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 2024

Held at 1.00pm every Wednesday, May to September

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 Available

22 May
Nina Savecivic, piano
29 May
Gary O’Shea, piano

5 June

Chris Pilsbury, organ

12 June

Yuki Xiang, violin
Yfan Ma, piano

19 June

Adam Parrish, piano

26 June

Roger Stephens, piano

3 July

John Shirley, piano

10 July

Jonathan Richards, guitar

17 July

Roger Stephens, piano

24 July

Friedhelm Flamme, organ

26 July

William Smith, tenor
Simon Bate, piano

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 23rd June 2024 at 7.30 pm

Our orchestral concert takes place in the church at 7.30 pm the price remaining at  £12 (concessions £10) tickets at the door.

Leader: Mark Lansom
Conductor: Adam Davies

Divertimento – Alan Lees

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18, Rachmaninov
Soloist; Minsung Park, piano

Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op.70, Dvorak

Sunday 29th September 2024 at 7.30 pm

Our orchestral concert takes place in the church at 7.30 pm the price remaining at  £12 (concessions £10) tickets at the door.

Conductor: Mark Lansom
Leaer: Adam Davies
Soloist: Billy Hui

Divertimento – Alan Lees

Mozart G major Flute Concerto (Billy Hui soloist)
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat ‘Eroica’

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.