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

 

April 6 – THE DAZZLING KEYBOARD

Solo piano works and transcriptions by Bach/Busoni, Handel, Beethoven, and Scriabin

J. S. Bach / F. Busoni – Chorale Prelude, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

G. F. Handel – Chaconne in G major, HWV 435

L. v. Beethoven – Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110

A. Scriabin – Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28

Coco Leung, piano

 

April 13 – MAYHEM AND MEDITATION

A concert of rarefied treasures for guitar and percussion

Julian Bertino – Shikantaza for Guitar and Vibraphone, Gong, Crotales, Cymbal

Leo Brouwer – Sonata for Solo Guitar

Joseph Tompkins – No. 4 from Nine French-American Rudimental Solos for Solo                     Snare Drum, Vol. 1

Gary Kulesha – Angels for Marimba and Tape

Sigfried Fink – Duo Concertante for Vibraphone and Guitar

Daniel Ramjattan, guitar

Zac Pulak, percussion (vibraphone, cymbals, gong, crotales)

 

April 20 – SCHUBERT’S BLISS

Two radiant piano sonatas by Franz Schubert performed by a master pianist

Sonata No. 3 in E Major, D. 459

Sonata No. 14 in C Major, D. 840

Mathieu Gaudet, piano

 

April 27 – SENSATIONAL SUJARI

14 year-old cello prodigy Sujari Britt debuts in Ottawa with pianist Ronée Boyce, playing chamber music by Bach, Brahms, Messiaen and Saint-Saens

Sujari Britt, cello

Ronée Boyce, piano

 

May 4 – BAROQUE DELIGHTS

Bach's magnificent Cantata BWV 51 with works by Handel, Purcell and Vivaldi

Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, soprano

Nick Cochrane, trumpet

Matthew Larkin, piano

 

May 11 – PAY THE DUKE

A powerhouse quintet tribute to the timeless music of the legendary Duke Ellington

Satin Doll

I let a song

Caravan

Black and Tan fantasy

Cottontail

Take the A Train

Ed Lister, trumpet

Rich Page, saxophone

Mark Ferguson, piano

Alex Bilodeau, double bass

David Pontello, drums

 

May 18 – SING JOYFULLY

William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices and other Renaissance a cappella choral works by Tallis, Victoria, Parsons and more

Coro Capriccio

 

May 25 – SOUNDS FROM FRANCE

Virtuoso piano masterpieces by Debussy, Ravel and Chopin interpreted by an MPRS virtuoso

C. Debussy – Suite Bergamasque

M. Ravel – Gaspard de la Nuit

F. Chopin – Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Steve Massicotte, piano

 

June 1 – MUSIC OF JOHNNY MERCER

Works by the great jazz songwriter Johnny Mercer

Renée Yoxon, vocals

Mark Ferguson, piano

John Geggie, bass

 

June 8 – BEL CANTO QUINTET

European works for wind quintet by Ibert, Nielsen and Farkas

J. Ibert – 3 pièces brèves

C. Nielsen – Quintet, Op. 43

F. Farkas – Early Hungarian Dances

Pascale Margely, flute

Susan Morris, oboe

Shauna McDonald, clarinet

Benjamin Glossop, bassoon

Nicholas Hartman, French horn

 

June 15 – ISSUES OF NOTE

Tone Cluster – quite a queer choir tackles social issues with repertoire from their 2016 tour.

White Winter Hymnal – Pentatonix

Bright Morning Stars Are Rising – Traditional, arr.: P. Siskind

I Dreamed of Rain – Jan Garrett, Arr.: L. Nickel

words – Anders Edenroth

Om Mani Padme Hum – Brian Tate

Psalm 23 (Dedicated to My Mother) – Bobby McFerrin

Loch Lomond – trad., arr. Jonathan Quick

Alhamdoullila – Traditional / arr. Laura Hawley

Je te retrouve – Arr. Allan Bevan

Come Sit with Me – Mark Sirett, lyr.: L. Andrews

Il bianco e dolce cigno – Jacques Arcadelt

I Don’t Like Mondays – Bob Geldof, arr.: J. Bremer

Gently (Walk On The Earth) – Brian Tate

Tone Cluster – quite a queer choir

Kurt Ala-Kantti, director

 

June 22 – A CANADIAN CELEBRATION

Music celebrating Canadian heritage including the premiere of Frédéric Lacroix's Sonatina for oboe and piano

Fréderic Lacroix, piano

Chip Hamann, oboe

 

June 29 – CANADIAN BIG BAND

Tunes by Rob McConnell, Paul Tynan, Mark Ferguson, Rob Frayne and Adam Daudrich

Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra

Nicholas Dyson, director

 

 

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