Benefit Christmas Concert in support of the Ottawa Food Bank
Reflective seasonal works and readings
with Caroline Léonardelli, harp
Is the stress of the holiday hustle and bustle too much? Want to be able to take a "time out" to refresh and renew, while also helping those in our community? Join the OBC for a concert of holiday reflection, In the Still of the Night, where we, with our corporate partners, the McGarry Family and Jabulani Winery, give back in a benefit concert for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Review: Bach Choir, Ensemble Caprice's Baroque night delights
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.Read more...
To stand inside the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany, is nice to do if you are a tourist.
But to sing inside it is special. And to sing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach inside it is to touch the soul of genius. Bach was the kapellmeister in the church from 1723 to his death in 1750. And much of the music he composed for Sunday services, he played on the organ in that church.
That is the very fortunate circumstance awaiting the Ottawa Bach Choir next spring when they will become the first Canadian choir to take part in the prestigious annual Bach Festival in Leipzig. They will perform June 20. In addition to the appearance in Leipzig, the choir will also perform in St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and Lübeck, Germany, along with Groningen and Amsterdam in The Netherlands. The tour lasts from June 13 to 26.Read more...
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The Ottawa Bach Choir, founded in 2002 by Lisette Canton, offers audiences a wide range of choral music of the finest quality, performing music from all historical periods while keeping Bach's choral oeuvre as the focus of its repertoire. Through a combination of both a scholarly and emotional approach to choral music, the choir expands all aspects of the artistic spectrum. It has performed extensively in Canada and abroad, and achieved national as well as international acclaim.