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Coronation Music Concert

St. Matthew’s will host a choral concert featuring coronation music of the past to recognize King Charles III’s coronation that will follow a week later. The concert will be presented at 7 pm on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

St. Matthew’s Choir will be conducted by Interim Director of Music Robert Hall and Nick Veltmeyer will be the guest organist.

The central works in this concert will be Handel’s four coronation anthems, originally performed at the coronation of King George II in 1727. Probably the most famous of these is the stirring anthem Zadok the Priest.

The program will also include works by Anglo-Canadian organist and composer Healey Willan, composed in 1953 to honour the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and Hubert Parry’s anthem I Was Glad. Rounding out the program will be a transcription of the exciting Crown Imperial by William Walton.

Admission will be free, with a freewill offering.


Lenten Recital Series 2023

Lent is the Christian season of spiritual preparation leading up to Easter. During this season of reflection, we welcome you to enjoy this intimate chamber music series.

Pay what you can admission (freewill offering). All proceeds to the organ repair fund.

Friday, February 24, 7 PM

Michael Zappavigna, flute
with Robert Hall, baritone soloist and piano, and Henry Janzen, viola
Flights of Fancy

This concert includes the Ottawa premiere of Robert Hall’s The Lonely Landfor baritone, flute and viola. Poetry about the Canadian north by early Canadian poets is set to music in this remarkable piece.

Friday, March 17, 7 PM

Henry Janzen, viola
with Robert Hall, piano and organ
Music to Die For

Friday, March 31, 7 PM

Lisa Hornung, contralto
with Robert Hall, piano
On Wings of Song


Making Seville Orange Marmalade

Every January for over 30 years, some St. Matthew’s parishioners have made and sold Seville orange marmalade to support church outreach activities.

We’ve created a how-to video for St. Matthew's Seville orange marmalade recipe for those who want to try making it at home. See the written version of the recipe referred to in the video.


A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

For the first time since 2019, this lovely festival of ancient and modern choral music and readings celebrating the Advent of Christ was held in-person.

The service is sung by the choir of St. Matthew's, with hymns sung by the choir and congregation, and readings by congregation members and clergy.


Doors Open Ottawa 2022

St. Matthew's was once again open for in-person visits during the 20th anniversary of Doors Open Ottawa in early June. Visitors were also able to take a virtual tour from the comfort of home!

Even though Doors Open is now over you can continue to take a unique online tour of St. Matthew's beautiful worship space, to the accompaniment of organ music recorded in the church.


Nine Lessons and Carols

The 2021 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was once again an online service due to COVID-19 restrictions.

This beautiful service is sung by St. Matthew's choir with readings by members of the congregation and clergy.


Advent Lessons and Carols

The 2021 Advent Lessons and Carols service was recorded at the beginning of Advent 2021. Advent is a time of spiritual preparation as we watch and wait for the fullness of the Kingdom of God in our lives and in the world. Through holy scripture and sacred music, we journey from the early prophesies of the Hebrew scriptures through to the announcement of Jesus’ birth.

The service is sung by St. Matthew's choir.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to John, with music

This 2021 online service recorded at St. Matthew's features a reading of St. John's Passion with seasonal hymns and solos, appropriate to the narrative, interspersed throughout.


Online Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

In the 2020 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols readers, soloists and instrumentalists were recorded over a period of days to create this service usually held in the church just before Christmas.


St. Matthew’s COVID-artz project

The COVID-artz project celebrates the wide-ranging talents and interests of several parishioners.

Filmed during the summer, episodes premiered on Youtube from late August to mid-September 2020. Each episode is about 15 minutes long.

Haven't watched them yet? Want to learn more about your parish family? Are you a newcomer who wants to find out more about who we are? Make a cuppa, get comfortable, and prepare to be entertained!


Last updated: May 8, 2023

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