The West Gallery
Quire is sponsoring a special workshop in West Gallery
Music led by Francis Roads on Tuesday, August 11,2009, at
7:30 PM at St Mary’s Episcopal Church,
258 Concord Avenue, Newton Lower Falls,
Come and explore the sacred music of the English rural villages
with an acknowledged authority in this field. This workshop is suitable for all types of voices and most melodic instruments; music will be
provided. Admission is free; a collection will be taken to cover the expenses. For more information,
Bruce Randall, 218 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01832, (978) 373-5852, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to look at the music in advance, he has it all on this web site:
If you know any clarinet players or others who want transposed parts,
it’s possible to accommodate them. Let Bruce know.
Francis Roads studied music at Pembroke College, Oxford and at the Royal College of Music,
London. He took early retirement in 1994 from a 30 year teaching career, and is devoting his retirement
to researching and performing West Gallery church music; he has led West Gallery workshops
throughout Britain and is an active member of the West Gallery Music Association. He has also
devoted himself to editing and publishing West Gallery music, both in hard copy and on the internet.
In 1997 he founded the London Gallery Quire, which rehearses in St. James Garlickhythe, a Christopher
Wren church in the City of London. In 2002, he was awarded a PhD from the University of Liverpool
for a thesis on the Colby MSS, a set of West Gallery part books from the Isle of Man.
Please tell as many people as possible, and post flyers if you