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Arts and Events at St John’s

The Spring Term at St John’s School is certainly a musical one.The School’s premier string ensemble, the St John’s Sinfonia, takes on the challenge of an exciting new repertoire and we showcase our greatest musical talent in the Forbes Senior Music Competition.

We are delighted to welcome the Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra once again for what promises to be a wonderful evening, and internationally-renowned organist James Parsons gives the first of this year’s celebrity organ recitals on our new Hickson organ.

Charitable giving plays a large part of life at St John’s, and we look forward to welcoming back renowned explorer Levison Wood, patron of the AMECATrust. There are also a number of charity dinners and events throughout the term.

You can view and download a copy of the Spring Term Arts and Events brochure.

To keep up to date with updates to events at St John’s please follow @STJSchoolEvents on Twitter.


William D. Drake, Arch Garrison and Stephen EvEns

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 7.30pm in the Old Chapel

Onomatopoeia Records and St. John’s Music Department present an evening of music from 3 individual song writers with diverse influences. However, each performer draws on quintessential English influences be they Robert Wyatt and Ivor Cutler, the Canterbury scene and Molly Drake, Elgar and Vaughan Williams or any number of quintessentially British composers. They aren’t folk, they’re not pop. Maybe psychedelic, punk even. Whatever pigeon-hole they try to fit into the emphasis is on strong melodies and good old-fashioned tunes.

Tickets £10, available on the door. (Free for St John's pupils.)

This event is open to the public

A celebration of music at St John’s Smith Square

Friday 21 April 2017, 7.30pm

On Friday 21 April, all of the School’s major ensembles will gather for a gala concert – a Celebration of Music – in one of London’s premier classical music venues.The exquisite surroundings of St John’s Smith Square in central London will host – among others – the School’s Sinfonia, Chapel choir and choral society performing works from J.S. Bach to John Rutter.The event will highlight the excellent work being accomplished in many of the ensembles which meet weekly at the School. It will be not only a superb opportunity for the pupils to play in this arena, but also an excellent chance for families, friends and Old Johnians to celebrate the gift of music at St John’s.

Music by Bach, MacCunn, Finzi and Rutter

Tickets £20 (£15 concessions)

This event is open to the public

Eagle Sports - St John's summer sports club

Weekdays from Monday 24 July to Friday 4 August 2017

St John’s summer holiday sports club offers boys and girls aged 8 to 11 a chance to play and perform in a variety of different sports and activities across all ability levels.

Hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: £55 per day

Places are limited. Further details and the booking form are available on the Summer Sports Club page.

Leavers' Ball 2017

Information and tickets for the Leavers' Ball are available on the Leavers' Ball page.