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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 30th October, 2014

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

Nov 2014 | Dec 2014 | Jan-Mar 2015 | Apr-May 2015 | Jun 2015 onwards

The next BIG EVENT:

Friday 29th May-Sunday 31st May 2015

Saturday 4th October 2014

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

Saturday 4th October 2014

    Sussex Harmony
    11am, Harvest Thanksgiving service, St Thomas, Cliffe High St, Lewes.
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Sunday, 5th October 2014

    Vital Spark
    3:30pm, Concert, Hartlebury Castle near Kidderminster DY11 7 XZ.
    Enquiries: Pippa 01299 250416

Friday 17th-Sunday 19th October 2014

    WGMA Autumn 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:

Friday 17th October 2014

    Greenwood Quire
    Concert, St.Andrew's, Haconby, Lincs, PE10 0UJ.
    Contact: Barry Jeffery by 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:

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Saturday, 1st November 2014

    HARK! FROM ON HIGH BLEST ANGELS SING
    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, 1st November 2014

    Wessex Carols Day
    A day of Christmas music, mainly from Dorset.
    Morden Village Hall, Dorset, approximately 8 miles south of Blandford.
    More details and a booking form are attached HERE

Saturday 8th November 2014

    London Gallery Quire
    Concert, St Peter’s, Arkley.
    Contact: Stella Hardy by email

Saturday 8th November 2014

    The West Gallery Quire
    7.30pm, St.Michael's Church, Alphington, Exeter
    A concert of words and music to mark the inauguration of the world's newest West Gallery.
    Tickets [£8, inc refreshments] available at the door.

Saturday 22nd November 2014

    Recording Session, Wesley's Chapel, City Road, London,
    for a BBC Radio 4 Programme of Christmas music to be broadcast on 28th December.
    Rehearsal, am; Recording, pm
    Singers and Instrumentalists who would like to join the "choir", please contact Francis Roads
    More details of timings and the music will appear on Francis' website

Saturday 22nd November 2014

    Vital Spark
    7pm, Christmas Concert, Llanwenarth Baptist Chapel, Station Road, Govilon, near Abergavenny, NP7 9RE.
    Enquiries Deidre 01873 856512

Saturday 29th November 2014

Saturday 29th November 2014

    Sussex Harmony
    Concert, Punnetts Town.
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Saturday 29th November 2014

    Festival of Village Carols
    Grenoside Community Centre, Grenoside, Sheffield, S35 8PR.
    Booking Form and more details from the Village Carols website
    Enquiries: 01224 645486

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Wednesday 3rd December 2014

    London Gallery Quire
    Carol Concert, St George’s German Church, Alie St, London
    Contact: Stella Hardy by email

Saturday 6th December 2014

    Immanuel's Ground
    7.30 pm, Concert, 'A Village Christmas' at Brinklow Church, Brinklow, Warks. CV23 0LQ.

Friday 12th December 2014

    Madding Crowd
    Christmas concert, 8pm, Chandler's Ford Methodist Church, SO53 2GJ.
    More details on their website

Saturday 13 December 2014

    Immanuel's Ground
    7.30 pm, Concert, 'A Georgian Christmas' at Lechlade Church, Lechlade-on-Thames, Glos. GL7 3AH.

Sunday 14th December 2014

    Sussex Harmony
    Carol Service, Malling, Lewes.
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Sunday 14th December 2014

    Vital Spark
    3pm, Christmas Concert, Hartlebury Castle near Kidderminster, DY11 7XZ.
    Enquiries Pippa 01299 250416

Wednesday 17th December 2014

    Vital Spark
    8pm, Christmas Concert, West Malvern Village Hall, West Malvern, Worcs WR14 4AY.
    Enquiries Jackie 01684 565696

Thursday 18th December 2014

    Sussex Harmony
    7:30pm, Carol Concert, St.Peter's, Preston Park, Brighton.
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Saturday 20th December 2014

    Sussex Harmony
    Carol Concert, Hurstpierpoint.
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Saturday 20th December 2014

    Sussex Harmony
    12 noon, Christmas Sing, Rights of Man PH, High St, Lewes. All welcome.
    Contact: Jan Green by email

Saturday 20th December 2014

    Madding Crowd
    Charity Christmas Concert, 7.30pm, St Lawrence in the Square, Winchester.
    Retiring collection for local charities.
    More details on their website

Sunday 28 December 2015

    13th Byfield Village Carols
    from 11.15 am at the Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants. NN11 6XL Visit the quire's Immanuel's Ground Website for a link to the Menu for ordering lunch.

Monday 29th December 2015

    Vital Spark
    7pm, Christmas Concert, Clodock Church, off the A465 near Pandy, Herefordshire. OS grid ref SO327 274.
    Enquiries Bob 01873 860313

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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

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

Sunday 1st March 2015

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:

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Friday 10th April 2015

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

Saturday 18th April 2015

    Immanuel's Ground
    Concert at St.Barnabas, Erdington, Birmingham
    More details to follow

Saturday 25th April 2015

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

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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

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

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Saturday 20th June 2015

    Immanuel's Ground
    Waterloo Concert, Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick, Warks. CV34 4TH.
    In aid of Help for Heroes
    More details to follow

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th July 2015

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

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 location details. Visit their website

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2016

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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