Ascension Jazz & Chamber Series

Church of the Ascension supports music and education in the community. This year, we’re presenting the second season of the Ascension Jazz & Chamber Series and we’re excited to bringing back some of last year’s beloved artists, as well as introducing new ones! The concert series will showcase both established and rising jazz and chamber artists from around the National Capital Region and Canada, with performers including Harmonic Generation, the Ottawa Brass Initiative, Ottawa Chamber Players, and many more.

Our quarterly ‘Ascension Jazz & Concert Preview‘ email brings you ticket draws, discounts, sneak peaks, and community music news. Subscribe here to support live music in Old Ottawa East.

December 9, 2017
Christmas Twofer: The Ottawa Brass Initiative (TOBI) and The Seat Straps
A seasonal double-header! Music from A-ha, Cohen and Queen, performed by bassoon quartet The Seat Straps. Exuberant Christmas cheer from brass quintet TOBI.
Eventbrite - Christmas Twofer: The Ottawa Brass Initiative, and The Seat Straps

January 13, 2018
Megan Jerome and The Together Ensemble
A captivating performer, Megan Jerome lifts spirits with music drawn from vintage and contemporary gospel, jazz, and meditative classical traditions. Megan is backed up by Fred Guignon, Don Cummings, and Mike Essoudry, aka The Together Ensemble.
Eventbrite - Megan Jerome and The Together Ensemble

February 3, 2018
Christian Vachon & Frédéric Lacroix
A preeminent violin and piano duo that has performed together all over North America, and individually around the world, performs at Ascension.
Eventbrite - Christian Vachon & Frédéric Lacroix

March 3, 2018
Harmonic Generation
We welcome back a capella ensemble Harmonic Generation. Join us for an upbeat performance by one of Ottawa’s most distinguished vocal groups!
Eventbrite - Harmonic Generation

April 28, 2018
Safe Low Limit
Local jazzmen Safe Low Limit plumb the depths of the scale by pitching their sound in the bass clef. Tossing predictability to the winds, this group famously played a gig in an (empty) swimming pool. The lineup includes tuba virtuoso Dr. Keith Hartshorn-Walton; trombonist Steve Berndt; cellist Ken Kanwisher, and drummer Michel Delage.
Eventbrite - Safe Low Limit

Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.


  • General adult: $20
  • Pick-3 Pass: $50
  • Season pass $120 (7 concerts)
  • Groups of 10+, please call 613-236-3958 for discounted rates.

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Your ticket includes sweets and savouries, coffee and tea, or purchase a glass of wine or craft beer.  Tickets and passes are available online at Eventbrite and at the door.

Proceeds from concerts will go towards fair compensation for the artists, and will support church programs.


We are incredibly excited to bring to our community another year of wonderful music and performance in a casual and intimate setting. Our sponsors help the concert series to achieve success, and we are incredibly grateful to them! If you would like to sponsor us this year, please contact We have many options for sponsorship to suit your needs, and we are very thankful for your partnership this year.

Our sponsorship package can be viewed here: Ascension Sponsors


Support for Ascension’s concert series comes from our sponsors:

Word Task

Merriam Print

Cléroux Rénovation Ltée

The Mainstreeter, Old Ottawa East’s community voice

Bluesky Strategy Group Inc.

ViaCibo Italian Street Food

Campbell Douglas Keyboards


And a grant from Service Canada’s Summer Jobs program.

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