St John's Kirk Music and Concerts

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.

In addition the Kirk often 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.

If you would like to be kept informed of musical events at St John’s you can join our e-mailing list by submitting your e-mail address via the Contact menu of our website, which also contains full details for all concerts and recitals:


Free admission (retiring collection) at all events

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Howard Duthie

Director of Music

What's On

St John’s Music

Season 2019-20


Sat 5 Oct, 1.00 pm

Organ Recital – Jane Gamble (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)


Sun 27 Oct, 3.00 pm

Scottish Vocal Ensemble (dir Mark Hindley)


Sat 2 Nov, 1.00 pm

Organ Concert, including improvisations on submitted themes – John Riley (Edinburgh)


Sun Nov 17, 3.00 pm

Choral Evensong with the Scottish Plainsong Choir (dir Alan Tavener)


Sat 7 Dec, 1.00 pm

Organ Recital – Aaron Hawthorne (Young Theatre Organist of the Year 2019, Glasgow)


Sun 19 Jan, 3.00 pm

Brian Davidson plays French and Spanish piano music


Sat 1 Feb, 1.00 pm

Organ Recital – Claire Innes-Hopkins (University of St Andrews)


Sun 16 Feb, 3.00 pm

The Ferntower Ensemble plays Dvorak’s Piano Quintet


Sat 7 March, 1.00 pm

Organ Recital – Howard Duthie (St John’s Kirk of Perth)


Sun 15 March , 3.00 pm

Richard Michael – “I Got Rhythm Night and Day” (George Gershwin and Cole Porter)


Sat 2 May, 1.00 pm

Organ Recital – Hans Uwe Hielscher (Ev. Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany)

Concert Programme download