Events & Concerts

For details of our worship, including on-line services, please see our Worship Services page. We resumed our series of regular concerts on Thursday 9 September at 12.30 pm and fortnightly thereafter. There aren’t any other events taking place in the church at the moment, except that the Church is open from 12 noon to 3 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays for our Welcome Centre (run jointly with Our Lady and St Thomas RC Church) and on Fridays from 12 noon to 2 pm for private prayer.

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.


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!

November 2019 – April 2020

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

Concert: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Mark Nixon (piano)
Feb 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Mark Nixon (piano)
Paul Reade: Excerpts from The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: 1 Prelude; 4 Exotica; 5 Summer
Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke
Albeniz: Two Spanish Pieces arr. Alan Frank
Alec Templeton: Pocket Size Sonata
Francis Poulenc: Sonata

Concert: Yuki Negishi (piano)
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Yuki Negishi (piano)
Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 126 Nos. 4-6
Haydn: Variations in F minor, Hob. XVI-6
Beethoven: Sonata in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
Beethoven: Sonata in c minor, Op. 13 (“Pathetique”)

Harrow Philharmonic Choir: Concert
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

Glories of the Baroque:
Pergolesi: Magnificat
Scarlatti: St Cecilia Mass

Cancelled: Concert: John MacDomnic (trumpet) and Adrian Boynton (piano/organ)
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

We regret to announce that this concert has been cancelled.

Cancelled: Concert: Niel du Preez (piano)
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

We regret that this concert has had to be cancelled.

Niel du Preez (piano)
J. S. Bach: English Suite No. 4, BWV 809, in F major
Beethoven: Sonate Op. 31, No. 2 in D minor
Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60 in F sharp major
Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor

Cancelled: Stainer’s Crucifixion
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cancelled: Stainer's Crucifixion

We regret to announce that this year’s performance of The Crucifixion by John Stainer has had to be cancelled.