St John’s Kirk regularly plays host to professional ensembles within Scotland (Dunedin Consort, Scottish Ensemble, Ludus Baroque etc), Perth Chamber Music Society and a wealth of internationally renowned soloists, as well as amateur choirs and ensembles from the region.
St John’s Music, running throughout autumn, winter and early spring, is a series of Organ Recitals (usually on the first Saturday of the month at 1.00 pm) and Concerts (occasional Sundays at 3.00 pm) promoted by the Kirk. It aims to showcase the best of local music-making and to provide a platform for the many talented performers who live in and around Perthshire.
Music is central to the life of St John’s Kirk, with the work of the Kirk Choir at the heart of all we do. Leading congregational hymn-singing, contributing regular anthems and introits and providing choral support for every aspect of worship, the Choir gives inspiration to others as well as generating an invaluable spirit of belonging amongst its members, in turn strengthening the whole Kirk community.