Ascension’s Jazz & Chamber series is back

The second season of Ascension’s Jazz and Chamber Concert series starts again in Old Ottawa East October 21.

The second season of Ascension’s Jazz and Chamber Concert series starts again in Old Ottawa East October 21.

By Vivian Trang

This October the Ascension Jazz & Chamber Series is making a comeback. For its second season the series will showcase both established and rising artists, and is welcoming the community to join them for another year of wonderful music and performances in Old Ottawa East.

On October 21, Church of the Ascension will be giving over its sanctuary for its first show of the season – a special Ottawa Chamber Players concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation as well as the 140th anniversary of Ascension. Upcoming performers include Beth Silver & Jenna Richards, The Ottawa Brass Initiative & The Seat Straps, Megan Jerome, Harmonic Generation, Christian Vachon & Frederic Lacroix, and the Steve Berndt Quartet (Safe Low Limit).

The inaugural concert series started last Fall. The debut season featured performances by musicians from the National Capital Region and Canada. A major highlight last year was Ascension’s Christmas concert held with a premier vocal group from Ottawa, Harmonic Generation. The concert raised money for a small and independent foster foundation in China that had been forced to close, leaving many special-needs children in need. Partnering with Harmonic Generation to help raise funds for these foster children was a proud moment for the church community.

Adam Reid, the music series’ Artistic Director, says he hopes to “engage and inspire youth,” encouraging artistic and musical education and experience within the community, through concerts that are anticipated to bring pleasure to all who attend.

The concert series is made possible by concert-goers and sponsors, and the organizers are incredibly grateful to both. Sponsorship opportunities for this season are available, and can be viewed by contacting sponsorship@churchoftheascension.ca.

The 2017-18 season will cost $20 for a single concert, Pick-3 passes at $50, or you can enjoy the entire season for $120. Tickets will be available for purchase soon; please visit churchoftheascension.ca to find out more about tickets and for confirmed concert dates, as they arrive.

Ascension proudly presents this diverse series in an inclusive worship space where everyone can share a love for music and community, and can relish the mastery and talent of all of the artists who will be performing.

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