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Last page update: 9 September 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 11 September     ** BOA-supported Centenary Event - Heritage Open Day **

1pm. Heritage Day at Reading Town Hall. Talk and Organ Recital to celebrate Reading's "Father" Willis organ. The recital will be given by Ben Giddens (St Martin-in-the-Fields), and the programme will include the premiere of a new organ work by Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, commissioned to celebrate the centenary of the Berkshire Organists' Association. Organ Curator, William McVicker will discuss the new piece with Ghislaine and Ben, and talk about the history of the organ. The event will last about one hour and also includes popular music by Walton, Ireland, Franck and Widor. Admission is free, but PLACES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. For full details and to book visit What's on Reading.

 

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 18 September

12 noon. Newbury Methodist Church, 56 Northbrook Street, RG14 1AN. Lunchtime recital by Rosemary Evans. Part of the Newbury and District Organists' Association Saturday recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. All proceeds to the church.

 

Saturday 25 September

7pm. St Nicholas' Church, Hurst, RG10 0SN. 'Music for a Late-Summer's Evening'. Choir Te Decet Hymnus with Chris Bond (director) and Tom Lowe (organ) performing music from Byrd to the Beatles, plus Tallis, Bach, Parry, Howells, Rutter, Rogers & Hammerstein, Abba and more. Interval refreshments. Tickets £12 (under-16s free) in aid of repairs to the church organ and Woodley Food Bank, available from here.

 

Saturday 9 October     ** BOA Event **

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

 

Monday 11 October     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by John Halsey (Windsor Parish Church). Programme includes music by J.S.Bach, Stanley, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns and Vierne. Details of how to book will be published as soon as possible.

 

Thursday 14 October

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Roy Woodhams (Rector of Cranleigh, Surrey). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

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 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 and Liszt. Details of how to book will be published as soon as possible.

 

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 have been sent to members in the August newsletter.

 

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 **

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.

 

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

 

Monday 17 January     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Details of performer, programme and how to book will be published as soon as possible.

 

Monday 7 March     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Details of performer, programme and how to book will be published as soon as possible.

 

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. More details to follow.

 

Monday 9 May     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Details of performer, programme and how to book will be published as soon as possible.

 

Monday 4 July     ** BOA-supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital. Details of performer, programme and how to book will be published as soon as possible.