Ottawa Bach Choir presents “French Baroque Treasures”

The JUNO award winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second concert of its 20th anniversary season, French Baroque Treasures, on Saturday, March 12, 2022, 8:00 PM, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, in Ottawa. Featuring glorious music from the French Baroque period, including Charpentier’s chef d’œuvre, Missa assumpta est Maria and Dominus regnavit by Mondonville, the concert will be performed with organist Matthew Larkin and soloists from the choir.

We are excited to present this glorious French music from the repertoire of the 18th century by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, maître de musique at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, maître de musique at the Chapelle Royale of Versailles,” says Founder and Artistic Director Lisette Canton. “This rarely heard music, full of majesty and drama, will be a thrilling discovery for our audiences.”

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 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.

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. The choir has also been invited to return to the world’s most prestigious international Bach festival, Bachfest Leipzig 2022, as one of a select number of ensembles worldwide (and the only Canadian ensemble) to present the entire chorale cantata cycle of Bach.

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Dr. Lisette Canton, Founder and Artistic Director,

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Ottawa Bach Choir

with organist Matthew Larkin and soloists from the choir

Dr. Lisette Canton, conductor                                                   

French Baroque Treasures

Live In-Person (limited tickets available)

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 8:00 PM

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa

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

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