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.

Evensong Ensemble (2016-17 season) 

Upcoming Concerts

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

October 21st 2017: 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. Visit them on their website to learn more about the musicians.

November 11th 2017: Jenna Richards and Beth Silver – A violin and cello marry warm sounds and tones in this lush chamber duo.

December 9th 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. Visit TOBI’s website to learn more about the musicians.

January 13th 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. Visit Megan’s website to learn more about her.

February 10th 2018: Harmonic Generation – We welcome back Harmonic Generation for an upbeat performance by one of Ottawa’s distinguished vocal groups! Visit them them on their website.

March 24th 2018: Christian Vachon & Frédéric Lacroix – A preeminent violin and piano duo that has performed together all over North America and each individually around the world, we bring to you here at Ascension. More about violinist Christian here and pianist Frédéric here.

April TBA 2018: Steve Berndt Quartet (Safe Low Limit) – Steve Berndt is an Ottawa native singer, composer, producer, arranger, and professional musician with original works. He has performed with established groups such as Rudeboy, and Detroit’s The Funk Brothers. Visit Steve’s website to learn more about him.


  • General adult: $20
  • Pick 3: $50
  • Season pass $120 (7 concerts)
  • Groups 10+ and seniors, please call (613) 236-3958 to make your purchase

Your ticket includes complimentary snacks and beverages at the intermission of each concert! Tickets will be available to purchase soon in-person and on

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

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

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