: Paul Guppy, Lancaster, and Simon Fleming, Durham
    Yu can download a flyer with more details and contacts from HERE

Saturday, 10th December 2017

    Carols Workshop 11am - 4:30pm, The Gregson Centre, Moorgate, Lancaster, LA1 3PY.
    Cost: £10 per person
    Workshop Leader: Paul Guppy, Director of The Gladly Solemn Sound West Gallery choir based in Lancaster
    To book, contact Paul Guppy, tel. 01524 68621 or email.

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2017

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th February, 2017

    The Madding Crowd
    House Party - A weekend of West Gallery song and friendship, Halsway Manor,
    near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD.
    Details: Gordon Thick, Tel 02380 265378; email: gordanne1969@gmail.com or visit our website.

Sunday, 26th February, 2017

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

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

Saturday, 29th April 2017

    13th Mid-Shires' Quires Day
    10am-4pm, The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.

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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