The Ottawa Bach Choir launches new recording at CD Release Party

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) launches its newest recording of music by Handel, Bach & Schütz on the ATMA Classique label at a CD Release Party on Friday, December 14, 2018, 7 PM, at the Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, in Ottawa. The recording comprises stunning music from the baroque period, including Handel’s thrilling Dixit Dominus, Bach’s beautiful motet, Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229, and Schütz’ rarely-heard Passion Motets. The choir is accompanied by the baroque orchestra Ensemble Caprice, organist Matthew Larkin and spectacular soloists, including world renowned countertenor Daniel Taylor.

“The music on this CD showcases works by three of the most important composers of the German Baroque period – Handel, Bach and Schütz,” says Founder and Artistic Director Lisette Canton. “While all three remained faithful to their German roots, they also explore devices from the Italian Baroque, brilliantly displayed in Handel’s virtuosic work, Dixit Dominus, and in the motets by Bach and Schütz. The magnificent sound of the choir, soloists and orchestra come together in this fantastic recording.”

The choir has also been invited to return to the world’s most prestigious international Bach festival, Bachfest Leipzig 2020, as one of eighteen ensembles worldwide asked to present the entire chorale cantata cycle of Bach.


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Ottawa Bach Choir

Lisette Canton, Conductor


CD Release Party

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7 PM

Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa

Tickets: $85 – CD included with ticket ($50 tax receipt available upon request)


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Information: or 613-270-1015

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