Photograph by Adam Tidswell from Dave Williams Photography

Music at St. John’s Chester

At 1.00pm every Wednesday from May to September, 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, Lunchtime Concert

28th July 2021

Gary O'Shea - Piano


Gary O'Shea studied music at the University of Wales [Bangor] studying under Jana Frenklova. followed by a Doctorate in Performance and Musicology from the University of Sheffield.  Gary specialises in twentieth-century Russian/Soviet music and his theses was the piano works of Sergei Prokofiev.

As a performer he divides his time between solo, concerts and chamber music repertoire, performing an eclectic range of music from the baroque through to the music of the twentieth-century.

His programme will include Haydn Variations in F minor, Hob XVII:6 and Prokofiev Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84



Wednesday at One Schedule for 2021

Free Admision | Refreshments are Available | Retiring Collection


26th – Jill Copeland piano


2nd – William Smith tenor & Simon Bate piano

9th – Alexander Palotai organ

16th – Claire Heald contralto & Brian Heald piano

23rd – Philip Rushforth organ

30th – Akison Loram violin & Christopher Symons piano


7th – Valerie Watts soprano & Roger Stephens piano

14th – Jonathan Richards classical guitar

July (cont)

21st –to be announced—

28th – Gary O’Shea piano


4th – The Kell Wind Trio

11th –to be announced—

18th – Niklas Oldermeier piano

25th – George Needham piano


1st Fumi Otsuki violin & Sarah Kershaw piano

St. John’s Festival Orchestra – Leader Mark Lansom

Admission £12 (Conc. £10) Tickets at the door)

Sunday 27th June at 7.30 pm


Very sadly due to ongoing Covid restrictions this concert has been cancelled

Sunday 26th September at 7.30 pm

Piano Concerto No.12 in A major K.414 – Mozart

(Soloist: Niklas Oldermeier)

Symphony No.4 in F minor – Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Panos Karan

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.