Events & Concerts

During the current emergency, all of our public worship has been cancelled. The church is now also closed even for personal prayer.

General Information

Welcome to our Events and Concerts area. Here, you can find out about what’s happening at St. John’s.

If you are looking for information on our worship, please visit our Worship Services area, where you can find our service times, styles, and locations. Any variations from the regular pattern appear on this page.


St John’s Church has held fortnightly lunch-time concerts since 1975. Concerts are held on alternate Thursdays throughout most of the year with breaks at Christmas, Easter and the summer. Please check this calendar for the next few dates (and programmes, when available).

Light refreshments are available from 11.45am and the concert begins at 12.30pm. There is usually an interval and the concert finishes at around 1.45pm.

Admission is free but there is a collection on the way out to cover expenses. Please come and join us!

Concert: Haley Myles (piano)
Mar 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Haley Myles (piano)
Chopin Mazurkas, Op. 17
Chopin Preludes, Op. 28

Concert: Nigel Blomiley (cello) and Jessica Zhu (piano)
Apr 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Nigel Blomiley (cello) and Jessica Zhu (piano)
Dvorak: Sonatine in G major, Op. 100
Dvorak: Waldesruhe
Dvorak: Rondo
Chopin: Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 65

Stainer’s Crucifixion
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stainer's Crucifixion

The Choir of St John’s, with other local singers, will perform The Crucifixion, by John Stainer, on Good Friday, 19 April, at 7 pm.
Leaving collection for the Choir Fund.

Soloists: Edward Hughes (tenor), Thomas Coltman (bass)
Philip Rees (organ), John Barnard (conductor)
Singers welcome for the choir (rehearsal, 4 pm on the day): details here or from Simon Patrick, 020 8427 7993.
Those attending will be invited to join in the hymns but do not need to attend the rehearsal.
Download the handbill

Concert: Phillip Dyson (piano)
May 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Phillip Dyson (piano)
Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata, Op. 57, 1st mvt (Allegro assai)
Erik Satie: Je te veux
Irving Berlin/Mayerl: Cheek to Cheek
Jerome Kern/Mayerl: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Cole Porter/Mayerl: Anything Goes
Scott Joplin: Pine Apple Rag
Billy Mayerl: Evening Primrose
George Gershwin: Oh, Lady Be Good;
I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise;
Prelude No. 2;
Zez Confrey: Dizzy Fingers
Chopin: Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2;
Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

Concert: Nguyen The Cuong Quoc (piano)
May 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Nguyen The Cuong Quoc (piano)

(Please note that the piano trio led by Björn Kleiman is unable to play at this concert. Apologies).

Thomas Adès: Three Mazurkas for piano, Op. 27
Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”
Chopin: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22

Piano recital by David Degen
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A programme of light music including Jazz, songs from the musicals and the Sound of Music

Concert: Johan Hugosson (piano)
Jun 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Johan Hugosson (piano)
Schubert: Four Impromptus, Op. 90
and some works composed by Johan Hugosson

Concert: Greta Åstedt (piano)
Jun 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Greta Åstedt (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
W. Peterson-Berger: Sommarsång
E. Satie: Gnossienne 1
G. Fauré: Romance sans paroles Op. 17, No. 3
Ravel: Sonatine
Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas

Concert: Paula Martinez (violin) and Danilo Mascetti (piano)
Jul 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Paula Martinez (violin)
Danilo Mascetti (piano)
Bach: Toccata in D Major, BWV 912, for piano
Bach: Partita in D minor for violin
Stravinsky/Agosti: Firebird: Danse Infernale, Berceuse et Finale
Beethoven 1st Violin and Piano Sonata

Summer lunch-time concert
Jul 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

These summer concerts are organised by Nina Kopparhed.

Thurs 11 July: David Arditti: Composer’s concert
Thurs 18 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Alex Wallace (piano)
Thurs 25 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 1 Aug: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yukiko Shinohara (piano)
Thurs 8 Aug: Steve Law (piano)
Thurs 15 Aug: Mark Wilson (violin), Tomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 22 Aug: Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 29 Aug: Thomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 5 Sep: Nina Kopparhed (soprano) and Jelena Kakarova (piano)
Thurs 12 Sep: Neil Crossland (piano)