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Last page update: 27 January 2022

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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2022

 

Friday 28 January

7pm - 9pm. Our Lady & St John Catholic Church, Ferry Lane, Goring, RG8 9DX. Graham Eccles (formerly Organist and Master of the Choristers at St Asaph & Bangor Cathedrals) plays music from many eras on the newly-installed organ and introduces its Hauptwerk technology. The recital will be followed by a reception. Tickets £7 (students and children free) available from Eventbrite. Contact 01491 872181 for more information.

 

Thursday 10 February

1.10pm. St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Gillian Blythman (Thatcham). Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 12 February     ** BOA Event **     ** POSTPONED **

The visit to Windsor Parish Church has been postponed to a later date as the restoration of the organ is not finished.

 

Friday 18 February

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

 

Monday 7 March     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by students from the Royal Academy of Music. Programme details will be published as soon as possible. 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.

 

Thursday 10 March

1.10pm. St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Chris Totney (Director of Music, St. John, Devizes). Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 12 March     ** BOA Event **

2.30pm. Instead of the visit to Bradfield College, which is postponed, there will be a visit to St Stephen and St Agnes Church, Vansittart Road, Windsor SL4 5EA with a talk about the organ, a chance to play and tea. Please inform John Halsey of your intention to come, and to reserve a parking place at the church. A negative Lateral Flow Test result must be provided.

 

Saturday 12 March

7pm. Radley College. Opening recital on the new Nicholson organ by Thomas Trotter. More details to follow.

 

Friday 18 March

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

 

Friday 8 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.

 

Thursday 14 April

1.10pm. St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Christopher Sears (St. John the Evangelist, Newbury) . Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 28 April     ** BOA-sponsored Centenary Event **

Celebrity Evening Recital at Reading Town Hall by Daniel Moult. Sponsored by BOA to celebrate the end of our centenary year. Programme includes music by Bach, Elgar, Widor, Liszt, Franck and others. Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Click here for full details and to book.

 

Monday 9 May     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Graham Barber (Concert Organist). Programme includes music by Whitlock, Franck, Karg-Elert, Jackson and Bax. 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 14 May     ** BOA Event **

Recital, Tea and AGM, from 4pm. More details to follow.

 

Friday 20 May

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Rosemary Evans (St Alphage, Burnt Oak, Edgware). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Thursday 9 June

1.10pm. St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Alistair Davis (St. John’s, Stockcross). Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Friday 17 June

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

 

Monday 4 July     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by an organ student from Eton College. Details of performer and programme will be published as soon as possible. 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.

 

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.

 

Thursday 11 August

1.10pm. St Nicolas' Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Andy Baldwin (St. Mary’s, Shinfield). Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Thursday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

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.

 

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.