This annual event of the Ottawa Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists celebrates the music of J.S. Bach. Pianists, violinists, organists (Josh is one of those!) and instruments of every kind participate in this wonderful marathon of music. Come when you can! (Leave when you must.)
The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers present their spring concert, Songs for a Better World, featuring music from around the globe exploring what issues of justice and what holds us together. Josh returns as their accompanist in two performances (Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 PM), along with special guests Autorickshaw (http://www.autorickshaw.ca).
Josh brings together four of his choirs to present a service of readings and music for Remembrance Day. Hear words of inspiration coupled with music by the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and Junior Jubilees, and the Adult and Intermediate Choirs of Kanata United Church. Featuring works by Ola Gjeilo, Alexander Tilley, and Paul Gross.
Josh leads music for this weekend conference focused on becoming transforming communities. Participants are asked: How do we welcome the curious, the exiled, the returning, the seeker, and create a space to be encountered by Jesus, to build relationship, to help discern the transformative path of dying with Christ and sharing in his Resurrection?
A choral afternoon featuring the choirs of Stittsville United, St Andrews Presbyterian and St Thomas Anglican Churches, along with the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and Junior Jubilees, Ottawa Harmony Singers and Rare Blend Vocal Ensemble. All proceeds from a freewill offering will go to the Stittsville Food Bank.
Josh and the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers are on the road with their spring concert, "Stronger Together." The first performance featured guest choirs, Acquire; now GJS are the guests in Vankleek Hill. Come and hear choral arrangements of "Africa," "Vincent," and Eleanor Rigby," along with many of our favourites.
Josh joins the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers once again for their spring concert, "Stronger Together," featuring music that welcomes all, regardless of who they are. Come and hear choral arrangements of "Africa," "Vincent," and Eleanor Rigby," along with many of our favourites. GJS will be joined by the children's and adult choirs of Acquire, from Vankleek Hill.
All are welcome to help launch the Center for Congregational Song at Kanata United Church on Saturday, April 28, 2018 (9AM to 4:30PM). Come and experience the transformative power of music through workshops, speakers, a free lunch, and, of course, lots of singing. Debbie Lou Ludolph, song leader at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Music Makes Community, will be the plenary speaker, exploring what it means to sing with imaginative nerve. She is joined by Center Director Brian Hehn and organist Josh Zentner-Barrett. There is no cost to attend, but register at bit.ly/2HTxytU.
Join Josh and performers from across the Ottawa region as they celebrate the music of J.S. Bach. Josh is scheduled to play at 5:25 PM and will perform the great chorale prelude "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir," BWV 686 as well as the Prelude in A minor, BWV 543, with his mentor, Sally Duke, playing the fugue. Free will donations will be accepted throughout the day to support scholarships for beginning organ students. Come when you can; leave when you must!
Josh accompanies the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers for a Celtic Ceilidh in support of the choir. Performing music from Scotland and Ireland, this evening will also feature the Sarah Burnell Trio, Paul Mills, Nothing But Treble, and Ciarán MacGillivray as special guests, along with food, dancing, and a silent auction. We hope to see you there! Tickets and more info here.
Josh joins the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers as their accompanist for their annual Christmas concert. "Ready for Christmas" features many holiday favourites, plus works by Ola Gjeilo, Gordon Lightfoot, and John Rutter, and the world premiere of a brand new work by Stephen Eisenhauer. Two performances: Saturday, December 2 at 6:30 PM and Sunday, December 3 at 2:30 PM.
Join organists Robert Jones and Josh Zentner-Barrett in singing hymns old and new marking the final feast of the liturgical year. Hosted by the Royal Canadian College of Organists (Ottawa Centre), we look to the coming establishment of the kingdom of God on earth through the weaving of song and text.
Featuring the choirs of All Saints' Anglican (Westboro), St. Thomas Anglican (Stittsville), St. Andrew's Presbyterian (Stittsville) along with the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, Ottawa Harmony Singers, and Rare Blend Vocal Ensemble, in support of the Stittsville Food Bank. A freewill donation will be collected.
Musical enlivener Andrew Donaldson leads a global hymn festival celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, as part of the 2017 Conference of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Organist Joshua Zentner-Barrett joins Andrew and other distinguished guests for the third of five festivals. This event is free and open to the public.