Welcome to Music @ Southminster!

Welcome to Music at Southminster, landing page for information and programming details for events happing at Southminster United Church.

A widely respected venue and host to musicians from local and international stages, Southminster is a sanctuary for excellence in community musical endeavour. Gorgeous natural acoustics and a beautiful room attract artists and audiences from far and wide to share music making together, in both productions by Southminster and by visiting artists and groups who choose the venue for Ottawa performances.

Southminster’s flagship offering is its weekly free noon hour concert series, Doors Open for Music at Southminster (DOMS), which has been presenting 35+ concerts each year on Wednesdays, September to June, since 2013. Drawing revenue almost exclusively from patrons’ offerings, the series has sustained itself – even through a global pandemic – on its reputation for consistently producing amazing concerts featuring superb performers. Read more about DOMS here.

Southminster is the home to a spectacular 9’ Steinway which came to the church in 2019 following an ambitious community fundraiser, which raised nearly $150, 000 for its purchase. Donors were predominantly past concert patrons keen to give a support a long term vision, and support a piano culture in Ottawa, in particular. Read more about Steinway D606 here.

Numerous respected arts organizations present at Southminster, including the Master Piano Recital Series, Ottawa Bach Choir, Music and Beyond, the National Capital Opera Society, and Caelis Academy Ensemble [ will find more ], and many thousands of music lovers have greeted them here.

Southminster is busy through many other facets of community ministry, including its Out of the Cold Suppers, and weekly worship services. Read more about Southminster here.