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Last update: 27/03/17

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

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.

 

Friday 21 April

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl. 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

 

Sunday 7 May

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 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. Please notify the Programme Secretary if you wish to attend, no later than Monday 8 May.

 

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.

 

Friday 19 May

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

 

Sunday 4 June

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ Concert by Eleni Keventsidou (Rugby School). Admission free. Retiring collection. For more information, visit www.cavaille-coll.co.uk or www.farnboroughabbey.org 

 

Tuesday 6 June

8 - 9pm. Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. The annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert. John Butt plays music by J.S.Bach.  Admission free.

 

Thursday 8 June

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

 

Sunday 2 July

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

 

Saturday 8 July     ** BOA Event **

Visit to St Mary's, Warwick and Holy Trinity, Leamington Spa, with tea at Wroxton near Banbury. 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.

 

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.

 

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 

 

Thursday 14 September

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