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Last update: 27/02/17

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

Tuesday 7 March

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire. Organ recital by Andrew Lumsden. Admission 10 (Season Membership offer available for eight concerts). For more information and to book tickets contact tony.willman@me.com or visit www.altonorgansociety.co.uk 

 

Wednesday 8 March

1.10 - 1.50pm. St Mary's, Guildford. Organ recital by Jonathan Holl.  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 9 March

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Christine Wells (St. Mary the Virgin, Hambleden). Programme to include - Trumpet Tune (Homage to the 18th century) by David N. Johnson, Toccata and Fugue BWV 538 (The Dorian) and Chorale Prelude 'Erbarm dich mein' BWV 721 by J.S.Bach, Two Dialogues by Peter Hurford, Andantino (arr. Jennifer Bate) by Lennox Berkeley, The Camptown Races Gallop by Judith Bailey and The Great Gate of Kiev (arr. Volkel) by Modeste Moussorgsky. Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Saturday 11 March     ** BOA Event **

A visit to organs in Oxford. Meet at The Queen's College (Frobenius organ) at 11am - noon. In the afternoon we visit Holy Trinity, Headington, from 2.15 - 3.15pm, which has a Kenneth Tickell organ. Please notify the Programme Secretary if you wish to attend, no later than Tuesday 7 March.

 

Saturday 11 March

4pm. St. George the Martyr, Wash Common, Newbury. Organ recital by Clive Grant (St. George the Martyr, Wash Common). Programme to include music by J.S.Bach, Walton, Messiaen, Alain, Mulet and Soler.

 

Saturday 11 March

7.30pm. Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, RG7 5QT. 'Darkness and Light'. Concert by Tamesis Chamber Choir with Louise Rapple Moore (director) and Simon Dinsdale (organ). Programme includes music by MacMillan, Lauridsen, Grieg, Harris, Parry and Rheinberger. Tickets 14 (concessions 10) from Tamesis or Newbury Corn Exchange

 

Wednesday 15 March  *** Recital postponed***

Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall).

 

Friday 17 March

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

 

Friday 31 March

7pm St. Matthew, Midgham, Reading. Organ recital by Gillian Blythman (Thatcham) in aid of the organ restoration fund.

 

Tuesday 4 April

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire. Organ recital by Peter Wright. Admission 10 (Season Membership offer available for eight concerts). For more information and to book tickets contact tony.willman@me.com or visit www.altonorgansociety.co.uk 

 

Thursday 13 April

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by John Mountford (Bradfield College).  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Tuesday 2 May

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire. Organ recital by Thomas Trotter. Programme includes world premiere of a work by Ad Wammes. Admission 10 (Season Membership offer available for eight concerts). For more information and to book tickets contact tony.willman@me.com or visit www.altonorgansociety.co.uk

 

Thursday 11 May

7.30pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Celebrity organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Simon Johnson (St Paul's Cathedral). Programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Cocker, Brewer, Whitlock, Thalben-Ball, Stanford, Bonnet and Widor. 10 including booking fee. Free pre-concert talk at 6.15pm.  Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 13 May     ** BOA Event **

Recital, tea and AGM at Wesley Methodist Church. The recital will be given by Christopher Cipkin, starting at 4pm. More details to follow.

 

Wednesday 17 May

8pm. St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean, SL6 9PD. Organ concert by Nathaniel Keiller (Windsor). as part of the Cookham festival. Tickets 10.

 

Thursday 8 June

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

 

Saturday 8 July     ** BOA Event **

Possible visit to Warwick and Leamington Spa. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 13 July

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by Rosemary Evans (St John the Evangelist, Newbury).  Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

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 14 September

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

 

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 **

Possible visit to Buckinghamshire. 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. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 14 December

1.10pm. St Nicolas, Newbury. Organ recital by James Paget (St Mary Magdalene-in-Paddington).  Admission free. Retiring Collection.