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Warwick's West Gallery Quire

Past Performances

 

A historical look at the gigs and services we have done since 2001:
Visit this page to see the present Calendar . . . 
 

When

What, and Where

2002 
Friday 11th October
7.00 p.m.
Harvest Supper performance at Lower Quinton, Warwickshire.
Saturday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 p.m.
West Gallery Carols in The Cross Tree Inn,
Byfield, Northants.
2003 
Sunday 1st June
12 noon
Black Country Museum, Staffs.  Three  performances in the reconstructed Methodist chapel.
Saturday 5th July
10.00 a.m. onwards
 A morning workshop at Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick, as part of the Warwick Festival. Afternoon performance at the Hill Close Victorian Gardens.
Saturday 6th September
10.00 am onwards
Fourth Oxford Occasionals' Church Visitation
Starting at Bessels Leigh, Oxford, members of the Quire joined the Oxford Occasionals to sing and give informal concerts at five venues within the Diocese of Oxford.
Sunday 21st December
12 noon
Carols at The Rose and Crown, Chipping Warden, Northants.
Saturday 27th December
11.15 am - 4.00 p.m.
West Gallery Carols in The Cross Tree Inn,
Byfield, Northants.
2004 
Saturday 17th April
2.00 p.m.
Concert in the Long Barn at Cogges Farm Museum, Witney, Oxon.
Sunday 27th June
6.30 p.m.
Concert at St Michael's Church, Bishop's Itchington, Warwickshire.
Sunday 4th July
12 noon
Black Country Museum, Staffs.  Three American Independence Day performances in the reconstructed Methodist chapel.
Saturday 3rd September
10.00 am onwards
Fifth Oxford Occasionals' Church Visitation
Starting at Pembroke College, Oxford, members of the Quire joined the Oxford Occasionals to sing and give informal concerts at five venues within the City of Oxford.
Sunday 10th October
12 noon
Black Country Museum, Staffs.  Three performances in the reconstructed Methodist chapel.
Sunday 14th November
6.30 p.m.
Evensong at St Swithin's Church, Quinton, Warwickshire
Sunday 12th December
6.30 p.m.
Carol Concert at St Michael's Church, Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire
Friday 17th December 7.30 p.m.Carol Concert at St Nicholas's Church, Saintbury, Glos.
Tuesday  28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 p.m.
West Gallery Carols in The Cross Tree Inn,
Byfield, Northants.
2005 
Saturday 30th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The First Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A celebration of the work of regional psalmody composers and compilers, including John Moreton of Birmingham, Thomas Jarman of Clipston, Eagleton of  Coventry, Perry of Warwick and J.H. Watts of Dunstable.
Saturday 2nd July
6.00 pm for 8.00 pm
Bromsgrove Carnival Proms
A short session of west gallery and American shape note music
as part of the evening concert for the Carnival
Saturday 3rd September
10.00 am onwards
Sixth Oxford Occasionals' Church Visitation
Starting at Wood Eaton, Oxford, members of the Quire joined the Oxford Occasionals to sing and give informal concerts at five venues within the Diocese of Oxford.
Download the Itinerary here
Saturday 17th September
12.00 noon onwards
Cogges Farm Museum, Witney, Oxon.
A celebration of Harvest music and steam threshing.  Pictures here.
Saturday 17th September
7.30 pm
Evening Concert at the Parish Church, (Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary), as part of the Flower Festival,
Studley, Warwickshire. 
Map ref:  SP081638
Friday 21st October
7.30 pm
Trafalgar Day Celebration Concert and lighting of the Beacon,
Burton Dassett, Warwickshire. 
Map ref: SP399515
Sunday 23rd October
6.00 pm
 
Evensong for Trafalgar Day,
Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire.
Suitable music for Evensong as it might have been in the time of Nelson.
Sunday 6th November 
6.00 pm
Evensong at the Parish Church of All Saints,
Preston Baggot, Warwickshire.
This service also commemorated the 400th anniversary of the
failure of the Gunpowder Plot, in accordance with the Prayer Book Service.
Sunday 11th December
6.00 pm
Carol Concert  'Rejoice Ye Tenants'  
at the Parish Church, Long Itchington, Warwickshire.
Wednesday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 p.m.
West Gallery Carols in The Cross Tree Inn,
Byfield, Northants.
2006 
Saturday 29th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Second Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery  music by local composers, including William Blundell, William Croft, Shadrach Dickins, Thomas Jarman, Francis Saunders, and Amram Taylor.
Sunday 4th June
6.00 p.m.
Non-liturgical West Gallery Service,
St Michael's Church, Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire
Sunday 11th June
2.00 p.m.
Ambrosden, Oxon.
900th Year Celebration Service
in the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
with the Rt Rev'd Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester.

