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 2019

Aug
22
Thu
Summer lunch-time concert
Aug 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

These summer concerts are organised by Nina Kopparhed.

Thurs 11 July: David Arditti: Composer’s concert
Thurs 18 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Alex Wallace (piano)
Thurs 25 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 1 Aug: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yukiko Shinohara (piano)
Thurs 8 Aug: Steve Law (piano)
Thurs 15 Aug: Mark Wilson (violin), Tomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 22 Aug: Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 29 Aug: Thomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 5 Sep: Nina Kopparhed (soprano) and Jelena Kakarova (piano)
Thurs 12 Sep: Neil Crossland (piano)

Aug
29
Thu
Summer lunch-time concert
Aug 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

These summer concerts are organised by Nina Kopparhed.

Thurs 11 July: David Arditti: Composer’s concert
Thurs 18 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Alex Wallace (piano)
Thurs 25 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 1 Aug: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yukiko Shinohara (piano)
Thurs 8 Aug: Steve Law (piano)
Thurs 15 Aug: Mark Wilson (violin), Tomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 22 Aug: Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 29 Aug: Thomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 5 Sep: Nina Kopparhed (soprano) and Jelena Kakarova (piano)
Thurs 12 Sep: Neil Crossland (piano)

Sep
5
Thu
Summer lunch-time concert
Sep 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

These summer concerts are organised by Nina Kopparhed.

Thurs 11 July: David Arditti: Composer’s concert
Thurs 18 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Alex Wallace (piano)
Thurs 25 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 1 Aug: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yukiko Shinohara (piano)
Thurs 8 Aug: Steve Law (piano)
Thurs 15 Aug: Mark Wilson (violin), Tomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 22 Aug: Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 29 Aug: Thomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 5 Sep: Nina Kopparhed (soprano) and Jelena Kakarova (piano)
Thurs 12 Sep: Neil Crossland (piano)

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

These summer concerts are organised by Nina Kopparhed.

Thurs 11 July: David Arditti: Composer’s concert
Thurs 18 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Alex Wallace (piano)
Thurs 25 July: Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 1 Aug: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Yukiko Shinohara (piano)
Thurs 8 Aug: Steve Law (piano)
Thurs 15 Aug: Mark Wilson (violin), Tomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 22 Aug: Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 29 Aug: Thomas Schoenberg (cello) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Thurs 5 Sep: Nina Kopparhed (soprano) and Jelena Kakarova (piano)
Thurs 12 Sep: Neil Crossland (piano)

Sep
19
Thu
Concert: Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
Beethoven: Tempest Sonata
Liszt: Un Sospiro
Chopin: Barcarolle
Chopin: Bolero
Chopin: Ballade No. 3
Gottschalk: Souvenirs d’Andalousie

Oct
3
Thu
Concert: Mina Miletic (piano)
Oct 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Mina Miletic (piano)
Mozart: Fantasy D minor K397
Mozart: Sonata for piano in A major K331
Chopin: ‘Raindrop’ Prelude in D flat major Op. 28, No. 15
Debussy: Arabesque No. 1
Chopin: Etude in C minor Op. 10, No. 12
Debussy: Clair de lune
Chopin: Ballade in G minor Op. 23

Oct
17
Thu
Concert: Plaegan Piano Trio
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

The Plaegan Piano Trio:
Helen Sills (violin)
Michael Nebe (cello)
Alan Brown (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Trio op.11
Shostakovitch: Piano Trio no.1 in C minor op. 8
Brahms: Piano Trio no.1 in B major op. 8

Oct
31
Thu
Concert: The Max Bruch Trio
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

The Max Bruch Trio:
Alison Eales (piano)
Mark Lacey (clarinet)
Robert Puzey (piano)
Bruch: Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano: No. 6 ‘Nachtgesang’
Farrenc: Adagio from Trio in E flat major, Op. 44
Vinter: Song and Dance (4 pieces for Clarinet & Piano)
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70, for Viola & Piano
Jacob: Miniature Suite for Clarinet & Viola
Bruch: Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano: No. 8
Watson: The Turning Seasons for Clarinet, Viola, Piano
Mendelssohn: Concert Piece in D minor Op. 114

Nov
14
Thu
Concert: Diana Brekalo (piano)
Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Diana Brekalo (piano)
R. Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2
Clara Wieck: from “Soirees musicales”, Op. 6: No. 1 Toccatina & No. 2 Notturno
Clara Wieck: Scherzo No. 1
R. Schumann: Etudes symphonique, Op. 13
R. Schumann: Romance, Op. 28 No. 2
Clara Schumann: Romance Op. 21 No. 1
(This concert replaces one by An-Ting Chang, who is unfortunately not available. We are very grateful to Diana Brekalo for stepping in.)

Nov
16
Sat
Concert: Harrow Philharmonic Choir
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm