For details of our worship, including on-line services, please see our Worship Services page. We resumed our series of regular concerts on Thursday 9 September at 12.30 pm and fortnightly thereafter. There aren’t any other events taking place in the church at the moment, except that the Church is open from 12 noon to 3 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays for our Welcome Centre (run jointly with Our Lady and St Thomas RC Church) and on Fridays from 12 noon to 2 pm for private 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!
We are planning to resume our lunch time concerts (cancelled since March 2020) with a recital by Ivan Hovorun (piano).
Programme of pieces by Franz Liszt:
Vallée d’Obermann, S. 160
Funérailles, S. 173
Zwei Episoden aus Lenaus Faust:
Der nächtliche Zug, S. 513a
Mephisto-Walzer, S. 514
Please note that we are planning to serve tea and coffee but not sandwiches or cakes – you are welcome to bring your own.
Lunch time music with Jelena Makarova (piano).
Beethoven: Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 (“Pastoral”)
Chopin: Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op. 26, No. 1
Egidija Medekšaitė: Textile_6*
Colin Riley: Light Touch; At Sixes and Sevens (World Premieres)*
Britten: Night Piece (Notturno)
Schubert: Impromptu in A flat major, Op. 90, No. 4
*The performance of these three pieces is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture/Lietuvos Kultūros Taryba.
Lunch time music with John MacDomnic (trumpet) and Adrian Boynton (piano/organ)
Albinoni: Sonata in C for Trumpet and Strings
Francis Thomé: Fantaisie for Trumpet and Piano
Bach: Fugue in E flat (St Anne)
Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E flat
Thorvold Hansen: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 18
Boellmann: Prière à Notre-Dame and Toccata (Suite Gothique)
Leonard Bernstein: Four Miniatures
Percy Code: Zelda (Caprice)
Lunch time music with Niel du Preez (piano).
Busoni: Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr
Beethoven: Sonata No. 17, Op. 31 No. 2 in D minor (“Tempest”)
Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Scriabin: Six Études
Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann
Lunch time music with Odinn Baldvinsson (flute) and Mayumi Iida (piano)
Philippe Gaubert: Sonata No. 1 in A major for flute and piano
Paulo Taballione: Fantasia on La Traviata by G Verdi
Tchaikowsky: Lensky’s aria from Eugene Onegin
Schubert: Sonata in A minor (Arpeggione)
Lunch time music with the Nonesuch Orchestra
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No. 6
Beethoven: Adagio from String Quartet Op.132, arranged for string orchestra
Grażyna Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra
Please note that this concert will take place without an interval. Refreshments will be available before and afterwards.
Lunch time music with Haruko Seki (piano).
Saint-Saëns: Berceuse; Valse Nonchalante, Op. 110; Le Rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31 (Omphale’s Spinning Wheel)
Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1; Scherzo in B flat minor Op. 31
Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Mujina (Op. 30), from Ballads on “Kwaidan” by Lafcadio Hearn
Gershwin : Rhapsody in Blue
Christmas Music with Adrienne Walters (soprano), including carols for the audience to sing
All welcome at Harrow Philharmonic Choir‘s Family Carol Concert. Adults £5 (on door); children free. Conductor: John Wyatt. Also featuring brass ensemble and handbell ringers.
Lunch time music with Valentin Schiedermair
‘Mozart’s 265th Birthday concert’
Mozart: Sonata in C major K. 330
Beethoven: Sonata in E major Op. 14 No. 1
Chopin: Waltz in A flat major Op. 42
Bach: Prélude from English Suite No. 3 in G minor BWV 808
Mozart: Sonata in A major K. 331
Chopin: Etude in F major Op. 25 No. 3
Prélude in F sharp minor Op. 28 No. 8
Prélude in E flat major Op. 28 No. 19
Prélude in D minor Op. 28 No. 24