Doors Open for Music at Southminster

Wednesday Noon Concert Series


Artistic Director: Roland Graham


Our Wednesday noon concert series, Doors Open for Music at Southminster,  will return January 14 with another wonderful line up of artists from Ottawa and beyond sharing their gifts each week in a celebration of art, music and community.


Elevate and refresh your spirit during these 45-minute mid-week presentations. Freewill offerings are gratefully accepted to support the series.



January 14 – ‘A Tribute to Oscar’  CONCERT PROGRAM

A Jazz trio honours the Canadian piano legend, Oscar Peterson.

Steve Boudreau, piano, John Geggie, bass, Will Fisher, drums


January 21 – ‘Vivaldi Gloria Redux’  CONCERT PROGRAM

By popular demand, a repeat performance of the baroque masterpiece with orchestra and soloists.

Ottawa Folklore Centre & Southminster Church Choirs with Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, soprano I, Isabelle Lacroix, soprano II, Lydia Piehl, mezzo-soprano, Chamber Orchestra, Roland Graham, director


January 28 – ‘Whispers of Spain’  CONCERT PROGRAM

Lost music of the Spanish Revolution, Music by Bautista, Rodrigo and more.

Zak Pleet, classical guitar


February 4 – ‘Musicke bye Master Gibbons’

Verse anthems, motets and canticles by the great Elizabethan composer, Orlando Gibbons.

Southminster Church Choir, Nick Rodgerson, organ, Roland Graham, director


February 11 – ‘The Shining’

An acoustic jazz tribute concert to iconic Hip Hop producer J Dilla.

Marc Decho, doublebass, Mike Essoudry, drums


February 18 – ‘Meditations for Ash Wednesday’

Reflective pipe organ music by J. S. Bach, Reger, Tournemire and Howells.

Thomas Annand, organist


February 25 – ‘Hopewell School Bands Showcase’

The talented children of Hopewell share their music with the community.

Marya Woyiwada, director


March 4 – ‘The Russian Soul’

Preludes and etudes by Rachmaninoff and the Third Sonata by Scriabin.

John Dapaah, piano


March 11 – ‘Doug Martin Trio’

Originals and jazz standards by Doug Martin for saxophone, bass and piano.

Doug Martin, saxophone, Tom Denison, bass, Yves Laroche, piano


March 18 – ‘Voyage à Paris’

Opera arias and cabaret songs by composers inspired by ‘la Ville Lumière’.

Ghislaine Deschambault, mezzo-soprano, Pamela Reimer, piano


March 25 – ‘Duo Rideau: Dances and Legends’

Delightful piano duets by Brahms, Dvorak and Piazzolla.

Catherine Donkin & Amelie Langlois, piano


April 1 – ‘Duo Arietis Showcase’

Famous sonatas for cello and piano by César Franck and J. S. Bach.

Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano, Julie Hereish, cello


Our spring series will begin on April 15 and run until June 24.


Above photos: Jennifer Vawer