The WOA Diary of Public Recitals in the Region from October 2021

(Concerts by or including WOA members are shown in bold italics and some recitals are still online at the date of publication – and highlighted as such)

2021

Saturday 2nd October 7.30pm St Margaret’s, Olton, Birmingham
Paul Hale (Organist Emeritus – Southwell Minster).
Admission £10.

Saturday 2nd October 7.30 Worcester Cathedral – the anniversary recital for the Tickell organ
Simon Johnson (Westminster Cathedral).
Admission £15, full time students and U18s free.

Saturday 2nd October 7.30pm Gloucester Cathedral
Adrian Partington (Gloucester Cathedral).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Sunday 3rd October 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge  ONLINE ONLY
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
www.facebook.com/sundayafternoonorganmusic

Monday 4th October 12.30pm Coventry Cathedral
Alastair Stone (Pembroke College Oxford)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 7th October 1:15pm Thursday Live St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Paul Carr & David Saint
Admission free, retiring collection

Thursday 7th October 1.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Ashley Wagner (Birmingham Cathedral).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 9th October 7.30pm  Holy Trinity, Malvern
Charles Pavey & Bill Colbourne play ‘An evening of Elgar’ who lived in the Parish
Admission £10, under 18’s free.

Sunday 10th October 3.00pm Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester
Christopher Allsop (Kings School, Worcester)
Admission £17 (A Worcester Concert Club event)

Monday 11th October 12.30pm Coventry Cathedral
William Fairbairn (Truro Cathedral)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Monday 11th October 1pm Birmingham Town Hall
Gordon Stewart (Concert organist)
Admission £6

Wednesday 13th October 7.30pm Gloucester Cathedral
James Lancelot (Durham Cathedral Organist Emeritus).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 14th October 1.10pm Kidderminster Town Hall
Tim Morris
Admission free.

Saturday 16th October 2.30pm Old St Martin’s, Worcester
Andrew McCrea (RCO director & WOA member)
Admission Free. (A WOA anniversary recital and presentation for J-P Sweelinck)

Monday 18th October 12.30pm Coventry Cathedral
Alex Norman (Holy Trinity Coventry)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Wednesday 20th October 12.30pm St Peter & St Paul, Upton upon Severn
Christopher Allsop (Kings School Worcester)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 23rd October 12pm Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
Donald MacKenzie (Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square. London)
Admission £10.50/concessions £9.

Saturday 23rd October 10.30am St John’s Bromsgrove Coffee concert series.
Steve Cowperthwaite & Alastair Moseley – duets for piano and organ
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 23rd October 7.30pm All Saints with St Michael, Castlefields, Shrewsbury
Keith Hearnshaw (St Mary the Virgin, Hanbury)
Admission free, retiring collection

Monday 25th October 1pm Birmingham Town Hall
Thomas Trotter TBC
Admission £6

Saturday 30th October 12noon Great Malvern Priory
Piers Maxim (Great Malvern Priory).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 30th October 7.30pm All Saints, Cheltenham
Christopher Strange (Peterborough Cathedral).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Sunday 31st October 8pm Birmingham Town Hall
Donald Mackenzie – Phantom of the Opera (Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square London)
Admission £13

Thursday 4th November 1:15pm Thursday Live St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Paul Carr & David Saint
Admission free, retiring collection

Sunday 7th November 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection

Thursday 11th November 1.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Samuel Hudson (Worcester Cathedral & WOA President).
Admission free, retiring collection
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Wednesday 17th November 12.30pm St Peter & St Paul, Upton upon Severn
Carleton Etherington (Tewkesbury Abbey)
Admission free, retiring collection

Wednesday 17th November 7.30pm Gloucester Cathedral
Alexander Ffinch (Cheltenham College, Gloucester).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 18th November 1.10pm Kidderminster Town Hall
Nicholas Freestone (Worcester Cathedral)
Admission free.

Saturday 20th November 6.45pm Worcester Cathedral following choral evensong at 5.30pm
Nicholas Freestone plays WOA members requests recital.
Admission free.

Saturday 20th November 10.30am St John’s Bromsgrove Coffee concert series.
Keith Hearnshaw (St Mary the Virgin, Hanbury)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 20th November 12pm Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
Ian Tracey (Liverpool City & Cathedral)
Admission £10.50/concessions £9.

Monday 22nd November 1pm Birmingham Town Hall
Thomas Trotter - Celebration of Saint-Saens  TBC
Admission £6

Saturday 27th November 10.30am BMI & 2.30pm St Alban’s Church Highgate, Birmingham
Michael Jones WOA chairman, presents an ‘AnniversaryFest’ for past organ composers followed by lunch in the City and a composite recital.
Admission free.

Saturday 27th November 7.00pm Coventry Cathedral
David Briggs (St John the Divine, New York City USA) (Organ Appeal opening concert)
Admission tbc.

Saturday 4th December 1.15pm Hereford Cathedral
Peter Dyke (Hereford Cathedral) Christmas Sparkle!
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 2nd December 1:15pm Thursday Live St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Paul Carr & David Saint
Admission free, retiring collection

Sunday 5th December 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge  ONLINE ONLY
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
www.facebook.com/sundayafternoonorganmusic

Monday 6th December 1pm Symphony Hall
Thomas Trotter and the choir of St John’s College, Cambridge.
Admission £13

Sunday 12th December 6.00pm Gloucester Cathedral
Jonathan Hope (Gloucester Cathedral) plays Messiaen: La Nativite du Seigneur.
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 16th December 1.10pm Kidderminster Town Hall
TBA
Admission free.

Monday 20th December 1pm Birmingham Town Hall
Thomas Trotter & sing along with the choir of Lichfield Cathedral
Admission £13

 

 

2022

Sunday 2nd January 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 29th January 11.30am All Saints, Cheltenham
Romain Bornes (Magdalen College Oxford).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Sunday 6th February 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge  ONLINE ONLY
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
www.facebook.com/sundatafternoonorganmusic

Sunday 13th February 3.00pm All Saints, Leamington Spa
Christopher Allsop (Kings School Worcester)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 26th February 11.30am All Saints, Cheltenham
Martin Payne (Cheltenham).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Sunday 6th March 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 26th March 11.30am All Saints, Cheltenham
John McElroy (All Saints Cheltenham).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Sunday 3rd April 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge  ONLINE ONLY
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
www.sundayafternoonorganmusic

Saturday 30th April 7.30pm All Saints, Cheltenham
Anthony Gritten (Royal Academy of Music).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Sunday 1st May 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 14th May 12pm Gt Malvern Priory
Andrew Caskie (Worcester).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 28th May 7.30pm All Saints, Cheltenham
Pavlos Triantaris (St Thomas, Brentford).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Sunday 5th June 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge  ONLINE ONLY
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
www.facebook.com/sundayafternoonorganmusic

Saturday 25th June 7.30pm All Saints, Cheltenham
Keith Hearnshaw (Worcester).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Sunday 3rd July 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection

Sunday 7th August 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge  ONLINE ONLY
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
www.facebook.com/sundayafternoonorganmusic

Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 12 noon Great Malvern Priory
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 12.30pm Coventry Cathedral
Anthony Gritten (Royal Academy of Music)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 24th September 7.30pm All Saints, Cheltenham
Sean Heath (Crown Court Church of Scotland).
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 29th October 11.30am All Saints, Cheltenham
James Lietch (All Saints, Cheltenham).
Admission free, retiring collection.

 

New events, and any further details on events above, will be added progressively as and if they become available.

The Worcestershire Organists’ Association makes every effort to ensure that the information it publishes is accurate but cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions: potential audience members are always advised to check the venue or organiser’s website (and/or to refer to organrecitals.com) before making final arrangements to travel to an event.