Recitals

RECITAL DIARY

The WOA Diary of Public Recitals in the Region from April 2024
(Concerts arranged by or including WOA members are shown in bold italics)

2024

Thursday 4th April 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Nigel Morris (St Chads, Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 6th April3.00pm Pershore Abbey
Simon Bell (Dean Close school Cheltenham) A concert in celebration of Sir George Dowty
Admission free and 10 places are allocated for WOA members.  See the article in the newsletter.

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

Sunday 7th April 3.00pm St James, Cradley, Herefordshire
James Lancelot (Emeritus organist, Durham Cathedral)
Admission £10, including a cream tea.

Monday 8th April 1.00pm Symphony Hall
Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City organist)
Admission £7.50/£5 under 30s and volume discounts available.

Saturday 13th April 12.00pm Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Alex Goldsmith (St Michael’s, Stone)
Admission £12/£10.50.  

Wednesday 17th April 7.30pm Gloucester Cathedral
Jonathan Hope (Gloucester Cathedral)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 20th April 11.00am St Michael & All Angels, Ledbury
Iain Simcock (St Leonards, Newland, Malvern)
Admission free, retiring collection. Refreshments from 10.30am

Saturday 20th April 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Malvern
Charles Pavey & Billy Colbourne (Holy Trinity, Malvern) ‘Trinity Toccatas’
Admission £10/under 18s free including interval refreshments.

Saturday 20th April7.30pm Worcester Cathedral
Organ Spectacular to celebrate RCO National Organ Day
Admission £15/£5 under 18. See the later article.

Saturday 20th April 7.30pm Cheltenham College Chapel
Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City Organist)
Admission by ticket.

Monday 22nd April 1.00pm Birmingham Town Hall
Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City organist with guest Peter Holder)
Admission £7.50/£5 under 30s and volume discounts available.

Wednesday 24th April 12:30pm St Peter & St Paul, Upton upon Severn
Piers Maxim (Great Malvern Priory)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 25th April12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Charles Gurnham (Worcester Cathedral)
Admission free, retiring collection

Thursday 2nd May 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 4th May 1.00pm St Laurence, Ludlow
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Sunday 5th May 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Tuesday 7th May 1.15pm Cheltenham College Chapel
Andrew Kirk (Bristol)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 9th May 6.30pm Worcester Cathedral
Samuel Hudson – A devotional performance of L’Ascension by Olivier Messiaen

Saturday 11th May 11.00am St Michael & All Angels, Ledbury
Carl Grainger (Concert organist)
Admission free, retiring collection. Refreshments from 10.30am

Saturday 11th May12.00pm Great Malvern Priory
Peter King (Emeritus organist – Bath Abbey)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 11th May7.00pm St Andrew’s, Ombersley
Keith Hearnshaw (Hanbury)
Admission TBC

Wednesday 15th May 7.30pm Gloucester Cathedral
Keith Hearnshaw (Hanbury)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 16th May12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
David Brookshaw (Old St Martin’s, Worcester)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 18th May 12.00pm Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Alexander Binns (Derby Cathedral)
Admission £12/£10.50.  

Saturday 18th May  3.00pm St Andrew’s URC, Cheltenham
Marion Tunwell (Pershore)
Admission free, retiring collection

Wednesday 22nd May 12:30pm St Peter & St Paul, Upton upon Severn
Carleton Etherington (Tewkesbury Abbey)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 23rd May 12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Harrison Cole (Trinity College Cambridge)
Admission free, retiring
collection

Saturday 1st June12.00pm Great Malvern Priory
Andrew McCrea (Worcester) preceded by a talk at 11am on CV Stanford
Admission free, retiring collection

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

Monday 3rd June 1.00pm Birmingham Town Hall
Thomas Trotter (Birmingham including duets with Simon Gledhill)
Admission £7.50/£5 under 30s and volume discounts available.

