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The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Baroque Passion

March 23rd, 2018

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the final concert of its magnificent season featuring the rarely performed Passion Motets by early German Baroque master, Heinrich Schütz, Handel’s brilliant Dixit Dominus and Bach’s motet, Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229. With Ensemble Caprice baroque orchestra and Canadian soloists, including countertenor Daniel Taylor and other special guests, the music from this concert will be recorded for the choir’s 7th CD, due […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Victoria: Officium Defunctorum

January 23rd, 2018

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second concert of its sixteenth season of magnificent choral music: Victoria: Officium Defunctorum, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8 PM, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa. This outstanding program highlights Victoria’s chef-d’œuvre, the Requiem of 1605, along with beautiful motets for the season by Renaissance and Baroque masters, including Allegri’s Miserere, and works by Palestrina, Lotti, and more, as […]

The Whole Note: Excellent Review of CD, ‘Twas But Pure Love

November 29th, 2017

THE WHOLE NOTE VOCAL AND CHORAL ’Twas But Pure Love – Ottawa Bach Choir; Lisette Canton Written by Dianne Wells Category: Vocal and Choral Published: 28 November 2017 ’Twas But Pure Love Ottawa Bach Choir; Lisette Canton Canto 2016 (ottawabachchoir.ca) The splendid choral offerings on this recording range from Renaissance to contemporary works and it was recorded just in time for the holiday season last year in celebration of the Ottawa Bach […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Nativity

October 22nd, 2017

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the first concert of its sixteenth season of magnificent choral music: Nativity, on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00PM, at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa. In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the concert features Christmas repertoire from Canada, including a new work by Outaouais composer, Marc Langis, as well as other beloved works by composers from Ottawa, including Nicholas Piper, Kelly-Marie Murphy and Matthew Larkin, […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Bach & Beer

September 2nd, 2017

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, the Ottawa Bach Choir, in collaboration with Ars Nova and the German Embassy, presents a concert and special event on Saturday, September, 30, 2017, 7 PM, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, including an evening of beautiful music by Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque contemporaries, local beer brewed by Kichesippi Beer Co., German Red Wine, delectable delights by Par Toutatis, hors d’œuvres and sumptuous desserts. Enjoy […]

Ottawa Bach Choir 2017-2018 Subscription Series

August 22nd, 2017

Dear Music Lover, It is my distinct pleasure, as Founder and Artistic Director, to invite you to subscribe to the Ottawa Bach Choir’s sixteenth season of magnificent choral music. Over the last 15 years, the professional ensemble has travelled the world and received national and international recognition. The choir released its 6th CD, ‘Twas But Pure Love, last season to critical acclaim, and returned from China in 2016, where it […]

Intimate Concert Series: Bach on the Water

May 24th, 2017

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) would like to invite you to one of the magnificent events in its Intimate Concert Series, Bach on the Water, on Sunday, June 4th, 2017, 2:30-4:30 PM. Patrons Shirley Fulton-Deugo and Al Potvin host this glorious afternoon in their stylish home, at 38 Carss Street, just downstream from Almonte, built on the crest of a hill 22 meters above the Mississippi River with a spectacular […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Rossini: Sacred and Profane

February 9th, 2017

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second subscription concert in this season of magnificent choral works: Rossini: Sacred and Profane, Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 7:30PM, at Southminster United Church 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa as a feature in the Southminster United Church “Concerts by the Canal” Concert Series.   “We are looking forward to an intimate evening of choral music in a beautiful setting” says Founder and […]

OBC launches new CD, ‘Twas But Pure Love

November 27th, 2016

The Ottawa Bach Choir has launched its 6th and newest CD, ‘Twas But Pure Love, in honour of its 15th anniversary. A superb recording featuring music for Christmas from the Renaissance to the Contemporary periods, from Italy, Spain, England, Germany, Sweden and Canada, with two Canadian recording premieres by Kelly-Marie Murphy and Matthew Larkin. Harpist Caroline Léonardelli and organist Jonathan Oldengarm accompany the choir. The CD will be available online […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents ‘Twas But Pure Love

October 20th, 2016

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents its premiere subscription concert in this season of magnificent choral works: ‘Twas But Pure Love, Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 8PM, at St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa. In addition to the celebration of the CD release for the choir’s 15th anniversary, this concert also features organist Matthew Larkin and harpist Caroline Léonardelli in this grand setting in Ottawa’s Anglican Church […]

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