The service included music by Ambrosden's recently re-discovered own 19th Century West Gallery composer - Amram Taylor - whose book of Psalms and Hymns, The Sacred Harp - was published in 1842.
Sunday 25th June
6.30 p.m.
West Gallery Evensong at St John the Baptist, Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire. Said to be where Shakespeare's parents married.
Saturday 1st July
Evening
Private event, Claverdon Village, Warwickshire.
Saturday 22nd July
Evening
Private event, Southam, Warwickshire.
Saturday 2nd September
10.00 am onwards
Seventh Oxford Occasionals' Church Visitation
Starting at Oriel College, members of the Quire joined  the Oxford Occasionals to sing and give informal concerts at five venues within the City of Oxford.
Saturday 9th December
7.30 p.m.
Carol Concert at the Parish Church, (Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Studley, Warwickshire. 
Map ref:  SP081638
Saturday 16th December Carol Concert at Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick.
Thursday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 p.m.
West Gallery Carols in The Cross Tree Inn,
Byfield, Northants.
2007 
Sunday 11th February 2007
3.00 p.m. onwards
Afternoon Workshop and  West Gallery Evensong at Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick.
Sunday 4th March 2007 Evensong at St Peter's Church, Galley Common, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Celebrating the music of local Nuneaton composer, Joseph Key.
Saturday 28th April 2007
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Third Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery  music by local composers, plus the Anthem 'Peace' by William Billings.
Saturday 1st September 2007
10.00 am onwards
Eighth Oxford Occasionals' Church Visitation
Members of the Quire joined the Oxford Occasionals to sing and give informal concerts at five venues within the Diocese of Oxford, that year immediately to the north of the City of Oxford.
Saturday 13th October
7.30 p.m.
Harvest Concert at St Mary's Church, Haseley, Warwickshire
Sunday 28th October
2.00 p.m.
Afternoon Workshop and  West Gallery Evensong at Banbury Parish Church. 
Saturday  3rd November
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Members of the Quire supported SingBirmingham!, an introductory day of west gallery music at St Mary's Church, Moseley, just to the south of Birmingham.
Sunday 16th December
6
.30 p.m.
Carol Concert at Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick
Be there at 6.00 pm to learn a 'new' carol!
Wednesday 19th December
8.00 p.m.
An Evening of Gallery Carols at the Stoneythorpe Hotel, Warwick Road, Southam, Warwickshire. CV47 0HN.
Friday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 p.m.
West Gallery Carols in The Cross Tree Inn,
Byfield, Northants.
2008 
Saturday 12th April
7.30 pm
All Saints' Parish Church, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
West Gallery Concert
Saturday 26th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Fourth Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery  music by local composers.
The Anthem for the day will be Thomas Jarman's New Christmas Ode: 'Peace on Earth'.
Saturday 14th June
7.30 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Morton Bagot, (Nr Studley), Warwickshire.
Concert with afternoon rehearsal
Sunday 29th June
3.45 pm
Cogges Farm Museum, Witney, Oxon.
Taking part in a Weekend of Song and Dance
Wednesday 23rd July
8.00 pm
Stoneythorpe Hotel, Warwick Road, Southam, Warwickshire.
Private function.

Saturday 26th July
3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Warwick Folk Festival
English and American Psalmody Workshop in the Unitarian Chapel, Warwick.

Saturday 6th September
10.00 am onwards
Ninth Oxford Occasionals' Church Visitation
Members of the Quire joined the Oxford Occasionals to sing and give informal concerts at five venues within the Diocese of Oxford.  That year  a walking tour within Oxford, including three Oxford college chapels.
Sunday 7th September
3.15 pm
Cogges Farm Museum, Witney, Oxon.
Taking part in the Harvest Celebrations.
Sunday 7th December
2.00 pm and 6.00 pm

Wednesday 10th December
9.00 pm    

Banbury Parish Church, Oxon. 
Afternoon west gallery Carol Workshop and Advent Carol Service.

