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Last page update: 21 July 2021

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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2021

 

CORONAVIRUS (Covid - 19)
We are trying to keep our website listing as up-to-date as possible, but are unable to take any responsibility for the accuracy of information. In case of doubt, please contact recital venues directly for advice.

IMPORTANT NOTE - Venues can require face coverings to be worn and may request contact details for Track and Trace.

 

Saturday 31 July     ** BOA Event **

4pm. St Michael's Church, Tilehurst. Organ Recital by Christopher Cipkin, followed by refreshments in the Morlais Room (postponed from the AGM on 8 May). Programme includes music by Bonnet, Beethoven, Bach, Whitlock, Hakim and Spiegl. Admission free. Retiring collection and donations welcomed for tea. Advance notification is requested, for track & trace purposes and also to judge numbers requiring tea. Please contact David Corbett if you will be attending, by email or phone (0118) 327 4076 / 07956 132054.

 

Thursday 12 August

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jane van Tilborg (St. John the Baptist, Snape, Suffolk). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 14 August

12 noon. St Matthew's Church, Midgham, RG7 5UW. Lunchtime recital by Gillian Blythman. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Friday 20 August

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

 

Saturday 4 September     ** BOA Centenary Event **

Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Organ Recital and Choral Evensong with sermon by the Bishop of Reading to celebrate the centenary of the Berkshire Organists' Association. More details to follow.

 

Tuesday 7 September

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton GU34 2BW. Organ Recital by Andrew Millington (formerly Exeter Cathedral). Admission £10. During Covid-19 pandemic, admission is only available by pre-booking at familyhowe@talktalk.net. For full information please visit Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 9 September

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Stephen Holmes (St. Michael & All Angels', Lambourn). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 11 September     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Heritage Day at Reading Town Hall. Plans include a talk and organ recital. The recital will be given by Ben Giddens (St Martin-in-the-Fields), and the programme will include the premiere of a new organ work by Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, commissioned to celebrate the centenary of the Berkshire Organists' Association. Further details to be announced.

 

Friday 17 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 18 September

12 noon. Newbury Methodist Church, 56 Northbrook Street, RG14 1AN. Lunchtime recital by Rosemary Evans. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Saturday 9 October     ** BOA Event **

Visit to Royal Holloway College and St Paul's, Egham. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 14 October

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Roy Woodhams (Rector of Cranleigh, Surrey). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

October     ** BOA Centenary Event **

Celebrity Recital at Reading Town Hall. More details to follow.

 

Friday 15 October

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

 

Saturday 30 October

12 noon. St John's Church, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LP. Lunchtime recital by Alistair Davis. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Saturday 6 November     ** BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups, Maidens Green, with guest speaker Ann Elise Smoot. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 11 November

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 13 November     ** BOA Event **

Henley United Reformed Church. Afternoon organ recital by Richard Sedding as part of the BOA Local Recital series. More details to follow.

 

Friday 19 November

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Robert Jones (St Bride's, Fleet Street). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 27 November

12 noon. St. John the Evangelist, Newbury, RG14 7PY. Lunchtime recital by Christopher Sears. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Thursday 9 December

1.10pm. Newbury Methodist Church. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Clive Grant (St. George’s, Wash Common). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Friday 10 December

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

 

Saturday 11 December

12 noon. St Michael & All Angels' Church, Market Place, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Stephen Holmes. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.