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The Ottawa Bach Choir launches new recording at CD Release Party

November 18th, 2018

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) launches its newest recording of music by Handel, Bach & Schütz on the ATMA Classique label at a CD Release Party on Friday, December 14, 2018, 7 PM, at the Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, in Ottawa. The recording comprises stunning music from the baroque period, including Handel’s thrilling Dixit Dominus, Bach’s beautiful motet, Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229, and Schütz’ rarely-heard Passion Motets. The […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents “Christmas in Venice”

October 24th, 2018

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the first concert of its seventeenth season of glorious choral music, Christmas in Venice, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8:00 PM, at St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, in Ottawa. Featuring festive repertoire for Christmas inspired by Italian composers working in Venice during the early Baroque period, the concert includes Monteverdi’s Christmas Vespers, polychoral works by Giovanni Gabrieli, as well as works by Bassano, Croce […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Bach & Beer

September 21st, 2018

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, the Ottawa Bach Choir, in collaboration with Ars Nova and several local businesses, presents a concert and special event on Sunday, September, 30, 2018, 3 PM, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, including an afternoon of beautiful music by Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque contemporaries, local beer brewed by Kichesippi Beer Co., wine, delectable delights by Par Toutatis, hors d’œuvres and sumptuous desserts. Enjoy an afternoon […]

Ottawa Bach Choir’s 17th season of glorious choral music

August 13th, 2018

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) would like to welcome you to its seventeenth season of glorious choral music. Over the past sixteen years, the professional ensemble has travelled the world and received national and international recognition. Last season, the choir recorded its seventh CD and performed – for the fourth time – at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. In  2016, the choir released its JUNO-nominated CD, ‘Twas But Pure Love, to […]

Special Event: BACH TO THE BEATLES

May 12th, 2018

Join the Ottawa Bach Choir, in collaboration with Ars Nova and the Rideau Club of Ottawa, for a delightful Spring Party, featuring beautiful music performed by the choir, along with delicious hors d’oeuvres, sumptuous desserts, wine and cocktails, and the good company of Ottawa’s cultural, business and diplomatic community, at the prestigious Rideau Club. Space is limited – don’t miss out! Proceeds from this fundraising event will help support the […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Baroque Passion

March 23rd, 2018

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the final concert of its magnificent season featuring the rarely performed Passion Motets by early German Baroque master, Heinrich Schütz, Handel’s brilliant Dixit Dominus and Bach’s motet, Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229. With Ensemble Caprice baroque orchestra and Canadian soloists, including countertenor Daniel Taylor and other special guests, the music from this concert will be recorded for the choir’s 7th CD, due […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Victoria: Officium Defunctorum

January 23rd, 2018

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second concert of its sixteenth season of magnificent choral music: Victoria: Officium Defunctorum, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8 PM, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa. This outstanding program highlights Victoria’s chef-d’œuvre, the Requiem of 1605, along with beautiful motets for the season by Renaissance and Baroque masters, including Allegri’s Miserere, and works by Palestrina, Lotti, and more, as […]

The Whole Note: Excellent Review of CD, ‘Twas But Pure Love

November 29th, 2017

THE WHOLE NOTE VOCAL AND CHORAL ’Twas But Pure Love – Ottawa Bach Choir; Lisette Canton Written by Dianne Wells Category: Vocal and Choral Published: 28 November 2017 ’Twas But Pure Love Ottawa Bach Choir; Lisette Canton Canto 2016 (ottawabachchoir.ca) The splendid choral offerings on this recording range from Renaissance to contemporary works and it was recorded just in time for the holiday season last year in celebration of the Ottawa Bach […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Nativity

October 22nd, 2017

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the first concert of its sixteenth season of magnificent choral music: Nativity, on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00PM, at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa. In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the concert features Christmas repertoire from Canada, including a new work by Outaouais composer, Marc Langis, as well as other beloved works by composers from Ottawa, including Nicholas Piper, Kelly-Marie Murphy and Matthew Larkin, […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Bach & Beer

September 2nd, 2017

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, the Ottawa Bach Choir, in collaboration with Ars Nova and the German Embassy, presents a concert and special event on Saturday, September, 30, 2017, 7 PM, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, including an evening of beautiful music by Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque contemporaries, local beer brewed by Kichesippi Beer Co., German Red Wine, delectable delights by Par Toutatis, hors d’œuvres and sumptuous desserts. Enjoy […]

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