Events & Concerts

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!

October 2019 – January 2020

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

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.)

Concert: Harrow Philharmonic Choir
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
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)

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

Concert: Dominika Rosiek (violin)
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm