The Berkshire Organists' Association
Patron: Dame Gillian Weir
Registered Charity No.298088

Home
About the BOA
Join Us
Fr Willis Organ Book
Local Organ Events
Organist Vacancies
Deputies and Teachers
The Berkshire Organist

Privacy Policy

Last page update: 15 July 2019

Local Events

 

This listing includes organ-related events within easy reach of Reading. For a comprehensive nationwide listing, visit www.organrecitals.com

Please contact to have your event included in this listing or to subscribe to our events mailing list.

2019

 

Friday 19 July     ** RECITAL CANCELLED **

Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading.

 

Sunday 21 July

3pm. St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring. "Anything but Organ Music". A programme of orchestral and operatic transcriptions for organ played by Graham Howell. Proceeds in aid of the organ rebuild appeal.

 

Sunday 21 July     ** RECITAL POSTPONED **

St Mark's Church, Englefield. This recital will now take place on Sunday 22 September.

 

Sunday 4 August

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ recital by Richard Brasier (Upminster, Essex). Admission free. Retiring collection. Visit the Farnborough Abbey website for more information.

 

Thursday 8 August

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

 

Friday 9 August

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

 

Sunday 1 September

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ recital by David Bendix Nielsen (Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark). Admission free. Retiring collection. Visit the Farnborough Abbey website for more information.

 

Thursday 12 September

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

 

Saturday 14 September     **BOA Heritage Day Event **

11am and 12 noon. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Free talk and demonstration of the historic Father Willis Organ by members of the Berkshire Organists' Association, followed by an opportunity for members of the public to play the instrument. Suitable for all ages. One-hour sessions, starting at 11am & 12noon. Admission free. No need to book - just turn up!

 

Sunday 15 September

3pm. St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring. Organ recital played by Michael Howell. Programme includes Organ Symphony No.1 by Howell. Proceeds in aid of the organ rebuild appeal.

 

Friday 20 September

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

 

Sunday 22 September     **BOA Event **

3.30pm. St Mark's Church, Englefield. Organ recital by Harry Russell. Programme includes music by Buxtehude, Hindemith, Reger and Wammes. Part of the BOA Local Recital series. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

 

Monday 23 September

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Edward Kemp-Luck (London). Programme to be announced. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Sunday 6 October

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

 

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.

 

Friday 18 October

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

 

Thursday 14 November

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

 

Friday 15 November

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

 

Saturday 16 November     **BOA Event **

Annual Dinner at Stirrups. More details to follow.

 

Monday 18 November

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ by Benjamin Chewter (London). Programme to include music by Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Mozart. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Thursday 12 December

1.10pm. St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Organ recital by Clive Grant (St. Georgeís, 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

 

Monday 20 January

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, Mendelssohn and Nigel Ogden. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Monday 16 March

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ. Performer and programme to be announced. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Monday 18 May

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ. Performer and programme to be announced. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.

 

Monday 20 July

1pm. Reading Town Hall (Concert Hall). Lunchtime organ recital on the Father Willis Organ. Performer and programme to be announced. £5. Season ticket for six recitals from September 2019 - July 2020 available for £24. Reading Arts  0118 960 6060.