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.
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 11 July and Thursday 12 September have been organised separately: (details here soon).)
The Nonesuch Orchestra
Variations on a Russian Tune by Artsybushev, Scriabin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Lyadov, Vītols, Blumenfeld, Ewald, Winkler and Sokolov.
Tchaikowsky: String Quartet Op 11, Andante and Scherzo arranged for string orchestra
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No 1. Soloist – Andrew Zolinsky
Christmas Music with Adrienne Walters (soprano) and Gergely Kaposi (piano/organ)
Henry Purcell: Hark the echoing air (from the Fairy Queen)
Claude Debussy: Nuit d’étoiles; Christmas Carol for Homeless children
Silent night (congregational carol)
Sergei Rachmaninoff: piano solo
Franz Schubert: Du bist die Ruh; The trout; Ave Maria
While Shepherds watched their flocks by night (congregational carol)
Handel: He shall feed his flock (from Messiah)
Roger Quilter: An old carol
M. Head: Star candles
In the bleak mid winter (congregational carol)
Beethoven: piano solo
Mozart: Laudate Dominum (from Vesperae solennes de confessore); Laudamus Te (from Mass in C minor)
Hark the herald angels sing (congregational carol)
An event with Christmas carols and music from the Apollo Male Voice Choir
Ivan Hovorun (piano)
Transcriptions by Ferruccio Busoni of:
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne in D minor from Partita No. 2 for violin, BWV 1004/BV B24.
Mozart: Andantino from the Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271/BV B84
Liszt: Étude No. 3 “La Campanella” in G sharp minor, after Paganini S.141, no. 3/BV B68.
Liszt: Fantasy on Two Motives from W. A. Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” S.697/BV B66
Richard Wagner/Franz Liszt: Ouvertüre zu Tannhäuser, S.442
Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Dvorak: Three Romantic Pieces, op. 75
F. Drdla: Souvenir
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano, No. 7 in C minor
Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yukiko Shinohara (piano)
For clarinet and piano:
Graham Lyons: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Gerald Finzi: Five bagatelles for clarinet and piano
Maurice Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera
For saxophone and piano:
Denes Agay: Rhapsody in waltz time
Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe
Dave Roach: Love is
Duke Ellington: In a Sentimental Mood
Darius Milhaud: Brasileira from Scaramouche
Odinn Baldvinsson (flute) and Mayumi Iida (piano)
Haruko Seki (piano)
Schubert: Impromptu in G flat major Op. 90, No. 3
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor Op. 10, No. 1
Ireland: Decorations: (1) The Island Spell; (2)Moon-Glade; (3) The Scarlet Ceremonies
Debussy: Claire de Lune; Arabesque No. 1
Saint-Saëns/Liszt: Danse Macabre
Haley Myles (piano)
Chopin Mazurkas, Op. 17
Chopin Preludes, Op. 28