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La Scena Musicale Review: “Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Motets”

April 27th, 2024

CD Review | Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Motets (Atma Classique, 2023) BY VIKTOR LAZAROV ON 29 MARCH 2024BAROQUE AND EARLY, CD AND BOOK REVIEWS, CHORAL April / May 2024 Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Motets Ottawa Bach Choir, conducted by Lisette Canton; Jonathan Oldengarm, organ; Matthew Larkin, harpsichord; Lucas Harris, theorbo; Jean-Christophe Lizotte, cello; Reuven Rothman, double bass Atma Classique, 2023 Under the leadership of Lisette Canton, the Ottawa Bach Choir and five-piece continuo deliver a […]

Ottawa Bach Choir presents LEIPZIG 1723

March 18th, 2024

Ottawa (Canada) – The JUNO award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the final concert of its 22nd season, Leipzig 1723, on Saturday, May 4, 2024, 8:00 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent Street, in Ottawa. The concert features exquisite German baroque cantatas by the candidates for Thomaskantor in Leipzig: Telemann, Graupner and Bach. Works include Telemann’s Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, TWV 7:30; Graupner’s Aus der Tiefen rufen wir, GWV […]

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 […]

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 […]

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