A new restricted area has been added to the website and all members have been emailed access details.
Initially, this provides access to two things - PDF copies of the West Gallery Newsletter (which can be found via the Publications page) and some new Research that is being made available to members only.
A new article on John Scurr's Manuscript in Durham Cathedral has been added based on research carried out by Paul Gailiunas.
This can be found under the Regional section of the Articles page and is available to members only.
Paul Guppy has produced a new music book with material drawn from the National Chartist Hymn Book (c. 1840).
This book will be of interest to WG enthusiasts and quires alike and to help with the publication costs, the WGMA is issuing a call to subscribers.
For more details,
click on the image to the right.
The AGM of the WGMA will take place during the WGMA Spring Weekend (see Calendar)and the calling notice and agenda can be found here.
On 25th June, The Madding Crowd gathered at Brook in the New Forest to sing the Anacreontic Song at the request of Viral History. This song was the signature tune of the Anacreontic Society, a Gentlemen's Glee Club which flourished from 1766 to 1792 and eventually provided the tune for the present USA national anthem, adopted in 1931.
Viral History made a video about the story of the anthem including clips of The Madding Crowd and published it, appropriately, on 4th July.
A photo from the event along with the PDF score and parts can be found on The Madding Crowd website.
Past announcements and website update history can be found here