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Last page update: 12 August 2019

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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2019

 

Thursday 15 August

1.10 - 2.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Rob Goldfinch. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 31 August

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by James Paget. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Sunday 1 September

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ recital by David Bendix Nielsen (Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark). Admission free. Retiring collection. Visit the Farnborough Abbey website for more information.

 

Saturday 7 September

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by David Butler. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 12 September

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Stephen Holmes (St. Michael and All Angelsí, Lambourn). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Saturday 14 September     **BOA Heritage Day Event **

11am and 12 noon. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Free talk and demonstration of the historic Father Willis Organ by members of the Berkshire Organists' Association, followed by an opportunity for members of the public to play the instrument. Suitable for all ages. One-hour sessions, starting at 11am & 12noon. Admission free. No need to book - just turn up!

 

Sunday 15 September

3pm. St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring. Organ recital played by Michael Howell. Programme includes Organ Symphony No.1 by Howell. Proceeds in aid of the organ rebuild appeal.

 

Thursday 19 September

1.10 - 2.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Brian Cotterill. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Friday 20 September

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

 

Sunday 22 September     **BOA Event **

3.30pm. St Mark's Church, Englefield. Organ recital by Harry Russell. Programme includes music by Buxtehude, Hindemith, Reger and Wammes. Part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Monday 23 September

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Edward Kemp-Luck (London). Programme to include music by Elgar and Walton. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 28 September

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by David Oldfield. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 28 September

7.30pm. St Mary's, Streatley on Thames. Organ recital by Michael Howell. Programme to include music by Buxtehude, Zipoli, Bach, Brahms and Mendelssohn. Tickets £10 (£9 concessions). Advance bookings or enquiries please email StMarysConcerts@hotmail.co.uk

 

Tuesday 1 October

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

 

Saturday 5 October

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Anthony Gritten. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Sunday 6 October

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ recital by Neil Wright (Farnborough Abbey). Admission free. Retiring collection. Visit the Farnborough Abbey website for more information.

 

Thursday 10 October

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

 

Saturday 12 October     **BOA Event **

Visit to Christ's Hospital School, near Horsham, Surrey (11am) and Horsham Parish Church (3pm). More details to follow.

 

Sunday 13 October

1.30pm. Blenheim Palace. Organ recital by Jonathan Holl. Admission only by purchasing a tourist ticket (£27, or £25 concessions, family and annual passes also available) to the entire Palace.

 

Sunday 13 October

3pm. All Saints' Church, Marlow. Organ recital by Alexander Knight (St Mary Magdalene, Richmond). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Friday 18 October

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

 

Tuesday 5 November

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

 

Thursday 14 November

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 15 November

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

 

Saturday 16 November     **BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups. The Guest Speaker will be Robert Quinney, Director of the Choir, New College, Oxford and formerly sub-organist at Westminster Abbey. Booking forms have been sent to members and should be returned to the Programme Secretary, with payment, no later than Friday 1 November.

 

Monday 18 November

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Benjamin Chewter (London). Programme to include music by Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Mozart. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 23 November

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Ian May. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Tuesday 3 December

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

 

Thursday 12 December

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Clive Grant (St. Georgeís, Wash Common). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 13 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 15 December

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ recital by Neil Wright (Farnborough Abbey). Admission free. Retiring collection. Visit the Farnborough Abbey Website for more information.

 

2020

 

Tuesday 7 January

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

 

Monday 20 January

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by David Pether (Reading). Programme to include music by Kenneth Leighton, J.S.Bach/Vivaldi, Henry Smart, Elgar and Nigel Ogden. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 4 February

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

 

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.

 

Monday 16 March

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ. Performer and programme to be announced. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Monday 18 May

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ. Performer and programme to be announced. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Monday 20 July

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by David Quinn (Bradfield College). Programme to be announced. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.