January

New Event at St John's:


Thursday 25 January - 12.30 -1.30 pm

Holocaust Memorial Event
readings, music and reflection
 on           "the power of words"
the theme for 2018

All welcome
Please come and support this important event and stay for as long or little as you like

                     the power of words
                                                  the power of words
                     
                                                 
the power of words
                                            
                                              
       the power of words
 

February

Sunday 4th February
Choral Evensong sung by the choir of
Wellington School
  at 4pm

followed by a Sevice of Benediction
The afternoon will start with Tea and Cake at 3.30pm

 

Sunday 11th February, 3.00pm

Russian Gala Concert

Sergei Kosov – Balalaika, Iryna Ilaytska – Mezzo Soprano,

Yulia Nortbridge – Violin, Ekaterina Shetliffe – Piano.

The performers in this concert are all graduates from leading Russian music colleges who have won prizes and awards for their performances and commitment to music.  They have been entertaining audiences in The Midlands and Devon for several years but it will be the first time they have performed together in Taunton.

Their programme will include music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Siviridov. The performers love the opportunity to portray the musical  heritage of their origins and delighted at the chance to entertain a new audience, while at the same time help to raise funds for the roof repairs at St John’s Church.These have been finished recently but still needs funding to complete full payment.


Tickets: £9.00, are available at Taunton Ticket and Travel Centre, The Parade, Taunton. (01823 340470) and online via www.wegottickets.com 
The performers are keen to encourage young people to develop an interest in music and have agreed any children under 16,  accompanied by an adult, will be admitted free.
Tea and cakes will be available after the concert.

 

March

Sunday 4th March
Sung Evensong at 4pm

The afternoon will start with Tea and Cake at 3.30pm

 

Saturday 24th March, 2018

There will be a concert by  Amici, Somerset's premiere chamber choir.

There is a vast and rich heritage in the music written for the Anglican liturgical scene, spanning many centuries.  Amici will be exploring this massive body of music for their next concert at St. John's. This promises to be a wonderful musical experience, encompassing many composers and time periods.  
 

Further details to follow shortly so keep checking this website for updates.


April

Saturday 14th April 2018

Aspiring Organists: A Day with Rosemary Field

Rosemary Field, the Deputy Director of the Royal School of Church Music, will lead a day for those who would like to know more about the organ and learn or develop playing skills.  This will be inspirational both for the novice and the more seasoned musician.

The day will be held at St John’s Church, Taunton and will use the recently refurbished Father Willis organ.

Hot refreshments will be served at lunchtime.

Exact timings to be confirmed – further details from: 
Jerry King: tel. 01278 662597; email:  jerry@king14.demon.co.uk

                                                

Forthcoming Plans:

 

The 2018 Friday Lunchtime Concert series recommences on   Friday 11th May -  free entry.           

Come along and enjoy adding a relaxing  musical interlude to your day. 
Cold drinks available and bring your own sandwiches if you wish

Retiring collections are in aid of the performers' chosen charities
and the upkeep of St John's Church.

Doors open at 12 noon, with concerts running from 12.45pm until 1.30pm

DETAILS WILL BE SHOWN IN THE NEW YEAR

 

                                                     

The St John's website is  updated regularly with new details.              

On the 13th October 2017, students from Queens College perform 'A Musical Feast' at that month's lunchtime concert.