The Punch Bowl, 1 The Butts, Warwick, CV34 4SS
West Gallery and Shapenote carols.
Sunday 14th December
2.00 pm and 6.00 pm
Parish Church, Bishop's Itchington, Warwickshire.
Carol Workshop and Carol Service with carols from the west gallery era.
Wednesday 17th December
8.00 pm
At a suitable hostelry in or near Warwick, venue tba.
Informal social evening with carols.
Sunday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 p.m.
The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants.
A day of west gallery carols.
2009 
Saturday 10th January
7.30 pm
Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick
'Turn of the Year' concert.
Saturday 25th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Fifth Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery  music by local composers.
Monday 18th May
7.30 pm
Cubbington Methodist Hall.
A Thomas Hardy evening organised by the Warwick branch of the Thomas Hardy Society, together with the Milverton Folk Dance Group.
Saturday 18th July
7.30 pm
Tenants of the Earth - Tales from a West Gallery
Concert at
Parish Church of All Saints, Hillesden, Bucks
Wednesday 22nd July
7.30 pm
Idlicote Church, Warwickshire
Practice and singing open to all

Saturday 25th July
3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
 

6.30 pm

Warwick Folk Festival
West Gallery workshop at the
Unitarian Chapel Hall, Warwick

Evening Gallery Session at the
Punchbowl Inn, Warwick

Sunday 26th July
1.30 pm - 3.00 pm
Shapenote Song Workshop at the
Unitarian Chapel Hall, Warwick
with
Saturday 5th September
10.00 am onwards
Tenth Oxford Occasionals' Church Visitation
Members of the Quire will be joining the Oxford Occasionals to sing and give informal concerts at five venues within the Diocese of Oxford. 
Sunday 6th September
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Service of Celebration of the 800th anniversary of St Mary the Virgin Church, Padbury, Bucks.
The Quire will contribute to a presentation of the church's history, and the following service in the presence of the Bishop of Oxford.
Sunday 1st November
3.30 pm
Service of Evensong
Billesley Church, Warwickshire
With the Churches Conservation Trust
Saturday 14th November
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
SingBirmingham 2009!
St Mary's Church, Moseley, Birmingham
Leading a day of west gallery carols run by RSCM and the Diocese of Birmingham in conjunction with the West Gallery Music Association.
Saturday 5th December
7.30 pm
Carol Concert -
Sweet Seraphic Fire
All Saints' Church, Pitville, Cheltenham
Tuesday 15th December
7.30 pm
Annual Concert for NCH Action for Children
Down With the Rosemary and Bays
Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington Sp
Monday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 pm
The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants., NN11 6XL
A day of west gallery carols.
2010  
Tuesday 6th April
9.30 am - 2.00 pm
Filming 'All History is Here'
St Peter's Church, Wolfhamcote, Warks.

Further details of the event
here
Saturday 24th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Sixth Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery  music by local composers.
Saturday 8th May
7.30 pm
Concert in Buckingham Parish Church
 
Tuesday 15th June
7.30 pm
 
Concert in Wootton Wawen Church, Warks.,
in aid of the Church restoration funds
"The Georgian Village Choir and Band's enactment of village life
in the 18th century."

Read details from the Redditch Advertiser here.
Tickets at £10 for all concerts in the series (June 12th - 20th) are available via John Lawton on 01564 793585. As part of other fundraising, Wootton Grange, which has featured in the National Gardens Scheme, is also opening to visitors on Tuesday, June 15th.
Saturday 3rd July
Afternoon & Evening
Private function in Banbury
Saturday 10th July
12 noon - 4.00 pm
Première of 'All History is Here' and party
Wolfhamcote, Warks

Wolfhamcote Video Launch
Wednesday 21st July
8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Warwick Folk Festival - Meet Immanuel's Ground
at an Open Practice at the Methodist Church Hall, North Street, Warwick
£3 at the door

Saturday 24th July
3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
6.30 pm
 

Warwick Folk Festival   
West Gallery workshop at the
Unitarian Chapel Hall, Warwick   £4 at the door

Evening Gallery Session at t.b.a.
Sunday 25th July
1.30 pm - 3.00 pm
Warwick Folk Festival   
Shapenote Song Workshop at the
Unitarian Chapel Hall, Warwick
with
Saturday 4th September
10.00 am onwards
Eleventh Oxford Occasionals' Church Visitation
Members of the Quire will be joining the Oxford Occasionals to sing and give informal concerts at five venues within the Diocese of Oxford, this year including several Oxford College Chapels. 
Sunday 12th December
7.00 pm
(please note NOT 7.30 pm)
Carol Concert - Going the Rounds
St Andrew's Church, Wilmcote, Warks.
CV37 9XD

