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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.

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 June 28, 2017.


THE 2017-18 SERIES WILL BEGIN ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th at 7:30 PM.  Details will be posted in August.  Stay tuned!


Here was the 2016-17 Recital Series:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Morgan Strickland (soprano), Heidi Jost (mezzo-soprano), Corey Arnold (tenor) and Norman E. Brown (baritone) with Frédéric Lacroix (piano)

St. Luke’s Church opens up its 2016-17 Recital Series with an evening of opera favourites.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Robert Jones (organ)
The organist of St. Luke’s Church presents a programme featuring the music of Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn as well as Canadian organists and composers John McIntosh, David Ouchterlony and Raymond Daveluy.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 7:30 p.m.
John Avey (bass-baritone) with Nadia Boucher (piano)
Curtain Up: two seasoned performers, alike in musical tastes, combine their talents in showcasing timeless classics from both Opera and Broadway.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Christian Paquette (flute) with Frédéric Lacroix (piano)
Come and enjoy an evening of songs and caprices of the flute featuring the music of Mozart, Paganini, Aho and Doppler.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Dorian De Luca & Phillip Cho (piano)
Debussy's Petite Suite (for Piano Four Hands) and Brahms' third Piano Sonata will be the featured works.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 at 7:30 p.m
Opus Three (flute trio):
(Cathy Baerg, Diana Lam, Loyda Lastra) with Jon Bondoc (piano)
When the flute trio Opus 3 joins forces with pianist Jon Bondoc, it promises to be a delightful evening that includes Mozart and Fauré as well as a few surprises that involve hobbits and a little red monkey!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa Celtic Choir   (Ellen MacIsaac, conductor)
Songs to Light the Darkness:  Celtic songs of winter and Christmas, from the Celtic countries and from Canada, offered by the Ottawa Celtic Choir.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Duo Rideau:
Catherine Donkin & Amélie Langlois (piano duets)
Duo Rideau invites you to a delightful evening of piano duets by Schubert and other great composers.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 at 7:30 p.m. 
John Steele (tenor) with Tina van Vlaanderen (piano)   
Poets' Loves: Heart stories in songs from the old world, beginning with Schumann's song cycle Dichterliebe.  Dr. Steele has kindly and generously offered to donate his share of the proceeds from the recital to the MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE.   Program for Jan. 29


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Aditi Magdalena (violin) with John Gallienne (piano)
Not quite Baroque featuring ironic neo-Baroque aesthetic twists in duo repertoire by Stravinsky, Frritz Kreisler, Healey Willan, Arvo Pärt and others.
Program for Feb. 12:

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Centretown Brass Quintet:
Peter Crouch & Cameron Walker (trumpets), Michel Levasseur (French horn), Paul Adjeleian (trombone) & Corey Rempel (tuba)
Broadway Brass: the Centretown Brass Quintet takes you on a legacy tour of Broadway.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Hibernia:  Ellen MacIsaac (Traditional Singer), Susan Toman (Irish harp) & Ross Davison (Uilleann pipes, tin whistle)
An evening of Celtic song and music featuring the trio Hibernia with traditional Celtic singer Ellen MacIsaac, Susan Toman on Irish harp and Ross Davison on the uilleann pipes & tin whistle!

SUNDAY, MARCH 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Muckle (harp, harpsichord), Julie Leduc (harp), Marilyn Jenkins (soprano), Douglas Brierley (violin),
Loyda Lastra (flute) and the Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble
A Ship, an Isle and a Sickle Moon: Tales of Gloriana and the Spanish Moon:  Join us for music of the Renaissance from England and Spain.

SUNDAY, APRIL 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Kaelin Murphy (trumpet), Nicholas Adema (trombone), Mark Ferguson (piano), Alex Bilodeau (bass) & Michel Delage (drums)
Led by Nicholas Adema, this jazz quintet will be presenting content from famous Canadian trombonists, as well as originals by Nicholas Adema.  This is all brought to you by some of Ottawa's finest emerging musicians.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Thomas Brawn (flute) with Ryoko Itabashi (shamisen & taiko drums)
Flutist Thomas Brawn is joined by Japanese multi-instrumentalist Ryoko Itabashi
in a program called "Sakura: East meets West."   

SUNDAY, MAY 7 at 7:30 p.m.  NOTE:  Due to a family emergency, this recital has been CANCELLED BY THE ARTIST.
Jooyoung Kim (piano)
An all-Chopin program including the elegant Ballade No. 2, the profound B-flat minor Sonata,  and the magnificent 12 Études Op. 25, presented by the Adjunct Piano Professor from Indiana Wesleyan University.

SUNDAY, MAY 21 at 7:30
Sheila Osborne-Brown (soprano) and Anna Sharrett (soprano) with Robert Jones (piano, organ)
An evening of H.O.P.E.: music that touches on Hope, Opera, Playful and Eclectic!  Here is the program:

✱ ANNA SHARRETT (soprano)
✣ ROBERT JONES (piano, organ)

  H:  Heavenly
★ ✱     Laudamus Te (from Gloria)    Antonio Vivaldi
★         Ave Maria    Franz Schubert
★         En Prière    Gabriel Fauré
★ ✱    Pie Jesu (from Requiem)    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    O:  Opera (including semi-opera)
★       O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)    Giacomo Puccini
★       Summertime   (from Porgy and Bess)    Dubose Heyward & George Gershwin
✱       Somewhere (from West Side Story)    Leonard Bernstein
✣      The Phantom of the Opera    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    P:  Playful
★ ✱    I’se The B’y    Newfoundland Folk Song
★ ✱    My Favourite Things (from The Sound of Music)    Oscar Hammerstein & Richard Rodgers
★         My Attorney Bernie
✣         Cat Suite (2005)    Denis Bédard
                            Prrrelude  |  Cats at Play  |  Catnap  |  Toc-cat-ta
    E:  Eclectic
★       Sure on this Shining Night    Samuel Barber
✱       I Can Fly    Elizabeth Grant & Richard Nowels
★ ✱  Anthem      Leonard Cohen
★ ✱  Amazing Grace    arr. Benjamin Harlan

SUNDAY, JUNE 4 at 7:30
Coro Capriccio (chamber choir)
We conclude the 2016-17 series featuring one of Ottawa’s newest chamber choirs.They will sing music of Tallis, Byrd, Elgar, Stanford as well as Canadian composers Stephanie Martin and Wesley Warren  If it’s warm, we’re air conditioned.  Here's the program:

Tallis and Company with Coro Capriccio

Mass for 4 voices    Thomas Tallis
    i)    Gloria
    ii)    Credo
    iii)    Sanctus/Benedictus
    iv)    Agnus Dei

Salvator Mundi    Thomas Tallis

Ave verum corpus    William Byrd

If Ye Love Me    Thomas Tallis

Beati quorum via    C. V. Stanford

Lux Aeterna    Edward Elgar

Ave verum corpus    Stephanie Martin (Canadian composer)

Tantum Ergo    Wesley R. Warren (Ottawa composer)

Were you there?    Trad. arr. Mia Markaroff




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.



A Ship, an Isle and a Sickle Moon: Tales of Gloriana and the Spanish Main. Join us for music of the Renaissance from England and Spain.


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