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The Ottawa Bach Choir presents “The Genius of Josquin”

February 13th, 2020

The JUNO-nominated Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second concert of the season, The Genius of Josquin, on Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8 PM, at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 96, Empress Avenue, in Ottawa. The concert highlights rarely performed sacred and secular music by the Franco-Flemish Renaissance genius, Josquin des Prez, who worked in France, Belgium, Italy and the Vatican. Repertoire includes Missa Pange Lingua, the exquisite Ave Maria and La […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents “A Bach Christmas”

September 1st, 2019

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the first concert of its 18th season of magnificent choral music, A Bach Christmas, on Saturday, November 30, 2019, 7:30 PM, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, in Toronto; and Sunday, December 1, 2019, 7:30 PM, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, in Ottawa. The concert features festive repertoire for Christmas by Bach, including the cantatas the choir will perform at […]

Ottawa Bach Choir’s 18th season of magnificent choral music

August 23rd, 2019

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) would like to welcome you to its eighteenth season of magnificent choral music. Over the past seventeen years, the professional ensemble has travelled the world and received national and international recognition. This season, the choir has been invited to return to the world’s most prestigious international Bach festival, Bachfest Leipzig 2020, as one of a select number of ensembles worldwide (and the only Canadian ensemble) to present […]

Opera in the Afternoon

July 16th, 2019

Ottawa Bach Choir patron Bill Caswell hosts a delightful Intimate Concert at his stylish home in the heart of Ottawa. The event features operatic delights performed by soloists of the Ottawa Bach Choir, including soprano Kathleen Radke, mezzo-soprano Danielle Vaillancourt, tenor Jeff Boyd, baritone Jean-Sébastien Kennedy and pianist Jennifer Szeto, along with delicious food with a Mexican twist, mouth-watering desserts, champagne, red and white wine, and the good company of […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Mozart Celebration

April 2nd, 2019

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the final concert of its seventeenth season of glorious choral music, Mozart Celebration, on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:00 PM, at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 96 Empress Avenue, in Ottawa. This concert features majestic masterpieces by Mozart composed in the 1770s while he was still in Salzburg. Repertoire includes the Krönungs-Messe (Coronation Mass), K. 317, Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339, Regina […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents “La Sainte-Chapelle”

February 8th, 2019

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second concert of its seventeenth season of glorious choral music, La Sainte-Chapelle, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:00 PM, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, in Ottawa. The concert features music by rarely performed French composers prominent at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris in the Renaissance and early Baroque periods, including Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe des morts, as well as motets and chansons by Pierre […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir launches new recording at CD Release Party

November 18th, 2018

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) launches its newest recording of music by Handel, Bach & Schütz on the ATMA Classique label at a CD Release Party on Friday, December 14, 2018, 7 PM, at the Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, in Ottawa. The recording comprises stunning music from the baroque period, including Handel’s thrilling Dixit Dominus, Bach’s beautiful motet, Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229, and Schütz’ rarely-heard Passion Motets. The […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents “Christmas in Venice”

October 24th, 2018

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the first concert of its seventeenth season of glorious choral music, Christmas in Venice, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8:00 PM, at St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, in Ottawa. Featuring festive repertoire for Christmas inspired by Italian composers working in Venice during the early Baroque period, the concert includes Monteverdi’s Christmas Vespers, polychoral works by Giovanni Gabrieli, as well as works by Bassano, Croce […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Bach & Beer

September 21st, 2018

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, the Ottawa Bach Choir, in collaboration with Ars Nova and several local businesses, presents a concert and special event on Sunday, September, 30, 2018, 3 PM, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, including an afternoon of beautiful music by Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque contemporaries, local beer brewed by Kichesippi Beer Co., wine, delectable delights by Par Toutatis, hors d’œuvres and sumptuous desserts. Enjoy an afternoon […]

Ottawa Bach Choir’s 17th season of glorious choral music

August 13th, 2018

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) would like to welcome you to its seventeenth season of glorious choral music. Over the past sixteen years, the professional ensemble has travelled the world and received national and international recognition. Last season, the choir recorded its seventh CD and performed – for the fourth time – at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. In  2016, the choir released its JUNO-nominated CD, ‘Twas But Pure Love, to […]

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