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    Performance in the Atrium at St. Vincent Hospital featuring jazz musician Empress Nyiringango, pianist Carol Wiebe, cellist Fanny Marks and storyteller Kim Kilpatrick

Performance in the Atrium at Saint-Vincent Hospital


Deaf & Disability arts Intercultural Performance Singing Storytelling
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Saint-Vincent Hospital (Bruyere)

Ottawa, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English and French.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


This event is available through Live Stream on Bruyere Facebook page

Over the summer, Bruyère's two long-term care homes, Élisabeth Bruyère Residence and Saint-Louis Residence, have been venues for a stellar array of musicians, storytellers, poets, and actors through a program called Unmasked Connections. Accessing an online artist directory, residents and family members are given the opportunity to choose an artist they are interested in, and treated to personal, one-on-one, interactive virtual concerts.

Performance in the Atrium at Saint-Vincent Hospital features performances by Unmasked Connections artists: storyteller Kim Kilpatrick, cellist Fanny Marks, jazz vocalist Empress Nyiringango, as well as pianist Dr. Carol Wiebe, Radical Connection’s Executive Director. Stay for a Q&A session with the performers after the Spectacle, to hear more about Unmasked Connections.

Vocalists will perform behind a plexi-glass screen and take PCR tests prior to arrival.

Due to rising cases of Covid, this event can only be attended in person by staff and patients of St. Vincent Hospital only. This performance will be live streamed for the public. The link will be posted soon.

Radical Connections gratefully acknowledges the support of Eldercare Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.



Radical Connections

We improve care and strengthen communities by bringing artists and people in healthcare together.

Wellness, for all, involves the opportunity to play, create and make choices. People in care need those same opportunities. Participation in the arts brings joy and connection; it demonstrates that people receiving care are much more than their medical conditions.

Elder care needs radical transformation. We ensure that aging is a time when people can share their wisdom and enjoy arts and culture.

People experiencing mental or physical distress should be surrounded by healing environments. We will bring meaningful sonic, visual, literary or movement-based arts into hospitals and care settings either virtually or in person.

True creative participation humanizes care by celebrating a diversity of individuals, cultures, abilities, and communities. Connecting arts and health improves quality of life for residents, patients, visitors, and everyone working in healthcare.


Jenny McMaster

613 618-3141

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