Events & Concerts

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General Information

Welcome to our Events and Concerts area. Here, you can find out about what’s happening at St. John’s.

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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 2019 – February 2020

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

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

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

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

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.)

Concert: Harrow Philharmonic Choir
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Concert: The Nonesuch Orchestra
Nov 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

The Nonesuch Orchestra
Grace Williams: Sea Sketches for String Orchestra (1944)
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (revision in 1943)

Concert: Adrienne Walters (Soprano)
Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Adrienne Walters (soprano)
Mozart: Alleluia (from Exsultate Jubilate)
Carol: Once in royal David’s city
Handel: The Harmonious Blacksmith (piano solo)
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Carol: Hark! the herald-angels sing
Handel: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (from Messiah)
Britten: The Birds – Benjamin Britten
Britten: That Yonge Child
Howells: Come Sing and Dance
Carol: O little town of Bethlehem
Bartók: 1st Romanian dance (piano solo)
Verdi: E strano …Sempre libera (How strange … Always free) (from La Traviata)
Carol: O come, all ye faithful

Concert: Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Brahms: Sonata Op. 78 No. 1 in G major for Violin and Piano Sarasate: Playera
Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22

Concert: Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
Feb 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
William Byrd: Coranto (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
Anon: Muscadin; The Irish Ho-Hoane
Bach: Bist Du bei mir, BWV 508; Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book II
Valentin Schiedermair: Ocean Waves (2019)
Mozart: Sonata in D major KV 311
Clara Schumann: Romance in B minor
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Il Saltarello Romano Op. 6 No. 4:Allegro molto
Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Souvenirs d’Andalousie, Caprice de concert