Choir History

Since its inception 18 years ago, the Ottawa Bach Choir has an impressive list of achievements. Below is a list of our concert, event and tour history since the choir was formed in 2002.

Choir History

  • Bach & Beer
  • A Bach Christmas
  • School Outreach - Sacred Heart High School, John Young Public School, Hawthorne Public School, Manor Park Public School, Henry Munro Middle School
  • The Genius of Josquin
  • Prelude-Europe 2020 (postponed because of COVID-19 pandemic)
  • European Tour to Bachfest Leipzig 2020; A Bach Pilgrimage Tour to Wittenberg, Arnstadt, Mühlhausen, Weimar & Eisenach (postponed because of COVID-19 pandemic)
  • JUNO 2020 nomination for album, Handel, Bach & Schütz, on the ATMA Classique label
  • Bach & Beer
  • Christmas in Venice
  • CD Release Party (Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schütz: Motets)
  • La Sainte-Chapelle
  • Mozart Celebration
  • Intimate Concert: Jaworski & Kent
  • Bach & Beer
  • Nativity (Ottawa & Gatineau)
  • School Outreach - St. Bernard Catholic School, Blossom Park Public School, Sawmill Creek Public School
  • Victoria: Officium Defunctorum
  • Roy Thomson Hall Choir & Organ Series: Bach to the Beatles
  • Baroque Passion
  • German Embassy Garden Party: A Sunday with Bach
  • 'Twas But Pure Love - CD Release ('Twas But Pure Love)
  • Enchanting China: Sony Centre (Toronto)
  • Rossini: Sacred and Profane
  • Jesu, meine Freude
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor
  • Benefit Christmas Concert in support of Syrian refugees
  • Songs for Chamber Ensemble
  • Tour to China: Meet in Beijing (Beijing, Shanghai)
  • Charpentier: Messe pour quatre chœurs, Langlais: Messe solennelle
  • School Outreach - Adrienne Clarkson Public School, Berrigan Elementary Public School, Farley Mowat Public School, Pinecrest Public School
  • Festival International des musiques sacrées de Québec - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
  • Christmas Around the World
  • School Outreach - W.E. Gowling Public School, Bayshore Public School, Hopewell Public School, Charles H. Hulse Public School, Roberta Bondar Public School
  • Venetian Carnival
  • Orlando di Lasso: Lagrime di San Pietro
  • Now is the Month of Maying
  • Luminato Festival (Toronto) - Schafer: Apocalypsis
  • Intimate Concert with Sunny and Nini Pal
  • The Glory of the Baroque
  • School Outreach - Riverview Alternative Public School and Featherston Drive Public School
  • In the Still of the Night
  • Venetian Carnival
  • The Tudors: Hidden Ecstasies
  • Prélude-Europe 2014
  • German Embassy Garden Party
  • 4th European Tour to Bachfest Leipzig 2014; Venice Italy; Lübeck, Germany; Amsterdam & Groningen, Netherlands
  • Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival: Ave Maria Concerts at the National Gallery of Canada
  • Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
  • A Festive Celebration with the Ottawa Bach Choir
  • School Outreach - Queen Elizabeth Public School and Vincent Massy Public School
  • Law Association Private Party
  • Masters of the Renaissance
  • Turkish Embassy Event
  • Concert at Perley-Rideau Veterans Health Centre
  • Baroque Magnificence
  • Ottawa Bach Choir German Garden Party
  • Ave Maria Concerts at the National Gallery of Canada (Chamberfest)
  • Royal Canadian College of Organists Orgelfest 2013
  • Embassy of Mexico - The Tequila Tasting Experience
  • Subscription Series Concert: Baroque Christmas
  • School Outreach - Carleton Heights Public Shcool, Manordale Public School
  • Special Event at the residence of the South African High Commissioner
  • An Intimate Concert by the Rideau Canal
  • Special Performance for the Taiwan Embassy
  • 10th Anniversary Concert - Bach: Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244; CD Release (Cantate Domino)
  • Subscription Series Concert : Song and Spirit
  • Concert at Perley-Rideau Veterans Health Centre
  • Podium 2012 Concert
  • Special Concert: National Gallery Van Gogh Exhibit Gala
  • Intimate Concert with Sunny and Nini Pal
  • Music and Beyond Festival - Bach: Six Motets
  • Exchange Concert with Viva Voce: Motets and Melodrama
  • Intimate Concert: Bill Caswell Reception
  • Baroque Masters
  • Roy Thomson Hall - Choir and Organ Series: Baroque Delights and more
  • Special Concert: Pakistani High Commissioner Residence
  • Monteverdi – Sacred and Profane
  • Buxtehude & Bach
  • Special Concert: Polish Embassy at Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Exchange Concert in Montreal: Prelude – Carnegie Hall 2011
  • New York City Tour: Carnegie Hall Debut
  • Asian Festival at Chateau Laurier
  • Third Annual German Garden Party at the residence of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Intimate Concert: Teron Residence
  • Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival: The Hidden Liszt
  • National Gallery of Canada: Caravaggio Exhibition
  • Gatineau Balloon Festival
  • Special Concert: French Ambassador's Residence
  • Haydn • Bach • Purcell Celebration with Donna Brown
  • Christmas Around the World
  • Special Concert: Afghanistan Ambassador's Residence
  • Special Concert: Taiwanese Embassy at Chateau Laurier
  • Miserere
  • Special Concert: Polish Embassy at Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Special Concert: National Gallery of Canada: Rideau Chapel
  • Intimate Concert: Teron Residence
  • German Ambassador Garden Party
  • Music and Beyond Festival Concert:
  • Intimate Concert: British High Commissioner Residence
  • Roy Thomson Hall - Choir and Organ Series
  • In nativitatem - CD Release (Jesu, meine Freude)
  • Mexico City Tour - Orquesta del Nuevo Mundo
  • In stiller Nacht
  • OBC a cappella
  • Prelude – Europe 2009
  • European Tour 2009 - Leipzig, London, Paris
  • National Arts Centre - Beethoven Symphony #9
  • We Will Remember Them - Mozart Requiem
  • Baroque Music and Seasonal Favourites
  • A Christmas Potpourri
  • Southern Ontario Tour - Toronto and Kitchener
  • The Splendour of Bach
  • National Arts Centre - Mendelssohn Elijah
  • Podium 2008 - Sackville, NB
  • A Taste of the Italian Baroque
  • A Christmas Story - Special Concert
  • Westminster Mass
  • European Extravaganza
  • European Tour 2007 - Bayreuth, Leipzig, Vienna, Salzburg
  • Roy Thomson Hall Choir & Organ Series
  • Bach Cantatas for Advent
  • Montreal Bach Festival
  • A Christmas Story - CD Launch (Festival Baroque)
  • J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion (St. John Passion)
  • From Charpentier to Martin
  • Nova Scotia Tour
  • Baroque Christmas Around the World
  • Outreach - Public & Catholic Schools
  • Bach: Mass in B minor
  • Ritual & Revelry: Pre-European Tour Concert
  • 1st European Tour - Leipzig, Prague, Stuttgart
  • Mexico City Tour - Orquesta del Nuevo Mundo: Festival Musica Santa Fe
  • Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248
  • Outreach - Public & Catholic Schools
  • French Choral Music
  • Baroque Cantatas
  • The Montreal Chamber Music Festival
  • Handel: Dixit Dominus, Bach: Magnificat
  • Romantic & Contemporary Motets
  • Schütz: Musikalisches Exequien, Bach: Missa in G minor
  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
  • Bach: Six Motets>Montreal Bach Festival
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