Ottawa Bach Choir presents Now is the Month of Maying

Join the OBC for a concert celebrating the coming of spring with some of the best madrigals and chansons of the Renaissance period paired with Haydn’s rarely heard part-songs,” says Founder and Artistic Director, Lisette Canton. “We invite you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the season with this magnificent music.”

The Ottawa Bach Choir was founded in 2002 by Dr. Lisette Canton and offers a wide range of choral music from all historical periods, featuring some of Canada’s top choristers. With the combination of a scholarly and emotional approach, the OBC provides an unforgettable experience of choral music at its best. 

The Ottawa Bach Choir has toured extensively in Canada, the United States, and Europe. The OBC recently returned from a two-week tour of Venice, Leipzig, Lübeck, Groningen, and Amsterdam. The OBC had the honour of being the first Canadian choir ever to be among the performers in the world’s most prestigious international Bach festival, the Bachfest Leipzig. The choir will participate this June in a performance of Schafer’s Apocalypsis in the Luminato Festival in Toronto.

For interviews and information, please contact:

Nicholas Simpson Read, Administrative Manager, 604 722-2320, 

Dr. Lisette Canton, Founder & Artistic Director, 613 222-1882,

Listing information:

Ottawa Bach Choir

Lisette Canton, Conductor

Now is the Month of Maying 

featuring Morley’s Now is the Month of Maying, Janequin’s Le chant des oiseaux, Weelkes’ As Vesta was from Latmos Hill, Passereau’s Il est bel et bon,Monteverdi’s Ecco Mormorar l’onde, Lassus’ Matona mia cara, Haydn’s 13 Part-Songs, and many more.

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8PM

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa

Tickets: Reserved $50, Adult $40, Senior $35, Student & Youth $15

Tickets are available online:, by phone: 613-270-1015, or at the following outlets:

The Leading Note, 370 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Compact Music, 206 & 785 1/2 Bank Street, Ottawa

Information: or 613-270-1015

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