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Last page update: 16 February 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

 

Sunday 17 February

4.00pm. St Mary's Church, Streatley on Thames. Organ Recital by Michael Overbury with music from six centuries, including works by Hildegard of Bingen, Bach, Handel and Mozart. Tickets £8 (£7 concessions). Optional tea following the hour-long recital, for which cash donations are requested. For advance bookings and enquiries email St Mary's Concerts.

 

Monday 25 February

7.30pm. Royal Festival Hall, London. Organ recital by Catherine Ennis. Programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Bach and Vierne. For more information, visit the Southbank Centre website

 

Tuesday 5 March

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Gordon Stewart (Concert organist). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 9 March     **BOA Event **

Visit to organs in Marlow and Maidenhead. Meet at Christ Church URC, Oxford Road, Marlow at 1.30pm, then St Mary's Church, Maidenhead at 4pm. Please inform the Programme Secretary no later than Monday 4 March if you wish to attend.

 

Saturday 9 March

1pm - 4pm St Michael and All Angels Church, Bassett Avenue, Southampton, SO16 7FD. 'Have-a-go on the organ!'. An afternoon for anyone, especially children (accompanied by an adult), to find out about an organ, how it works, try it, play it. Bring some piano music - help and support will be there. Free event, drop in at any time. Tea and coffee available. Organised and sponsored by the Winchester and District Organists' Association.

 

Thursday 14 March

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Christine Wells (St. Mary the Virgin, Hambleden). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 15 March

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

 

Saturday 23 March     **BOA Event **

7.30pm. Caversham Heights Methodist Church. Organ Recital by Peter Bernard. Programme includes music by Bach, Reger, Malotte, Howells and Ogden. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments. Part of the BOA Local Recital series.

 

Monday 25 March

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by William McVicker (Royal Festival Hall & Reading Town Hall). Programme to include music by Louis Vierne, Nicholas Choveaux and extraordinary Nordic pieces by Bjarne SlÝgedal and Arild Sandvold. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 2 April

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by David Dunnett (Norwich Cathedral). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Tuesday 9 April

1.10pm. St Andrew's Church, Farnham. Organ recital by Jonathan Holl. Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 11 April

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Chris Totney (Head of Keyboard Studies, St. Maryís School, Calne & Director of Music, St. Johnís, Devizes). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 12 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 7 May

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Ourania Gassiou (Athens Concert Hall & London). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 11 May     **BOA Event **

St Mary's Church, Shinfield. Recital, tea and AGM. The recital will be given by the President, Andy Baldwin. More details to follow.

 

Friday 17 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 20 May

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Eric Tyson. Programme to be announced. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 8 June

7.30pm. St Mary's Church, Winkfield. Opening recital on the restored organ by David Goode.

 

Thursday 13 June

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Alistair Davis (St. Johnís, Stockcross). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 21 June

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

 

Thursday 11 July

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

 

Saturday 13 July     **BOA Event **

Possible visit to Surrey or Gloucestershire. More details to follow.

 

Monday 15 July

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Andrzej Malitowski (Royal Academy of Music). Programme to include music by Guilmant, Dubois and Mendelssohn. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Thursday 8 August

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

 

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 **

Possible visit to Sussex. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 14 November

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

 

Saturday 16 November     **BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 12 December

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