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

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 concert master, Adrian Butterfield, as well as soloists, Daniel Taylor, countertenor, Rufus Müller, tenor, and Ottawa native Matthew Li, bass.

This concert opens up a glorious 21st season with music by composers the OBC holds dear to its heart: Schütz, Bach and Buxtehude,” says Founder and Artistic Director, Dr. Lisette Canton  “We are delighted to have the opportunity to be part of Schützfest, the national festival in honour of Heinrich Schütz, and to present such magnificent works from the Baroque period with some of the leading soloists and instrumentalists in this style. Join us for this festive celebration!”

The Ottawa Bach Choir, founded in 2002 by Dr. Lisette Canton, offers a wide range of choral music from all historical periods. With the combination of a scholarly and emotional approach, the OBC provides an unforgettable experience of choral music at its best. The OBC won the 2020 JUNO Award for its album, Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schütz: Motets, in the category Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral, and has just returned from the prestigious international festival, Bachfest Leipzig, this past June 2022. The OBC has toured extensively in Canada, the United States, Europe, and China, and had the honour of being the first Canadian choir ever to be among the performers in Bachfest Leipzig 2014.

For interviews and information, please contact:

Lee-Ann Brodeur, Administrative Manager,

Dr. Lisette Canton, Founder and Artistic Director,

Listing information:

Ottawa Bach Choir

with Theatre of Early Music baroque orchestra; Daniel Taylor, artistic director

Soloists: countertenor Daniel Taylor, tenor Rufus Müller, bass Matthew Li, violinist and concert master, Adrian Butterfield

Dr. Lisette Canton, conductor                                                   

Baroque Christmas

Saturday, November 26, 2022, 8:00pm

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa

Tickets: Reserved $50, Adult $40, Senior $35, Student $20, Children 12 and under free

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