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Concert Archives

  • 2013-2014 Season - This season brought the choir to new heights on the local and international stage. Concerts in Ottawa included The Glory of the Baroque, celebrating inspirational music for the season of Advent with motets and cantatas by Telemann, J.C.F. Bach, Buxtedhude, Charpentier and J.S. Bach. The choir explored the music of The Tudors: Hidden Exstacies, performed reflective seasonal works In the Still of the Night, introduced the popular Venetian Carnival, and culminated the season with Prélude-Europe 2014 and an inspiring 4th European Tour in June, where the choir was invited to perform in the world's most prestigious international festival, the Bachfest
  • 2012-2013 Season - Over the past ten years, this professional choir has performed throughout the world and has been acclaimed on both the national and international levels. As the choir moved into its second decade after an amazing tenth anniversary, the choir presented Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms, Masters of the Renaissance, which included a cappella works by two of the period's most important composers, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Tomás Luis de Victoria, and the final concert of the season, Baroque Magnificence, which included Bach's early cantata, Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182, Handel's early choral masterpiece, Dixit Dominus,
  • 2011-2012 Season - Just back from its Carnegie Hall debut in New York City, performances this season included a Subscription Series, an Intimate Concert Series and the release of new CD in honour of its 10th anniversary, Cantate Domino. The first concert, Baroque Christmas, included festive works from the German and Italian baroque. To celebrate the choir's tenth anniversary, Bach's Matthaüs-Passion (St. Matthew Passion), BWV 244, was presented with an array of international stars. The final concert of the season, Song and Spirit, was performed in advance of the OBC's appearance at Podium 2012 featuring a newly commissioned work by Ottawa composer, Nicholas
  • 2010-2011 Season - The Choir expanded it scope this season by including a Subscription Series of German, French and Italian motets and cantatas inBaroque Masters, Monteverdi - Sacred and Profane and Buxtehude & Bach. The Choir also introduced the very popular Intimate Concert Series and traveled to Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Redpath Hall in Montreal, and New York City where it had been invited to make its debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. Other performances were held at the Consulate General of France in New York and the "Arts at the Park" Series at Park Avenue Christian Church in Manhattan.
  • 2009-2010 Season - The Choir's subscription series this year highlighted the 350th year of Purcell's birth and the 200th year of Haydn's death with stirring music in Haydn • Bach • Purcell Celebration, performing two festive cantatas by Bach with Ottawa-based international soprano, Donna Brown. Christmas Around the World comprised new and old favourites for the season from around the globe and our final concert Miserere, presented music for Passiontide from the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods, featuring Victoria's strikingly beautiful Officium Defunctorum (Requiem).
  • 2008-2009 Season - This season, the choir presented Jesu, meine Freude, a challenging concert of all a cappella music and toured to Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. They performanced with the Orquesta del Nuevo Mundo in Mexico City and toured Europe for the third time. This time, the choir not only participated in the Motette series for the third time at the Thomaskirche, but also brought well-loved performances at St. Paul's Cathedral in London as well as Notre Dame Cathedral, Church of the Madeleine and the American Church in Paris.
  • 2007-2008 Season - This sensational season, the Choir presented an Ottawa debut performance of the Levin version of Mozart's Requiem in We Will Remember Them on Remembrance Day, a performance of Baroque music and seasonal favorites at the Museum of Civilization and a recording of Bach cantatas and a motet with Agnes Zsigovics, Daniel Taylor, Benjamin Butterfield, Daniel Lichti and a baroque orchestra playing on period instruments. The choir also travelled to Almonte for a Christmas Potpourri, to Southern Ontario for concerts and workshops in Toronto and finished the season off with masterclasses and a performance at Podium 2008 in Sackville, New Brunswick.
  • 2006-2007 Season - The choir's fifth season treated audiences to inspired performances of some of the most beautiful and moving choral music. Our subscription series included A Taste of the Italian Baroque, a Canadian premiere of Roxanna Panufnik's Westminster Mass with the Montreal ensemble Musica Orbium, and a European Extravaganza to celebrate the choir's second European tour returning to sing at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig (Bach's church), Bayreuth, Vienna, Salzburg and Munich.
  • 2005-2006 Season - This season brought inspired performances of Bach Cantatas, the St. John Passion and works by French composers, Charpentier and Martin, plus a special Christmas concert to celebrate the launch A Christmas Story. In addition to the main subscription series, the choir was invited to perform in the prestigious Choir and Organ Series at Toronto's Roy Thompson Hall, the Montreal Bach Festival and travelled to Nova Scotia for performances in Halifax, Wolfville and at the festival Musique St-Bernard.
  • 2004-2005 Season - This season, the Ottawa Bach Choir expanded its repertoire of Bach's greatest works with a glorious performance of the Mass in B minor, performing with some of the the best voices and instrumentalists in the world. The culmination of the work the Choir acheived thus far was highlighted with the release of its first CD, Festival Baroque and a landmark tour to Europe with performances in Prague, Stuttgart and in the Motette series at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany, the home of J.S. Bach for 32 years.
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