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Last update: 17 April 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

Friday 20 April

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

 

Tuesday 24 April

7.30pm. Royal Festival Hall, London. Organ recital by William Whitehead. Programme includes music by Brühns, Schumann, Parry and Liszt, with premieres of the latest additions to the Orgelbüchlein Project by Wallen, Aho and Escaich. Free talk at 6.15pm. For full information, visit the Southbank Website.

 

Saturday 28 April      ** BOA Event **

7.30pm. St Peter's Church, Church Road, Earley. Organ Recital by John Halsey. Programme includes music by Preston, Bach, Alain, Albinoni/Giazotto and John Williams. Part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Monday 30 April

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Programme to include music by Rameau, Parry, Darke, Liszt and Vierne. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 12 May     **BOA Event **

4pm. Recital, tea and AGM at Emmanuel Methodist Church, Oxford Road, Reading. The recital will be given by Ben Giddens, followed by tea at 5pm, for which a donation will be requested in aid of the Benevolent Fund. The AGM will start at about 5.45pm. Please notify the Programme Secretary by Saturday 5 May if you intend to attend.

 

Saturday 12 May

7.30pm. St Peter's Church, Caversham. Erleigh Cantors present an evening of English Choral Music, with Ian Westley (director) and Philip Aspden (organ). Programme includes music by Purcell, Holst, Goodall, Gibbons and Chilcott, plus solo organ pieces. Tickets £12 (concessions £10, Students £5), including refreshments, available from 0118 947 8382, 07557 049 092 or at the door. Proceeds in aid of St Peter's Church and Alexander Devine Children's Hospice. www.stpetercaversham.org.uk

 

Friday 18 May

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

 

Sunday 20 May      ** BOA Event **

4.30pm. St Mark's Church, Englefield. 'Music for Pentecost', Organ Recital by Harry Russell. Programme includes music by De Grigny, Bach, Mendelssohn and Alain. Part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Thursday 7 June

8pm. Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. The annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert given by Laurence Cummings. The hour-long programme includes organ and harpsichord works by Bach, de Grigny, Couperin and Handel. Admission free. All welcome.

 

Thursday 14 June

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Alistair Davis (St John's, Stockcross). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 15 June

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

 

Monday 18 June

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by John Halsey (Windsor). Programme to include music by Bach, Sweelinck, Stanley, Franck and Mulet. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 7 July     **BOA Event **

Visit to churches in the Banbury area, followed by tea at Wroxton. More details to follow.

 

Monday 9 July

1.10pm. Southwark Cathedral. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor).

 

Thursday 12 July

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Rosemary Evans (St John the Evangelist, Newbury). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 9 August

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Jane van Tilborg (St John the Baptist, Snape, Suffolk). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 13 September

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

 

Thursday 11 October

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

 

Saturday 13 October     **BOA Event **

Possible visit to churches in the Aldershot area. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 8 November

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

 

Saturday 17 November     **BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups Country House Hotel, with guest speaker Peter Wright (Southwark Cathedral). More details to follow.

 

Thursday 13 December

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