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Concert Reviews

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem in Quebec City

September 8th, 2014

Who: Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton, conductor, Mélisande Sinsoulier, Frédéric Lacroix, piano Soloists: Ellen McAteer, soprano; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone Where: International des musiques sacrées de Québec, Église Saint-Dominique, Quebec City Reviewed on: Sunday, September 7 – 4:00 PM On the road again … A typical Ottawa music season finds the Ottawa Bach Choir and its founder/conductor Lisette Canton giving three major concerts and occasionally participating in sundry events. Some summers they perform in Chamberfest and/or Music and Beyond. […]

European Tour 2014

June 2nd, 2014

OTTAWA — Coming to Leipzig to hear Bach is a pilgrimage, especially during the annual Bachfest in June. And singing in the Thomaskirche, the church from which Bach performed his functions as the city’s music director, is clearly an experience like no other especially for the Ottawa Bach Choir and its founder, Lisette Canon. The intensity of their rehearsing over the last couple of days has been exhausting for this observer, […]

PRÉLUDE-EUROPE 2014

May 10th, 2014

Who: Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton, conductor, Jennifer Loveless, organ Where: St. Matthew’s Church Reviewed on: Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 8 PM OTTAWA — Lisette Canton and her Ottawa Bach Choir concluded their 12th season Saturday evening with an eclectic program that will form the backbone of their five-city European tour in June. There was only one work by Bach, but a feast of music from every century from the 16th through the 20th […]

THE TUDORS: HIDDEN ECSTASIES

March 8th, 2014

Who: Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton, conductor Where: Knox Presbyterian Church Reviewed on: Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 8 PM OTTAWA — The music of the cultural movement of the English Renaissance, more or less contemporary with the Tudor era, reached some of the greatest heights of its time. At its best, it bears comparison with the work of De Lassus, Victoria and the other major continental polyphonists. English music would not be so distinguished […]

THE GLORY OF THE BAROQUE

November 30th, 2012

Who: Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton, conductor, with Ensemble Caprice Where: St. Matthew’s Church Reviewed on: Saturday, November 30, 2013 – 8 PM OTTAWA — For its season opener, the Ottawa Bach Choir presented an evening of music by four major Baroque composers and one minor one. The minor one, though, bore the name of Bach. That’s no small distinction and there’s no denying that he had a share if the family talent. The first […]

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