Ann Turner is kindly hosting an Open House Social on Saturday 17 June from 2pm to 6pm at 13 Rokeby Close, Newbury, RG14 7 EU. All members are invited to attend at any time during the course of the afternoon. No RSVP is required. A great opportunity to meet old and new friends, we look forward to seeing many of you there.
There are a number of recitals coming up over the next few weeks that may be of interest to members:
Thursday 8 June, 1.10pm – St. Nicolas’ Church, Newbury. Lunchtime recital by Alistair Davis (St. John’s, Stockcross). Admission free. Retiring collection.
Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm – Reading Town Hall. Celebrity Organ Recital by James Orford (St Paul's, Knightsbridge), featuring music inspired by Luke Jerram's replica globe Gaia, which will be exhibited with the audience seated around it. Tickets £10 unreserved seating, or £15 for a VIP ticket with a complimentary drink and early access to view Gaia before taking seats. For the programme and to book, please visit the Concert Hall website.
Friday 16 June, 12.30pm – Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reading. Lunchtime recital by John Halsey (Windsor Parish Church). Admission free. Retiring collection.
Thursday 22 June, 8pm – Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford. The annual Andrew Hamblin Memorial Concert will be given by Thierry Escaich. Admission is free & no tickets are required. The concert will also be live-streamed.
Advance notice: Saturday 15 July, 3pm – St. Mary’s Church, Thatcham. Recital by Tim Cooke followed by tea & scones. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the restoration fund for the historic 1866 Gray & Davison organ.
We are sorry to have to report the death of Jonathan Holl, a past president of the Berkshire Organists’ Association and a great friend of NDOA. For many years he took part in our lunchtime organ recital series, giving his final performance at St. Nicolas’ last November. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, family and friends.
Finally, a big thank you to everyone who has paid their subscription for 2023. Without your support, the Association would not be able to continue its work.