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Immanuel's Ground is a West Gallery Quire,
formed in 2001 in Warwick.
Together with a small band of instruments we sing and play music
from the period roughly 1700 to 1860 which was once the mainstay
of church and chapel music throughout England
We
draw our members from the "Heart of England", which, generally speaking,
is Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. 
We do also have several members from further afield.

       
We practice at Northgate Church Hall, Warwick, CV34 4TH on the
2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays in the month at 8 pm.

The Quire has suffered from a loss of membership over the last two years, and we would love to welcome more singers and instrumentalists, whether they have heard of west gallery music or not. Come to any of our practices on a Wednesday evening in Warwick - there's a free car-park right next to the Hall in which we practise. We are also holding our Quire 'Away Day' at Byfield in the Village Hall NN11 6UT
to which you are invited to attend - see details in the yellow box below ...

SATURDAY 18TH MARCH 2023
We are holding a day of West Gallery Music
WITH NEW MUSIC AS WELL AS OLD FAVOURITES
at the Bowls Club Committee Room, Byfield, Northants, NN11 6UT
(on the A361 road between Banbury and Daventry)
to which we invite

SINGERS and INSTRUMENTALISTS on all four parts -
Treble (ie Soprano), Alto, Tenor and Bass -  to join in with us at practices. 
Saturday Some of the older music is tenor-led, i.e., the tune is sung by the Tenors,
and the Trebles have a very important counterpoint part.
Altos and Basses help to enrich the harmony, and all parts are doubled by instruments
which are appropriate to the music so loved by Thomas Hardy.


Bring your own lunch.  Baguettes also available across the road at the Cross Tree Inn, Byfield.
A Falafel Hut will also be available at lunchime at the pub.

Visitors and potential new members are most welcome; please get in touch if you would like to attend - we need to know for catering purposes and for the production of music. 
Link to MUSIC PAGE. (to come)

You will also need to contact Edwin and Sheila for the website user name and password.

Answer phone (E & S):  on  01865-865-773,  or
Email:  
Edwin and Sheila at shelwin8@tiscali.co.uk
or Alison  at
 alison@immanuelsground.com


Here is a link to a folding A4 leaflet to help with promoting the Quire:
publicity/IG coloured 2022(blue)update.pdf
Please will you help with distributing these?
The leaflets are to be printed back-to-back, then folded in three columns.
                            
 
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Forthcoming Events
The 17th Mid-Shires Quires Day
Saturday 24th April 2023
9.30 for 10.00 am 
'til  4.30 ish
Come, sing, and play
West Gallery music from the Midlands and Mid-Shires
at
The Village Hall, Byfield. NN11 6UT
On the A361 road between Banbury and Daventry.
Full details shortly on this page (but not yet available)
Sheila and Edwin Macadam
30 Eynsham Road, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9BP
Or telephone: 01865 865773
Or e-mail: shelwin8@tiscali.co.uk

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>>>>>>>> Music from past performances - link here <<<<<<<<
Pictures from past years -
link here

ALSO
We invite you to sing along with some of our music!
Here are a variety of files to listen to  and/or sing along with,
mp3 files from IGQ's past recordings - some practice, some performance, to listen to,
pdf files from our repertoire which give our settings of the music, plus words,
midi files created from the music software we use, and
capx files from which the pdfs are created, and which are readable to sing along with,
using Capella Reader...
Go to Sing Along Music Page

Waterloo Concert - 20 June 2015
Picture - Rachel Conlon





                Pictures of the Quire
                         and Band







 The Band in 1891                                                                                                                The Quire and Band in 2016 at Stoneleigh

 


If you would like any further details, or would like adding to our circulation list,
please
contact us

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When Musick's notes with steps already move
Thro' virtue's paths, and breathe with heav'nly love,
The rapt'rous mind from earthly mansions flies,
And soars aloft above the starry skies
.

Extract from Thomas Collins' Book of Psalmody
Nuneaton 1774

Webmaster:  Edwin Macadam, Shelwin, 30 Eynsham Road, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9BP    
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http://www.immanuelsground.com/books/Michael_Dobney_Sacred_Music_Bk2/pages/1_title_page_warwick.htm   
http://immanuelsground.com/composers/JKey/JK_excise.htm
Thomas Collins and Joseph Key - link here

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