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Shows

See Sonja Gustafson perform live.

Friday Advent Noon Recital
Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Friday Advent Noon Recital

  • First St. Andrew's United Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sonja is joining musical forces with talented harpist Kathleen Gahagan for a charming short recital of seasonal selections. Join us in the ethereal acoustics of the sanctuary for the recital, then gather in the lower hall immediately following for a delightful lunch, only $8.

Admission: Freewill offering

Lunch: $8 (these tickets are limited, so arrive a little early to buy yours before the recital begins.)

 Kathleen Gahagan,  harpist

Kathleen Gahagan, harpist

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Comfort & Joy
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Comfort & Joy

Sonja, joined by Oliver Whitehead (guitar) and Steve Holowitz (piano) will bring you Comfort & Joy with some of their favourite music for the season. With selections ranging from jazz, classical, folk, they are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

Admission: $10

For tickets or more info, call 519-451-7780 or email event.tickets@ascensionlondon.com

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Comfort & Joy
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Comfort & Joy

Sonja, joined by Oliver Whitehead (guitar) and Steve Holowitz (piano) will bring you Comfort & Joy with some of their favourite music for the season. With selections ranging from jazz, classical, folk, they are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

Admission: $20

For tickets or more info, call 519-451-7780 or email event.tickets@ascensionlondon.com

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Jazz Night @ Southampton Jazz Club
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz Night @ Southampton Jazz Club

  • Southampton Golf and Country Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Back by popular demand after a sizzling (literally, it was a hot evening) debut over the summer, Sonja will be the guest performer with a stellar house band comprised of Charlie Bell (sax), James Addis (piano), Andy Harasymczuk (guitar), Jack McFadden (bass), and Steve Wood (drums).

Get into the Christmas spirit with some seasonal jazzy favourites!

Tickets are $15 at the door, call 519-797-3338 to reserve a table.

Light menu available -

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Sonja Gustafson @ The Jazz Room
Dec
14
8:30 PM20:30

Sonja Gustafson @ The Jazz Room

Sonja is excited to making her debut at The Jazz Room in Kitchener-Waterloo. She will be presenting many of her holiday jazz favourites from her double Xmas album, "Comfort & Joy" alongside some of her favourite standards. Joining Sonja onstage will be her trio of seasoned musicians Charlie Rallo (piano), Larry Ernewein (bass) and Rich Brisco (drums).

Cover: $16

The Jazz Room is a sizzling night club dedicated to the best in jazz music presentation. Home to the Grand River Jazz Society (GRJS), the club has a dual mandate—to support exceptional musicians from our own community and to invite talent from elsewhere for local audiences to hear. Ticket Holders: Most nights you will find excellent seats in the Jazz Room. To ensure a seat, please plan on arriving by 7:30 pm. The Jazz Room is a family friendly venue. 

Located at the Huether Hotel in Uptown Waterloo, the Jazz Room presents live music on Friday and Saturday nights on a continuous rotation of professional musicians.

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New Year's at Idlewyld Inn
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's at Idlewyld Inn

Sonja will be joined by pianist Charlie Rallo and bassist Larry Ernewein.


Dinner only: (starts at 5:30 pm & ends at 7:30 pm) $115 pp inclusive

Dinner and Show: (Dinner at 8:30 pm / Show at 10:30 pm): $150 pp inclusive

Note: all reservations must be done by credit card and are non-refundable. 

Dinner and show option also include...

  • Gourmet food stations

  • Sonja Gustafson and her band

Dancing, a champagne toast at midnight and party favours
 

New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu

Seafood Station

Shucked Oysters
Poached Prawns
King Crab Legs
Smoked Salmon
Marinated Mussels 
Citrus Octopus 
Caviar Canapes

Charcuterie Station 

House-made Pates and Terrines
Cured Meats
Wide Variety of Aged & Smoked Cheeses
Various Breads
Preserves, Jelly’s & Mustards
Oils & Aged Balsamic
Olives, Marinated Artichokes, Roasted Bell Peppers
Heirloom Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

Cold Salad Station

Fingerling Potato & Roasted Fennel 
Waldorf 
Caesar 
Apple & Walnut Quinoa 
Various Leaf Lettuces
Crudites 
Dressings

Hot Station

Tomato & Pernod Scented Bisque Soup 
Little Neck Clam Linguini In White Wine Garlic Sauce
Apricot Glazed Cornish Hen
Seared Halibut Topped with a Champagne Tomato Chutney
Carved Black Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Béarnaise & Shallot Demi
Lemon Scented Asparagus
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
Potato Latkes

Dessert Station

Chocolate fountain
Fresh Fruit 
Variety of petit fors, cakes & tarts prepared by our In-house Pastry Chef Rob Howland
Chef De Cuisine Trevor Stephens


Call 519.432.5554 for reservations

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Woodfield Jazz Series
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Woodfield Jazz Series

  • First St. Andrew's United Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sonja is pleased to be the season opener for the inaugural season of the Woodfield Jazz Series, hosted by First St. Andrews United Church in the heart of downtown London. 

Cabaret seating with cash bar, doors open at 7pm,show at 8pm.

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Music in the Garden @ Saint James Westminster
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Music in the Garden @ Saint James Westminster

St. James welcomes everyone to join us for live music in their beautiful memorial gardens. The final 2018 summer performance features Oliver Whitehead (guitar) and Larry Ernewein (bass) with Sonja performing classic jazz standards and contemporary favourites.

Performance held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the church. Please bring a lawn chair.

The church welcomes donations in support of our Music in the Garden outreach ministry.

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