Wednesday Noon Concert Series


Artistic Director: Roland Graham


Southminster continues its Wednesday noon hour series beginning January 22 with an exciting line up of  artists offering an appealing array of musical styles. Elevate and refresh your spirit during these 45-minute mid-week presentations. There is no charge for these concerts. Freewill offerings are gratefully accepted each week to support the series.

April 2 – Chopin & Schubert, Part I 

Part one of a two-part series of piano recitals featuring pairings of 

Chopin Mazurkas with Schubert Sonatas by (for part two see May 7).


Chopin – Mazurkas, Op. 17

Schubert – Sonata in A major, D. 959


Ryan Kolodziej, piano


April 9 – Three Roads in Spring

An original program combining pianistic offerings from Beethoven to Debussy, Jennifer’s own piano-based songs about the human heart, and self-accompanied art songs including:


Beethoven - Waldstein Sonata, Op. 53, 1st mvt.

Brahms - Intermezzo in E♭ minor, Opus 118, no. 6

Rachmaninoff - Prelude in E♭ major, Opus 23, No. 6


Jennifer King, piano & voice


April 16 – Beethoven Violin Sonatas

Two of Ottawa’s top talents perform fantastic chamber music masterpieces. Laureate of the prestigious Menuhin Competition in Oslo, 2010, Kerson will share the stage with DOFMS favourite Mauro Bertoli in this not too be missed Southminster debut.


Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 4, Op. 23

Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1


Kerson Leong, violin

Mauro Bertoli, piano


April 30 – Duty, Denial, and Deception

A Recital of Opera Duets from works by Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, and Puccini


Gary Dahl, baritone

Dillon Parmer, tenor

Roland Graham, piano


May 7 - Schubert's Last Sonata (Chopin & Schubert, Part II)

Part II in the Chopin and Schubert series, appropriately concluding with Schubert’s monumental last piano sonata.


Chopin – Three Mazurkas, Op. 59

Schubert – Sonata in B♭ major, D 960


Patrick Cashin, piano


May 14 – Summer Nights

Berlioz – Les nuits d’été, Op. 7


Katarzyna Sądej, mezzo-soprano

Roland Graham, piano


May 21 – Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata

Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38

Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821


Sonya Matoussova, cello

Ioulia Blinova, piano


May 28 – New Music for Jazz Trio

A tuneful selection of original jazz works by top Ottawa jazz man Mark Ferguson in collaboration with two of the best players in town, this concert will surely be a hit.


The Mark Ferguson Trio

Mark Ferguson, piano

Mike Tremblay, saxophone

John Geggie, bass


Concerts will continue through June. Check back here for updates.


Above photos: Jennifer Vawer