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  • Doors Open for Music at Southminster

    FALL 2014 Artistic Director: Roland Graham

    WEDNESDAY December 17th 2014 'Tidings of Light and Joy' G. F. Handel (16851759) Overture to the Messiah: Revisited

    Traditional Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella

    Al Stillman & Sefer Ellis Little Jack Frost

    Elise Letourneau & Tony Cosier

    On Highway Seven

    Traditional God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

    Bill Evans It's Love, It's Christmas

    Gordon Lightfoot Song for a Winter's Night

    Traditional We Three Kings

    Elise Letourneau & Rabindranath Tagore

    This Is Nothing But Thy Love

    Joni Mitchell River

    Tim Bedner Aurora

    Vince Guaraldi Christmastime is Here

    Elise Letourneau, piano, flute & vocals Tim Bedner, guitar

  • Elise Letourneau is an accomplished composer, performer, arranger, and educator. She sings and plays piano, flute, bass flute, and melodica. She is gaining a reputation for writing choral music that is contemporary, access-ible and fresh; with a beautiful sensitivity to text and a particular flair for setting poetry. Her music has been sung by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Toronto Children's Choir, Canada's National Youth Choir and others. An associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, she has won multiple awards and has been short-listed for the American Prize in choral composition twice. She directs Vox Eclectica Women's Chamber Choir and Capital Vox Jazz Choir, and performs and teaches throughout the Ottawa region.

    Tim Bedner is a modern lyrical composer and improviser, and an award-winning teacher and performer of six- and seven-string guitars. Reviewers have called him a talent and a force, who plays with grace, style, passion, and inventiveness. His CD recording Of Light and Shadow debuted in the #1 spot of the CMJ jazz chart. Tim teaches jazz guitar performance at Carleton University, where he founded the Contemporary & Jazz Guitar Ensemble. In addition to composing, Tim creates arrangements and guitar instructional materials. He performs extensively throughout the Ottawa/Gatineau region. Tim gradu-ated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

    Doors Open For Music at Southminster continues in 2015 with regular weekly concerts starting on January 14. Please check online at or for more detailed information, or call the church office at (613) 730-6874.