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Our Recital Series features emerging and established musicians from Ottawa and beyond on alternate Sundays evenings at 7:30 p.m. from mid September through May.  Recitals are not cancelled because of inclement weather.  Due to increased attendance, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the usher.  If the weather is warm, we’re air conditioned!   Please note that for the 2015-16 season we are going back to the 7:30 start-time for all recitals.  Please enter by the big wooden door on Bell Street.

Admission to each recital is by donation:  there is no set price. Come and enjoy an evening of excellent music at St. Luke’s.

 
DRIVING TO ST. LUKE’S:
From the Queensway, take the Bronson Avenue exit.
 760 Somerset Street West is located 3 blocks west of Bronson, at the corner of Bell Street North.

PARKING:
 - Free parking on area streets on Sundays.  The Serson Clarke Apartment Complex--which is attached to the west side of St. Luke's--has a parking garage, and there is free parking in it after 5:30 pm.  The entrance to the garage is from Somerset Street, at the traffic light where Empress Street meets Somerset.

TAKING THE BUS TO ST. LUKE’S:
 - The #2 bus stops at St. Luke’s:
 Coming from the east (Bayshore destination), get off at stop 2367 (Somerset & Empress)
 Coming from the west (Rideau Centre destination), get off at stop 6668 (Somerset & LeBreton)

 


UPDATED April 14, 2016.

THE 2015-2015 RECITAL SERIES:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 at 7:30
Hayley Swanton (soprano), Naomi Eberhard (soprano) & Jean-E Hudson (mezzo) with Nadia Boucher (piano)
The Clash of the Divas:
St. Luke’s opens up its 2015-16 series with a fun pot pourri of solos duets and trios from the best dramatic operatic roles in La Gioconda, Lakme, Candide and Der Rosenkavalier for a taste.  (If it's warm, we're air conditioned.)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 at 7:30
Opera Etc....
Pauline van der Roest (mezzo-soprano), Naomi Eberhard (soprano) and Fairouz Oudjida (soprano) with Amélie Langlois (piano)
will perform a variety of opera arias, duets and lieder by composers such as Gluck, Mozart, Paisiello, Saint-Saëns, Delibes, Offenbach, Bellini, Elgar etc.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 7:30
Robert Jones  (organ)
The organist of St. Luke's performs music of Grayston Ives, Bach, Buxtehude, Franck, Widor and Gigout.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 7:30
Coro Capriccio (chamber choir)
An evening of choral gems by Victoria, Lobo, Purcell and Arvo Pärt are performed by Coro Capriccio in the tantalizing acoustics of St. Luke's.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 at 7:30
Opus Three (flute trio):  (Cathy Baerg, Diana Lam, Loyda Lastra)
Opus 3 offers a program of unique flute trios from around the world, using a variety of flutes.  The trio is excited to share pieces by innovative contemporary composers as well as works by Cimarosa and Damase.

 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 at 7:30
Aditi Magdalena (mezzo), John Gallienne (harp, piano), and Huguette Voyer (piano, soprano)
Faces of Love–an exploration in solo and part songs of ways that womanhood is called to bear and to birth love.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 7:30
The Ottawa Celtic Choir (Ellen MacIsaac, director)
Celtic Songs and Carols:  an evening of carols and winter songs from the Celtic countries and from Canada, offered by the Ottawa Celtic Choir.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016 at 7:30
Christian Vachon (violin) with Frédéric Lacroix (piano)
Come in out of the cold and enjoy an evening of Gabriel Fauré’s music for violin and piano that is sure to warm you up!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 at 7:30
John Dapaah (piano)
Come and enjoy an evening featuring the music of Schubert, Chopin and Scriabin.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 at 7:30    UPDATED!
Ronée Boyce (piano)
By popular demand, Toronto pianist Ronée Boyce returns to St. Luke’s to perform music by Beethoven, Janácek and Albeniz.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at 7:30
Garry Elliott (guitar) with Steve Boudreau (piano)
An evening of original compositions and jazz standards.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 at 7:30
Duo Rideau:
Catherine Donkin and Amélie Langlois (piano duets)
Duo Rideau returns for an exciting evening of piano duets by Schubert and other great composers.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 at 7:30    CANCELLED!
Martin Söderberg (pianist from New York City)
Due to medical reasons, the artist has CANCELLED THIS RECITAL.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 at 7:30    UPDATED!
Norman E. Brown (baritone) and Peter Crouch (trumpet) with Frédéric Lacroix  (piano)
Music of the Baroque:  A tribute to Baroque music for voice, trumpet and piano.
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 at 7:30
Mary Muckle (harp), Julie Leduc (harp), Marilyn Jenkins (soprano), the Welsh chorus Cantorion Cerdd Dant and the Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble
The Carpenters of Song –  Celtic Musicians and Poets of Wales, Brittany, Scotland and Ireland.

SUNDAY, MAY 1 at 7:30 UPDATED!
Thomas Brawn (flute) and Jonathan Bayley (flute) with Sheila Osborne-Brown (soprano) and Robert Jones (organ)
We celebrate May Day with music by composers whose names begin with M, including Mozart, Marcello, Massenet.

SUNDAY, MAY 15 at 7:30
Trio Champêtre: Gertrude Létourneau (flute) and Guy Edrington (French horn) with Catherine Donkin (piano)
Are flute, French horn and piano an unusual combination?   Come and find out as we conclude the 2015-16 series.

B O N U S   R E C I T A L:

SUNDAY, JULY 10 at 7:30
Trio Abelia:
Geralyn Giovannetti (oboe) and Denise Pierce (French horn) with David Palmer (piano)
Trio Abelia recitals feature contrasting styles of soaring romanticism and witty, lighthearted modernity.

 

 

Upcoming

Wed May 25 @ 5:30PM -
Centering Prayer
Thu May 26 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir rehearsal
Sun May 29 @10:00AM -
Choral Eucharist with Sunday School
Mon May 30 @ 5:30PM - 07:00PM
Centering Prayer
Wed Jun 01 @11:00AM - 11:00PM
Holy Eucharist and Lectio Divina
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