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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 11th July, 2014

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

Aug-Sep 2014 | Oct-Dec 2014 | 2015

The next BIG EVENT:

Friday 17th-Sunday 19th October 2014

Saturday 5th July 2014

    Joyful Noise
    10:30am-4:30pm, Workshop; 5:30pm, Evensong
    St.Paul's Church, Whitley Bay
    Cost of workshop, £5 payable on day; bring and share lunch (refreshments provided)
    To book, contact Win Stokes 0191 2575918 or email

Saturday 12th July 2014

    The Village Quire and actor, Phil Smith
    7.30 pm, 'Precious Bane', Concert, Gellionnen Chapel, Mynydd Gellionnen, Pontardawe, SA8 4RN.
    Preceded by picnic and welsh music.
    Tickets £5 from Cas Smith: (01792) 863940 or email

Saturday 12th July 2014

    The Madding Crowd
    11am to 1:30pm, Workshop & short concert, Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey, SO51 8EL.
    More details on the quire's website

Friday 1st - Friday 8th August


    WGMA at Sidmouth Folk Week

    Sat 2nd, Start the Week Concert
    Sunday 3rd - Friday 8th, West Gallery Workshops
    Sunday 3rd - Friday 8th, Seafront Singing

    Visit Folk Week's website

    Sidmouth seafront

Saturday 16th August 2014

    North-West Three Choirs Day
    Gladly Solemn Sound, Grace Darling Singers, & Larks of Dean Quire, lead a West Gallery singing day
    10am - 5pm, Rivington Unitarian Chapel, Village Green, Rivington, Horwich, BL6 7SE.
    (near Bolton) - view pictures of chapel: Outside; Inside
    Cost: £5 (payable on day); bring food or buy in chapel cafe.
    More details or to book a place, contact Sally Drage: 01260-270217 or email


Saturday 6th September 2014

    Oxford Psalmody
    10:00am - 6:30pm, 15th Church Visitation within the Diocese of Oxford, supported by Immanuel's Ground
    More details on the quire's website

Saturday 13th September 2014

    Wolds Apart
    10am - 4pm, Music Workshop
    West Halton (Humber South Bank) and Church, Coleby Road, West Halton, Scunthorpe, North Lincs, DN15 9AP.
    Cost £7 (inc. music); Bring & share lunch; music and refreshments provided.
    Leader: Mike Bailey
    A booking form can be downloaded from HERE More details from Roger Hateley 01430-810495 or email

Saturday 20th September 2014 - DATE AMENDED

    Beckenham West Gallery Singing Day
    10.00am Ė 4pm, Beckenham Baptist Church, Elm Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 4JB
    Download a Flyer or a Booking Form
    Contact: Val Harrison 020 8658 6551 or email

Sunday, 21st September 2014

    Sussex Harmony
    Harvest Thanksgiving Service, Christchurch Methodist Church, Springfied Road, Bexhill, TN40 2BX..
    For more details visit our website or email

Saturday 27th September 2014

    Research meeting, John Rylands Library, Manchester.
    Further details will appear in due course.


Saturday 4th October 2014

    London Gallery Quire
    Harvest Evensong, St George in the East, London
    Contact: Stella Hardy by email

Friday 17th-Sunday 19th October 2014

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

    Portland images

    You can download a Poster with more details from HERE and a BOOKING FORM

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

Saturday 25th October 2014

    44th 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:

Saturday, 1st November 2014

    10am-4:30pm, Workshop of Seasonal music mainly from North West and North East England
    Baptist Church Hall, Stocksfield, Northumberland. (Near Hexham)
    Choralists and orchestral instrumentalists welcome
    Principal Leader: Paul Guppy (Gladly Solemn Sound, Lancaster)
    Cost: £10 - includes light refreshments; bring & share lunch.
    Details & Bookings, contact Chris Gardner, tel. 01661 598571 or email
    NB: Please book by 9th Oct. in order to allow sufficient music books to be printed.

Saturday 8th November 2014

    London Gallery Quire
    Concert, St Peterís, Arkley.
    Contact: Stella Hardy by email

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

    London Gallery Quire
    Carol Concert, St Georgeís German Church, Alie St, London
    Contact: Stella Hardy 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 WEEKEND at The Hayes Conference Centre,
    Swanwick, ALFRETON, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU.

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

Saturday 4th -Sunday 5th July 2015

    Madding Crowd
    40th Anniversary celebrations
    Singing Day, Concert, Ceilidh & Church Crawl
    More details to follow


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