John Ongom Big Band Concert


As part of the 2024 HP Arts Trail the popular John Ongom Big Band will be performing at All Saints Church. This is a fund raising concert and the net proceeds from the concert will be donated to Highams Park Food Aid.
With Cynthia Simmonds as vocalist they will be performing An eclectic selection of Swing, jazz, Latin and more…. from the last 90 years – give or take!

Date: Saturday 25th  May
Venue: All Saints Church, Church Avenue, E4 9QZ
Doors Open: 7:00 pm
Concert Starts: 7:30 pm
Tickets: £15.00 (under 18’s £2.00).Tickets can be bought on the door but  tickets can be purchased in advance and for £12.50 from V&A Books in The Avenue, or by email to or by phone 020 8527 6227.

Wine and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available to purchase in the interval.
This concert has been arranged by the Halex Concert Society (part of HPPG) working with All Saints Church to raise money for for Highams Park Food Aid

If you are free on the evening of Friday 23rd September why not come along to support and enjoy this concert and help raise some money for the Highams Park Food Aid.


Musical Director: Angus Moncrieff

The John Ongom Big Band is a community band based in Leytonstone, made up of a
mixture of professional and amateur musicians. It was founded in 2002 by tenor player John Ongom. John sadly passed away in 2018 – but his band goes on!

Musical Director Angus Moncrieff is a composer and trumpet player. He has orchestrated for numerous TV shows including Ripper Street, The Collection and Agatha Christie’s Marple, and has toured all over the UK, Europe, Brazil and Mexico with festival favorite’s Molotov Jukebox.

Pictures of the John Ongom Big Band in action:

John Ongom Big Band