Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa, QC
K1S 5G4


Grammy-award winning identical twin reedmen salute iconic American composer George Gershwin with arrangements of titles including Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm, Summertime, and more.
PETER & WILL ANDERSON, clarinets, saxophones, flute \ FELIX LEMERLE, guitar
Concerts by the Canal, presents a varied line-up of classical, jazz and alternative musical genres by outstanding artists and ensembles from Ottawa and beyond.
Discover hidden gems for classical flute and harp. Hear the glorious-tragic story of the legendary Édith Piaf. Relish virtuosic Gershwin arrangements for saxophone and guitar. Immerse yourself in the romantic world of song and opera. Delve into Beethoven’s works for violin and piano. Celebrate the arrival of summer 2019 with a performance of J. S. Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos.
CBTC offers an up-close-and-personal experience of world-class music like no other.
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UPBEAT! PRODUCTIONS is an incorporated not for profit musical production company (charitable status pending), established to enable the presentation of superb live music, accessibly and affordably in the community.
Dedicated to building connection through music, UPBEAT! PRODUCTIONS, under the Artistic Direction of Roland Graham, presents audiences in the Nation’s Capital with exciting performers, especially young and emerging artists from Canada and beyond, playing the music that most fires their passion from across the genres, in two the series, Concerts by the Canal (CBTC) and the Master Piano Recital Series (MPRS).
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Southminster United Church, on the bank of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, hosts a thriving musical program that includes, in addition to UPBEAT’s programing, the DOMS weekly Wednesday noon-hour concert series, along with frequent appearances by noteworthy artists and ensembles from Ottawa and beyond. The church’s fine acoustics, 500-capacity seating, easy accessibility, and the presence of an excellent 9’ concert grand piano, make it a perfect venue for presenting live music to the community of Ottawa.
Pianist, harpsichordist, conductor, composer, and impresario, Roland Graham is the driving creative force behind Ottawa’s UPBEAT! PRODUCTIONS.
He has been heard as a pianist on CBC Radio 2, and performed with groups including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Ottawa Bach Choir, Caelis Academy Ensemble and Rideau Chorale, of which he is also Founding Artistic Director. His original composition for choir and organ, Canterbury Canticles, was premiered at Canterbury Cathedral in the UK in 2005.
As Director of Music at Southminster United Church, Roland leads a dynamic 12-voice chamber choir, and in 2013, founded the church’s popular Wednesday noon hour concert series, Doors Open for Music at Southminster (DOMS). Later that year, he founded the Master Piano Recital Series, and Concerts by the Canal in 2016. Both series are now administered and produced by UPBEAT! PRODUCTIONS.
A gifted teacher, communicator and promoter of music in the community, Roland studied classical piano with Marc Durand and Jimmy Brière at the Université de Montrèal, and Jean Desmarais at the University of Ottawa.

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