During the current emergency, all of our public worship has been cancelled. The church is now also closed even for personal prayer.
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!
Haley Myles (piano)
Chopin Mazurkas, Op. 17
Chopin Preludes, Op. 28
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
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
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
A programme of light music including Jazz, songs from the musicals and the Sound of Music
Johan Hugosson (piano)
Schubert: Four Impromptus, Op. 90
and some works composed by Johan Hugosson
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
Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas
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
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)