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Calendar of Events

Page last updated 21st June, 2015

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

Jul-Aug | Sep-Oct | Nov-Dec | 2016

The next BIG EVENT:

Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th October, 2015


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

Saturday 27th June

    Bedford Gallery Quire
    Concert, 7.30pm, The Olney Centre, High Street, Olney, MK46 4EF.
    SORRY! - but this concert has had to be CANCELLED

Sunday 28th June

    Shropshire Harmony Quire
    10:30am - 4:30pm, A Day of West Gallery Music Making for singers and instrumentalists,
    Lydham Village Hall, SY9 5HD.
    Leader: Paul Guppy   Cost: £15
    Booking and more details: tel: 01938 570 446 or email Dave Bissitt


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 Ode for St.Petrock",
    Church of St.Petrock, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4RJ.
    In aid of the Churches' Conservation Trust.


Saturday, 1st - Friday 9th August, 2015

WG at Sidmouth Folk Festival

    Saturday 1st: "Start the Week" Concert, 2pm, tbc.
    WGMA members who want to participate contact Mike Bailey.
    Sunday 2nd - Friday 9th: WG Workshops.
    Sunday 2nd - Friday 9th: "Singing on the Seafront".
    Watch a YouTube video HERE
    Monday 3rd - Friday 9th: Shape Note Workshops.

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


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.
    Singing in the church after.
    Download details and an application form fromHERE

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.


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

Saturday 17th October 2015

    Marsh Warblers
    'Travelling in Hope' Concert, St Mary's Community Hall, Udimore, East Sussex, .

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

    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 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:

Saturday, 7th November


Wednesday, 2nd December

    London Gallery Quire
    Christmas Concert, St George’s Alie Street, London.
    More details: email Stella Hardy

Saturday 12th June 2015

    Marsh Warblers
    Christmas Concert
    7:30pm, All Saints, Biddenden, Tenterden, TN30 7NG.
    More details, contact Tony Singleton 01580 753431 or email



Saturday 6th February 2016

    Research Meeting
    No.4 to be held in Bristol; venue tbc
    More details from Francis Roads

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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