St John's Church, Stratford, E15
St John's Church, Stratford, London E15

St John's Summer Music 2018

Concerts Every Wednesday, 1:10pm to 1:50pm
April to September

Entrance Free
with a retiring collection
(for more information call the Church Office on 020 8503 1913)

11th Luigi Pignatiello Guitar
18th Milene Dziuk Mezzo
25th Adrian Jacobs Organ

2nd TBA -
9th Cynthia Hall Organ
16th David Silkoff Piano
23rd Marius Rudnick & Cathy Davies Flute/Saxophone & Piano
30th Newham Academy Students

6th Excellence Academy Instumental
13th TBA -
20th Maryland School Choir Choir
27th Woodford Singers Choir

4th Dr. Jane Gamble Organ
11th Andrew Parrish Organ
18th Naomi Kilby Soprano
25th Arun Menon Viola

1st Philip Bricher Organ
8th Dave Mwaniki Christian Songs
15th Sebastian Flore Piano
22nd Carina Drury Cello
29th Frank White Saxophone

5th Christine Radjabou Soprano
12th Katya Schneider Piano
19th Gail Ford Oboe
26th Una McMahon Mezzo

St. John's Organ Festival - 2018

Saturday 2nd June, 2018 (10:00 to 17:00)

St. John's Church, Broadway, Stratford E15 has one of the best organs in the whole of East London. The instrument has 3 manuals, a 30-note pedalboard, 34 speaking stops and pneumatic action.

Originally built in the 1890s by Lewis with 26 stops, it was enlarged in 1920 by Hill, Norman and Beard. In 2012 it was granted Grade 2 listing status by BIOS. It has been maintained to a very high standard over the years and is in very good working order.

'The Old Lady' is a splendid recital instrument on which music from all major periods of composition can be played.

For more information, go to the
organ page.

The Festival will consist of two sessions:
Morning: (10:00 to 13:00) - Introduction to the organ
Afternoon: (14:00 to17:00) – Performance

Morning Session (10:00 to 13:00)
This is a gentle introduction to the organ for those who have reached at least Grade 5 standard on the piano but who have never played the organ or who have just started playing. Participants will be sent several simple pieces for manuals well in advance of 2nd June. They must be learned thoroughly on the piano. During the morning session participants will be shown how to play these pieces on the organ manuals. They will then be shown how to add a very simple pedal part.

Afternoon Session (14:00 to 17:00)
This is for those who can already play the organ. Whatever your level, just choose a piece or pieces that you enjoy playing and come along and perform them. There will be a time limit per performer of 15 minutes. The festival will conclude with a short recital by Geoffrey Hobbs, the organist of St. John's and the organiser of the festival.

A certificate of attendance and a written assessment will be issued to every participant.

The sessions will be open to the general public to attend.

If you are interested in participating in either session, please email for an application form, which will be sent as an attachment. This form must be returned by 30th April at the latest.
N.B. There will be a small administration charge payable on the day of the festival in cash.

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