Welcome to new member Piers Fulcher, who is warmly welcomed, especially as he is a youngster and thank you to his teacher, Steve Bowey who is sponsoring his membership. Piers attended a few events in 2014 so you may have already met him and his parents, John and Rachel.
Membership Subscriptions: Thank you to those of you who have renewed your subscriptions promptly. Thanks to our Hon. Treasurer, Barry Gowers, it is now possible to renew on-line, so please take advantage of this opportunity if possible. Contact Barry here. Alternatively, bring your subscription to the recital next week and let our Hon. Membership Secretary, John Pynn have your payment. Please note that we are offering you the opportunity to make a donation as well this time, so please consider this option too. I have attached a copy of the subscription form for 2015, either for your use or to give to another potential member.
Our next event is one of our regular 2nd Thursday lunchtime recitals, which are all at St. Nicolas, Newbury at 1.10pm, admission free with retiring collection.
JANUARY 8th John Halsey (Windsor Parish Church)
Here are the programme details:
1. Four pieces from 'Messe pour les convents' (Francois Couperin)
a) Plein jeu. Premier couplet du Kyrie
b) Dialogue. 5e Couplet du Kyrie
c) Elevation. Tierce en Taille
d) Agnus Dei. Plein jeu
2. Fantaisie in E flat (Camille Saint-Saens)
Con moto - Allegro di molto e con fuoco
3. Pastorale in E (Cesar Franck)
Andantino - Quasi allegretto - Andantino
4. Noel sur les Flutes (Louis Claude Daquin)
Tres tendrement - Gaiment - Tres tendrement
5. Three meditations from 'La Nativite du Seigneur' (Olivier Messiaen)
(ii) Les Bergers
(viii) Les Mages
(ix) Dieu parmi nous
The lunchtime recital series continues as follows:
FEBRUARY 12th Gill Blythman (Director of Music, St. Andrew’s School, Pangbourne)
MARCH 12th Christine Wells (St. Mary the Virgin, Hambleden)
APRIL 9th John Mountford (Head of Co-Curricular Music, Bradfield College)
(No recital in May during Newbury Spring Festival)
JUNE 11th Alistair Davis (St. John’s, Stockcross)
JULY 9th Rosemary Evans (St. John the Evangelist, Newbury)
AUGUST 13th James Paget (St. Mary Magdalene-in-Paddington)
SEPTEMBER 10th Stephen Holmes (St. Michael and All Angels’, Lambourn)
OCTOBER 8th Roy Woodhams (Rector of Cranleigh, Surrey)
NOVEMBER 12th Jonathan Holl (Windsor)
DECEMBER 10th Jill York (Reading)
Other events in 2015:
Saturday 17th January: Organ playing visit to St. Mark’s, Reigate (3-manual ‘Father’ Willis) and St. Michael & All Angels’, Betchworth (2-manual Kenneth Tickell 2014). We are leaving Newbury in cars at 9am and intend to be back by 7pm. Please let me know if you would like to join us if you have not done so already.
Saturday 21st February: NDOA Organ Playing visit to Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury. We are hoping to combine this trip to another instrument in the vicinity.
Saturday 7th March: IAO London Organ Day (LOD) at Central Hall, Westminster: ‘Transcriptons and Edwardiana’. For details see www.londonorganday.co.uk or contact Marcus Sealy, IAO LOD Administrator 01225 314174 or to email click here
Saturday 21st March: NDOA AGM at Holy Trinity Church, Hermitage, Berkshire with organ playing opportunity and Choral Evensong.
Monday 27th to Friday 31st July: IAO Congress to Norwich. For details see www.iao.org.uk or contact Rob Miller, IAO Congress Administrator 01304 619095 or to email click here
Looking forward to seeing you at our events,
Happy New Year and best wishes,