Events & Concerts

For details of our worship, including on-line services, please see our Worship Services page. We resumed our series of regular concerts in September 2021. 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.


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!

(Please note that the Summer Concerts between Thursday 14 July and Thursday 15 September have been organised separately: (details here).)

December 2021 – April 2022

Dec
2
Thu
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

Dec
16
Thu
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

Dec
18
Sat
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.

Jan
27
Thu
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

Feb
10
Thu
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

Feb
24
Thu
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

Mar
10
Thu
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).

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

Lunch time music with <a href=”dominicjohn.co.uk”>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)

Apr
7
Thu
Concert: The Plaegan Piano Trio
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with the Plaegan Piano Trio
Helen Sills (violin)
Bettina St.J Lawrence (cello)
Alan Brown (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3
Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32

Apr
15
Fri
Stainer’s Crucifixion
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stainer's Crucifixion

The Choir of St John’s, with other local singers, will perform The Crucifixion, by John Stainer, on Good Friday, 15 April, at 7 pm.
Leaving collection for the Choir Fund.

Soloists: Edward Hughes (tenor), Christopher Jacklin (bass)
Philip Rees (organ), John Barnard (conductor)
Singers welcome for the choir (rehearsal, 4.30 pm on the day): details here or from Simon Patrick, 020 8427 7993.
Those attending will be invited to join in the hymns but do not need to attend the rehearsal.
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