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.

Other activities include our Welcome Centre on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 3 pm (run jointly with Our Lady & St Thomas RC Church), and on Fridays from 12 noon to 2 pm the church is open for private prayer.


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!

Concert: Dominic John (piano)
Mar 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with <a href=””>Dominic John</a> (piano)

[We regret that Warren Mailley-Smith is indisposed and are very grateful to Dominic for stepping in at short notice]

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 (Waldstein): first movement
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Grieg: Three Lyric Pieces: Butterfly, Op. 43, No. 1; Gangar (Norwegian March), Op. 54, No. 2; Wedding-day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65, No. 6
Gershwin: Three Preludes
Ravel: Sonatine
Lizst: Sonetto No. 123 de Petrarca
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (The Dance in the Village Inn)

Concert: The Plaegan Piano Trio
Apr 7 @ 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. 1, No. 3
Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32

Concert: Nicola Tait (cello) and Mina Miletic (piano)
Apr 28 @ 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 of the Young Prince & Princess
Rachmaninov: Oriental Dance
Glazunov: Chant du Ménestrel
Beethoven: Rage over the lost penny
Piazolla: Oblivion
Weber: Adagio & Rondo
Popper: Wie Einst in Schöner’n Tagen
Franck: Sonata 4th movement
Casals: Song of the birds

Annual Meeting of Parishioners/Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2022
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 (after our 10 am service). Here are the papers for the meeting:

Concert: Phillip Dyson (piano)
May 12 @ 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
Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3 No. 2
Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66
George Gershwin: Medley (arr. Dyson)

Concert: Diana Brekalo (piano)
May 26 @ 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 (No. 2 from Four Etudes Op. 2)
Johannes Brahms: Three Intermezzi (Op. 118): 3. Ballade Allegro energico; 4. Intermezzo Allegretto un’ poco agitato; 5. Romanze Andante
Hubertus Schwinge: Selection from Rhythmiana

Concert: Felicity Vincent (cello) and Catherine Dubois (piano)
Jun 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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. 5
Johannes Brahms. Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38

Concert: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Jun 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)

Vincent Guyot: Espagnolade
Ferguson: Four Short Pieces
Saint-Saens: Clarinet Sonata
Malcolm Arnold: Sonatina
Coquard: Melodie et Scherzetto, Op. 68
Gade: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 43

Concert: Yuki Negishi (piano)
Jul 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Yuki Negishi (piano)
Marianna von Martinez (1744-1812): Allegro from Sonata in E major
Debussy: 3 Preludes from Book I: No. 4 “Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir”; No. 5 “Les collines d’Anacapri”; No. 6 “Des pas sur la neige”
Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9
Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877-1952): Elegie, Op. 46
Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1
Chopin: Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42
Chopin: Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 “Heroique”
Nikolai Kapustin: Sonata No. 1, Op. 39, “Sonata-Fantasia” 4th mov.

Summer Lunchtime Concert
Jul 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

For details of the summer lunchtime concerts, see here: