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Immanuel's Ground is a West Gallery Quire
and was 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, and to some extent, America.
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.

We are lucky to have had several new instrumentalists come to join us in the last year,

BUT ....

WE ALSO SEEK MORE SINGERS ON ALL PARTS - Treble, Alto, Tenor, and Bass
No singinging auditions, but we appreciate those who have
drive and enthusiasm, and a sense of rhythm!

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.
 

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Mid-Shires Quires day was on 22 April
You can hear what we played and sang on the WGMA website at
https://wgma.org.uk/recordings/?2023-04-22%20MSQD%20Byfield
                                        

 
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New Events after September 2023

18th November - West Gallery Carols - Taster Day in Warwick  2.00 pm
3rd December - Advent Evensong - Walton d'Eivile church  4.00 pm
9th December - An Afternoon Concert of Seasonal Music from the West Gallery Repertoire  - ". . . and Glory Shone Around"
Congregational Church, Southam
3.30 pm
13th December - Carols at the Snitterfield Arms, Snitterfield  7.00 pm
28th December - Carols at the Cross Tree Inn, Byfield (Northants) 11.00 am

click on links above for details

Our next event is

Come and Sing
West Gallery Carols

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link to music
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A Taster Day led by Immanuel's Ground 
Saturday 18th November, 2pm - 5pm
Northgate Methodist Church
Barrack Street, Warwick CV34 4TH

        

All music provided, along with light refreshments
Cost 10
Join us to learn some exciting Christmas repertoire.
Singers and instrumentalists playing bowed, stringed or wind instruments very welcome.

For more information contact
Gillian Warson:
gillianwarson@btinternet.com
Register at
https://bit.ly/3Rm0BNK

Taster Day: Flyer to circulate please

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Walton D'Eivile church Sunday, 3rd December 2023
 at 4.00 pm

Choral
Advent Evensong
at the
Church of St James,
Walton D'Eivile, Warwickshire

The Quire is singing from the gallery

 Congregational Church,
Wood Street, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 1PP.
9th December 2023 at 3.30 pm

An Afternoon Concert of Seasonal Music
from the West Gallery Repertoire . . .

". . . and Glory Shone Around"
   
 


 Carols at the The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants
Thursday 28th December 2023
11.00 for 11.15 am  to  4.00 ish
Pub lunch menu
    >>>>  download the Menu here  <<<<

 

TO PROMOTE 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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If you want to hear more of what West Gallery music sounds like, try
>>>>>>>> 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



The Quire




                Pictures of the Quire
                         and Band







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

 


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please
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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
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Extract from Thomas Collins' Book of Psalmody, Nuneaton 1774

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