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The Ottawa Bach Choir presents music of “The French Renaissance”

March 9th, 2021

The JUNO Award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second concert of its 19th season, The French Renaissance, on Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8 PM, in its new Digital Concert Hall. The second concert highlights rarely performed sacred and secular music by the Franco-Flemish Renaissance composer, Jean Richafort, and more. Repertoire includes his Missa pro defunctis (Requiem), as well as chansons by Orlande de Lassus, Pierre Certon and Claudin de […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents “Hodie!”

November 23rd, 2020

The JUNO Award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the first concert of its 19th season, Hodie!, on Saturday, December 5, 2020, 8 PM, in its new Digital Concert Hall. The concert features festive repertoire for Christmas, including Britten’s Ceremony of Carols,  and glorious works by Victoria, Praetorius, Pachelbel, Schütz, Sweelinck, Ottawa composers Kelly-Marie Murphy and Matthew Larkin, with Ottawa harpist Caroline Léonardelli and organist Matthew Larkin. The OBC has won […]

Ottawa Bach Choir’s 19th season of glorious choral music

October 2nd, 2020

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) would like to invite you to the 2020-2021 season and its nineteenth season of glorious choral music! The professional ensemble has not only travelled the world and received national and international recognition, it also has many ‘firsts’ to its credit. And now, in 2020, the OBC received its first JUNO nomination and, this past summer, won its first JUNO award, in the category Classical Album […]

Virtual BACH – Der Geist hilft, BWV 226

July 26th, 2020

JUNO-award winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) – Virtual Bach – Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226, by J.S. Bach, recorded June 12-24, 2020 with 22 separate videos.

OBC wins a JUNO Award!

June 30th, 2020

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) has won a JUNO 2020 Award for its recording, Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schütz: Motets, in the category Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral. Featuring soloists, countertenor Daniel Taylor, sopranos Kathleen Radke and Kayla Ruiz, and accompanied by the award- winning Ensemble Caprice baroque orchestra, the recording was released on the ATMA Classique label and exclaimed as “staggering and movingly performed” (Gramophone […]

Outstanding Choral Recording 2020 Award

May 18th, 2020

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) has won the Outstanding Choral Recording 2020 Award for its recording, Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schütz: Motets, from Choral Canada. Featuring soloists, countertenor Daniel Taylor, sopranos Kathleen Radke and Kayla Ruiz, and accompanied by the award- winning Ensemble Caprice baroque orchestra, the recording was released on the ATMA Classique label and exclaimed as “staggering and movingly performed” (Gramophone Magazine), “among the very best” (American […]

Virtual BACH – Dona Nobis Pacem

May 10th, 2020

Virtual BACH – Dona nobis pacem from Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, by J.S. Bach. Peace and hope for the world in a time of uncertainty, recorded April 28-May 3, 2020 by the Ottawa Bach Choir with 29 separate videos.

OBC sings virtual O CANADA

May 1st, 2020

  The OBC recorded the Canadian national anthem, O Canada, for a virtual performance in support of “Stronger Together” and to uplift the spirits of all Canadians at this challenging time. Recorded from April 21-24, 2020 with 22 separate videos.  

OBC Virtual Performance

April 17th, 2020

“O große Lieb,” first chorale from Bach’s Johannes-Passion, BWV 245. Virtual performance recorded March 30-April 3, 2020 with 22 separate videos and produced by Daniel Gillis. The video was included in the worldwide performance of the St. John Passion from the Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany, on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Link to the performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zwy1Gi4ob4

A note from the OBC

April 15th, 2020

Dear OBC friends, patrons and subscribers, It is with sadness and regret that we must inform you of the cancellation of our final concert of the season, Prelude-Europe 2020, which was supposed to occur on May 2, 2020, because of the ongoing spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Ottawa, in Canada and across the globe. Our organization has been conscious of the health and safety of our musical family and had hoped […]

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