From the Chairman
Saturday 21st February:
11.00am – 12.30pm: Organ playing visit to St. Lawrence Church, Hungerford.
2.30pm – 4.00pm: Organ Playing visit to Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury.
****Please let our secretary know if you are coming on this visit.
Saturday 21st March: AGM at Holy Trinity Church, Hermitage, Berkshire.
2.00pm – 2.30pm: Talk and organ demonstration on the music of J.S. Bach by
2.30pm – 3.30pm: AGM
3.30pm – 4.30pm: Organ playing opportunity with tea and cake
****Please let our secretary know if you are coming to the AGM as we have been asked for numbers
2015 THURSDAY LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITALS AT 1:10pm
At St. Nicolas Church, Newbury. Admission free with retiring collection.
MARCH 12th Christine Wells (St. Mary the Virgin, Hambleden)
APRIL 9th John Mountford (Head of Co-Curricular Music, Bradfield College)
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 28th February: Come & Sing ‘The Crucifixion’ by Stainer at Holy Cross Church,
Ramsbury, 2.00pm for 2.30pm for the rehearsal (£10). Performance at 5.30pm (Audience
tickets £8 at the door). Contact Mrs. Frances Lofthouse 01488 682921. (Flyer attached)
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 on 01225 314174 or E-mail: email@example.com
Wednesday 18th March: Lunchtime Organ Recital at Reading Town Hall at 1.00pm given by
Jeremy Lloyd. Tickets £5
Saturday 21st March: A Choral Cornucopia at 7pm at St. Nicolas Church, Newbury, including
‘The Armed Man’ by Karl Jenkins, ‘Zadok the Priest’ by Handel and music by John Rutter.
Guest Artistes are The Dell String Quartet and NDOA member, Steve Bowey, FRCO who will
be playing solo pieces by J.S. Bach and ‘Toccata in Seven’ by Rutter. Free entry and retiring
collection in aid of Stroke Care for Newbury and West Berkshire. (Flyer attached)
Saturday 18th April: An evening with Laurie Holloway and friends at Windsor Parish Church
at 7.30pm. Proceeds to Church Organ Restoration Fund. Tickets £12. Box Office 01753
743915. The music will include a duet for organ and piano, the organ played by Windsor
Parish Church organist, John Halsey.
Sunday 3rd May: Post-Evensong Recital at Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury at 7pm given by
Wednesday 20th May: Lunchtime Organ Recital at Reading Town Hall at 1.00pm given by
David Pether. Tickets £5
Wednesday 1st July: Lunchtime Organ Recital at Reading Town Hall at 1.00pm given by a
student from Eton College. Tickets £5
Sunday 5th July: Post-Evensong Recital at Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury at 7pm given by
Monday 27th to Friday 31st July: IAO Congress to Norwich. For details see www.iao.org.uk
or contact Rob Miller, IAO Congress Administrator on 01304 619095 or email here.
Sunday 6th September: Post-Evensong Recital at Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury at 7pm given
by Gill Blythman