Welcome to the Educational area of the website, where you can find out more about our education and outreach programmes. Here you will also find concert programmes, texts and translations and learn more about the music we sing.
Want to know more about the music you hear at OBC concerts? Fundamentally concert programmes announce the sequence of the items presented at each concert but we like to strive to educate our audence and concisely inform listeners about the music they are hearing and to assist them in its direct appreciation. Through a combination of both a scholarly and emotional approach to choral music, the Ottawa Bach Choir is pleased to present an archive of concert programmes from past concerts.
A part of the Ottawa Bach Choir's mandate is to use its talents to benefit the Ottawa community through local outreach programs by presenting concerts at local elementary and secondary schools and at local seniors' residences. The Choir enjoys these concerts immensely. These and future outreach initiatives are made possible through a generous grant:
“Anonymous Fund, part of the portfolio of the Ottawa Community Foundation”.
The Ottawa Bach Choir's has performed music from all historical periods while keeping Bach's choral oeuvre as the focus of its repertoire. In addition to its successful performances of all of Bach’s major works, the Choir has sung several works from the Baroque period by Buxtehude, Charpentier, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Schütz, Telemann and others, as well as motets of the Renaissance, Romantic and Contemporary periods and French choral music.
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