Photograph by Adam Tidswell from Dave Williams Photography
Music at St. John’s Chester
At 1.00pm every Wednesday from May to October, selected musicians give recitals in St John’s ranging from recitals on the Grand Coronation Organ, Piano, Violin, Spanish Guitar and Vocal.
We also host a number of St. John’s Festival Orchestra events, details of which can be seen below.
PLEASE NOTE that any COVID Regulations in force relating to social distancing and the wearing of face masks will apply to all concerts and recitals.
Wednesday at One Schedule for 2023
Held at 1.00pm every Wednesday, May to October
Free event – A Collection for Music at St Johns will be taken at door and it is appreciated if you are able to leave a donation via Gift Aid.
Refreshments on sale
St. John’s Festival Orchestra – Leader Mark Lansom
Admission £12 ( Concessions £10 ) pay at the door
The Orchestra was founded in the early 1960s to perform a concert in the ancient parish church on the name day of its patron saint John the Baptist, hence the word ‘Festival’ in its name. It is composed of members who are both professional and amateur musicians who play by invitation and come from a wide area of West Cheshire, North Shropshire and North Wales under three regular conductors who are all professional musicians. For many years they have given a regular series of four concerts each year, in February in the neighbouring Wesleyan Church and in April, June and September in St John’s. Our soloists have very often been promising students from the principal music conservatoires and we have watched with interest their subsequent careers develop and their names become well known internationally.
Sunday 25th June at 7.30 pm
Piano Concerto No. 1 – Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 5 – Tchalkovsky
Nina Savicevic – Piano
Adam Davies – Conductor
Sunday 23rd September at 7.30 pm
Andante Festivo – Sibelius
Piano Concerto K.466 – Mozart
Symphony No. 6 – Tchalkovsky
Interested in Singing?
We are always looking for additional members of our choir. If you are interested to find out more about what is involved please speak to The Rector or Jeremy Jones after one of the services. Alternately email us by clicking the link below.