Google Map to get there

St Andrew's Church
Tickets (All £6) now available. Tel: 01789 262825
Saturday 18th December
7.30 pm
(please note NOT 7.00 pm)

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW

Carol Concert - Going the Rounds
Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick.
CV34 4TH
 
Tuesday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 pm
The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants.
A day of west gallery carols.
Booking for food by 21st December PLEASE.
Numbers limited to 60.
2011
Saturday 29th January
10.00 am
Quire AwayDay and AGM
Byfield Bowls Club, Byfield, Northants.
Sunday 6th February
7.00 pm
For one night only! Put the clock back, not just seven weeks, but 200 years, join the inhabitants of an English village in their Christmas celebrations and benefit Northgate’s Way Forward Fund.

Carol Concert - Going the Rounds
Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick
CV34 4TH.

If you bought an advance ticket for Dec 18th (2010!!) it will get you in without further charge. Everyone else will be asked for £5 on the door.
Saturday 30th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Seventh Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery  music by local composers.
Small entrance charge to cover costs of the Hall and a Book of Music. Please bring a dish of cold food to share at Lunchtime.
All welcome to sing and play, but instruments should not be chordal or heavy brass, please, as this is out of character and style. Numbers limited to 80 because of size of hall.
Saturday 7th May
Evening
Private event in Cubbington.
Sunday 22nd May
Afternoon Rehearsal &
6.00 pm Evensong
West Gallery Evensong
St James' Church, Idlicote, Warwickshire
 
Sunday 26th June
Afternoon Open Rehearsal & Performance.
Evensong at 4.00pm
Flower Festival (25 and 26 June)
Open Rehearsal &
West Gallery Evensong on June 26 at
St Bartholomew's Church, Tardebigge, Worcestershire.
See their website here

Download Newsletter with flier for Tardebigge.
Saturday 23rd July Our 10th Birthday Celebrations will include singing in the following parish churches:
      
Lower Brailes - St George's Church
       at approx. 10.00 am for 30 - 45 minutes
       Long Compton - St Peter & St Paul's Church
        at approx. 11.30 for 30 - 45 minutes
Saturday 3rd September
10.00 am - 6.30 pm
Oxford Occasionals Church Visitation
within the Diocese of Oxford
supported by Immanuel's Ground
Saturday 17th September
Evening
Private event in Warwick.
Wednesday 28th September
8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
St Margaret's Church, Hunningham
Open Practice Evening
Join with us in Harvest and Christmas music.
If you would like to attend please send us an email, as we would like to know what additional copies of music need to be made available!
Saturday 3rd December
7.30 pm
Radford Semele Church Hall
The  Turning Year -
Fundraising Concert in aid of Church's restoration after destruction by arson.
Wednesday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 pm
The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants.
A day of west gallery carols. Pre-ordering for lunch by 15th December is essential.
2012
Saturday 28th January
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Byfield Bowls Club
Away Day for the Quire exploring new music
Wednesday 21st March
7.30 pm
Northgate Methodist Church Hall, Warwick
'Glory Begun Below'

 
Saturday 28th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Eighth Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.

A Day of West Gallery music by local composers.
Small entrance charge to cover costs of the Hall and a Book of Music. Please bring a dish of cold food to share at Lunchtime.
All welcome to sing and play, but instruments should not be chordal or heavy brass, please, as this is out of character and style. Numbers limited to 80 because of size of hall. 
   
Sunday 13th May
Rogation Sunday
3.00 pm
St Michael's, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire
Bluebell Service of Evensong for Rogation Sunday

A west gallery Service following the Book of Common Prayer, but adapted specifically for this annual service.

