Ottawa Bach Choir presents The Maestro of San Marco

January 31st, 2024

The JUNO award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second concert of its 22nd season, The Maestro of San Marco, on Saturday, March 2, 2024, 8:00 p.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, in Ottawa. The concert features sacred and profane music by Claudio Monteverdi, who was Maestro di cappella of San Marco in Venice over the course of 30 years, from 1613-1643. Works include his Messa a quattro […]

Ottawa Bach Choir opens 22nd season with Magnificat

October 2nd, 2023

The JUNO award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the first concert of its 22nd season, Magnificat, on Saturday, December 2, 2023, 8:00 p.m., at St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, in Ottawa. The concert features settings of the Magnificat, including the original setting by Johann Sebastian Bach, composed for his first Christmas in Leipzig in 1723, as well as settings by Jan Dismas Zelenka and Heinrich Biber, both originally from […]

WholeNote Review: Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Motets

September 24th, 2023

THE WHOLE NOTE VOCAL AND CHORAL Bach: Six Motets – Ottawa Bach Choir; Lisette Canton Written by Matthew Whitfield Category: Vocal and Choral Published: 14 September 2023 Bach – Six Motets Ottawa Bach Choir; Lisette Canton ATMA ACD2 2836 (atmaclassique.com/en) Founded in 2002 by Dr. Lisette Canton, the Juno Award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) is an ensemble which specializes in the performance of early music, with a particular emphasis on the […]

PanM 360 Review: Six Motets

August 27th, 2023

PANM 360 OTTAWA BACH CHOIR – SIX MOTETS by Elena Mandolini “Johann Sebastian Bach’s six motets are part of the well-known repertoire of choral music. Despite (or perhaps thanks to) their great popularity, numerous recordings of these works exist, always offering a renewed listening experience. The Ottawa Bach Choir, under the direction of Lisette Canton, presents an exceptional interpretation of it in its most recent album, released on the ATMA Classique […]

Ottawa Bach Choir presents 22nd season of magnificent choral music

August 25th, 2023

The JUNO award winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC), under the artistic direction of Lisette Canton, invites you to join us for our  22nd season of magnificent choral music! The professional ensemble has travelled the world, received national and international recognition, and also won a 2020 JUNO award for Best Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral, for its album Handel: Dixit Dominus, Bach & Schütz: Motets! The choir has just […]

OBC presents its newest album of Bach’s “Six Motets”

April 14th, 2023

The JUNO award winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) releases its newest album of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Motets on the ATMA Classique label. The album features Bach’s stunning motets, including Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225; Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227; Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226; Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229; Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228; and Lobet den Herrn, alle […]

Ottawa Bach Choir presents “Spring Serenade”

March 30th, 2023

The JUNO award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the final concert of its 21st season, Spring Serenade, on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 8:00pm, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, in Ottawa. This concert will feature Haydn’s exquisite Mehrstimmige Gesänge (13 Partsongs), as well as works by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Schumann, Ottawa native Nicholas Piper, Clément Janequin, Claude Le Jeune, and more. Pianist Elaine Keillor joins the choir for […]

Ottawa Bach Choir presents “Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem”

January 9th, 2023

The JUNO award winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second concert of its 21st season, Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, on Saturday, March 11, 2023, 8:00pm. This concert features the chamber version for piano four-hands, arranged by the composer himself, along with works by Telemann and Bach.  Joined by pianists Matthew Larkin and Frédéric Lacroix, and soloists, soprano Jonelle Sills and baritone Geoffrey Sirett, this spectacular concert will be performed […]

Ottawa Bach Choir opens 21st season with “Baroque Christmas”

October 22nd, 2022

The JUNO award winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the first concert of its 21st season, Baroque Christmas, on Saturday, November 26, 2022, 8:00pm, at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street, in Ottawa. The concert features Heinrich Schütz’ Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi, SWV 435, in collaboration with Schützfest, as well as festive works by Bach and Buxtehude. The Theatre of Early Music baroque orchestra joins the choir, along with British […]

Ottawa Bach Choir’s 21st season of glorious choral music!

September 1st, 2022

Welcome to the 2022-2023 season and the Ottawa Bach Choir’s 21st season of glorious choral music! The professional ensemble has travelled the world, received national and international recognition, and also won a JUNO award in 2020 for Best Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral, for its album Handel: Dixit Dominus, Bach & Schütz: Motets! Fresh from its return from Bachfest Leipzig 2022 this past June, the choir’s second invitation to the prestigious festival, […]

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