St John's College Chapel is used regularly for concerts, both by students and professional orchestra and choirs, due to its excellent acoustics and versatile space.
The performance area is able to accommodate concerts by string quartets to large chamber orchestras. The ‘stage-area’ has fixed tiering, and can accommodate around 45 instrumental players on three levels. The Chapel has been used by the baroque ensemble Florilegium, the orchestra London Mozart Players and harpist Catrin Finch.
The performance space is particularly popular with Choirs and vocal ensembles such as The Sixteen, Laudibus (National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain), The English Arts Chorale, Rodolfus Choir, English Voices and Accentus have all given concerts in the Chapel recently.
If requested, an additional 186 seats (single folding plastic chairs) are available to increase the capacity of the main body of the Chapel to 433.
An extra 100 chairs can also be laid out in the Ante-Chapel, these seats have restricted views.
Recording your event
The chapel has excellent recording facilities, installed in 2008, which can be used to record your event. For an example of such recordings please see the most recent choir webcast, available on the Choir Website. To make use of this facility please fill in the Audio Recording Application Form.
The Chapel has a fixed ramp available for access through the NW door. The interior of the Chapel is all on one level.
Please note - if additional seating is placed in the Chapel, spaces for disabled patrons are located at the rear of the main Chapel. A hearing loop system is available throughout the whole of the Chapel when the Chapel sound system is used.
To enqire about hiring the Chapel for a concert please download the documents below and contact Mr Stephen Stokes, Chapel Clerk, on 01223 338676 or email.