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Last page update: 11 October 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

 

Saturday 12 October     **BOA Event **

Visit to Christ's Hospital School, near Horsham, Surrey (11am) and Horsham Parish Church (3pm). Please notify the Programme Secretary no later than Saturday 5 October if you will be attending.

 

Sunday 13 October

1.30pm. Blenheim Palace. Organ recital by Jonathan Holl. Admission only by purchasing a tourist ticket (£27, or £25 concessions, family and annual passes also available) to the entire Palace.

 

Sunday 13 October

3pm. All Saints' Church, Marlow. Organ recital by Alexander Knight (St Mary Magdalene, Richmond). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Friday 18 October

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

 

Saturday 2 November

7.30pm. All Saints' Church, Frances Road, Windsor. Organ Appeal Concert, featuring music for Organ, Flute and Harpsichord by Bach, de Grigny and Boismortier, played by John Halsey and Jenny Thomas. Admission £10. Proceeds to the All Saints' Church and Windsor Parish Church Organ Funds.

 

Tuesday 5 November

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Tansy Castledine. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 14 November

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

 

Friday 15 November

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

 

Saturday 16 November     **BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups. The Guest Speaker will be Robert Quinney, Director of the Choir, New College, Oxford and formerly sub-organist at Westminster Abbey. Booking forms have been sent to members and should be returned to the Programme Secretary, with payment, no later than Friday 1 November.

 

Monday 18 November

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Benjamin Chewter (London). Programme to include music by Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Mozart. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 23 November

12 noon - 12.35pm. St Mary's Church, Slough. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Ian May. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 30 November     **BOA Event **

7.30pm. All Saints' Church, Downshire Square, Reading. Organ Recital by Christine Wells as part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Tuesday 3 December

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by David Poulter. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 12 December

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

 

Friday 13 December

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

 

Sunday 15 December

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ recital by Neil Wright (Farnborough Abbey). Admission free. Retiring collection. Visit the Farnborough Abbey Website for more information.

 

2020

 

Tuesday 7 January

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Paul Carr. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Saturday 11 January     **BOA Event **

2.30pm. At Andrew's URC, Reading. Social Afternoon, including an illustrated talk "Bach v. Handel" by Philip Norman. More details to follow.

 

Monday 20 January

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by David Pether (Reading). Programme to include music by Kenneth Leighton, J.S.Bach/Vivaldi, Henry Smart, Elgar and Nigel Ogden. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 4 February

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Peter Wright. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Saturday 8 February     **BOA Event **

Visit to Cirencester. More details to follow.

 

Tuesday 3 March

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Kristel Aer (Estonia). Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Saturday 8 March     **BOA Event **

Possible visit to Cheltenham. More details to follow.

 

Monday 16 March

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by an Organ Student from Eton College. Programme to be announced. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 7 April

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Anna Lapwood. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Tuesday 5 May

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Peter King. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Saturday 9 May     **BOA Event **

St Michael's Church, Tilehurst. Recital, Tea & AGM. More details to follow.

 

Monday 18 May

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Jamie Rogers (London). Programme to be announced. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 6 June     **BOA Event **

7.30pm. St Mary's Church, Winkfield. Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl as part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Monday 20 July

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by David Quinn (Bradfield College). Programme to be announced. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.