Map link
http://www.achurchnearyou.com/baddesleyclinton/

Village web site:
http://www.lapworth.info/index.php

Wednesday 13th June
7.30 pm
Wootton Wawen  Music Festical -
Celebrations and Jubilations - St Peter's Church


The Jubilee that never was - the life and times of George III
All tickets available from 15th April - details from, and cheques plus SAE to Patricia Phillips, Millstone House, School Hill, Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden, B95 6BT. 
Saturday 28th July
3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Warwick Folk Festival
Warwick School Chapel

West Gallery workshop with Immanuel's Ground
Saturday 1st September
10.00 am - 6.30 pm
Oxford Occasionals Church Visitation
within the Diocese of Oxford,

starting at Keble College Chapel
supported by Immanuel's Ground
Saturday 8th September
7.30 pm
St Mary the Virgin, Adderbury, Oxon
The Jubilee that never was - Concert in aid of FOSMA
Saturday 6th October
12.30 pm
Northgate Church and Lord Leicester Hotel thereafter
Private Event
Saturday 13th October
7.00 pm
Harvest Supper
All Saints' Church, Pittville, Cheltenham, Glos. GL52 2HG
Saturday 8th December
7.30 pm
Cubbington Methodist Church Hall CV32 7NA
Christmas Concert
Friday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 pm.
The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants.
A day of west gallery carols. 
2013
Saturday 26th January
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Byfield Bowls Club, Byfield, Northants.
Away Day for the Quire exploring new music. (Not open to the public)
Saturday 2nd February
5.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Ashwin Suite, Stratford Livestock Market
Private Event
Saturday 27th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Ninth Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery music by local composers for singers and instrumentalists
.
Saturday 4th May
7.30 pm
Concert at St Andrew's Church, Aston Sub-Edge, Glos.
The Changing Scenes of Life
Concert in aid of church funds
Saturday 29th June
7.30 pm
Concert at Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick
Rumpus, Riot & Rebellion
Life in recession-hit 21st century Britain might be tough, but the reign of George III saw hardships of an altogether darker complexion. With the country almost constantly at war, hunger and the threat of invasion was part and parcel of everyday life for the common man. Meanwhile, in the over-taxed colonies of New England, other trouble was brewing, and it wasn’t just tea ... 

Let Immanuel’s Ground take you on a musical journey to Georgian times, with plenty of opportunity for audience participation.
Tickets £6
Wednesday 24th July
and
Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th July

 
Warwick Folk Festival
  • Open practice - Wednesday, 24th July
    • Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick
    • 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
    • music provided
  • West Gallery Workshop - Saturday 27th July
    • Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick
    • 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
    • music provided
  • Shapenote Workshop with Babylon Lane - Sunday 28th July
    • Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick
    • 12.45 pm - 2.45 pm
    • music provided
Saturday 17th  August
5.00 pm - Workshop
6.00 - 7.00 pm - Concert

a workshop and concert at Southam Parish Church after the Sealed Knot's re-enactment of the Battle of Southam in 1642

Come and join Immanuel's Ground in the peace and quiet of Southam Parish Church after the dangers and stresses of the Civil War, and learn what your ancesters could well have been singing in church (and in the ale houses) of the time. You may need to purchase an Indulgence to get yourself out!!
 
Saturday 31st August
10.00 am - 6.30 pm
Oxford Psalmody Church Visitation
within the Diocese of Oxford
supported by Immanuel's Ground
Area to be visited is to the north-west of the City of Oxford, centred around Duns Tew, lunch at the White Horse.
Sunday 22nd September
5.00 pm

also from 2.30 pm in church

Evensong
St Mary's Priory Church, Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

We are delighted to have been asked by the National Trust to sing a West Gallery style Evensong in this ancient building, one of only four privately owned churches in the country. The Quire will also be singing earlier in the afternoon for visitors to the church.
Saturday 9th November
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
SingBirmingham2013!
The Church of the Ascension,
Hall Green, Birmingham,
B28 9DX
A Day of West Gallery music by local composers for singers and instrumentalists
.
Cost £10 per applicant, which includes refreshments and music.
Please bring a plate of cold food ready to share at lunch-time.
  
