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Last page update: 16 May 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

 

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.

 

Friday 17 May

7.30pm. Royal Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst. "Music in a Sacred Space". The Choir of The Royal Memorial Chapel directed by Peter Beaven, with Simon Dinsdale (organ). Programme includes choral music by Monteverdi, Haydn, Sumsion, Gibbons and Vierne, and organ pieces by Walton and Boëllmann. Admission free, with retiring collection for the work of the chapel. Please note that for security reasons the names of antendees must be provided in advance to gain admission. The closing date for applications is 8 May. Please contact musicinasacredspace@gmail.com or 07401 633 186 for more information and to register.

 

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.

 

Sunday 19 May

3.00pm. St Luke's Church, Norfolk Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7AX. Organ Recital by Han Zhao and Hector Coley (Eton College Organ Scholars). Programme includes music by Bach, Vierne, Boëllmann and Elgar. Tickets £8 including cream tea.

 

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.

 

Tuesday 21 May

1.10pm. St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Lunchtime organ recital by Rachel Mahon. Admission free, retiring collection. Visit the St George's Chapel website for programme details and important information on how to access the chapel without paying to visit the entire castle.

 

Saturday 25 May     **Windsor & District OA Event, to which BOA members are warmly invited**

3pm. St John-the-Baptist Church, Cookham Dean. Discussion on musical instruments. If members play another instrument which is portable, they are welcome to bring it along to demonstrate. If attending, please notify David Colthup in advance so that numbers for refreshments are known.

 

Sunday 2 June

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ recital by Gerard Brooks (Westminster Central Hall). Admission free. Retiring collection. Visit the Farnborough Abbey Website for more information.

 

Tuesday 4 June

1.10pm. St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Lunchtime organ recital by Eric Tyson. Admission free, retiring collection. Visit the St George's Chapel website for programme details and important information on how to access the chapel without paying to visit the entire castle.

 

Saturday 8 June

7.30pm. St Mary's Church, Winkfield. Opening recital on the restored organ by David Goode. Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments. For more information, visit the Friends of St Mary's Winkfield website.

 

Tuesday 11 June

1.10pm. St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Lunchtime organ recital by Martyn Noble. Admission free, retiring collection. Visit the St George's Chapel website for programme details and important information on how to access the chapel without paying to visit the entire castle.

 

Thursday 13 June

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

 

Tuesday 18 June

1.10pm. St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Lunchtime organ recital by Lucy Morrell. Admission free, retiring collection. Visit the St George's Chapel website for programme details and important information on how to access the chapel without paying to visit the entire castle.

 

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.

 

Saturday 22 June

2pm. Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, PO1 2HH. Organ Recital by David Briggs (New York). Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) on the door or online.

 

Tuesday 25 June

1.10pm. St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Lunchtime organ recital by James Orford. Admission free, retiring collection. Visit the St George's Chapel website for programme details and important information on how to access the chapel without paying to visit the entire castle.

 

Sunday 7 July

3pm. Farnborough Abbey. Organ recital by Loreto Aramendi (San Sebastián, Spain). Admission free. Retiring collection. Visit the Farnborough Abbey Website for more information.

 

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.

 

Friday 19 July

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

 

Sunday 21 July     **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.

 

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 Jane van Tilborg (St. John the Baptist, Snape, Suffolk). 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.

 

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 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.

 

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.