Music Society

The Society

In common with all other activities, the various music groups within the College are organised by undergraduates. There is a wide range of student-run musical activities at St John's. The Music Society Committee is responsible for many of the musical events and opportunities open to members of the College.

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Performers at our weekly informal lunchtime concert series

Events

Events for College Members

Lent 2023 Termcard

 

Thursday 26 January

Lunchtime Recital 1.15–1.45pm, NMR

Yao-Chih Kuo (violin) & Mark Zhang (piano)

Programme to include Ravel Tzigane

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Monday 30 January

SJCOO 7.30-9.30pm, NMR

‘Come and Play’ in the St John’s College Open Orchestra. Sign up to meet new friends and play music from Studio Ghibli,  Harry Potter and more.

Free admission, all abilities welcome!

 

Tuesday 31 January

Chapel Late 8.30-9.15pm, Ante Chapel

Purcell’s Fantasia performed by Daphne Defas, Alma Vink, Leon Sturdee, Seth Collin

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Thursday 2 February

Lunchtime Recital 1.15–1.45pm, NMR

Martinů Piano Quartet & Berbettes for piano trio

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Monday 6 February

SJCOO 7.30-9.30pm, NMR

 ‘Come and Play’ in the St John’s College Open Orchestra.  Free admission, all abilities welcome!

 

Thursday 9 February

Lunchtime Recital 1.15–1.45pm, NMR

Alma Vink (violin), Seth Collin (cello) &

Greg May (piano) perform piano trios by Fauré and Schumann

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Thursday 9 February

Orchestral Concert 8-9.30pm, Chapel

College orchestral concert with Patrick Pan (piano) & Max Todes (conductor)

Sibelius Andante Festivo; Carwithen Concerto for Piano and Strings; Mozart Symphony no 40 in G min

Tickets on the door £10 full £5 students

 SJC free

 

Thursday 16 February

Lunchtime Recital 1.15–1.45pm, NMR

Jessica Ellis (oboe) & Andrew Black (piano) play movements from Strauss and Mozart Oboe Concerti

Juliette Richards (piano) Chopin Ballade no 1

Free admission, all welcome!

 

 

Monday 20 February

SJCOO 7.30-9.30pm, NMR

 ‘Come and Play’ in the St John’s College Open Orchestra.

Free admission, all abilities welcome!

 

Thursday 23 February

Lunchtime Recital 1.15–1.45pm, NMR

Clara Sherratt (piano) plays works by

Bach, Schumann and Scriabin

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Tuesday 28 February

Chapel Late 8.30-9.15pm, Ante Chapel

Instrument, Music and Chinese Heritage

CU Chinese Orchestra Society

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Thursday 2 March

Lunchtime Recital 1.15–1.45pm, NMR

Harrison Cole & Nigel Yandell (piano)

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Monday 6 March

SJCOO 7.30-9.30pm, NMR

 ‘Come and Play’ in the St John’s College Open Orchestra.  Free admission, all abilities welcome!

 

Tuesday 7 March

Chapel Late 8.30-9.15pm, Ante Chapel

An Evening of Turkish Music

Kerem Mumyakmaz and Jacob Olley

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Thursday 9 March

Lunchtime Recital 1.15–1.45pm, NMR

Dharma Muthalagappan (piano) plays works by Bach, Granados, Rachmaninoff and Ireland

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Friday 10 March

Orchestral Concert 8-9.30pm, Chapel

Max Todes conducts Bach’s St John Passion in the Chapel.

Free admission, all welcome!

 

Thursday 16 March

Lunchtime Recital 1.15–1.45pm, NMR

Hannah Brookes-Hughes (violin), Sarah Henderson (cello) & Juliette Richards (piano)

Brahms Piano Trio no 1

Free admission, all welcome!

 

 

Key to rooms

Lightfoot Room – Old Divinity School

NMR – New Music Room 1st Court

Palmerston Room – Fisher Building

The Committee

Get Involved!

If you would like to see something musical in college that isn't yet happening, or if you would like to set up a new college ensemble, please get in touch with us.

If you would like more information on music-making in college, please contact the President (jhmdc2)

2022–23 Committee

Junior Members

President: Josephine Cowley

Vice-President & Junior Treasurer: Samson Chan

Secretary: Daniel Livermore

Artistic Director: Max Todes

Marketing & Communications: Juliette Richards

Events & Outreach: Flora Tassinari

Social Events: Keelan Colechin

Lunchtime Recitals Director: Jenny Ryan

Chapel Lates Director: Danielle Jump

Committee Member without portfolio: Joe Hancock

 

Senior Members

Senior Treasurer: Prof John Kerrigan

Administrator: Mrs Sophie Kirk

Chairman: Mr Tim Watts