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Last page update: 21 October 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)
We are trying to keep our website listing as up-to-date as possible, but are unable to take any responsibility for the accuracy of information. In case of doubt, please contact recital venues directly for advice.

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

 

Saturday 23 October      ** BOA-supported Event **      ** Note change of time **

10.30am. St Matthew's Church, Midgham, RG7 5UW. Organ Playing Masterclass given by Frederick Stocken, for selected applicants of any age who have had some experience of learning the piano. Click here to download the event flier. The application form for those interested in participating is available to download here. Applications should be received by 16th October 2021. Admission is free. Non-participating audience members are welcome to attend, but please contact 07742 159574 if possible beforehand, so that numbers expected can be managed safely. This event is sponsored jointly by the Berkshire and Newbury & District Organists' Associations.

 

Saturday 30 October

12 noon. St John's Church, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LP. Lunchtime recital by Alistair Davis. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Monday 1 November     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Relf Clark (Didcot). Programme includes music by J.S.Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Purcell and Liszt. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Click here for full details and to book.

 

Saturday 6 November     ** BOA Event **

7pm for 7.30pm. Annual Dinner at Stirrups, Maidens Green, with guest speaker Ann Elise Smoot. Full details and a booking form are included in the August and October newsletters to members.

 

Thursday 11 November

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Saturday 13 November     ** BOA Event **

3pm. Henley United Reformed Church, RG9 1AG. Organ Recital by Richard Sedding as part of the BOA Local Recital series. Programme includes music by Battishill, Bach, Couperin, Langlais, Alain, Vierne, Howells, Walton, Marshall and Jackson. Refreshments. Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

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.

 

Saturday 27 November

12 noon. St. John the Evangelist, Newbury, RG14 7PY. Lunchtime recital by Christopher Sears. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Thursday 9 December

1.10pm. Newbury Methodist Church. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Clive Grant (St. George's, Wash Common). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Friday 10 December

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

 

Saturday 11 December

12 noon. St Michael & All Angels' Church, Market Place, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Stephen Holmes. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

2022

 

Saturday 8 January     ** BOA Event **

2.30pm. Social afternoon at St Andrew's URC, London Road, Reading, including an illustrated talk on British Organs by Philip Norman and Tea. More details to follow.

 

Monday 17 January     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Details of performer and programme will be published as soon as possible. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Click here for full details and to book.

 

Saturday 12 February     ** BOA Event **

Probable visit to Windsor Parish Church to hear a talk on the restoration of the Hunter organ. More details to follow.

 

Monday 7 March     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Details of performer and programme will be published as soon as possible. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Click here for full details and to book.

 

Saturday 12 March     ** BOA Event **

Probable visit to Bradfield College. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 28 April     ** BOA-sponsored Centenary Event **

Celebrity Evening Recital at Reading Town Hall by Daniel Moult. Sponsored by BOA to celebrate the end of our centenary year. Programme includes music by Bach, Elgar, Widor, Liszt, Franck and others. Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Click here for full details and to book.

 

Monday 9 May     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Details of performer and programme will be published as soon as possible. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Click here for full details and to book.

 

Monday 4 July     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Details of performer and programme will be published as soon as possible. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. Click here for full details and to book.