International Concert Pianist

St Michael and All Angels Charity Concert at St Michael Paternoster Royal, London

The Mission's home church where Dick Whittington is buried and is famed for its vibrant and beautiful windows designed by John Hayward, one of the most distinguished stained glass artists of the post-war period.

Phillip Dyson

Phillip Dyson is recognised as one of Britain's most sought after and innovative concert pianists, gaining enormous popularity for his unique abilities in both the classical and light music repertoire.  His rapport with audiences, brilliant technique and innate sensitivity constantly win him the highest of praise.

Born in Lancashire he began musical studies at an early stage and by the age of twelve had given a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, which was to launch a busy and most successful performing career.  He studied at the Royal College of Music with distinguished pianists Colin Horsley and John Lill, and also with Dr William Lloyd Webber.  At the early age of 27 he was appointed Professor of Piano at the London College of Music.  He has performed with many of the UK's finest symphony orchestras, including: the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, National Symphony and the Ulster Orchestra.  He tours constantly in the UK and has a great international reputation in Europe and America, where he is regularly invited to the Lincoln Center New York City, the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, and was the first British Pianist to appear at the West Coast Ragtime Festival, Sacramento.  On disc, he has recorded for Decca Classics, ASV/Sanctuary, Chandos, Naxos and Marigold labels.


To include:

Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp Minor

Schubert Impromptu in G flat major

Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu

Scott Joplin The Entertainer

Beethoven 'Moonlight' Sonata

Liszt Consolation no 3

George Gershwin I Got Rhythm

Tickets £30 each (or £20 without lunch), which includes:

Concert with Phillip Dyson

Quality Buffet Lunch with wine

Short film about the Mission’s work

Afternoon Tea

Event details:

1200: Doors open Buffet Lunch in the Whittington Hall and St Michael Paternoster Church

1300: Short film about seafarers to be shown during the lunch period

1345: All food and drink to be consumed

1350: To be seated

1400: Concert begins

Interval for Afternoon Tea

1600: Concert ends followed by opportunity to meet Phillip Dyson

1700: Doors close


  • There are three steps up to the main door of the church and there is no wheelchair access.
  • Lavatories are situated in the basement, accessed by four short flights of stairs.
  • There is also a lavatory on the ground floor but we regret there are no disabled lavatories on the premises.
  • Cannon Street Rail and Underground Stations are approximately a hundred yards from the church. Public lavatories are available in Cannon Street Rail Station.
  • An NCP car park is situated opposite the church on Upper Thames Street.
  • One disabled parking bay is situated directly opposite the church.


Enquiries to:

Tessa Perfect

Virger, St Michael Paternoster Royal

The Mission to Seafarers

St Michael Paternoster Royal

College Hill

London, EC4R 2RL

Direct MtS IHQ London: +44 0)20 7246 2946

MtS IHQ London Switchboard: + 44 (0)20 7248 5202

Payment options:

  • Post your application with your cheque (payable to “The Mission to Seafarers”) to Tessa Perfect, Virger, St Michael Paternoster Royal, The Mission to Seafarers, St Michael Paternoster Royal, College Hill, London, EC4R 2RL
  • Telephone 020 2246 2930 to give your Debit or Credit Card details

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