Ottawa Bach Choir sings “Flights of Angels” in Chamberfest

Ottawa (Canada) – Ottawa Lovers of motets and part-songs are in for a treat! Founded in 2002 by Dr. Lisette Canton, the Juno Award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) will grace the stage with a programme created just for Chamberfest featuring motets by Johann Sebastian Bach and Anton Bruckner (in honour of his 200th birthday), plus works by Isabella Leonarda, Clara Schumann, Monteverdi, Purcell, Pärt, and Taverner. Don’t miss this expert performance of beloved repertoire delivered with OBC’s signature “…bright, clear, and transparent sound, springy feel for rhythm, beautifully shaded dynamics, and exemplary diction…” (Steve Smith, NY Times)

Works include baroque favourites by Bach, Schütz, Purcell, Monteverdi and Isabella Leonarda, along with later motets by Bruckner, Clara Schumann, Canadian Rupert Lang, Pärt and Tavener, and part-songs by Lasso and Saint-Saëns.

The Ottawa Bach Choir, founded in 2002 by Dr. Lisette Canton, offers audiences a wide range of choral music of the finest quality, performing music from all historical periods while keeping Bach’s choral oeuvre as the focus of its repertoire. 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 returned from the prestigious international festival, Bachfest Leipzig, in June 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. The choir’s eighth album, Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Motets, on the ATMA Classique label, critically acclaimed as “one of the finest on record” (The WholeNote), is available on all streaming platforms as well as on the choir’s website.


Listing information:

Ottawa Bach Choir

with Jonathan Oldengarm, organ; Jean-Christophe Lizotte, cello; Joseph Phillips, double bass

Lisette Canton, conductor


Flights of Angels

Saturday, July 27, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St., Ottawa

Tickets are available online on the Chamberfest website


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