St Matthias Halls, Wordsworth Road, London, N16 8DD

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Chorus of Dissent St John Passion

Saturday 23 March 5.30pm St Matthias Church

A very 21st century take on this 18th century towering masterpiece. Chorus of Dissent goes again where no choir has gone before, with a semi-staged version of Bach’s dramatic setting of the Easter story, featuring members of the congregation of St Matthias and supported, as always, by our own Elastic Band. Streamlined, edited and, yes, shortened for today’s audience.

With Jumoké Fashola as The Evangelist, Thomas Nießen as Jesus, William Petty reprising his role as Pontius Pilate, Clara Sanabras taking the soprano solo, Benedict Randall Shaw as the bass, and Father David Lambert as Simon Peter.

Bach himself always mixed old and new, and tailored his performances to his audience, expecting them actively to take part. Sounds just like a typical Dissenters’ concert, doesn’t it? Choir, orchestra AND audience.

This very special performance of one of the very best pieces of music ever written heralds the beginning of another wonderful Dissenters’ season. Directed by Ruth Whitehead with stage direction by Cecilia Darker.

Tickets £10 plus booking fee BOOK NOW

Doors and bar open 4.45pm, concert 5.30pm. Disabled access and toilets.

St John Passion

Every Tuesday at 10am Once Upon a Rhyme

Once Upon a Rhyme Club is a fun-filled storytelling group for under-fives.

By rewriting classic fairy tales, we incorporate music, dancing, and rhyme to create an immersive theatrical experience for your toddler, with the addition of carefully selected sensory props to bring our story to life. Expect some of your favourite nursery rhymes, with a twist!

Here at Once Upon a Rhyme Club, we bring stories to life with pop tunes, fancy dress, and engaging narration. Your little ones will love these sensory storytelling sessions, and we hope you will too!

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After school activities at St Matthias

Ballet North is a team of dance professionals from different walks of life who have a common goal – to share their passion with younger people.

Ballet promotes creativity, resilience, confidence and is an ideal activity for children of all ages, backgrounds and genders.

3.15-3.45pm Baby Ballet
3.50-4.20pm Under 5s Ballet
4.25-5.10pm Preparatory Ballet
5.15-6.00pm Primary Ballet
6.00-7.15pm Grade 4 Ballet

More details and prices at Ballet North

After school activities at St Matthias

Perform Drama use a unique mix of drama, dance & singing to bring out every child’s potential. Classes and courses are kept small to ensure lots of individual attention by experienced teachers – hand-picked for their warmth, energy and professionalism.

As well as having fun, your child will enjoy real benefits: greater confidence, improved concentration and an increased awareness of what they can achieve.

Thursdays 4pm-5pm Classes for 4-7s
Thursdays 5.05pm-6.05pm Classes for 7-12s

More details and prices at Perform

Perform Drama classes

After school activities at St Matthias


Education Unlocked is a local tuition centre providing an affordable service to the local community in all aspects of Maths and English KS1 and 2, and SATs buster sessions
Classes on Saturday 9-11am £5 per hour.

For more details, contact Mohammed on 07425502674

N16 Yoga – Beginners & Advanced

Mondays are currently online, Tuesdays in the hall.

Mondays (Introductory) from 19.00-20.30.
Tuesdays (Advanced) from 19.00-20.30
£7.50 per class with reduced rate for unwaged.

Alison Barty is an Iyengar yoga teacher, qualified to junior intermediate level (the 5th level of certification in the Iyengar system) with many years experience including 4 periods spent studying at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Iyengar yoga combines carefully structured classes and attention to detail with adjustments to individual students’ needs. During the course of a class you will practice a range of postures, which enhance strength, stability and mobility.

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N16 yoga beginners and yoga advanced