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Last update: 22/07/17

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

23-27 July

Oxford. IAO Music Festival. For full details visit www.festival.iao.org.uk   (Please note that train services to Oxford are subject to major engineering works during this period).

 

Saturday 29 July

Oxford Organists' Association workshop: 'Aspiring Organists'. This workshop for adults is to help pianists transfer their keyboard skills to the organ, particularly to accompany church services. Led by Malcolm Pearce, formerly Director of Music at Magdalen College School. Venue TBA. Further details from Jan Greenough, penhouse@btinternet.com  or click here.

 

Sunday 6 August

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ Concert by Norman Harper (St George's Cathedral, Southwark). Admission free. Retiring collection. For more information, visit www.cavaille-coll.co.uk or www.farnboroughabbey.org 

 

Thursday 10 August

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

 

Thursday 17 August

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

 

Friday 18 August    *** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF PERFORMER ***

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

 

Sunday 3 September

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

 

Saturday 9 September     ** BOA Heritage Day Event **

Reading Town Hall. Free demonstrations of the Father Willis organ, including an opportunity for members of the public to play. One-hour sessions starting at 11am and 12 noon. No need to book - just turn up!

 

Monday 11 September

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by David Thomas (Royal Festival Hall). Programme to include music by Widor, Bach, Parry, Brewer and BoŽllmann. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Thursday 14 September

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

 

Friday 15 September

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

 

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 

 

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 be announced. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 9 November

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

 

Saturday 18 November     ** BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups, with guest speaker Dr Alan Thurlow, Chairman of BIOS and former Organist at Chichester Cathedral. More details to follow.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Thursday 8 February

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

 

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.

 

Thursday 12 April

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Chris Totney.  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 14 June

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