Evensong Ensemble

Leah Cogan, voice

Peter Woods, saxophones

James McGowan, piano and backup vocals

Jamie Holmes, drums

JP Lapensee, bass


Evensong Ensemble was formed in Ottawa, Canada in 2016 as a quartet and then as a quintet to bridge the gap between the spontaneous and uplifting power found in the contemporary concert experience with jazz-pop-gospel styles and the progressive theology in the congregations of United Church of Canada.  Its first program "Open Heart, Open Mind" places the emphasis on the power of music, love, and community to empower us to overcome our challenges.  Designed to be engaging, inclusive, and spiritually focused, the program consists of a mix of popular music styles, secular and sacred, as well as more recently composed music, all with a jazz spirit and spontaneity. The music is interspersed by short, inclusive and progressive reflections that engage with an audience wherever we are on our spiritual journeys.



Look for us at the Stewart Park Festival on July 15 and

12 noon on July 16 on the mainstage.

Upcoming show on Saturday, September 30 at 7pm at Glebe-St. James United Church


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