Local Organ Events

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2024

Thursday 13 June, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Alistair Davis (St. John's, Stockcross). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Saturday 15 June

The BOA event scheduled for this afternoon has sadly had to be cancelled.

Monday 17 June, 8pm

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Recital by Dr Timothy Morris (Radley College Succentor). Admission free.

Thursday 20 June, 8pm

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. The annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert, this year given by Wayne Marshall. The hour-long programme includes music by Dupré, Laurin and Bach. The concert is free and there is no need to book. It will also be live-streamed at https://tinyurl.com/oxfordconcert2024.

Saturday 22 June, 2pm

St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH. Midsummer Music. Organ Recital by Christopher Cipkin. Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of the church organ restoration fund.

Sunday 23 June, 3pm

All Saints' Parish Church, Marlow. Concert by Box & Fir: Jenny Thomas (one-keyed flute) and John Halsey (harpsichord and organ). Programme of music by CPE Bach, De Grigny, Handel and Leclair. Admission free.

Monday 24 June, 1.00 - 1.45pm

Windsor Parish Church of St John the Baptist, High Street, Windsor, SL4 1LD. Organ Recital by John Halsey. Music by J.S.Bach, Elgar, Franck and Liszt. Admission free. Retiring collection. There will also be a collection of second-hand periodicals, books and music available to buy, in aid of Berkshire Organists' Assocation funds.

Monday 24 June, 8pm

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Recital by Kim Chin and Bernardo Mercado (Radley pupils with Cambridge organ scholarship places). Admission free.

Friday 28 June, 6.00 - 7.10pm

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Organ at 70: Ourania Gassiou & Eleni Keventsidou play a programme of organ duets and solos, including music by Bach, Franck, Cochereau, Liszt, Reger and Leighton. For full details and to book, visit the Southbank Centre website.

Saturday 29 June, 7.30 - 9.30pm

English Martyrs Church, Liebenrood Road, Reading, RG30 2EB. 'Organs for the Organ' Concert by Tamesis Chamber Choir with Louise Rapple Moore (director) and Simon Dinsdale (organ), to raise money for the church organ restoration fund. Programme includes a wide range of music, including pieces by Monteverdi, Vaughan Williams, Rutter, Bernstein and Britten. Tickets £12 (£5 students). For full details and to book, visit the Tamesis Chamber Choir website.

Monday 1 July, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jack van den Heuvel & George Baldwin (Eton College organ students). Programme to include music by Howells, Brahms, Parry, Widor and Bach. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website. Refreshments will be available in the Pantry Cafe before the recital.

Thursday 4 July, 8.30pm

Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, OX14 2HR. Organ Recital by Radley pupils. Admission free.

Thursday 11 July, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Rosemary Evans (St Alphage, Burnt Oak, Edgware). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Thursday 8 August, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by James Paget (St Mary Magdalene-in-Paddington). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Sunday 18 August, 6.15pm

St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH. Music for a Summer Evening. Organ Recital by Christopher Cipkin. Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of the church organ restoration fund.

Saturday 7 September      ** BOA-supported Heritage Open Day Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Free Heritage Open Day Event. Details to be announced soon.

Thursday 12 September, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Stephen Holmes (St. Michael and All Angels', Lambourn). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Monday 16 September, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Simon Dinsdale (Berkshire). Programme to include music by Bach, Lang, Mendelssohn and Boëllmann. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website. Refreshments will be available in the Pantry Cafe before the recital.

Wednesday 2 October, 7.00 - 8.40pm

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Organ recital by James McVinnie, including music by Stanford, Byrd, Swayne and Liszt. For full details and to book, visit the Southbank Centre website.

Thursday 10 October, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Roy Woodhams (Rector of Cranleigh, Surrey). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Monday 4 November, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Francesca Massey (Concert Organist, Rochester). Programme to include music by Hollins, Karg-Elert, Mendelssohn, Farrington and Bach. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website. Refreshments will be available in the Pantry Cafe before the recital.

Saturday 9 November      ** BOA Event **

Proposed visit to churches in Windsor. Full details to be announced.

Thursday 14 November, 1.10pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Nathaniel Keiller (Windsor). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

Thursday 12 December, 1.10pm

Newbury Methodist Church, Northbrook St, Newbury. Organ recital by Clive Grant (Crewkerne, Somerset). Admission free. Retiring Collection. For further details visit the Newbury & District Organists' Association website.

2025

Friday 10 January, 7.00 - 8.45pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Bach for Organ & Piano played by James McVinnie. For full details and to book, visit the Southbank Centre website.

Monday 13 January, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Ian Hockley (London). Programme to include music by Mozart, Bach, Franck and Dupré. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website. Refreshments will be available in the Pantry Cafe before the recital.

Monday 3 March, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Benjamin Chewter (Metropolitan Tabernacle Baptist Church, London). Programme to include music by Meyerbeer, Schumann and Brahms. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website. Refreshments will be available in the Pantry Cafe before the recital.

Monday 12 May, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Callum Alger (Head of Chapel Music, Solihull School). Programme to include music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website. Refreshments will be available in the Pantry Cafe before the recital.

Monday 30 June, 1pm      ** BOA-supported Event **

Reading Town Hall (The Concert Hall). Lunchtime Organ Recital by Eton College organ students. Programme to be announced. Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Please note that the venue no longer accepts cash, so all payments must be made using a credit or debit card. For full programme when available and to book, visit the Concert Hall website. Refreshments will be available in the Pantry Cafe before the recital.