The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Charpentier: Messe à quatre chœurs; Langlais: Messe solennelle

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents its final subscription concert in this season of magnificent choral works: Charpentier: Messe à quatre chœurs; Langlais: Messe solennelleSaturday, May 7, 2016, 8PM, at Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street, Ottawa. This concert also features organist Matthew Larkin in this grand setting in Ottawa’s Anglican cathedral.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s rarely performed Mass for Four Choirs is stylistic of the 17th century Italian polychoral form, typical of Gabrieli, which Charpentier was most-likely exposed to during a brief period of study in Rome. The second half of the concert is a modern juxtaposition of the first with Jean Langlais’ Solemn Mass (written in 1949), composed for four-part choir, completing this sublime concert.

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 OBC has toured extensively in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and has been invited to perform as Canada’s choral representative in the prestigious Meet in Beijing arts festival in Beijing, China, in April 2016. In 2014, the choir completed a two-week tour of Venice, Leipzig, Lübeck, Groningen, and Amsterdam, and 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 2014. The OBC also recently performed in the much-anticipated Apocalypsis by Canada’s own R. Murray Schafer at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, in June 2015.

Ottawa Bach Choir

with Matthew Larkin, Organ

Dr. Lisette Canton, Conductor                                                                                         

Charpentier: Messe à quatre chœurs; Langlais: Messe solennelle

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8PM

Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street, Ottawa

Tickets: Reserved $50, Adult $40, Senior $35, Student $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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