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Last page update: 25 March 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

 

Monday 25 March

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by William McVicker (Royal Festival Hall & Reading Town Hall). Programme to include music by Louis Vierne, Nicholas Choveaux and extraordinary Nordic pieces by Bjarne SlÝgedal and Arild Sandvold. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Tuesday 2 April

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by David Dunnett (Norwich Cathedral). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Tuesday 9 April

1.10pm. St Andrew's Church, Farnham. Organ recital by Jonathan Holl. Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 11 April

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Chris Totney (Head of Keyboard Studies, St. Maryís School, Calne & Director of Music, St. Johnís, Devizes). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Friday 12 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 7 May

8pm. St Lawrence Church, Alton. Organ recital by Ourania Gassiou (Athens Concert Hall & London). Admission £10 at the door (including programme), with concessionary rates for students. Visit Alton Organ Society for more information.

 

Saturday 11 May     **BOA Event **

4pm. St Mary's Church, Shinfield. Recital, tea and AGM. The recital at 4pm will be given by the President, Andy Baldwin. Tea, for which donations to the Benevolent Fund will be invited, will follow at 5pm. The AGM will begin at c.5.45pm. Please inform the Programme Secretary no later than Tuesday 7 May if you wish to attend.

 

Friday 17 May

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

 

Saturday 18 May

7.30pm. St Peter's Church, Caversham. Charity Concert by Erleigh Cantors Chamber Choir, with Ian Westley (director), Christopher Sears (organ) and Merry Evans (speaker). The programme will consist of sacred music from England and Spain, including works by Byrd, Weelkes, Parry, Guerrero and Vivanco. In aid of Alexander Devine Children's Hospice and St Peter's Church, Caversham. Tickets £11 (£10 concessions, £5 under-16s) available in advance from 0118 947 8382 or on the door.

 

Monday 20 May

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Eric Tyson (Bristol). Programme to include music by Stanley, Hollins, Wolstenholme and Vierne. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Saturday 8 June

7.30pm. St Mary's Church, Winkfield. Opening recital on the restored organ by David Goode. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Thursday 13 June

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

 

Friday 21 June

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

 

Thursday 11 July

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

 

Saturday 13 July     **BOA Event **

Visit to All Saints' Church, Witley, Surrey (11am) and King Edward's School, Whitley (2.45pm). More details to follow.

 

Monday 15 July

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Andrzej Malitowski (Royal Academy of Music). Programme to include music by Guilmant, Dubois and Mendelssohn. £5. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Thursday 8 August

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Jane van Tilborg (St. John the Baptist, Snape, Suffolk). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Thursday 12 September

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

 

Thursday 10 October

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

 

Saturday 12 October     **BOA Event **

Visit to Christ's Hospital School, near Horsham, Surrey (11am) and Horsham Parish Church (3pm). More details to follow.

 

Thursday 14 November

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Jonathan Holl (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring Collection.

 

Saturday 16 November     **BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups. More details to follow.

 

Thursday 12 December

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Clive Grant (St. Georgeís, Wash Common). Admission free. Retiring Collection.