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.

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!

August – November 2018

Aug
9
Thu
Summer lunch-time concert
Aug 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

These summer concerts are organised by Steve Law and Neil Crossland.

Thursday July 12th: Neil Crossland (piano), Mark Wilson (violin), Julian Cann (violin) and Robert Tilson (tenor)
Thursday July 19th: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday July 26th: Mēla Guitar Quartet
Thursday Aug 2nd: Nina Kopparhed (soprano), Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Jelena Makarova (piano)
Thursday Aug 9th: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yvonne Behar (piano)
Thursday Aug 16th: Mark Wilson (violin), Thomas Schoenberg (cello), Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday Aug 23rd: Steve Law (piano) and Gareth Brynmor John (baritone)
Thursday Aug 30th: Léonie Adams (cello) and Michael Higgins (piano)
Thursday Sep 6th: James Dutton (flute) and Oliver Davies (piano)
Thursday Sep 13th: Ronald Samm (tenor), Preshi Navaratnam (soprano) and Haruko Seki (piano)
For more details see here.

Aug
16
Thu
Summer lunch-time concert
Aug 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

These summer concerts are organised by Steve Law and Neil Crossland.

Thursday July 12th: Neil Crossland (piano), Mark Wilson (violin), Julian Cann (violin) and Robert Tilson (tenor)
Thursday July 19th: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday July 26th: Mēla Guitar Quartet
Thursday Aug 2nd: Nina Kopparhed (soprano), Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Jelena Makarova (piano)
Thursday Aug 9th: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yvonne Behar (piano)
Thursday Aug 16th: Mark Wilson (violin), Thomas Schoenberg (cello), Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday Aug 23rd: Steve Law (piano) and Gareth Brynmor John (baritone)
Thursday Aug 30th: Léonie Adams (cello) and Michael Higgins (piano)
Thursday Sep 6th: James Dutton (flute) and Oliver Davies (piano)
Thursday Sep 13th: Ronald Samm (tenor), Preshi Navaratnam (soprano) and Haruko Seki (piano)
For more details see here.

Aug
23
Thu
Summer lunch-time concert
Aug 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

These summer concerts are organised by Steve Law and Neil Crossland.

Thursday July 12th: Neil Crossland (piano), Mark Wilson (violin), Julian Cann (violin) and Robert Tilson (tenor)
Thursday July 19th: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday July 26th: Mēla Guitar Quartet
Thursday Aug 2nd: Nina Kopparhed (soprano), Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Jelena Makarova (piano)
Thursday Aug 9th: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yvonne Behar (piano)
Thursday Aug 16th: Mark Wilson (violin), Thomas Schoenberg (cello), Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday Aug 23rd: Steve Law (piano) and Gareth Brynmor John (baritone)
Thursday Aug 30th: Léonie Adams (cello) and Michael Higgins (piano)
Thursday Sep 6th: James Dutton (flute) and Oliver Davies (piano)
Thursday Sep 13th: Ronald Samm (tenor), Preshi Navaratnam (soprano) and Haruko Seki (piano)
For more details see here.

Aug
30
Thu
Summer lunch-time concert
Aug 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

These summer concerts are organised by Steve Law and Neil Crossland.

Thursday July 12th: Neil Crossland (piano), Mark Wilson (violin), Julian Cann (violin) and Robert Tilson (tenor)
Thursday July 19th: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday July 26th: Mēla Guitar Quartet
Thursday Aug 2nd: Nina Kopparhed (soprano), Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Jelena Makarova (piano)
Thursday Aug 9th: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yvonne Behar (piano)
Thursday Aug 16th: Mark Wilson (violin), Thomas Schoenberg (cello), Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday Aug 23rd: Steve Law (piano) and Gareth Brynmor John (baritone)
Thursday Aug 30th: Léonie Adams (cello) and Michael Higgins (piano)
Thursday Sep 6th: James Dutton (flute) and Oliver Davies (piano)
Thursday Sep 13th: Ronald Samm (tenor), Preshi Navaratnam (soprano) and Haruko Seki (piano)
For more details see here.

Sep
6
Thu
Summer lunch-time concert
Sep 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

These summer concerts are organised by Steve Law and Neil Crossland.

Thursday July 12th: Neil Crossland (piano), Mark Wilson (violin), Julian Cann (violin) and Robert Tilson (tenor)
Thursday July 19th: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday July 26th: Mēla Guitar Quartet
Thursday Aug 2nd: Nina Kopparhed (soprano), Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Jelena Makarova (piano)
Thursday Aug 9th: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yvonne Behar (piano)
Thursday Aug 16th: Mark Wilson (violin), Thomas Schoenberg (cello), Neil Crossland (piano)
Thursday Aug 23rd: Steve Law (piano) and Gareth Brynmor John (baritone)
Thursday Aug 30th: Léonie Adams (cello) and Michael Higgins (piano)
Thursday Sep 6th: James Dutton (flute) and Oliver Davies (piano)
Thursday Sep 13th: Ronald Samm (tenor), Preshi Navaratnam (soprano) and Haruko Seki (piano)
For more details see here.

Sep
20
Thu
Concert: Diane Rees (soprano) and John Wyatt (piano)
Sep 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Diane Rees (soprano) and John Wyatt (piano)
Gerald Gover: When music sounds
C. Armstrong Gibbs: The fields are full
Diane Rees: The Swan (anonymous poem)
Roger Quilter: Love’s Philosophy
Hahn: À Chloris; Quand la nuit n’est pas étoilée; L’Énamourée; Si mes vers avaient des ailes! ; L’heure exquise
Wolf: Der Gärtner; Schlafendes Jesuskind; Elfenlied
Schubert: Du bist die ruh’
Schumann: Widmung
Brahms: Wiegenlied
Schubert: Die Vögel
Poulenc: C; Fêtes galantes; Les chemins d’amour

Oct
4
Thu
Concert: Yuki Negishi (piano)
Oct 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Yuki Negishi (piano)
Schubert: Sonata in A minor, D. 845
Debussy: Pour le Piano
K. Koyama: Kagome-Variations (1965)
Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1

Oct
18
Thu
Concert: John MacDomnic (trumpet) and Adrian Boynton (piano)
Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

John MacDomnic (trumpet) and Adrian Boynton (piano)
Jeremiah Clarke: Suite in D
J. S. Bach: Two Chorale Preludes (Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier/Wir glauben einen Gott Schopfer)
Eugene Bozza: Lied and Badinage
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E flat
Höhne: Slavische Fantasie
Chopin: Waltz in A flat, Op. 69, No. 1
Bernstein: West Site Story suite
Arban: Carnival of Venice Variations

Nov
1
Thu
Concert: The Max Bruch Trio
Nov 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

The Max Bruch Trio: Alison Eales (piano), Robert Puzey (violin/viola), Mark Lacey (clarinet)

Bruch: Nos 1 and 3 (from Eight Pieces)
Anthony Bailey: Trio
Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio
Geoffrey Hanson: Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano (2nd performance)
Milhaud: Suite for violin, clarinet & piano Op 157b

Nov
15
Thu
Concert: Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
Nov 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
Bach: Prelude & Fugue in A major (Well Tempered Clavier Book II)
Debussy: Suite Bergamasque
Liszt: La Campanella
Chopin: Sonata in B minor, Op. 58

Please note change of artist (unfortunately Paula Martinez (violin) and Marco Fatichenti (piano) are not available)