Tuesday 4th June 1.15pm Cheltenham College Chapel
Sarah Baldock (Winchester College)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 6th June12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Emma Gibbins (Newport)
Admission free, retiring collection

Thursday 6th June 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
David Saint (St Chad’s, Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 13th June12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Jung-A Lee (California USA)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 15th June 10.30am St John’s, Bromsgrove
Keith Hearnshaw (Hanbury) A coffee and cake concert
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 15th June 12.00pm Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Tim Sagar (St Mary’s, Stafford)
Admission £12/£10.50.  

Monday 17th June 1.00pm Birmingham Town Hall
Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City organist – Summer requests)
Admission £7.50/£5 under 30s and volume discounts available.

Tuesday 18th June 7.00pm Hereford Cathedral
Peter Dyke (Hereford Cathedral) Repertoire Requests
Admission £12/£5 students.

Wednesday 19th June 7.30pm Gloucester Cathedral
Roger Sayer (Concert Organist)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 20th June12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Jack Oades (Exeter)
Admission free, retiring collection

Thursday 20th June 7.00pm Birmingham Town Hall
Anna Lapwood (Concert organist)
Admission £38.50/£28.50

Saturday 22nd June7.30pm Pershore Abbey
James Lancelot plays the Saint-Saens organ symphony with the Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra
Admission £20/£10 students via www.eventbrite.co.uk

Wednesday 26th June 12:30pm St Peter & St Paul, Upton upon Severn
John Wright (Cheltenham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 27th June12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Jonathan Clinch (Royal Academy of Music)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 29th June1.00pm All Saints, Bromsgrove
Oliver Neale (All Saints, Bromsgrove)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 29th June7.00pm Pershore Abbey
WOA/HOS joint members recital hosted by WOA
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 29th June 7.30pm St Benedict’s, Wombourne
Paul Carr (Birmingham) inaugural recital on the new digital organ
Admission TBC.

1Alexander Ffinch (Cheltenham College)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 4th July 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Richard McVeigh (Beauty in Sound)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Friday 5th July 1.10pm St Philip’s Cathedral Birmingham
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 6th July1.00pm All Saints, Bromsgrove
Ashley Wagner (St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection

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

Saturday 13th July 2.30pm St Peter’s, Cradley in the Black Country
Keith Hearnshaw (Hanbury)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 13th July 7.00pm All Saints, Bromsgrove
Charles Francis (Eastman School of Music, New York)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 20th July 12.00pm Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Lee Ward (Leeds)
Admission £12/£10.50.

Saturday 27th July 11.00am St Michael & All Angels, Ledbury
Keith Hearnshaw (Hanbury)
Admission free, retiring collection. Refreshments from 10.30am

Saturday 27th July 12.15pm St Swithun’s Church, Worcester
Drew Sellis (RCO performer) A Three Choirs Festival organ concert
Admission £15/Free for under 25s.

Saturday 27 th July 2.00pm Bridlington Priory
Paul Carr (Birmingham) Part of the IAO York Festival
Tickets from the IAO Festival web site

Tuesday 30th July 2.00pm Great Malvern Priory
Sophia Membery (RCO performer) A Three Choirs Festival concert
Admission £15/Free for under 25s.

Tuesday 30th July 9.45pm Worcester Cathedral
Roger Sayer ‘Interstellar’ A Three Choirs Festival organ concert
Admission £22/£18.

Thursday 1st August 10.00am – 12.40pm Pershore Abbey
Tom Bell (RCO) Talk and playing ‘Livre Du Saint Sacrament’ A Three Choirs Festival organ concert
Admission £22.

Thursday 1st August 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Friday 2nd August 9.30am St Martin, London Road, Worcester
Ashley Chow (RCO performer) A Three Choirs Festival concert
Admission £15/Free for under 25s.

