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!

Concert: Niel du Preez (piano)
Mar 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Niel du Preez (piano)
J S Bach: English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV 809
Chopin: Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1
Chopin: Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
Beethoven: Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2
J N Du Preez: Through All This

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

Lunch time music with Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4, Op. 23

Ch. Dancla: Moderato cantabile, 1st mvt from Trio for three violins Op. 99, No. 4
H.Wieniawski: Chanson Polonaise
F. Kreisler: Slavonic Fantasy
P. de Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella
F. Kreisler: Syncopation
F. Kreisler: La Gitana


Stainer’s Crucifixion
Apr 7 @ 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, 7 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.
It would be very helpful if those planning to join us for the choir would let Simon know, with the part (soprano/alto/tenor/bass) that they will be singing. Last year we were particularly short of tenors and basses; if you know any who can sing in harmony and either know the piece or could learn it during the rehearsal, please encourage them to sign up!
Those attending in the congregation at 7 pm will be invited to join in the hymns but do not need to attend the rehearsal.

Concert: Sarah Gait (cello) and Steven Neugarten (piano)
Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Sarah Gait (cello) and Steven Neugarten (piano)

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro
Glière: Selections from 12 Album Leaves for Cello and Piano Op. 51 (nos. 1, 3, 6)
Paul Patterson: Raptak (Whirlwind Dance) from Suite for Solo Cello
Manuel de Falla: Selections from Suite Populaire Espagnole  (nos. 1, 3, 6)
César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, cello version


Concert: Phillip Dyson (piano)
May 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Phillip Dyson (piano)

Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2
Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 2; Etude, Op. 25 No. 1
Billy Mayerl: Sleepy Piano; Sweet William
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3 No. 2
Schubert: Impromptu No. 3 in G flat, D. 899
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Scott Joplin: Swipesy Cake Walk; Heliotrope Bouquet; Maple Leaf Rag

Concert: Diana Brekalo (piano)
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Diana Brekalo (piano)

Fanny Mendelssohn: January and February from “The Year”
Lily Boulanger: Trois morceaux pour piano
S. Rachmaninov: Études tableaux, Op. 39, No. 5
Dora Pejacevic: Two pieces from the “life of the flowers”; and Valse brilliante
S. Rachmaninov: Prelude in D major
S. Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3

Concert: The Cygnus Trio
Jun 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with the Cygnus Trio
Javier Montañana, violin
Hannah Lewis, cello
Cesar Saura, piano

Enrique Fenández Arbós: Tres Piezas en estilo Español
J. Turina: Trio No. 2 in B minor
M. Ravel: Trio in A minor

Concert: An-Ting 安婷 (piano)
Jun 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with An-Ting 安婷 (piano)

(Pieces not attributed to another composer are by An-Ting 安婷)
Fantasia (by Orlando Gibbons)
The Jolly Frog
Option 7
Bounce Beat
Widmung (transcribed by Liszt & originally by Schumann)

Songs from My Room:
1. London Night; 2. Plaque Time; 3. Ping Pong Dance; 4. Last June; 5. Hoxton Street; 6. Past Tense; 7. Purple Dream

Concert: Yuki Negishi (piano)
Jul 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Yuki Negishi (piano)
Mozart: Sonata in C major, K.545
Debussy: Two Arabesques
Rachmaninoff: Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 4 & 5
Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 126
Gershwin: Three Preludes

Summer Lunchtime Concert
Jul 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

For details of the summer lunchtime concerts, see here: