The Ottawa Bach Choir presents Rossini: Sacred and Profane

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the second subscription concert in this season of magnificent choral works: Rossini: Sacred and Profane, Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 7:30PM, at Southminster United Church 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa as a feature in the Southminster United Church “Concerts by the Canal” Concert Series.


“We are looking forward to an intimate evening of choral music in a beautiful setting” says Founder and Artistic Director Lisette Canton. This concert contrasts the charming Petite Messe Solennelle for two pianos and harmonium along with secular choral works for solo ensembles, both accompanied and a cappella.”


The OBC recently celebrated the release of its new CD, ‘Twas But Pure Love, for the choir’s 15th anniversary, featuring two Canadian recording premieres by Ottawa composers Kelly-Marie Murphy and Matthew Larkin. It includes ethereal music from the Renaissance to the Contemporary periods from Spain, Italy, England, Germany, France and Sweden.


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 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 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.


For interviews and information, please contact:

Erin Binks, Managing Director 613-806-6895

Dr. Lisette Canton, Founder & Artistic Director 613-222-1882


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Ottawa Bach Choir

Dr. Lisette Canton, Conductor                                                                      


Rossini: Sacred and Profane

Mélisande Sinsoulier, piano; Helen Becqué, piano; Roland Graham, harmonium


Saturday, March 4th, 2017 | 7:30PM (7 PM Pre-Concert Chat)

Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa


Tickets: Reserved $40, Adult $30, Student $10, Children 12 and under are free

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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