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 2021-22

St John’s Music returns after an inevitable absence due to Covid-19 restrictions and we are particularly delighted that, as well as welcoming some new musicians, we can also honour some unfinished business by reinstating the two scheduled organ recitals which had to be cancelled at the end of Season 2019-20.

The details below are correct as of September 2021 but are always subject to change in the current public health climate. 


Sat 2 Oct 2021, 1.00 pm

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


Sat 6 Nov 2021, 1.00 pm

Organ Recital – Kamil Mika (Aberdeen)


Sat 4 Dec 2021, 1.00 pm

Organ Recital (for Christian Aid) – Andrew Forbes (Glasgow Cathedral)


Sat 11 Dec 2021, 1.00 pm

Cello and Guitar Recital – Hattie McGregor and Finlay Hay


Sat 5 Feb 2022, 1.00 pm

Guitar and Flute Recital – JKL Duo (Jacopo Lazzaretti and Kerry Lynch)


Sat 5 March 2022, 1.00 pm

Organ Recital – Giorgio Revelli (Sanremo, Italy)


Sat 2 July 2022, 1.00 pm

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

Please note also a special extra date for your diary: On Fri 29 October at 7.30 p.m. ROSIE LAVERY and AARON HAWTHORNE will present THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as part of their UK tour. If you heard Aaron when he played in St John’s in December 2019, no further words are needed; if not – please don’t miss him a second time!

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