Chair                       Chris Buttery       Tel. 07572895636          

Musical Director     Ruth Churn         

Treasurer                 Annette Brown   

Secretary                 Ailith Rutt           


We normally meet on the first Saturday of each month except August at

Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House

23A Watford Rd,


Birmingham B30 1JB .

Our meetings run from 2.0pm until 5.0pm with a short break for refreshments in the middle of the afternoon.

Dates of Meetings


 September 2nd , October 7th , November 4th , December 2nd


January 6th February 3rd March 2nd April 6th May 4th June 1st July 6th


Programme 2023 – 2024: A year of Song and Dance

January 6th

Lodovico Grossi da Viadana: La Padovana                              SATB SATB

Anthony Holborne: Pavane 39 and Galliard 40                       SATTB

Gabriel Fauré, arr. Heather Wastie: Pavane                              SSAATB

February 3rd

H Purcell, arr. H. Hooker:

Hail Bright Cecilia! Ode for St Cecilia’s Day – Symphony       SSAATB(GbCb)

Edward Elgar, arr. Michael Copley:

Chanson de Matin                                                                      SATBGb

W A Mozart, arr. Helen Hooker:

Menuetto from Symphony no. 39 K.543                                    SATBGbCb

Orlando Gibbons:

The Silver Swan                                                                        SATTB

March 2nd

Tomás Luis de Victoria:

O Magnum Mysterium                                                              ATBGb

Claude Debussy, arr. Alyson Lewin:

Cakewalk                                                                                  SopSAATTBGb

Gaspar Sanz, arr. Christopher Ball:

Spanish Airs and Dances                                                         SATB

Edward Elgar, arr. Michael Copley:

Chanson de Matin                                                                   SATBGb

April 6th

Lodovico Grossi da Viadana:

La Padovana                                                                           SATB SATB

Ken Garfield:

Bobby Shaftoe’s all at Sea                                                      SSAATB

Anthony Holborne: 

Pavane 39 and Galliard 40                                                    SATTB

May 4th

William Byrd:

Ne irascaris Domine and Civitas Sancti Tui                          SATTB

Percy Grainger, arr. Paul Clark:

Handel in the Strand                                                             Sop/SSop/SAATB

Gabriel Fauré, arr. Heather Wastie:

Pavane                                                                                  SSAATB

June 1st

Please note the change of programme.

Birmingham Branch invites you to a playing afternoon with visiting conductor Alyson Lewin.

Alyson is well-known conductor, composer and arranger. She runs Hawthorns music. A selection of Hawthorns Music will be available to purchase.

The cost of this afternoon will be £5 for Birmingham Branch members and £7 for visitors.

As a guide to numbers and instruments for Alyson, it would be helpful if you could book your place by completing the online form here

Payment details are on the form.

There will be places available if you turn up on the day.

If you have any difficulties completing the form please e mail Annette Brown at the address given at the top of this page.

I hope you can join us for a lively and entertaining afternoon.

Chris Buttery


July 6th

The July meeting will take the form of a play through and members’ concert as usual.


G F Handel: Three Dances from the

Water Music: Bourée, Minuet, Sarabande                           SATB

The programme above may change occasionally to suit specific circumstances, and our MD will have one or two extra pieces to slot in when required.







Last updated 30 April 2024