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Songs for a New Home — TONIGHT

PosterCathedral Arts proudly presents Songs for a New Home, a benefit concert and silent auction tonight, Friday February 12 at 7:30 PM at Ottawa’s historic Christ Church Cathedral.

Proceeds of this event will be shared by three charities working to support Syrian refugees at the international, regional, and local levels: Christ Church Cathedral Refugee Sponsorship Group (CRSG), Save the Children Canada, and Ottawa United for Refugees.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. There will also be a cash bar, a silent auction, and complimentary Syrian snacks from Café Bab El-Hara.

The music and the performers

This concert is a mosaic of musical styles and features pieces by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Claude Debussy, Leo Delibes, Bela Bartok, Philippe Gaubert, Howard Goodall, Toru Takemitsu, and works written and performed by Tunisian musician Walid Gharbi. The selections tell of the search for a new home that is experienced by many in our time.

Performers scheduled to appear include:

Carolyn Beaudoin, soprano
Luke Bell, piano
Jonathan Bondoc, piano
James Calkin, organ
Alexis Chartrand, Quebecois fiddler
Steve Cowan, guitar
Walid Gharbi, classical and oriental violin
Ineke Helby, piano
Caroline Leonardelli, harp
Christian Paquette, flute
Lydia Piehl, mezzo-soprano
Peter Rapson, cello
David Thies-Thompson, violin
Men of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
Members of the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir

The silent auction

You can bid on treasures and exciting services at the silent auction.

Highlights of the silent auction include:

– Angela Hewitt’s New Scarlatti CD, autographed to the winning bidder (available in March).
– Gift baskets from The Village Quire, Thyme and Again, and others.
– Organist’s choice: selections by Matthew Larkin in a half-hour private recital.
– Club seat tickets for the Ottawa Senators vs. Anaheim Ducks on March 22.
– Otto’s BMW infant car racer (a toddler BMW car).
– Gourmet meal, prepared by a chef.
– Artwork.
– Many other exciting items.


Date: Friday, February 12, 2016

Time: 7:30 PM. (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Where: Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, 414 Sparks Street.

Tickets: $20 for adults, free for children 12 and under

Online ticket sales are now closed, but you can purchase tickets at the door.





What is Cathedral Arts?

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Cathedral Arts celebrates and promotes the visual and performing arts in the unique setting of Ottawa’s historic Christ Church Cathedral.

The celebration of the arts within the precincts of the Cathedral is by no means new or novel. Throughout mediaeval Europe, the crowning glory of any great city was its cathedral. These beautiful edifices were more than places of worship. They were the very heart of the communities’ culture and society – offering settings where artists and musicians presented their masterworks, and where dramatists and performers of the day taught and entertained with their mystery and morality plays. It is this respected tradition that inspired Cathedral Arts to embark upon its program of celebrating the arts at Christ Church Cathedral.

By offering concerts, dramatic productions,educational dinner lectures and exhibits, Christ Church Cathedral is becoming known as a welcoming place where members of the entire community, irrespective of background or ethnicity, can come to be inspired spiritually, culturally and educationally.

Cathedral Arts is managed by a small volunteer committee. Financial support comes wholly from the proceeds of events, from Cathedral Arts Patrons, from supporters, and advertising. All profits are reinvested in Cathedral Arts and occasionally shared with local charities through specific collaborative arrangements. Read more…

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