Saturday 30th November
7.00 pm
At the Closing of the Year
A Concert in aid of the Historic Chapels Trust
Cote Baptist Chapel, Shifford Road, Cote, Near Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2EG
" . . . an intimate event in the sympathetic surroundings afforded by its beautiful wooden interior, and surrounded by box pews and panelling . . ."

www.westgallerychurches.com
Saturday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 pm
The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants.
A day of west gallery carols.
2014  
Saturday 25th January
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Byfield Bowls Club, Byfield, Northants.
Away Day for the Quire exploring new music.
(Please make contact if you would like to be invited to attend.)
Saturday 1st February
7.30 pm
Concert at Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick
Old Christmas to Candlemas
A Musical Celebration at the close of the Season our forebears knew
with sur-titles and music to join in with.
Tickets from Ian & Barbara Meddoms - Tel: 01926 492945 - or at door
Saturday 26th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Tenth Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery music by local composers for singers and instrumentalists
.
Cost £8 per applicant, which includes refreshments and music.
Please bring a plate of cold food to share at lunch-time.
Details and Booking Form here, but please also refer to the MSQD page
Please book early, as there is a maximum capacity of 80 people in the Hall.
Whit Sunday, 8th June
4.00 pm
Concert:  Loud Anthems Let Us Sing
for Pentecost
at Sandford St Martin Parish Church
In place of Evensong for Whit Sunday, the Quire will look at some of the west gallery music for the Church's Year, especially between Easter and Pentecost.
Further details and tickets from the Rectory, tel: 01869 340 510


From
geograph.org.uk

Saturday 12th July
7.00 pm
Concert: In Prosperity and Adversity
at the Church of St John the Baptist, Brinklow, Warwickshire
In aid of Church Funds

Immanuel's Ground take another look at the times of George III, as seen through the eyes of some of the then residents of Brinklow. It seems there was little enough Prosperity to go round, especially when it came to marrying a soldier...

For further details and tickets (£6) tel: 01788 832 508 or purchase at door.

Wednesday 23rd July
and
Saturday/Sunday
26th/27th July
Warwick Folk Festival
Open Practice
Northgate Methodist Church  Wednesday 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
West Gallery Workshop
Unitarian Chapel, Warwick  Saturday 3.30 - 5.00
American Shapenote Workshop
Unitarian Chapel, Warwick, Sunday 12.45 - 2.45
Saturday 6th September
10.00 am - 6.30 pm
15th Oxford Psalmody Church Visitation
within the Diocese of Oxford
supported by Immanuel's Ground.
Email:     
   
Sunday 21st September
5.00 pm

also from 2.30 pm in church

Evensong
St Mary's Priory Church, Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

We are delighted to have been asked back by the National Trust to sing another West Gallery Evensong in this ancient building, one of only four privately owned churches in the country. The Quire will also be singing earlier in the afternoon for visitors to the church.


From
geograph.org.uk

Sunday 2nd November
5.30 pm
Evensong
St James's Church, Walton D'Eivile, Warwickshire
Saturday 6th December
7.00 pm
 
Concert: A Village Christmas
at the Church of St John the Baptist, Brinklow, Warwickshire
 

Proceeds will go directly  to Brinklow Church which desperately
needs major repairs in order for it to survive.
Saturday 13th December
7.30 pm
Concert: Georgian Christmas Carols
at the Church of St Lawrence, Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire

Sunday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 pm
The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants.
A day of west gallery carols for singrs and instrumentalists in the relaxed atmosphere of the Local at Byfield, mid-way between Banbury and Daventry. SatNav Code: NN11 6XL
 
2015  
Byfield
Saturday 31st January

10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Byfield Bowls Club, Byfield, Northants.
Away Day for the Quire exploring new music.
(Please make contact if you would like to be invited to attend.)
 
Erdington
Saturday 18th April

Time 7.30 pm
Concert: In Prosperity and Adversity
Erdington Methodst Church
Wesley Road, Erdington, West Midlands, B23 6TX 

Immanuel's Ground take another look at the times of George III, as seen through the eyes of some of the then residents of Erdington. It seems
there was little enough Prosperity to go round, especially when it came
to marrying a soldier...


For further details and tickets (£7):
Contact: Hilary Price 
Tel: 0121 354 2555

MAP of area

Warwick
Wednes
day 22nd April
Private Event, Warwick
 
Byfield
Saturday 25th April
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Eleventh Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery music by local composers for
singers
and instrumentalists
.
Cost £8 per applicant, which includes refreshments and music.
Please bring a plate of cold food to share at lunch-time.
Details and Booking Form (pdf) here, but please also refer to the MSQD page
Please book early, as there is a maximum capacity of 80 people in the Hall.
 
King's Sutton
Saturday 9th May

Time 7.00 pm
Concert: In Prosperity and Adversity
King's Sutton Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul,
Northamptonshire ...

But with an Oxford Post Code:
OX17 3RJ

Immanuel's Ground take another look at the times of George III, as seen through the eyes of some of the then residents of the area. It seems there was little enough Prosperity to go round, especially when it came to marrying a soldier ...

