The Ottawa Bach Choir presents “La Sainte-Chapelle”

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second concert of its seventeenth season of glorious choral music, La Sainte-Chapelle, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:00 PM, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, in Ottawa. The concert features music by rarely performed French composers prominent at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris in the Renaissance and early Baroque periods, including Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe des morts, as well as motets and chansons by Pierre Certon and Claudin de Sermisy, accompanied by organist Matthew Larkin.

The OBC’s seventh CD, Handel, Bach & Schütz, has been released on the ATMA Classique label, and is available on the website and on all online platforms. 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 (and the only Canadian ensemble) worldwide asked to present the entire chorale cantata cycle of Bach.

Founded in 2002 by Dr. Lisette Canton, the OBC 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 was 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 had the honour of being the first Canadian choir ever to be among the performers in Bachfest Leipzig 2014.

Listing information:

Ottawa Bach Choir

Dr. Lisette Canton, Conductor                                                  

La Sainte-Chapelle

with organist Matthew Larkin and soloists

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8 PM: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa

Tickets: Reserved $45, Adult $35, Senior $30, Student $15, Children 12 and under are free

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

Compact Music, 206 & 785 1/2 Bank Street, Ottawa; The Leading Note, 370 Elgin Street, Ottawa


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