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Last page update: 4 May 2021

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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2021

 

CORONAVIRUS (Covid - 19)
During the current restrictions on public gatherings and performances, we are trying to ascertain the status of forthcoming events and keep our website listing as up-to-date as possible, but are unable to take any responsibility for the accuracy of information in a sometimes fast-changing situation. In case of doubt, please contact recital venues directly for advice.

IMPORTANT NOTE - Venues can now require face coverings to be worn and may request contact details for Track and Trace.

 

Saturday 8 May     ** BOA Event **

Association AGM, to be held on Zoom. Details have been circulated to members. The AGM recital and tea have been postponed until Saturday 31 July.

 

Friday 21 May

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

 

Saturday 22 May     ** BOA Centenary Event **     ** EVENT POSTPONED to 4 September **

Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Organ Recital and Choral Evensong to celebrate the centenary of the Berkshire Organists' Association.

 

Monday 24 May     ** EVENT POSTPONED to 14 June **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime recital by William McVicker and David Pether.

 

Tuesday 8 June

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton GU34 2BW. Organ Recital by Claudia Grinnell (Winchester Cathedral). Admission £10. During Covid-19 pandemic, admission is only available by pre-booking at familyhowe@talktalk.net. For full information please visit Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 10 June

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Alistair Davis (St. John's, Stockcross). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Monday 14 June

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime recital by William McVicker and David Pether. Programme includes music by Boëllmann, Bath, Mozart, MacMillan and Bédard. Advance booking will be required to attend this event. Booking details will be published here as soon as they are available.

 

Friday 18 June

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

 

Monday 5 July

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime recital by David Quinn (Bradfield College). More details will be published here as soon as they are available.

 

Tuesday 6 July

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton GU34 2BW. Organ Recital by Gordon Stewart (Concert Organist). Admission £10. During Covid-19 pandemic, admission is only available by pre-booking at familyhowe@talktalk.net. For full information please visit Alton Organ Society.

 

Friday 16 July

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

 

Saturday 31 July     ** BOA Event **

4pm. St Michael's Church, Tilehurst. Recital and Tea (postponed from the AGM on 8 May). Christopher Cipkin will give the recital. More details to follow.

 

Friday 20 August

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

 

Saturday 4 September     ** BOA Centenary Event **

Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Organ Recital and Choral Evensong with sermon by the Bishop of Reading to celebrate the centenary of the Berkshire Organists' Association. More details to follow.

 

Tuesday 7 September

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton GU34 2BW. Organ Recital by Andrew Millington (formerly Exeter Cathedral). Admission £10. During Covid-19 pandemic, admission is only available by pre-booking at familyhowe@talktalk.net. For full information please visit Alton Organ Society.

 

Saturday 11 September     ** BOA-supported Event **

Heritage Day at Reading Town Hall, including a talk and organ recital. Further details to be announced.

 

Friday 17 September

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

 

Saturday 9 October     ** BOA Event **

Visit to Royal Holloway College and St Paul's, Egham. More details to follow.

 

October     ** BOA Centenary Event **

Celebrity Recital at Reading Town Hall. More details to follow.

 

Friday 15 October

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

 

Saturday 6 November     ** BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups, Maidens Green, with guest speaker Ann Elise Smoot. More details to follow.

 

Saturday 13 November     ** BOA Event **

Henley United Reformed Church. Afternoon organ recital by Richard Sedding as part of the BOA Local Recital series. More details to follow.

 

Friday 19 November

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Robert Jones (St Bride's, Fleet Street). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Friday 11 December

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