For further details and tickets (£10):
 Contact:  Peter Allen
  Tel : 01295 810 967
 

Warwick
Saturday 20th June
7.30 pm   (1930 hrs)

Fundraising Concert and Presentation: 
The Path to Waterloo

Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick
Poster [PDF]
Please help with distribution and display!
Tickets for unreserved seats £10; accompanied children of school age - free.
 
  
For further details and tickets contact Chris on tel:
O121 689 1284
Email chris@immanuelsground.com  
 
Kenilworth
Sunday 30th August
Time 6.30 pm
Evensong
St Barnabas Church, Kenilworth
 
Various locations
Saturday 5th September

10.00 am - 6.30 pm
15th Oxford Psalmody Church Visitation
within the Diocese of Oxford

supported by Immanuel's Ground.
Email:     
   
Canons Ashby
Sunday 20th September

Service 5.00 pm.  Also singing from 2.30 pm in the church.


From geograph.org.uk

Evensong
St Mary's Priory Church, Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire


National Trust
We are delighted to have been asked back again by the National Trust to sing a West Gallery Evensong in this ancient building, one of only four privately owned churches in the country. The Quire will also be singing earlier in the afternoon for visitors to the church. The Service will be one of Evensong taken from the Book of Common Prayer, and will be a celebration of Harvest with the church decorated by the Trust's gardeners at the Big House.
Walton D'Eivile
Sunday 1st November
Time 5.30 pm
All Saints' Day Evensong
St James's Church, Walton D'Eivile, Warks.
 
Kings Norton
Saturday 7th November
10.00 am - 4.30 pm


SingBirmingham! 2015
St Nicolas' Church, Kings Norton, Birmingham
81 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands B38 8RU
A day of west gallery music and carols for singers and instrumentalists starting at 10.00 am and using the beautiful, warm, historic church of St Nicolas.

This is the fourth of our biennial workshops in and around Birmingham,which attract people from many places, both far and wide. Music is taken from locally sourced books and manuscripts as well as 'west gallery favourites', and is music which has become part of a repertoire common to modern west gallery quires and bands.

Use this link to get directions from where you live to St Nicolas' Church.

Canons Ashby
Sunday 6th December

Two sessions at approx. 
11.30 am and 1.30 pm

National Trust
CAROLS at CANONS ASHBY
At the invitation of the NATIONAL TRUST
the Quire will be singing west gallery carols
In the Great Hall at Canons Ashby
before and after lunch
(11.30am -12.30 pm and 1.30pm-2.30pm)
Canons Ashby
Sunday 6th December

Two sessions at approx. 
11.30 am and 1.30 pm

National Trust
CAROLS at CANONS ASHBY
At the invitation of the NATIONAL TRUST
the Quire will be singing west gallery carols
In the Great Hall at Canons Ashby
before and after lunch
(11.30am -12.30 pm and 1.30pm-2.30pm)
Byfield, Northants
Wednesday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 pm
The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants. SatNav Code: NN11 6XL
A day of west gallery carols.
Please confirm your order beforehand for lunch from THIS MENU, stating exactly what you would like. 
Please pay at the Pub for your lunch afterwards, NOT send money to 
2016  
Byfield, Northants
Saturday 30th January
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Musical Away Day for Quire members
Byfield, Northants
Saturday 23rd April
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
The twelfth Mid-Shires' Quires' Day
The Village Hall, Byfield, Northants.
A Day of West Gallery music by local composers for singers and instrumentalists
.
Cost £8 per applicant, which includes refreshments and music.
Please bring a plate of cold food to share at lunch-time.
Details and Booking Form here, but please also refer to the MSQD page
Please book early, as there is a maximum capacity of 80 people in the Hall.
 
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Saturday 7th May
7.30 pm, time to be confirmed
Concert: In Prosperity and Adversity
at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Stoneleigh
CV8 3DN (corrected post code)

Immanuel's Ground take another look at the times of George III, as seen through the eyes of some of the then residents of Stoneleigh. It seems there was little enough Prosperity to go round, especially when it came to marrying a soldier...
 

Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Sunday 12th June
11.00 am
A west gallery Service of Matins for St Barnabas' Day
and to mark the Queen's Official 90th Birthday

St Barnabas Church, Kenilworth
 
Warwick
Saturday 2nd July
Private Function  
Warwick
Saturday 23rd July 2.30 pm - 3.10 pm and 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
'Immanuel's Ground on Trial at the Court House'
The Old Court House, Jury Street, Warwick
New Venue:  Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick

A sampler concert, followed by a west gallery music workshop as part of the Warwick Folk Festival 2016.
Warwick
Sunday 24th July
12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
'Singing in the American Shapenote Tradition'
Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick
A workshop led by members of Oxford Psalmody and Immanuel's Ground, exploring the rich a capella music from colonial America to the present day, as part of the Warwick Folk Festival 2016.
 
Various locations
south of Banbury

Saturday 3rd September
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
16th Oxford Psalmody Church Visitation
within the Diocese of Oxford

Oxford Psalmody supported by Immanuel's Ground.
Email:     
   
 
Canons Ashby, Northants.
Sunday 11th September

Service 4.30 pm. 
Also singing in the church from
2.00 pm in the church.


From geograph.org.uk

Harvest Festival Evensong
St Mary's Priory Church, Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire


National Trust
We are delighted to have been asked back again by the National Trust to sing a West Gallery Evensong in this ancient building, one of only four privately owned churches in the country. The Quire will also be singing earlier in the afternoon for visitors to the church. The Service will be one of Evensong taken from the Book of Common Prayer, and will be a celebration of Harvest with the church decorated by the Trust's gardeners at the Big House.
   
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Saturday 17th September
11.00 am - 4.00 pm
West Gallery returns to Lichfield
Wade Street Church, Lichfield

As part of the Lichfield Heritage Weekend's Georgian Festival 2016,
Immanuel's Ground will be singing during the morning at the Wade Street Church, both at 11.00 am, and again at 12.00 noon, for the benefit of
those visiting the Church.

At 2.00 pm that afternoon the Quire will be leading a Workshop for Singers and Instrumentalists in the Hall adjoining the Church, to which everyone is welcome. The music will include hymns and metrical psalms from the period roughly 1740 to 1840, of the sort which predated the production of hymn books such as Hymns Ancient & Modern in 1851.

This hymn book imposed rigorous Victorian harmonies on the newly surpliced choirs formed by followers of the Oxford Movement, and thus helped to sweep away almost all the earlier church music, and the quires themselves, which was so characteristic of what we now call the West Gallery period.

Immanuel's Ground specialise in finding and revisiting the joyous harmonies of this forgotten era of church and chapel music, accompanied by the sort of instruments which replaced the organs destroyed by the Commonwealth, and written about by Thomas Hardy in his novels of Georgian times, such as Under the Greenwood Tree.   

Music will be provided, the cost being approximately £2. To help with preparing the music booklets, please contact the Wade Street Church Office (Tel: 01543 253003) to confirm numbers, and also what instruments you will be bringing.

See the event page at
www.immanuelsground.com/lichfield/workshop2016.htm
and sign in on the Facebook page

Leamington Spa, Warks.
Friday 28th October
1.15 pm - 2.00 pm
Lunchtime Concert
at Holy Trinity Church, Leamington Spa
Walton D'Eivile, Warks.
Sunday 6th November
Time 5.30 pm
All Saints' Day Evensong
St James's Church, Walton D'Eivile
 
Brinklow, Warwickshire
Saturday 10th December
7.00 pm
Rejoice ye Mortals All
Christmas Concert
at the Church of St John the Baptist, Brinklow, Warwickshire
In aid of Church Funds  ~  poster here
Tickets £6 from Jenny Wykes Tel: 01788 832098
Canons Ashby
Sunday 11th December

Two one-hour sessions
at approx. 
11.30 am and 1.30 pm

National Trust
CAROLS at CANONS ASHBY
At the invitation of the NATIONAL TRUST
the Quire will be singing west gallery carols
In the Great Hall at Canons Ashby
before and after lunch.
(11.30am -12.30 pm and 1.30pm-2.30pm)
Byfield, Northants
Wednesday 28th December
11.15 am - 4.00 pm
The Cross Tree Inn, Byfield, Northants. 
SatNav Code: NN11 6XL
A day of west gallery carols.
Please confirm your order beforehand for lunch from THIS MENU, stating exactly what you would like. 
Lunch Menu
Please pay at the Pub for your lunch afterwards, NOT send money beforehand.
Visit this page to see the present Calendar . . .