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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 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.

St. Luke's Church is located on the southwest corner of Somerset Street West and Bell Street North.  (Bell Street is a one-way street [southbound], beginning at Somerset.)

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.

 -   FREE GARAGE PARKING: 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.  There is also free parking on area streets on Sundays.

 - The #11 bus (formerly the #2) 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 February 10, 2018.


Here is the 2017-18 Recital Series:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Sophie De Cruz (soprano) with Giancarlo Scalia (piano)

St. Luke’s Church opens up its 2017-18 Recital Series featuring arias by Puccini, Donizetti and Verdi as well as art songs by Donaudy, Gastaldon, Tosti and Scalia’s own composition Ideale.  If it’s warm, we’re air conditioned.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Milana Zilnik (piano)

Accidental Études: Hum and I will play!
An evening of improvisation based on tunes hummed by members of the audience.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 at 7:30 p.m.
François Lacelle (classical guitar)

Everything old is new again: an evening of neo-romantic guitar music.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Robert Jones (organ)

In celebration of Canada 150, the organist of St. Luke’s performs music of Canadian composers, including works by Deirdre Piper, Sir Ernest MacMillan, Healey Willan, Samuel Warren and Denis Bédard.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Yunyi Nunu Zhang (piano)

A celebration of piano music throughout different eras, including works by Bach, Liszt, Kabalevsky, Rachmaninoff and Poulenc.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Aditi Magdalena (mezzo) with Huguette Voyer (piano)

Come again? An Advent adventure in art song, exploring the kind of life Jesus might choose next time he's born on earth. Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel, Samuel Barber Hermit Songs, Hebrew songs of spiritual longing, and French songs of romantic desire. With special guest appearance by John & Ann Amyot as Mr. & Mrs. God.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Coro Capriccio (chamber choir)

An evening of Christmas choral music sung by one of Ottawa’s newest chamber choirs in one of Ottawa’s acoustical gems.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 (2018) at 7:30 p.m.
Judy Hung (violin, piano) & Wei-Tang Huang (piano)

The versatile Montreal duo Judy Hung and Wei-Tang Huang presents an evening featuring 4-hands piano, solo piano, and violin-piano repertoire, with works by Debussy, Ravel, Chopin and Franck.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Noël Campbell (cello) with Am
élie Langlois (piano)
An evening of music for cello and piano, including the exciting Dance of the Elves by David Popper.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Anyssa Neumann (piano)

Contrapunctus: a program of preludes, variations and transcriptions.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Peter Crouch (trumpet) with Nick Rodgerson (piano)

The Nature of the Trumpet: an evening of music for trumpet and piano featuring music as it relates to Nature.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa Celtic Choir
(Ellen MacIsaac, conductor)
A Celtic Night at the Movies: The Ottawa Celtic Choir presents a concert of Celtic songs featured in movies.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at 7:30 p.m.Susan Toman (Celtic harp) with Kevin James (violin)
Baroque meets Folk: music for Celtic harp and violin.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Grace Armstrong (harp), Jean-E Hudson (soprano), Nancy Kerr-Wilson (soprano), Maria Delaney (soprano) & Leora Nauta (piano)

Brigadoon to Broadway: A harp, voice and piano promenade from Celtic Dawn to Broadway Sunset.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Muckle (harp, harpsichord), Julie Leduc (harp), Marilyn Jenkins (soprano),
Douglas Brierley (violin), Loyda Lastra & Virginia Dunsby (flute) & the Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble
The Hidden People --  an evening of music inspired by fairylore and legends with harpist Mary Muckle and friends.

SUNDAY, MAY 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Luke Welch (piano)

This Mississauga-born, Netherlands-based pianist will present an exciting collection of musical works spanning from Canada to around the globe as part of his Crossing Borders album tour.

SUNDAY, MAY 20 at 7:00 (note different starting time for this recital only)
Celebrate Ramadan

Members of the Turkish Muslim community as well as St. Luke’s Church present an evening of vocal and instrumental music from their own traditions, as well as jointly.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 at 7:30
Marlena Pellegrino (violin) with Daniel Ramjattan (guitar)

We conclude the 2017-18 series with a program entitled Renegades and Refugees: exploring music from various individuals and groups who have suffered oppression and persecution at the hands of brutal regimes.  If it’s warm, we’re air conditioned.


FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO PERFORM IN THE SERIES, the 2017-18 series is fully booked.  Inquiries for the 2018-19 series should be directed to Robert Jones:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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