Strenuous efforts were then needed to prepare St John’s for the Kantanti concert on 16th May – a performance of Brahms’ piano concerto no.1 and Beethoven’s Pastoral symphony.
This was a most interesting concert in so far as the seating was concerned. The fixed pews having been removed, it was now possible to adopt a side-on arrangement instead of the usual front of Nave performance area – thus enabling many more people to have front row seats, and for the audience generally to be closer to the performers.
This view shows the developing new kitchen and meeting room . . .
The next stage of the work was to make alterations to the Chancel area . . .