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Last page update: 13 January 2019

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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2019

 

Thursday 17 January

7.30pm. Royal Festival Hall, London. Organ recital by American virtuoso Nathan Laube, playing J.S.Bach's Clavier-Übung III. For more information, visit the Southbank Centre website

 

Friday 18 January

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

 

Monday 28 January

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Andy Baldwin (Shinfield). Programme to include music by Bach, Whitlock, Becker and Wesley. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 5 February

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Roger Sayer (Temple Church, London). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 9 February     **BOA Event **

London organs visit, including the Freemasons' Hall at 11.30am and St Mary-le-Bow at 3pm. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 14 February

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Gillian Blythman (Thatcham). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 15 February

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

 

Sunday 17 February

4.00pm. St Mary's Church, Streatley on Thames. Organ Recital by Michael Overbury with music from six centuries, including works by Hildegard of Bingen, Bach, Handel and Mozart. Tickets £8 (£7 concessions). Optional tea following the hour-long recital, for which cash donations are requested. For advance bookings and enquiries email St Mary's Concerts.

 

Monday 25 February

7.30pm. Royal Festival Hall, London. Organ recital by Catherine Ennis. Programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Bach and Vierne. For more information, visit the Southbank Centre website

 

Tuesday 5 March

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Gordon Stewart (Concert organist). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 9 March     **BOA Event **

Visit to organs in Marlow and Maidenhead. Meet at Christ Church URC, Oxford Road, Marlow at 1.30pm, then St Mary's Church, Maidenhead at 4pm. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 14 March

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

 

Friday 15 March

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

 

Monday 25 March

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by William McVicker (Royal Festival Hall & Reading Town Hall). Programme to include music by Louis Vierne, Nicholas Choveaux and extraordinary Nordic pieces by Bjarne SlÝgedal and Arild Sandvold. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 2 April

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by David Dunnett (Norwich Cathedral). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Thursday 11 April

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Chris Totney (Head of Keyboard Studies, St. Maryís School, Calne & Director of Music, St. Johnís, Devizes). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 12 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.

 

Tuesday 7 May

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Ourania Gassiou (Athens Concert Hall & London). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 11 May     **BOA Event **

St Mary's Church, Shinfield. Recital, tea and AGM. The recital will be given by the President, Andy Baldwin. More details to follow.

 

Friday 17 May

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

 

Thursday 13 June

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Alistair Davis (St. Johnís, Stockcross). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 21 June

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

 

Thursday 11 July

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Rosemary Evans (St. John the Evangelist, Newbury). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 8 August

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

 

Thursday 12 September

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Stephen Holmes (St. Michael and All Angelsí, Lambourn). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 10 October

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

 

Thursday 14 November

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 12 December

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Clive Grant (St. Georgeís, Wash Common). Admission free. Retiring Collection.