Local Organ Events

This listing includes organ-related events within easy reach of Reading. For a comprehensive nationwide listing, visit www.organrecitals.uk

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2022

Monday 4 July, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by organ students from Eton College: Alex Finlayson-Brown (Organ Scholar-elect of Exeter Cathedral and King's College, Cambridge) and Tingshuo Yang. Programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Duruflé, Bach, Howells and Vierne. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Click here for full details and to book.

Saturday 9 July      ** Event Postponed **

A visit to Windsor Parish Church to hear the newly renovated organ was proposed, but, as the renovation is not complete, this event is postponed to Saturday 8th October or later. More details to follow.

Thursday 14 July, 1.10pm

St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Rosemary Evans (St. Alphage, Burnt Oak, Edgware). Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

Friday 15 July, 12.30 - 1.15pm

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

Thursday 11 August, 1.10pm

St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital. Recitalist to be confirmed. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

Friday 19 August, 12.30 - 1.15pm

Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Ian Hillier (Director of Music, Reading Minster). Admission free. Retiring collection.

Monday 5 September, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Performer and programme to be confirmed. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Booking details will be available soon.

Thursday 8 September, 1.10pm

St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Stephen Holmes (St. Michael & All Angels', Lambourn). Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

Friday 16 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 17 September, 12 noon & 1.30pm      ** BOA-supported Events **

Heritage Day at Reading Town Hall. Join Organ Curator, Dr William McVicker, organist David Pether and other members of the Berkshire Organists' Association in an exploration of the history and sounds of the internationally-renowned 'Father' Willis Organ in Reading Town Hall's Concert Hall. Find out how it works and listen to some stirring music. Afterwards there will be a chance for members of the public to try the instrument for themselves. Admission free. Sessions last approximately one hour.

Thursday 13 October, 1.10pm

St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Roy Woodhams (Rector of Cranleigh, Surrey). Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

Friday 21 October, 12.30 - 1.15pm

Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Christopher Sears (St John the Evangelist, Newbury). Admission free. Retiring collection.

Friday 4 November      ** BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups, Maiden's Green, with guest speaker Ghislaine Reece-Trapp. More details to follow.

Monday 7 November, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Performer and programme to be confirmed. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Booking details will be available soon.

Thursday 10 November, 1.10pm

St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

Friday 18 November, 12.30 - 1.15pm

Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Andrew Prior (London). Admission free. Retiring collection.

Thursday 8 December, 1.10pm

Northbrook Street Methodist Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Clive Grant (Crewkerne, Somerset). Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

Friday 9 December, 12.30 - 1.15pm

Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Relf Clark (Didcot). Admission free. Retiring collection.

2023

Monday 16 January, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Performer and programme to be confirmed. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Booking details will be available soon.

Monday 6 March, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Performer and programme to be confirmed. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Booking details will be available soon.

Monday 8 May, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Gillian Blythman (Newbury). Programme to be announced. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Booking details will be available soon.

Monday 3 July, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by an Eton College organ student. Programme to be announced. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Booking details will be available soon.