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Last page update: 30 September 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

Tuesday 2 October

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Martin Baker (Westminster Cathedral). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information, including season membership of £60 for all eight concerts.

 

Sunday 7 October

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

 

Monday 8 October

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Relf Clark (Didcot). Programme to include music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Karg-Elert, Parry, Clark and Mushel. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Thursday 11 October

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

 

Saturday 13 October     **BOA Event **

Visit to St Andrew's, Farnham (10.30am) and Godalming Parish Church (2.15pm). Please notify the Programme Secretary no later than Monday 8 October if you intend to join this visit.

 

Friday 19 October

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

 

Saturday 27 October

7.45pm. St Mary's Church, Maidenhead. Inaugural Organ Recital by David Goode. Admission free. For more information and advance booking, visit www.stmarysmaidenhead.org

 

Saturday 3 November

7.30pm. All Saints' Church, Frances Road, Windsor, SL4 1HU. "The Harmonious Blacksmith", a concert of music for flute, harpsichord and organ by Bach(s), Handel and Stanley, including the Harmonious Blacksmith Variations and the "St Anne" Prelude & Fugue, played by Jenny Thomas and John Halsey. Refreshments will be served. Admission £10. Proceeds to All Saints organ fund.

 

Tuesday 6 November

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Claudia Grinnell (Winchester Cathedral). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information, including season membership of £60 for all eight concerts.

 

Thursday 8 November

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

 

Friday 9 November

7.30pm. St John the Baptist, Windsor, SL4 1LT. "On Wenlock Edge", a concert of English vocal and instrumental chamber music given by Rogers Covey-Crump, the New Windsor Church Choir, John Halsey and friends. The programme includes Vaughan Williams' haunting song-cycle On Wenlock Edge and works by Frank Bridge, Howells, Whitlock and Harris. Refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE. Donations to the Parish Church organ appeal will be invited.

 

Monday 12 November

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Michael Butterfield (RAM). Programme to include music by Hollins, Harris, Fauré, Bairstow, Lemare and Widor. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Friday 16 November

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

 

Saturday 17 November     **BOA Event **

7.00 for 7.30pm. Annual Dinner at Stirrups Country House Hotel, with guest speaker Peter Wright (Southwark Cathedral). Full details including menu options are in the October newsletter. Please send booking forms and payment to the Programme Secretary no later than Friday 2 November.

 

Tuesday 4 December

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

 

Thursday 13 December

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

 

Friday 14 December

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

 

2019

 

Tuesday 8 January

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by David Hill (International choral director & organist). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 12 January     **BOA Event **

2.30pm. St Andrew's URC, Reading. Social Afternoon with guest speaker Simon Williams of the RCO. More details to follow.

 

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 be announced. £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 and St Mary-le-Bow. More details to follow.

 

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.

 

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 Maidenhead and Marlow. More details to follow.

 

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 be announced. £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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.