Upcoming Concerts and Public Events

Would you like to rent our facilities for your concert, wedding or meeting? The accoustics of our historic sanctuary are renowned among music groups here in Ottawa and our lower hall space makes a great meeting place for retreats, workshops and receptions. Please contact Patti Linn at the Church Office at 613-234-3261 or office@firstbaptistottawa.ca to find out more.

Here is a list of concerts and public events:
March Break Camp Poster 2015
Musical Theatre March Break Camp 2015
Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This camp is for the budding actor or singer in your child! Learn new skills in a fun environment and build self esteem. Students learn vocal training (speech and singing), movement and body awareness, improvisation, character development and script work…all through the rehearsing and performance of a musical. Ages 8-14. Pre-camp rehearsals will take place from 3 – 5 P.M. at First Baptist Church on January 18 and 25, February 1 and 22 and March 8. No experience is necessary. Book your audition today. For more information, contact Tracey Stabback at Stabback Music Studios, 613-558-2425 or stabbackmusic@sympatico.ca.

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Israeli Elections: What Next for Israel-Palestine?
Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
CJPME is delighted to host Israeli author and journalist Gideon Levy in Ottawa. Levy, a journalist with Haaretz since 1982, will talk about the Palestine-Israel conflict in light of the March 17 Israeli elections in his talk entitled: “Israeli Elections: What next for Israel-Palestine?” Levy is a strong critic of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and a strong supporter of the boycott of Israel. Levy has also questioned the viability of the “two-state solution.” The lecture will be followed by a Q&A period. For all details and advanced tickets: nb.cjpme.org/levy_ott_2015.

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The Finish Line and New Beginnings: Lindsay Bryden, flute; Jean Desmarais, piano
Sunday, April 12 at 6 p.m.
Powerful pieces from the flute and piano repertoire presented by flutist Lindsay Bryden and pianist Jean Desmarais, including works by Taffanel, Schocker, Donizetti, Boulez, Roussel and Dove. The recital will take place in the lovely acoustics of First Baptist Church, corner of Laurier Ave W and Elgin Street.
Originally from Ottawa, flutist Lindsay Bryden lives in London, UK where she is completing her MA at the Royal Academy of Music under renowned flutist and pedagogue William Bennett. A graduate of the Royal College of Music where she was a Scholar and Rising Star, and of Interlochen Arts Academy where she received the Fine Arts Award, Lindsay has worked with acclaimed masters such as Sir James Galway and Emmanuel Pahud, and has been invited to numerous festivals and academies in Canada and abroad, including Music and Beyond (Ottawa), Vianden (Luxembourg), Charterhouse (UK), and Boxwood (Lunenberg). An active chamber and studio musician proficient in many styles and genres, Lindsay works with new composers to perform and record their work. As a soloist, she has performed in such outstanding venues as the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and Cadogan Hall in London. She made her St-Martin-in-the-Fields debut in 2011 and was presented in recital at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012. She is an extra for the London Philharmonic and has served as principal flutist for Ensemble Lunaire, the London Beethoven Project, Orchestra Vitae, and the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra. She was co-principal for the Orchestre de la francophonie in 2014 and returns to the OF in 2015 in collaboration with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and a performance tour that includes the PanAm Games. In 2014, she won the Jonathan Myall Piccolo Prize and was a two-fold winner as performer and composer at the National Flute Association Chicago convention. Lindsay is the 2014 recipient of a generous emerging artist grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and was a 2013 recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award.

Internationally acclaimed pianist and pedagogue Jean Desmarais has collaborated with such renowned artists as Kiri Te Kanawa, Ben Heppner and Pinchas Zukerman. He has been a guest soloist with many orchestras including the NAC Orchestra, I Musici, Orchestre de la francophonie, and Les Violons du Roy. In 2007, he was the only Canadian pianist invited to perform at the Moscow Conservatory to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous recital given by Glenn Gould. Mr. Desmarais earned his Masters degree and Premier Prix in Piano and Chamber Music at the Conservatoire in Montreal and has participated in the creation of more than one hundred Canadian works as pianist in the Ensemble Pierrot and the Program of Composers (NAC and Orchestre de la francophonie). He has been the guest coach/repetiteur for the Canadian Opera Company and is on the faculty of the prestigious NAC Summer Music Institute. A sought-after artist in international chamber music festivals, in the past year, he has performed with the Orchestre de la francophonie under Jean-Philippe Tremblay, and with the Arthur-LeBlanc Quartet, Jessica Linnebach, Isabelle Lacroix, Denis Lawlor, Joel Quarrington and Julie MacLaine. Jean Desmarais was Laureate of the Yehudi Menuhin International Foundation (Paris) and received the Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of Canada for his remarkable contribution to the arts in Canada and abroad.

Admission to this recital is free; goodwill donations are appreciated.

Summer Camp Poster 2015
Musical Theatre Summer Camp 2015
Regular Camp (ages 10-15) June 29-30, July 2-3, 6-10 and 13-17 from 9:30 am. – 4:30 p.m.
Junior Camp (ages 7-9) July 6-10, 13-17 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This camp is for the budding actor or singer in your child! Learn new skills in a fun environment and build self esteem. Students learn vocal training (speech and singing), movement and body awareness, improvisation, character development and script work…all through the rehearsing and performance of a musical. Pre-camp workshops are held on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 2 – 5 p.m. No experience is necessary. Register today! For more information, contact Tracey Stabback at Stabback Music Studios, 613-558-2425 or stabbackmusic@sympatico.ca.