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.

Other activities include our Welcome Centre on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 3 pm (run jointly with Our Lady & St Thomas RC Church), and on Fridays from 12 noon to 2 pm the church is open for private prayer.


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!

September – December 2021

Concert: Jelena Makarova (piano)
Sep 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Concert: Jelena Makarova (piano)

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.

Concert: John MacDomnic (trumpet) and Adrian Boynton (piano/organ)
Oct 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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)

Concert: Niel du Preez (piano)
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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

Concert: Odinn Baldvinsson (flute) and Mayumi Iida (piano)
Nov 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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)

Concert: The Nonesuch Orchestra
Nov 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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.

Concert: Haruko Seki (piano)
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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

Concert: Christmas Music with Adrienne Walters (soprano)
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Christmas Music with Adrienne Walters (soprano), including carols for the audience to sing

Harrow Philharmonic Choir: Family Carol Concert
Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Harrow Philharmonic Choir: Family Carol Concert

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.

Midnight Eucharist of Christmas
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:30 am

The birth of Jesus was announced to nearby shepherds by angels in the middle of the night. Join us for our First Eucharist of Christmas.

Christmas morning Communion
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our sung Eucharist on Christmas morning.