Local Organ Events

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2024

Monday 4 March, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Katelyn Emerson (Boston USA). Programme to include music by Widor, Sowerby, Rachel Laurin, Whitlock, Reger and Bossi. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website.

Tuesday 5 March, 8pm

St Lawrence Church, Alton, GU34 2BW. Organ recital by Joshua Stephens (Winchester Cathedral). Refreshments available from 7.30pm. Admission £10, or season membership ticket £60 for all 8 concerts between October 2023 and May 2024. Special concessionary rates for school/college students. Contact 07928 516052 or tony.willman@mac.com for further details, or visit the Alton Organ Society website.

Saturday 9 March, 11.30am

St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH. Music for Springtime. Organ Recital by Christopher Cipkin. Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of the church organ restoration fund.

Thursday 14 March, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Chris Totney (St Benet Fink, Tottenham). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Saturday 16 March, 7.30pm

Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, RG7 5TQ. 'Lenten Reflections', a concert by Reading Festival Chorus with Greg Hallam (director) and Simon Dinsdale (organ). Programme includes music by Tallis, Purcell, Brahms and others. Tickets £18. For full details visit the Reading Festival Chorus website.

Tuesday 2 April, 8pm

St Lawrence Church, Alton, GU34 2BW. Organ recital by Gerard Brooks (Westminster Central Hall). Refreshments available from 7.30pm. Admission £10, or season membership ticket £60 for all 8 concerts between October 2023 and May 2024. Special concessionary rates for school/college students. Contact 07928 516052 or tony.willman@mac.com for further details, or visit the Alton Organ Society website.

Thursday 11 April, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Christopher Sears (St John the Evangelist, Newbury). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Sunday 28 April, 11.30am

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Inspiration Morning for children aged 9-16 who would like a chance to learn about and try the organ. Held in association with the Royal College of Organists. An application form can be found here.

Monday 29 April, 8pm

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Recital by Martin Baker. Admission is free but places must be pre-booked using this webpage.

Tuesday 7 May, 8pm

St Lawrence Church, Alton, GU34 2BW. Organ recital by Tom Winpenny (St Alban's Cathedral). Refreshments available from 7.30pm. Admission £10, or season membership ticket £60 for all 8 concerts between October 2023 and May 2024. Special concessionary rates for school/college students. Contact 07928 516052 or tony.willman@mac.com for further details, or visit the Alton Organ Society website.

Saturday 11 May, 4pm      ** BOA Event **

Recital, Tea and AGM, at St Mary's Church, Wargrave, RG10 8EU. Members of the public are welcome to attend the recital. Full details to follow.

Monday 13 May, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Travis Baker (St Leonard's Church & Battle Abbey School). Programme to include music by Bach, Schumann, and Vierne. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website.

Monday 13 May, 8pm

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Recital - Messiaen's L'Ascension. Admission free.

Monday 20 May, 8pm

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Recital by James Fellows (Assistant Organist). Admission free.

Thursday 13 June, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Alistair Davis (St. John's, Stockcross). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Saturday 15 June, from 2pm      ** BOA Event **

BOA annual Social Tea, to be held in Theale. Full details of the venue (a member's home and garden) will be provided in the newsletter. All members are welcome to bring a guest.

Monday 17 June, 8pm

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Recital by Dr Timothy Morris (Radley College Succentor). Admission free.

Saturday 22 June, 2pm

St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH. Midsummer Music. Organ Recital by Christopher Cipkin. Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of the church organ restoration fund.

Monday 24 June, 8pm

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Recital by Kim Chin and Bernardo Mercado (Radley pupils with Cambridge organ scholarship places). Admission free.

Monday 1 July, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Eton College Organ Students. Programme to be announced. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website.

Thursday 4 Jul, 8.30pm

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Recital by Radley pupils. Admission free.

Thursday 11 July, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Rosemary Evans (St Alphage, Burnt Oak, Edgware). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Thursday 8 August, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by James Paget (St Mary Magdalene-in-Paddington). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Sunday 18 August, 6.15pm

St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH. Music for a Summer Evening. Organ Recital by Christopher Cipkin. Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of the church organ restoration fund.

Thursday 12 September, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Stephen Holmes (St. Michael and All Angels', Lambourn). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Thursday 10 October, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Roy Woodhams (Rector of Cranleigh, Surrey). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Thursday 14 November, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Nathaniel Keiller (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Thursday 12 December, 1.10pm

Newbury Methodist Church, Northbrook St, Newbury. Organ recital by Clive Grant (Crewkerne, Somerset). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.