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.

We have an exciting lineup of artists this season – you won’t want to miss our concerts!

October 21, 2017 at 7pm: The Ottawa Chamber Players – Our first concert of the season presents a diverse and vibrant group, with musicians on woodwind, brass, strings, piano, and voice. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.

November 11, 2017: Jenna Richards and Beth Silver – A piano and cello marry warm sounds and tones in this lush chamber duo. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.

December 9, 2017: The Ottawa Brass Initiative (TOBI) and The Seat Straps – This is going to be an exciting performance you won’t want to miss; TOBI and The Seat Straps join to perform with a highly anticipated jazz program. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.

January 13, 2018: Megan Jerome – A singer-songwriter-pianist from Ottawa, Megan Jerome’s instrumentally diverse performances have earned her a reputation of creativity as she draws inspiration from a large variety of sources. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite

February 10, 2018: Harmonic Generation – We welcome back Harmonic Generation for an upbeat performance by one of Ottawa’s distinguished vocal groups! Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.

March 24, 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. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.

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.

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.

Your ticket includes complimentary snacks and beverages at the intermission of each concert! 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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