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Last page update: 24 February 2020

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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2020

 

Tuesday 3 March

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Kristel Aer (Estonia). Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Friday 6 March

1.00pm. Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Godalming. Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl.

 

Saturday 7 March

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by David Oldfield. Admission free. Donations welcome. Refreshments available following the concert.

 

Thursday 12 March

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Chris Totney (Calne/Devizes). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 14 March

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Malcolm Stowell. Admission free. Donations welcome. Refreshments available following the concert.

 

Saturday 14 March     ** BOA Event **

2pm - 4pm. Visit to Cheltenham College Chapel. Please notify the Programme Secretary no later than Monday 9 March if you wish to attend.

 

Saturday 14 March

7pm. St Mary's Church, Henley-on-Thames. Tamesis Chamber Choir lead a 'Come and Sing' Patchwork Mass, with Louise Rapple Moore (director), Simon Dinsdale (organist) and Julie Kench (soprano). Registration and rehearsal for singers starts at 10.30am. Audience tickets: £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Singer tickets, including music hire and refreshments: £25 in advance or £30 on the door (subject to availability - last year tickets sold out within a fortnight!). Full details at the Tamesis Website.

 

Monday 16 March     ** BOA Supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Jamie Andrews (Organ Student from Eton College). Programme to include music by J.S.Bach and Dupré. £5 on the door, or £4.50 if booked at least one day in advance. WhatsonReading  0118 960 6060.

 

Friday 20 March

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Malcolm Harding (St Barnabas, Emmer Green). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 21 March

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by David Butler. Admission free. Donations welcome. Refreshments available following the concert.

 

Saturday 21 March

7.30pm. St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham. 'Music & Meditation' featuring the South Berkshire Singers with Karen Phillips (director) and David Pether (organist). Programme includes Requiem by John Rutter and readings on the theme of Lent. Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of St Paul's Lenten Appeal. Refreshments available following the concert.

 

Tuesday 7 April

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Anna Lapwood. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 9 April

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Stephen Holmes (Lambourn). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 11 April

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Malcolm Stowell. Admission free. Donations welcome. Refreshments available following the concert.

 

Friday 17 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 5 May

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Peter King. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Saturday 9 May     ** BOA Event **

St Michael's Church, Tilehurst. Recital, Tea & AGM. The recital will be given at 4pm by Christopher Cipkin. More details to follow.

 

Friday 15 May

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

 

Monday 18 May     ** BOA Supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Jamie Rogers (St Marylebone Parish Church, London). Programme to include music by Walton, Saint-Saëns and Bolcom. £5 on the door, or £4.50 if booked at least one day in advance. WhatsonReading  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 6 June     ** BOA Event **

7.30pm. St Mary's Church, Winkfield. Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl as part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Thursday 11 June

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Alistair Davis (Stockcross). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Friday 19 June

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Rosemary Evans (St Alphage, Burnt Oak). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 9 July

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Rosemary Evans (Newbury). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 11 July     ** BOA Event **

Visit to St Peter's Cranbourne (2pm) and St Mary's Winkfield (3.15pm), followed by tea. More details to follow.

 

Monday 20 July     ** BOA Supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by David Quinn (Bradfield College). Programme to include music by Bach, Parry and Whitlock. £5 on the door, or £4.50 if booked at least one day in advance. WhatsonReading  0118 960 6060.

 

Thursday 30 July

7.30pm. Guildford Cathedral. Organ Recital by Richard Moore, including music by Vierne to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 6 August

7.30pm. Guildford Cathedral. Organ Recital by Richard Pinel, including music by Vierne to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 13 August

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jane van Tilborg (Snape, Suffolk). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 13 August

7.30pm. Guildford Cathedral. Organ Recital by Alessandro Bianchi, including music by Vierne to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 20 August

7.30pm. Guildford Cathedral. Organ Recital by Daniel Cook, including music by Vierne to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 27 August

7.30pm. Guildford Cathedral. Organ Recital by Katherine Dienes-Williams, including music by Vierne to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 10 September

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 12 September     ** Heritage Day - BOA Supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). A day of events to celebrate the historic Father Willis Organ. More details to be announced soon.

 

Thursday 8 October

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Roy Woodhams (Cranleigh). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 10 October     ** BOA Event **

Possible visit to organs in Oxford. More details to follow.

 

Saturday 31 October     ** BOA Event **

7.30pm. St Paul's Church, Wokingham. Organ Recital by Christopher Cipkin as part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Thursday 12 November

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 14 November     ** BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups, Maidens Green. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 10 December

1.10pm. Newbury Methodist Church. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Clive Grant (Wash Common). Admission free. Retiring collection.