The Ottawa Bach Choir presents ‘Twas But Pure Love

Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents its premiere subscription concert in this season of magnificent choral works: ‘Twas But Pure Love, Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 8PM, at St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa. In addition to the celebration of the CD release for the choir’s 15th anniversary, this concert also features organist Matthew Larkin and harpist Caroline Léonardelli in this grand setting in Ottawa’s Anglican Church in the Glebe. A reception will follow the concert.


“We are thrilled to present the repertoire we recorded this past summer for our new CD, ‘Twas But Pure Love,”  says Founder and Artistic Director Lisette Canton. “It includes festive music for the season from the Renaissance to the Contemporary periods from Spain, Italy, England, Germany, France and Sweden, with an emphasis on Canadian composers, including two Canadian recording premieres by Ottawa composers Kelly-Marie Murphy and Matthew Larkin. We look forward to you joining us for this festive occasion!”


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. 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.


For interviews and information, please contact:

Erin Binks, Managing Director, 613-806-6895,

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


Listing information:

Ottawa Bach Choir

Dr. Lisette Canton, Conductor                                                           


‘Twas But Pure Love

with Matthew Larkin, Organ; Caroline Léonardelli, Harp


Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 8PM

St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa


Tickets: Reserved $55, Adult $45, Senior $40, Student $25, 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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