28 Apr 2022 - 7:30pm

Venue: Concert Hall
£12.50, £6 U18s

Daniel Moult, Organ

Concerto in C major  BWV 595

Samuel Wesley    
No.8 & No.9 from Twelve Short Pieces (1815)

Edward Elgar         
Organ Sonata in G major

Charles-Marie Widor   
Allegro Vivace from Symphonie No.5 in F

Robert Schumann         
Studies No.4 and 5, Op.56

Franz Liszt                   

César Franck               

Renowned as a concert organist, teacher and recording artist, Daniel Moult has recently received worldwide acclaim for his achievement as a film presenter and performer on the multi-DVD & CD boxed set ‘The English Organ’.

Daniel now brings his expertise to bear on our own historic ‘Father’ Willis instrument, itself of international significance, in a programme which includes masterworks of the organ repertoire coupled with some less-familiar gems. The centrepiece is Edward Elgar’s majestic Sonata, which calls on the full range of colours from the organ in music expressing the bold confidence of the late-Victorian era.

The Berkshire Organists’ Association provides support for organists and organ events across the area. It has a long relationship with Reading’s ‘Father’ Willis, having assisted in the arranging of recitals by local and international players here for almost six decades. The Association is delighted to sponsor this concert, concluding a year of events to celebrate the centenary of its founding on 19 April 1921.


Pre-concert talk 6.30pm (FREE) 
Daniel Moult talks about ‘The English Organ’ DVD project and his work with Fugue State Films. 


Please note, this concert is scheduled to go ahead without social distancing measures and you will be seated next to other people. However, certain COVID safety procedures will remain in place for the safety of customers, staff and performers.

Please bring a face mask with you and follow the venue guidelines on the day of the event. For your information, the latest measures in place for The Town Hall are available HERE.

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