Sunday 4th August 3.00pm Holy Trinity, Wordsley, Stourbridge
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 8th August 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
James Lancelot (Tewkesbury)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 15th August 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Ashley Wagner (St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 22nd August 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Mark Swinton (St Mary’s, Warwick)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 24th August 11.00am St Michael & All Angels, Ledbury
Gus Orchard (Fladbury)
Admission free, retiring collection. Refreshments from 10.30am

Monday 26th August11.30am Hereford Cathedral
Jonathan Scott (Manchester) HOS Gala recital
Admission free, retiring collection

Monday 26th August12.00pm Great Malvern Priory
Carleton Etherington (Tewkesbury Abbey)
Admission free, retiring collection

Tuesday 3rd September 1.15pm Cheltenham College Chapel
Jonathan Hope (Gloucester Cathedral)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 5th September 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
David Saint (St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 7th September 2.30pm St Peter, Cradley, Black Country
James & Jessica Bradley (Bridgenorth)
Admission free, retiring collection. 

Saturday 14th September 11.00am St Michael & All Angels, Ledbury
Peter Johnson (Malvern)
Admission free, retiring collection. Refreshments from 10.30am

Saturday 14th September 12.00pm Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Philip Rushworth (Chester Cathedral)
Admission £12/£10.50.  

Tuesday 17th September 7.00pm Hereford Cathedral
John Challenger (Salisbury Cathedral) Holst – The Planets suite
Admission £12/£5 students.

Thursday 19th September12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Edward Byrne (Magdalene College, Oxford)
Admission free, retiring collection

Wednesday 25th September 7.30pm Gloucester Cathedral
Adrian Partington (Gloucester Cathedral)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 26th September12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
David Hardie (St Phillips Cathedral Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection

Tuesday 1st October 1.15pm Cheltenham College Chapel
Francois Cloete (Merton College, Oxford)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 3rd October12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Simona Fruscella  (Italy)
Admission free, retiring collection

Thursday 3rd October 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 5th October 7.30pm Worcester Cathedral – The Quire organ 16th anniversary recital
Daniel Moult (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
Admission £15, students under 18 free.   

Wednesday 9th October 7.30pm Gloucester Cathedral
Benjamin Chewter (London)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 10th October12.15pm Worcester Cathedral

Simon Williams (Royal College of Organists)
Admission free, retiring collection

Thursday 17th October12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 26th October12.00pm Great Malvern Priory
Keith Hearnshaw (Hanbury)
Admission free, retiring collection

Thursday 31st October12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Stefan Donner (Vienna, Austria)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 2nd November 5.00pm Tewkesbury Abbey
Carleton Etherington (Tewkesbury Abbey) a joint WOA/GOA event celebrating Sir EC Bairstow
Admission free, retiring collection. 

Tuesday 5th November 1.15pm Cheltenham College Chapel
James Drinkwater (Clifton College)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 7th November 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Andrew Kirk (Bristol)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 9th November2.00pm Great Malvern Priory
James Lancelot (Tewkesbury) A lecture/recital in partnership with the Elgar Society
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 16th November 7.00pm St Peter, Cradley, Black Country
David Ivory plays for a Silent Movie
Admission free, retiring collection. 

Thursday 21st November12.15pm Worcester Cathedral
Joshua Stephens (Winchester Cathedral)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 23rd November 12.00pm Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Tim Sagar with the Nantwich Singers
Admission £12/£10.50.  

Tuesday 3rd December 1.15pm Cheltenham College Chapel
James Lancelot (Canon Organist Emeritus, Durham Cathedral)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Thursday 5th December 1:15pm St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Admission free, retiring collection.

Saturday 14th December 12.00pm Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Donald Mackenzie (Odeon, Leicester Square, London) with soloist Phillida Bannister
Admission £12/£10.50.  

Sunday 15th December 6.30pm Gloucester Cathedral
Jonathan Hope (Gloucester Cathedral) Messiaen – La Nativité du Siegneur
Admission free, retiring collection.

Tuesday 17th December6.30pm Great Malvern Priory
Piers Maxim (Great Malvern Priory) Messiaen – La Nativit
é du Siegneur
Admission free, retiring collection


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