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Last update: 19 September 2017

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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2017

 

Wednesday 20 September

1.15pm - 2pm. St Giles' Church, Southampton Street, Reading. Lunchtime Recital by Malcolm Stowell (St Mary's, Slough). Admission free. Retiring collection. Light refreshments.

 

Thursday 21 September

1pm - 2pm. St Lawrence, Alton. Organ recital by Rob Goldfinch.  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Sunday 1 October

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ Concert by Neil Wright (Farnborough Abbey). Admission free. Retiring collection. For more information, visit www.cavaille-coll.co.uk or www.farnboroughabbey.org 

 

Wednesday 11 October

1.15pm - 2pm. St Giles' Church, Southampton Street, Reading. Lunchtime Recital by Andy Baldwin (St Mary's, Shinfield). Admission free. Retiring collection. Light refreshments.

 

Thursday 12 October

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Roy Woodhams (Rector of Cranleigh, Surrey).  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Saturday 14 October     ** BOA Event **

A visit to St Thomas', Goring (11am) and St Mark's, Englefield (2.30pm).

 

Saturday 14 October

4pm. St Peter's Church, Caversham. Organ Recital by David Old. £5. For more information, visit www.stpetercaversham.org.uk 

 

Friday 20 October

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jill York. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Sunday 22 October

4pm. St Mary's Church, Streatley. Organ Recital by Michael Howell. Programme of Baroque music, including Sweelinck, Pachelbel, Buxtehude and Bach. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Morrell Room. Tickets £8 (£7 concessions) on the door, or from Inspirations in Goring. Alternatively, pre-book by contacting StMarysConcerts@hotmail.co.uk

 

Saturday 28 October     ** BOA Event **

7.30pm. St Barnabas, Emmer Green, RG4 8RA. Organ Recital by Harry Russell, on the instrument recently restored and extended by Peter Collins Ltd. Programme includes music by Bach, Pachelbel, Sweelinck, Vierne and Dubois. Part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Wednesday 1 November

1.15pm - 2pm. St Giles' Church, Southampton Street, Reading. Lunchtime Recital by Christine Wells (Hambleden). Admission free. Retiring collection. Light refreshments.

 

Thursday 9 November

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Programme to include music by Bach, Peeters, Dupré and Widor. Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 17 November

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by John Halsey. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 18 November     ** BOA Event **

7.00 for 7.30pm. Annual Dinner at Stirrups, with guest speaker Dr Alan Thurlow, Chairman of BIOS and former Organist at Chichester Cathedral. Booking details will be sent to members in October.

 

Monday 20 November

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by William McVicker (Royal Festival Hall & Reading Town Hall). A programme of riotous Victorian gems. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Wednesday 22 November

1.15pm - 2pm. St Giles' Church, Southampton Street, Reading. Lunchtime Recital by The Cameo Consort (Music for violin, 'cello, piano and organ). Admission free. Retiring collection. Light refreshments.

 

Thursday 14 December

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by James Paget (St Mary Magdalene-in-Paddington).  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

2018

Thursday 11 January

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by John Halsey.  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Saturday 13 January     ** BOA Event **

Social afternoon with a speaker from the RSCM. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 8 February

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Gillian Blythmann.  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Saturday 10 February     ** BOA Event **

Possible organ visit to the Henley area. More details to follow.

 

Monday 19 February

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by David Pether (Reading). £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Thursday 8 March

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Christine Wells.  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Saturday 10 March     ** BOA Event **

Possible visit to Buckinghamshire. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 12 April

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Chris Totney.  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.

 

Thursday 14 June

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Alistair Davis.  Admission free. Retiring Collection.