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.

Concerts

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!

October 2019 – March 2020

Oct
31
Thu
Concert: The Max Bruch Trio
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

The Max Bruch Trio:
Alison Eales (piano)
Mark Lacey (clarinet)
Robert Puzey (piano)
Bruch: Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano: No. 6 ‘Nachtgesang’
Farrenc: Adagio from Trio in E flat major, Op. 44
Vinter: Song and Dance (4 pieces for Clarinet & Piano)
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70, for Viola & Piano
Jacob: Miniature Suite for Clarinet & Viola
Bruch: Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano: No. 8
Watson: The Turning Seasons for Clarinet, Viola, Piano
Mendelssohn: Concert Piece in D minor Op. 114

Nov
14
Thu
Concert: Diana Brekalo (piano)
Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Diana Brekalo (piano)
R. Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2
Clara Wieck: from “Soirees musicales”, Op. 6: No. 1 Toccatina & No. 2 Notturno
Clara Wieck: Scherzo No. 1
R. Schumann: Etudes symphonique, Op. 13
R. Schumann: Romance, Op. 28 No. 2
Clara Schumann: Romance Op. 21 No. 1
(This concert replaces one by An-Ting Chang, who is unfortunately not available. We are very grateful to Diana Brekalo for stepping in.)

Nov
16
Sat
Concert: Harrow Philharmonic Choir
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Nov
28
Thu
Concert: The Nonesuch Orchestra
Nov 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

The Nonesuch Orchestra
Grace Williams: Sea Sketches for String Orchestra (1944)
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (revision in 1943)

Dec
12
Thu
Concert: Adrienne Walters (Soprano)
Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Adrienne Walters (soprano)
Mozart: Alleluia (from Exsultate Jubilate)
Carol: Once in royal David’s city
Handel: The Harmonious Blacksmith (piano solo)
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Carol: Hark! the herald-angels sing
Handel: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (from Messiah)
Britten: The Birds – Benjamin Britten
Britten: That Yonge Child
Howells: Come Sing and Dance
Carol: O little town of Bethlehem
Bartók: 1st Romanian dance (piano solo)
Verdi: E strano …Sempre libera (How strange … Always free) (from La Traviata)
Carol: O come, all ye faithful

Jan
23
Thu
Concert: Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Brahms: Sonata Op. 78 No. 1 in G major for Violin and Piano
P.de Sarasate: Playera
Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22

Feb
6
Thu
Concert: Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
Feb 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
William Byrd: Coranto (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
Anon: Muscadin; The Irish Ho-Hoane
Bach: Bist Du bei mir, BWV 508; Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book II
Valentin Schiedermair: Ocean Waves (2019)
Mozart: Sonata in D major KV 311
Clara Schumann: Romance in B minor
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Il Saltarello Romano Op. 6 No. 4:Allegro molto
Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Souvenirs d’Andalousie, Caprice de concert

Feb
20
Thu
Concert: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Mark Nixon (piano)
Feb 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Mark Nixon (piano)
Paul Reade: Excerpts from The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: 1 Prelude; 4 Exotica; 5 Summer
Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke
Albeniz: Two Spanish Pieces arr. Alan Frank
Alec Templeton: Pocket Size Sonata
Francis Poulenc: Sonata

Mar
5
Thu
Concert: Yuki Negishi (piano)
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Yuki Negishi (piano)
Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 126 Nos. 4-6
Haydn: Variations in F minor, Hob. XVI-6
Beethoven: Sonata in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
Beethoven: Sonata in c minor, Op. 13 (“Pathetique”)

Harrow Philharmonic Choir: Concert
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

Glories of the Baroque:
Pergolesi: Magnificat
Scarlatti: St Cecilia Mass
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