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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 4th January, 2017

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

Jan 2017 | Feb-Mar 2017 | Apr 2017 | Sep 2017 | 2018

The next BIG EVENT:

Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd April, 2017



Friday 2nd December

    Vital Spark
    Concert, 7:45pm, Selsley Church, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5LE.
    Enquiries: Juliet Shipman 01453 751751

Sunday 4th December

    The Larks of Dean Quire
    6pm, Annual Carol Service, Goodshaw Old Baptist Chapel.
    More details: Jean Seymour 0161 761 1544 or email

Sunday 4th and 11th December 2016

    Immanuel’s Ground
    1:30-2:30pm, Carols in the Great Hall, Canons Ashby, Northants, NN11 3SD.

Wedesday, 7th December 2016

    London Gallery Quire
    Christmas Concert, St George’s, Alie Street, London.
    Contact: Stella Hardy 0207 515 4639 or email

Saturday 10th December 2016

    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.

Saturday 10th December 2016

    Immanuel’s Ground
    Christmas Concert, St John the Baptist Church, Brinklow, Warks. CV23 0LQ

Sunday 11th December

    The Marsh Warblers
    7:30pm, Christmas Concert: "Going the Rounds", St.Nicholas, Sandhurst,Kent, TN18 5NS.
    Details: Tony Singleton 01580 753431 or email

Saturday 17th December

    The Marsh Warblers
    Grace Community Church, Maidstone.
    7:30pm, Christmas Concert: "Going the Rounds"
    Details: Tony Singleton 01580 753431 or email

Saturday 17th December

    Madding Crowd
    7:30pm, Christmas Concert, St James Road Methodist Church, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 5HE.
    For more information: tel. 01962 713392, or email
    or visit their website

Wednesday 21st December

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

Friday 23rd December

    Madding Crowd
    Christmas Concert, 7:30pm, Church of St Lawrence in the Square, Winchester, SO23 9EX.
    For more information: tel. 01962 713392, or email or visit their website
    You can download a flyer for this FREE concert HERE.

Tuesday 27th December

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

Wednesday 28th December 2016

    Immanuel’s Ground - 15th Byfield Village Carols
    11:15am – 4:00pm, Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants, NN11 6XL



Sunday 8th January, 2017

    The Greenwood Quire
    'God Spede the Plow', Plough Sunday Service
    11am, St. James' church, Aslackby, Lincolnshire.
    Service to be followed by Lunch and Dancing.

Saturday 14th January

    Bedford Gallery Quire
    January Party with Bedford Early Dance & Music- "Fill the Foaming Cups Again"
    3-7pm, Brickhill Community Centre Upper Hall, Avon Drive, Bedford, MK41 7AF.
    Full details on the attached Booking Form.

Monday 23rd January, 2017

    The 5th Research Meeting
    Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE.
    Arrive 10.45 for 11 am; end at 5 pm.
    Arrangements will be made for a sandwich lunch. All interested parties are welcome to attend,
    (kindly arranged by Paul Gailiunas).
    Enquiries to Francis Roads

Saturday 28th January, 2017

    2017 Leaders Workshop Leaders: Mike Bailey of Madding Crowd and Francis Roads of London Gallery Quire.
    10am to 4pm, St Laurence Church, Church Street, Stroud, Glos, GL5 1AP. Map HERE
    Tea and coffee breaks; break for lunch of an hour or so - bring your own picnic or
    there are plenty of town cafes, bakers, pubs, fish & chips etc.
    Parking (long stay): Church Street Car Park, GL5 1JL (including disabled), or
    London Road Surface Car Park, GL5 2AA.
    Contact: Christopher Adams email or Elizabeth Akhurst email.


Saturday 11th February 2017

    Immanuel’s Ground - Sing Warwick!
    A workshop day of music from the Warwickshire County Record Office’s collection.
    10:30am – 4:30 pm: St Nicholas Church, St.Nicholas Church Street, Warwick, CV34 4JD.
    You can download a booking form from HERE

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.
    You can download a Booking Form from HERE
    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
    A booking form can be downloaded from HERE


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.

    Hayes, Swanwick

    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 22nd April.

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

Saturday, 29th April 2017

    13th Mid-Shires' Quires Day
    10am-4pm, The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants, NN11 6UT.
    Please note: a week later than usual

Saturday 30th September 2017

    Purbeck Village Quire
    Church Crawl in Tarrant Valley
    More details to follow.

Friday 20th - 22nd October, 2017

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

    Belsey Bridge

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 from Francis Roads



Fri 18th - Sun 20th May, 2018

    WGMA Spring Weekend at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick.

    Hayes, Swanwick

Friday 20th - 22nd October, 2018

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

    High Leigh


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