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Last update: 20 February 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

Saturday 24 February

3pm. St Peter's Church, Caversham. Organ recital by Jeremy Meager. Programme includes music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, Duruflé, Archer, Tambling and Hurford. Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door), including refreshments. For more information, click here, or contact 07557 049092 or 0118 947 1703.

 

Thursday 8 March

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

 

Saturday 10 March     **BOA Event **

Visit to St Mary & St Giles, Stony Stratford (11.30am) and Buckingham Parish Church (2.15pm). Please return forms to the Programme Secretary no later than Monday 5 March.

 

Saturday 10 March

Christ Church, Henley. 'Come and Sing a Patchwork Requiem', with Tamesis Chamber Choir, directed by Louise Rapple Moore, with organist Simon Dinsdale. For full information for singers and audience members, visit the Tamesis website.

 

Friday 16 March

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

 

Monday 26 March

12.40pm. Christ Church, Woking. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl. Programme to include music by Rameau, Bach, Parry and Widor. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 12 April

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Chris Totney (St Mary's School, Calne & St John's, Devizes). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

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.

 

Saturday 28 April      ** BOA Event **

7.30pm. St Peter's Church, Church Road, Earley. Organ Recital by John Halsey. 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 Methodiat Church, Oxford Road, Reading. The recital will be given by Ben Giddens. More details to follow.

 

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 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 **

Possible visit to Bicester and Banbury, with tea at Wroxton. More details to follow.

 

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 Aldershot. 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.