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Last page update: 5 December 2018

Local Events

 

This listing includes organ-related events within easy reach of Reading. For a comprehensive nationwide listing, visit www.organrecitals.com

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2018

Tuesday 4 December

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Gerald Marlow (Alton). Admission 10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Thursday 13 December     ** Note change of venue **

1.10pm. Newbury Methodist Church, 56 Northbrook Street, RG14 1AN. Organ recital by Clive Grant (St George's, Wash Common). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 14 December

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Relf Clark (Didcot). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Sunday 16 December

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Advent Organ Recital by Neil Wright. Programme includes seasonal music by Guilmant, Widor, Demessieux, Franck, Edmundson, Bach and Messiaen, and an improvisation. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Monday 31 December

3pm. Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton. New Year's Eve Concert by Rodolfus Choir, directed by Ralph Allwood, in a programme of seasonal music. Tickets 15 (10 concessions) from Newbury Corn Exchange 0845 5218 218.

 

2019

 

Tuesday 8 January

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by David Hill (International choral director & organist). Admission 10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 12 January     **BOA Event **

2.30pm. St Andrew's URC, Reading. Social Afternoon with guest speaker Simon Williams of the RCO, who will talk about the College's work with young organists, followed by time for questions. A donation to the Benevolent Fund will be requested at tea. Please notify the Programme Secretary no later than Monday 7 January if you wish to attend.

 

Thursday 17 January

7.30pm. Royal Festival Hall, London. Organ recital by American virtuoso Nathan Laube, playing J.S.Bach's Clavier-Übung III. For more information, visit the Southbank Centre website

 

Friday 18 January

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Gill Blythman (Newbury). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Monday 28 January

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Andy Baldwin (Shinfield). Programme to include music by Bach, Whitlock, Becker and Wesley. 5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 5 February

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Roger Sayer (Temple Church, London). Admission 10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 9 February     **BOA Event **

London organs visit, including the Freemasons' Hall at 11.30am and St Mary-le-Bow at 3pm. More details to follow.

 

Friday 15 February

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Nathaniel Keiller (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Monday 25 February

7.30pm. Royal Festival Hall, London. Organ recital by Catherine Ennis. Programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Bach and Vierne. For more information, visit the Southbank Centre website

 

Tuesday 5 March

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Gordon Stewart (Concert organist). Admission 10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 9 March     **BOA Event **

Visit to organs in Marlow and Maidenhead. Meet at Christ Church URC, Oxford Road, Marlow at 1.30pm, then St Mary's Church, Maidenhead at 4pm. More details to follow.

 

Friday 15 March

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Andy Baldwin (Shinfield). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Monday 25 March

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by William McVicker (Royal Festival Hall & Reading Town Hall). Programme to be announced. 5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 2 April

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by David Dunnett (Norwich Cathedral). Admission 10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Friday 12 April

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Ian Hillier (Reading Minster). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Tuesday 7 May

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Ourania Gassiou (Athens Concert Hall & London). Admission 10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 11 May     **BOA Event **

St Mary's Church, Shinfield. Recital, tea and AGM. The recital will be given by the President, Andy Baldwin. More details to follow.

 

Friday 17 May

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Friday 21 June

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Christine Wells (Hambleden). Admission free. Retiring collection.