Doors Open for Music at Southminster

Wednesday Noon Concert Series

DOORS OPEN FOR MUSIC AT SOUTHMINSTER

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

Artistic Director: Roland Graham

 

Wednesdays at 12:00 noon

 

January 13 WISDOM FOR WINTER

Jazz duo Woods & Browne bring light to the darkness with a presentation of standards, hymns & originals.

Peter Woods, saxophone

Brian Browne, piano

 

January 20 BACH TO LISZT

A solo piano recital featuring transcriptions of Baroque gems by Antonio Vivaldi, J. S. Bach & Christoph Gluck alongside romantic works by Liszt.

Maria Sourjko, piano

 

January 27 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WOLFGANG

Two remarkable sonatas by Mozart on the occasion of his 260th birthday, with a celebratory bonbon by early Quebec composer Rodolphe Mathieu.

Laura Nerenberg, violin

Thomas Annand, piano

 

February 3 BLUES: NEW DIRECTIONS

An exploration of the newest trends in blues with band SIDEWINDER, drawing on music by Kenny Burrell, Grant Green and Jimi Hendrix.

Tony D, guitar

Dan Grewal, bass

Ken Harper, drums

 

February 10 THE TIMELESS GUITAR

An intimate collection of favourite and rarely heard works for guitar spanning 500 years; music by Narváez, J. S. Bach, Giuliani, Rodrigo and Ottawan Alan Marsden.

Zak Pleet, guitar

 

February 17 SONGS OF LOVE

A program of turn of the 20th-century love songs and arrangements for violin and piano/organ; music by Kreisler, Elgar, Gershwin and more.

Ralitsa Tcholakova, violin

Jennifer Loveless, piano & organ

 

February 24 HOPEWELL SHOWCASE III

The talented students of Hopewell Elementary School share their musical gifts with the community for their third annual DOFMS presentation.

Junior & Senior Concert Bands, Jazz Band

Marya Woyiwada, director

 

March 2 SANCTUARY IN SOUND

Trinity Western University’s Chamber Choir presents their 2016 tour program of sacred choral gems, familiar and new.

Trinity Western University Chamber Choir

Dr. Joel Tranquilla, conductor

David Antoniuk, piano

 

March 9 VARIATIONS ON CORELLI

A solo piano recital featuring works by Brahms (6 Klavierstücke), Ravel (Valses Nobles et Sentimentales) and Rachmaninov (Variations on a theme of Corelli).

Magda Boukanan, piano

 

March 16 THE BAROQUE AFFECT

A celebration of the high baroque featuring J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Handel’s Gloria for soprano, strings and continuo.

Isabelle Lacroix, soprano

Olivier Philippe-Auguste & Jolani Domitrovits, violas

Canto Sentimento Strings

Roland Graham, director/continuo

 

March 23 UN MOMENT D'ÉTERNITÉ

The superb Duo Arietis plays music of transcendence by Beethoven, Brahms and Messiaen, in their third appearance in the DOFMS series.

Julie Hereish, cello

Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano

 

Admission is by freewill offering ($5, $10 or $20 is suggested)

The Church is fully accessible, located on OCTranspo routes 1 & 7

Free on-street parking on Bank, Aylmer and other nearby streets.

Photos: Jennifer Vawer & Roland Graham

For more information about this series, or abut the restoration of the Heintzman piano, please contact Roland Graham at

rolandpianist@gmail.com