The Quire, directed by Dr Francis Roads, was formed in February 1997 and is composed of a diverse group of welcoming people who enjoy making music together. New singers and instrumentalists are welcome to attend one or two trial rehearsals but there is no formal audition. Visitors to London are welcome to attend one or more rehearsals, by prior arrangement, without further commitment.
Most of our repertoire is in four parts, for SATB voices and instruments double the vocal parts. The music is not technically difficult and players of an intermediate standard should be well able to cope. West Gallery music was composed particularly with amateur singers in mind. There is a small subscription which covers all music. From September 2019, we will be rehearsing fortnightly, from 7:30 until 9:45 pm, in St.Michael Paternoster church ( pictured ).
We offer sung services at churches of any denomination, and concerts (including charity concerts) and lecture-recitals at venues within the M25. There is no fee, but for many events the organisers choose to make a donation for our expenses. This is entirely at their discretion. To book us, please contact the quire administrator or music director (details below.)
You can download a Publicity flyer from HERE.
Zoom Meetings now replace Rehearsals and take place as follows:
Spring Term, 2021:
Wednesdays: Jan 13 & 27; Feb 10 & 24; March 10 & 24
NB: Visitors are welcome and anyone wishing to participate should contact the Choir Administrator; see below for contact details.
How to get there:
St.Michael Paternoster, College Hill, LONDON, EC4R 2RL.
Click HERE for a map.
Tube: Cannon St or Mansion House; Bank not far away.
For more details, please contact:
Dr.Francis Roads, Tel. 020-8505-4381 or email
Choir Administrator: Stella Hardy email
Members of LGQ produce a newsletter, called Upbeat, 2-3 times a year with articles on aspects of West Gallery music and reviews of past performances. These can be downloaded as PDFs from the links below: