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