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Music and Medicine: A musical prescription / Musique et médecine

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 12:00 EDT

$10 – $70

Air conditioned! / Climatisé!

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Dr. Fraser Rubens – tenor / ténor

Dr. Carol Wiebe – piano

Adam Nelson – violin / violon


Music and Medicine: A musical prescription

Drs. Carol Wiebe (piano) and Fraser Rubens (tenor) will lead you on a musical journey of the interface of music and medicine. They will voyage amongst the myriad stories of how music can affect our health and how it has impacted composers and history.

Dr. Fraser Rubens,  a Cardiac Surgeon at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute is also a superb tenor. For this lecture-concert he explores the many links between music and medicine. He is joined by the excellent pianist Dr. Carol Wiebe, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Bruyère Continuing Care, who studied music before pursuing a career in medicine. Drs. Rubens and Wiebe are the two founding doctors of Concert Docs (concertdocs.ca) an organization of musician doctors who offer pro bono concerts for good causes in the Ottawa area.

Musique et médecine: Une prescription musicale

Dr. Fraser Rubens est un chirurgien cardiaque travaillant à L’Institut de cardiologie de l’Université d’Ottawa, mais c’est aussi un très bon  ténor. Dans le cadre de cette conférence avec concert, il fait ressortir les nombreux liens entre la musique et la médecine À cette occasion, il sera accompagné par l’excellente pianiste Dr. Carol Wiebe, qui a étudié la musique avant de faire carrière en médecine.



Softly as in a morning sunrise (Hammerstein and Romberg)

Morgen (Strauss)

Libiamo (Verdi)

Storiella d’amore (Puccini)

Oh, never sing to me again (Rachmaninoff)

Waly, Waly (traditional)

Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (Gounod)

Lullaby (Godard)

Lullaby (Joel)

Londonderry air (traditional)


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
$10 – $70


Music and Beyond


Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St
Ottawa, Canada
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