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Last page update: 28 May 2021

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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2021

 

CORONAVIRUS (Covid - 19)
We are trying to keep our website listing as up-to-date as possible, but are unable to take any responsibility for the accuracy of information. In case of doubt, please contact recital venues directly for advice.

IMPORTANT NOTE - Venues can require face coverings to be worn and may request contact details for Track and Trace.

 

Tuesday 8 June

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton GU34 2BW. Organ Recital by Claudia Grinnell (Winchester Cathedral). Admission £10. During Covid-19 pandemic, admission is only available by pre-booking at familyhowe@talktalk.net. For full information please visit Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 10 June

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

 

Saturday 12 June

12 noon. St George the Martyr, Andover Road, Wash Common, RG14 6NU. Lunchtime recital by Clive Grant. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. PRE-BOOKING IS REQUIRED - contact 01635 41249 or office@st-george-newbury.org.uk. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Monday 14 June

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime recital by William McVicker and David Pether. Programme includes music by Boëllmann, Bath, Mozart, MacMillan and Bédard. Online booking is required to attend this event. Click here to book.

 

Friday 18 June

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

 

Monday 5 July

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime recital by David Quinn (Bradfield College). More details will be published here as soon as they are available.

 

Tuesday 6 July

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton GU34 2BW. Organ Recital by Gordon Stewart (Concert Organist). Admission £10. During Covid-19 pandemic, admission is only available by pre-booking at familyhowe@talktalk.net. For full information please visit Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 8 July

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

 

Saturday 10 July

12 noon. St Mary's Church, Church Road, Shaw, RG14 2DR. Lunchtime recital by Steve Bowey. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Friday 16 July

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

 

Saturday 31 July     ** BOA Event **

4pm. St Michael's Church, Tilehurst. Recital and Tea (postponed from the AGM on 8 May). Christopher Cipkin will give the recital. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 12 August

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

 

Saturday 14 August

12 noon. St Matthew's Church, Midgham, RG7 5UW. Lunchtime recital by Gillian Blythman. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Friday 20 August

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

 

Saturday 4 September     ** BOA Centenary Event **

Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Organ Recital and Choral Evensong with sermon by the Bishop of Reading to celebrate the centenary of the Berkshire Organists' Association. More details to follow.

 

Tuesday 7 September

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton GU34 2BW. Organ Recital by Andrew Millington (formerly Exeter Cathedral). Admission £10. During Covid-19 pandemic, admission is only available by pre-booking at familyhowe@talktalk.net. For full information please visit Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 9 September

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

 

Saturday 11 September     ** BOA-supported Event **

Heritage Day at Reading Town Hall, including a talk and organ recital. Further details to be announced.

 

Friday 17 September

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

 

Saturday 18 September

12 noon. Newbury Methodist Church, 56 Northbrook Street, RG14 1AN. Lunchtime recital by Rosemary Evans. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Saturday 9 October     ** BOA Event **

Visit to Royal Holloway College and St Paul's, Egham. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 14 October

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

 

October     ** BOA Centenary Event **

Celebrity Recital at Reading Town Hall. More details to follow.

 

Friday 15 October

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

 

Saturday 30 October

12 noon. St John's Church, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LP. Lunchtime recital by Alistair Davis. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Saturday 6 November     ** BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups, Maidens Green, with guest speaker Ann Elise Smoot. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 11 November

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

 

Saturday 13 November     ** BOA Event **

Henley United Reformed Church. Afternoon organ recital by Richard Sedding as part of the BOA Local Recital series. More details to follow.

 

Friday 19 November

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Robert Jones (St Bride's, Fleet Street). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 27 November

12 noon. St. John the Evangelist, Newbury, RG14 7PY. Lunchtime recital by Christopher Sears. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Thursday 9 December

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

 

Friday 10 December

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

 

Saturday 11 December

12 noon. St Michael & All Angels' Church, Market Place, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Stephen Holmes. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.