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Last page update: 28 November 2019

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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2019

 

Saturday 30 November     ** BOA Event **

7.30pm. All Saints' Church, Downshire Square, Reading. Organ Recital by Christine Wells as part of the BOA Local Recital series. Programme includes music by J.S.Bach, Mendelssohn, Parry, Gardonyi and Grayston Ives. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Tuesday 3 December

7.30pm. St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean, SL6 9LI. Windsor and District Organists' Association are meeting to play Advent and Christmas music together, and have kindly invited BOA members to join in. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

 

Tuesday 3 December

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by David Poulter. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 12 December     ** NOTE: Change of Venue **

1.10pm. Newbury Methodist Church, 56 Northbrook Street, RG14 1AN. Organ recital by Clive Grant (St. George’s, Wash Common). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 13 December

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

 

Sunday 15 December

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ recital by Neil Wright (Farnborough Abbey). Admission free. Retiring collection. Visit the Farnborough Abbey Website for more information.

 

2020

 

Tuesday 7 January

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Paul Carr. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Thursday 9 January

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by John Halsey (Windsor Parish Church). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Saturday 11 January     ** BOA Event **

2.30pm. At Andrew's URC, London Road, Reading. Social Afternoon. Philip Norman will give an illustrated talk entitled 'Bach v Handel'. This will be followed by a short time for questions and then tea, for which a donation will be requested. Please notify the Programme Secretary of your intention to attend no later than Monday 6 January.

 

Saturday 11 January

7.00pm. Church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Lane, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4BS. 'Of Shepherds and Kings', a concert of music for Epiphany sung by Tamesis Chamber Choir, with Louise Rapple Moore (Director) and Simon Dinsdale (organ). Programme includes music by Cornelius, Dove, Chilcott, Gjeilo, Berlioz, Todd, Rutter and Bizet. Tickets £12, available from www.tamesischamberchoir.co.uk.

 

Friday 17 January

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

 

Monday 20 January     ** BOA Supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by David Pether (Reading). Programme to include music by Kenneth Leighton, J.S.Bach/Vivaldi, Henry Smart, Elgar and Nigel Ogden.£5 on the door, or £4.50 if booked at least one day in advance. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 4 February

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Peter Wright. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Saturday 8 February     ** BOA Event **

Visit to Cirencester. Holy Trinity, Watermoor (11am) which has a 3-manual Bishop organ, and St. John's, Market Square (2pm), where the organ is a 4-manual Harrison and Harrison. More details to follow.

 

Friday 21 February

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

 

Tuesday 3 March

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Kristel Aer (Estonia). Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Friday 6 March

1.00pm. Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Godalming. Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl.

 

Saturday 14 March     ** BOA Event **

Visit to Cheltenham schools. More details to follow.

 

Monday 16 March     ** BOA Supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by an Organ Student from Eton College. Programme to be announced. £5 on the door, or £4.50 if booked at least one day in advance. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Friday 20 March

12.30 - 1.15pm. Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime Organ Recital by Malcolm Harding (St Barnabas, Emmer Green). Admission free. Retiring collection.

 

Tuesday 7 April

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Anna Lapwood. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Friday 17 April

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

 

Tuesday 5 May

8.00pm. St Lawrence's Church, Alton. Organ Recital by Peter King. Admission £10 at the door, or season membership £60 for all eight concerts (October - May). Full details at Alton Organ Society.

 

Saturday 9 May     ** BOA Event **

St Michael's Church, Tilehurst. Recital, Tea & AGM. The recital will be given by Christopher Cipkin. More details to follow.

 

Friday 15 May

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

 

Monday 18 May     ** BOA Supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Jamie Rogers (London). Programme to be announced. £5 on the door, or £4.50 if booked at least one day in advance. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 6 June     ** BOA Event **

7.30pm. St Mary's Church, Winkfield. Organ Recital by Jonathan Holl as part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Friday 19 June

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

 

Monday 20 July     ** BOA Supported Event **

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by David Quinn (Bradfield College). Programme to include music by Bach, Parry and Whitlock. £5 on the door, or £4.50 if booked at least one day in advance. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 12 September     ** Heritage Day - BOA Supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). A day of events to celebrate the historic Father Willis Organ. More details to be announced soon.