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!

November 2021 – March 2022

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.

Concert: Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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

Concert: Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Feb 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
G.Bacewicz: Polish Caprice
Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza
E. Mlynarski: Romance
J. Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
Simonetti: Madrigal
J. Achron: Hebrew Melody

Concert: An-Ting Chang (piano)
Feb 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with An-Ting Chang (piano)

Claude Debussy: Poisson d’or (The Fish of Gold)
Enrique Granados: Quejas, ó la Maja y el Ruiseñor (The Maiden and the Nightingale)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee
Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals

Pieces by An-Ting Chang (1985-):
Songs from My Room; London Night; Plague Time; Ping Pong Dance; Last June; Hoxton Street; Past Tense; Purple Dream

Concert: Sarah Gait (cello) and Frederic Bager (piano)
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Sarah Gait (cello) and Frederic Bager (piano)
Janacek: Pohadka
Lili Boulanger (trans. Gait): Le Retour
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Schumann: “Mein schöner Stern” Op. 101, No. 4 (transcribed by S. Gait).

Concert: Dominic John (piano)
Mar 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with <a href=””>Dominic John</a> (piano)

[We regret that Warren Mailley-Smith is indisposed and are very grateful to Dominic for stepping in at short notice]

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 (Waldstein): first movement
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Grieg: Three Lyric Pieces: Butterfly, Op. 43, No. 1; Gangar (Norwegian March), Op. 54, No. 2; Wedding-day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65, No. 6
Gershwin: Three Preludes
Ravel: Sonatine
Lizst: Sonetto No. 123 de Petrarca
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (The Dance in the Village Inn)