Events & Concerts

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.


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!

September 2021 – June 2022

Concert: Jelena Makarova (piano)
Thu 23 September 2021 @ 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, [...]
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 [...]
Concert: Niel du Preez (piano)
Thu 21 October 2021 @ 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 [...]
Concert: Odinn Baldvinsson (flute) and Mayumi Iida (piano)
Thu 4 November 2021 @ 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: [...]
Concert: The Nonesuch Orchestra
Thu 18 November 2021 @ 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: [...]
Concert: Haruko Seki (piano)
Thu 2 December 2021 @ 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 [...]
Concert: Christmas Music with Adrienne Walters (soprano)
Thu 16 December 2021 @ 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
Sat 18 December 2021 @ 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. [...]
Carols by Candlelight
Sun 19 December 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A traditional celebration with Bible readings and carols. All welcome.
Midnight Eucharist of Christmas
Fri 24 December 2021 @ 11:30 pm – Sat 25 December 2021 @ 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
Sat 25 December 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Our sung Eucharist on Christmas morning.
Concert: Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
Thu 27 January 2022 @ 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. [...]
Concert: Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Thu 10 February 2022 @ 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 [...]
Concert: An-Ting Chang (piano)
Thu 24 February 2022 @ 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 [...]
Ash Wednesday sung Communion
Wed 2 March 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
All are welcome to our Sung Eucharist at 8 pm for Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. (There will also be the usual on-line [...]
World Day of Prayer service
Fri 4 March 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
All are welcome to this annual event: this year the service in central Harrow is at St John’s, and will be on the theme “I [...]
Concert: Sarah Gait (cello) and Frederic Bager (piano)
Thu 10 March 2022 @ 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 [...]
Concert: Dominic John (piano)
Thu 24 March 2022 @ 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 [...]
Concert: The Plaegan Piano Trio
Thu 7 April 2022 @ 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. [...]
Maundy Thursday Communion
Thu 14 April 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Maundy” comes from the Latin for “commandment” (like “mandate”). At the Last Supper (on the night before his crucifixion on Good Friday) Jesus told his [...]
Good Friday walk of witness
Fri 15 April 2022 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Central Harrow church members walk with a large wooden cross from Harrow Baptist Church in College Road through the streets to St John’s, where we [...]
Good Friday meditation
Fri 15 April 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us to pray about the events of Good Friday and what it means for us today.
Stainer’s Crucifixion
Fri 15 April 2022 @ 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 [...]
Easter Vigil
Sat 16 April 2022 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jesus died on Good Friday. On Saturday his body lay in a tomb. We do not know the exact time that he rose from the [...]
Concert: Nicola Tait (cello) and Mina Miletic (piano)
Thu 28 April 2022 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch time music with Nicola Tait (cello) and Mina Miletic (piano) Schumann: 5 Volkstücke: No. 1 With Humour Janacek: Pohadka 1st movement Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade: Tale [...]
We will be holding our Annual Meeting of Parishioners to elect Churchwardens and our Annual Parochial Church Meeting in St John’s at about 11 am [...]
Concert: Phillip Dyson (piano)
Thu 12 May 2022 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch time music with Phillip Dyson (piano) Scott Joplin: The Entertainer Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1 Scott Joplin: Bethena Felix Arndt: Nola Billy Mayerl: Marigold [...]
Concert: Diana Brekalo (piano)
Thu 26 May 2022 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch time music with Diana Brekalo (piano) Beethoven: Sonata No. 17, Op. 31 No. 2 in D minor (“Tempest”) Sergei Prokofiev: Etude in E minor [...]
Lunch time music with Felicity Vincent (cello) and Catherine Dubois (piano) Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Fantasia in G minor Ethel Smyth: Sonata in A minor, Op. [...]
Lunch time music with Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)