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!

October 2023 – January 2024

Harrow Deanery Choirs Festival
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All are welcome to our Festival Service, this year being held at St John’s, Greenhill, Harrow, featuring the choirs of many of the churches in the Harrow Deanery. This year the service takes the theme of Jesus as the Light of the World, with music, readings, a sermon and prayers.

Concert: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch Time Music with Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano)
Robert Schumann: Fantasy pieces, Op. 73
Kuhlau: Sonatina in A minor, Op. 88,  No. 3
Alma Goatley: Summer Evening at Bryanston
Geoffrey Bush: A selection from Tributes
Mozart: Clarinet quintet, K. 581 (arranged for clarinet and piano)

Concert: Felicity Vincent (cello) and Dominic Degavino (piano)
Nov 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch Time Music with Felicity Vincent (cello) and Dominic Degavino (piano)

J S Bach: Adagio from the Toccata in C major (BWV 564)
Martinů: Variations on a Slovak theme
Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Chopin: Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Concert: Ivan Hovorun (piano)
Nov 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm


Lunch Time Music with Ivan Hovorun

Beethoven: Rondo, Op. 129
Liszt: Venezia e Napoli, S. 162
Liszt: Consolation No. 3
Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14
Chopin: Polonaise Fantasie, Op. 61; Barcarolle, Op. 60; Berceuse, Op. 57

Concert: The Nonesuch Orchestra
Nov 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch Time Music with the Nonesuch Orchestra
Dame Ethel Smyth: Suite in E major for strings
Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Novelletten for String Orchestra, Op. 52

Concert: Christmas music with Adrienne Walters
Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Adrienne Walters (soprano)

Music includes some Christmas music and carols for the audience to sing.

Provisional list of the music:
Mozart: Alleluia (from Exultate Jubilate)
Eric Fogg: The Carol of the Little King
Peter Cornelius: The Three Kings
Cecil Gibbs: Why do I love?
Daquin: The Cuckoo (piano solo)
Bach: Two movements from Magnificat: Et exultavit; Quia respexit
Britten: Four songs
Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night
Strauss: Audition Aria (from Die Fledermaus)

Harrow Philharmonic Choir: Family Carol Concert
Dec 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

All welcome at Harrow Philharmonic Choir‘s Family Carol Concert. Adults £5 (on door); children free. Conductor: John Wyatt. Also featuring brass ensemble and handbell ringers.

Carols by Candlelight
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A traditional celebration with Bible readings and carols. All welcome.

Concert: Yana Burova (violin) and Mina Miletić (piano)
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Yana Burova (violin) and Mina Miletić (piano)

Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, L.140
Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs
Franck: Sonata for violin and piano in A major