Bristol Harmony Quire – Lunchtime Recital

Bristol Harmony – West Gallery Quire return to the New Room for a lunchtime recital.

Lunchtime recitals are free with retiring collection.

About Bristol Harmony Quire

We are a group of singers and instrumentalists who meet regularly to rediscover and recreate the vigorous music of 18th and 19th century English village choirs.

Concert at Henbury Parish Church, July 2015
Concert at Henbury Parish Church, July 2015

We are one of some 40 quires (i.e. singers and instruments combined) which are active countrywide: most are affiliated to the West Gallery Music Association, and include enthusiasts of every religious persuasion and of none. ‘Bristol Harmony’ was formed in 2007 with the intention of being a small, high-quality, democratic group, focused on the music of Bristol and the West of England. We sing and play from our own music book, compiled by our members; although we do use musical notation to sing from, we try all we can to enable those who sing by ear to join in, by treating practice meetings as far as possible as workshops so all can learn from scratch.

John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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