Ottawa Bach Choir presents “Spring Serenade”

The JUNO award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the final concert of its 21st season, Spring Serenade, on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 8:00pm, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, in Ottawa. This concert will feature Haydn’s exquisite Mehrstimmige Gesänge (13 Partsongs), as well as works by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Schumann, Ottawa native Nicholas Piper, Clément Janequin, Claude Le Jeune, and more. Pianist Elaine Keillor joins the choir for this sublime presentation. 

“Join the OBC for a concert celebrating the coing of Spring with Haydn’s rarely heard part-songs, along with exquisite lieder and chansons, including works by Ottawa native Nicholas Piper,” 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, founded in 2002 by Dr. Lisette Canton, offers a wide range of choral music from all historical periods. Audiences will enjoy an unforgettable experience of choral music at its best, through the combining of scholarly and emotional approaches to performances. 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 returned from the prestigious international festival, Bachfest Leipzig, in June of 2022. The OBC has toured extensively in Canada, Europe, the United States and China, and had the honour of being the first Canadian choir ever to be among the performers in Bachfest Leipzig 2014. J.S. Bach: Six Motets, the choir’s eighth album, will be released on April 14, 2023 and is now available for pre-order from ATMA Classique.

For interviews and information, please contact:

Lee-Ann Brodeur, Administrative Manager,

Dr. Lisette Canton, Founder and Artistic Director,

Listing information:

Ottawa Bach Choir

Lisette Canton, conductor                                             

Spring Serenade

with pianist Elaine Keillor

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 8:00pm

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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