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The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents Jesu, meine Freude

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the final concert of the choir’s season of magnificent choral works:

Jesu, meine Freude, Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 8:00PM, at St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa.

“We are looking forward to an evening of rarely performed choral music in a beautiful setting” says Founder and Artistic Director Lisette Canton. “This concert features an array of early German Baroque motets by Johann Christoph Bach, Johann Ludwig Bach, Johann Michael Bach, Pachelbel, Schein, Schütz, Telemann, and more, culminating in the masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach, all accompanied by continuo.”

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.

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 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.

 

Ottawa Bach Choir

Dr. Lisette Canton, Conductor

Jesu, meine Freude

with cello, bass and organ continuo

Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 8PM

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

Tickets: Reserved $50, Adult $40, Senior $35, Student $20, Children 12 and under are free

Tickets are available online: www.ottawabachchoir.ca, 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: info@ottawabachchoir.ca or 613-270- 1015

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