2021

The 2021 Lunchtime Concert Series
Please keep checking this website for updates on concert progress.
A Virtual Easter Recital
in Celebration of Easter and Springtime
Sam Baker (organ and piano)  and Stephanie Berner (soprano) present a programme of joyous music to lift our spirits after a long, miserable winter.
Please click on the link below to watch their recital compiled over much time, for you to enjoy.

https://youtu.be/lznI7AK2gdM

 

Sam and Stephanie nominated the
Taunton Foodbank and St John’s
to share donations that are received. 
 
There is now an easier way to receive online donations without registering. Simply click on the Donate Button below to make a secure payment. Donations can also be made by cheque, payable to
St John PCC - Concert Account.
 

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We hope to hold regular monthly pre-booked attended concerts, on the second Friday of the month, when restrictions are eased. However, until that time, concerts will continue to be online.

Check out our website regularly for updated information 

 

Next Month’s Virtual Concert

"A Musical Showcase"

A programme of solists, ensembles and choirs from Taunton School
under the direction of Mark Cracknell, Director of Music.

 

 

A Bonus Virtual Concert

The Elegance Duo have recorded a virtual concert at St John's, with a limited audience present, and the link is shown below.
Programme:

October, Autumn Song, from The Seasons Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Romance in G-minor - Reinhold Glière (1875 - 1956)
Romanian Dances - Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)

Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Canzonetta from Concerto in D-major - Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)

Available via:   https://youtu.be/6tm5USqPN3U
 
From our Benefice partner, St Mary Magdalene
A short recital and demonstration by Miles Quick on the organ of St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton, following its renovation by Michael Farley.
As in-person concerts are not yet allowed, this recital can be found online at
 
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Some performances are still available online from 2020:
 

- Organ Recital of English Music – Jonathan Delbridge

Performer's website: http://www.jonathandelbridge.com/

Available via this link: http://youtube.com/JonathanDelbridge

- Magic and Passion from Eastern Europe  
Elegance Duo, Yulia Northridge, violin and Kate Shetliffe, piano

Available via: www.eleganceduo.com

The Concert Link:  https://youtu.be/3VHDa-03ViI

- 'Strings & Things' – Queen's College Students under the direction of Ed Jenkins Director of Music.  In celebration of the 4Louis National Big Cake Day

Available via:  https://youtu.be/uxnK-xj8LEA 

 
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What else is on in Taunton? Look at Tell The Church - Taunton   
www.tauntonteamchaplaincy.org

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The new kitchen and toilet facilities are at the West end of church, We are very grateful for the grant aid for this work from: National Lottery Awards for All; Diocese of Bath + Wells Fund for Church Growth; Garfield Weston Foundation; National Churches Trust; Allchurches Trust Limited - owners of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.