Madding Crowd House Party, Febuary 2017 - more details with a booking form HERE
Research Meeting no.5, January 2017 - more details HERE
Booking Form for the WGMA Autumn Weekend at Portland, Dorset, now available HERE
Details of and links to facsimiles of music collections pubished by John Smith of Lavington, Wiltshire - HERE
Booking Forms for Three Quires' Day at Lewes available HERE
Booking Form for the WGMA Spring Weekend at Swanwick, Derbyshire, now available HERE
Details of music, timings, etc, for participants in the Weatherbury Quire "Start the Week" concert at Sidmouth Folk Festival can be found HERE
Painting of "Halifax Church Choir" (1796) added to WG Art Gallery; is it authentic? See HERE
Booking Form for the WGMA Autumn Weekend at Hoddesdon, Herts, now available HERE
Booking Forms for Three Quires' Day at Lewes and South-West Quires' Day near Taunton, available HERE
Report on Northern Three Quires' Day at Rivington Unitarian Chapel, near Bolton, Lancashire.
Facsimle of 1708 edition of New Version of the Psalms with Music - more details with sample pages HERE
Booking Form for the Wessex Carols Day, Dorset now available HERE
Booking Form for the WGMA Autumn Weekend in Portland, Dorset now available HERE
Advanced Notice of Research Meeting - see Calendar Page
Advanced Notice of WGMA weekends in 2014 - in May and October
Details of FIRST Beckenham West Gallery Singing Day on Calendar Page - with Flyer and Booking form.
Details and Booking form for the Wessex Carol Day in November can be found HERE.
Reminiscences of an Oxfordshire Singer and cellist, ca.1870 HERE
Booking Form for WGMA Spring Weekend at Swanwick, Derbyshire HERE
Reminiscences of Long Preston, Yorkshire, added to the literary references in the Resources section HERE - Thanks to David Welch.
Reminiscences of Ingleton, Yorkshire, added to the literary references in the Resources section HERE - Thanks to Paul Guppy.
More 'Contemporary' literary references added to the Resources section HERE - Thanks to Francis Roads.
Makeover of site; new colour sheme; all pages now open in master page; improved navigation between Resource pages; Praise & Glory page moved HERE
A re-organisation of the site, chiefly renaming of files and folders - you may need to check your bookmarks. Please advise webmaster of any dead links.
More literary references from American sources HERE
A new page of contemporary paintings and engravings of West Gallery choirs, both singers and instrumentalists HERE
A host of references to WG music in early to mid-19th century Newspapers, kindly supplied by Fyn Titford-Mock.
Find out what the papers say HERE
Music for WGMA weekend at Kington, Herefordshire, October 2009, was posted.
Your Voices Raise - West Gallery favourites from the repertoire of London Gallery Quire. See details HERE
Never on Sunday - Marches, Dances, Song Tunes and Party Pieces. See details HERE
WGMA Members: Voting on the Constitution change
204 votes cast (as at 29 Jan) = 46.9% of the membership.
Nobody has voted against. We need 75% to carry ie ca.another 100
Please send in your votes. There is no time limit.
Lost the voting slip? Send any piece of paper with a vote for/against, name in capitals, and signature.
NEW DVD from Purbeck Village Quire - details HERE
New literary quotes added to Resources Pages HERE
Music for WGMA weekend at London Colney, October 2008, made available.
Music for WGMA weekend at Ironbridge, May 2008, made available.
Booking form and details for May WGMA weekend at Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire added.
MP3 files added to Resources pages - from CDs by Gladly Solemn Sound, Madding Crowd and Vital Spark.
New Articles added:
Rules for Singers and Uriah Davenport and the Psalm Singers of Rushton, Staffordshire
Image and music files added to article The Musicians of Rossendale
Reports on a Trafalgar Day Concert in 2000 and Rollo Woods' 80th Birthday.
Gallery of Pictures from the WGMA weekend meeting at Ironbridge including music files.
New Articles added: Reports on Jane Austen Fayre and Mid-Shires Quires' Day
A makeover of the site with some sections rearranged as follows:
Details of the Association moved to a new 'About Us' page.
Rules of the Association moved from 'Articles' page and linked to the 'About Us' page.
Pictures collected together in a 'Picture Gallery' page.
Choir details have been reduced to brief descriptions and contact details as an increasing number of choirs have their own websites - links are given where known.
The WGMA discussion forum and the WGMA mailing list details have been moved to the 'Links' page
The Index to West Gallery, the quarterly Newsletter has been updated to issue no.35 (Autumn 2005) and can be accessed from the 'Publications' page.
Organisations page has been subsumed into the 'Links' Page.
Village Carols now has its own domain name and can be found HERE
Articles - New articles have been added - William Knapp and Rev David Everard Ford. More articles to follow.
The resources pages from Tony Singleton's website have been included in this site under 'Resources'.
These include books about the West Galley Period, anthologies of music, and recordings, as well a selection of literary references to the subject.
The inclusion of this page which will be updated whenever significant change occurs.