Lisette Canton, Founder and Artistic Director
It is my distinct pleasure, as Founder and Artistic Director, to invite you to subscribe to the Ottawa Bach Choir's eleventh spectacular season. Over the past ten years, the professional choir has performed throughout the world and been acclaimed on both the national and international levels. As the choir moves into its second decade after an amazing tenth anniversary, performances this season include a Subscription Series, an Intimate Concert Series and several Special Concerts.
The Subscription Series offers three magnificent concerts:
Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms, will be presented on November 10. In addition to the version for orchestra, Brahms composed a chamber version for two pianos, and it is this version that will be performed. Along with this masterpiece, two of the composer's a cappella motets will be included (Op. 74), as well as Bach's Lobet den Herrn, BWV 230. International soloists hailing from Ottawa include soprano Donna Brown and baritone Philippe Sly.
The second concert, Masters of the Renaissance, on March 2, includes a cappella works by two of the period's most important composers, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Tomás Luis de Victoria. Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli (Pope Marcellus Mass), for six voices, composed in honour of Pope Marcellus II who reigned for three weeks, will be paired with Victoria's wonderful Lamentations of Jeremiah, composed for Holy Week. This concert is sure to inspire.
The final concert of the season, Baroque Magnificence, on May 4, includes majestic works by Bach, Handel and Charpentier. Bach's early cantata, Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182, is peformed with Handel's early choral masterpiece, Dixit Dominus, and Charpentier's Exaudiat Pour le Roy. A superb baroque orchestra and soloists accompany the choir.
The Intimate Concert Series, featuring two smaller concerts with refreshments in the homes of our patrons, along with a number of Special Concerts round out the season.
We invite you to join us as we bring you the best that choral music has to offer. Don't miss it!
Download the 2012-2013 Season Brochure [PDF file: 1.5 MB]
Download the 2012-2013 Subscription Order Form [PDF file: 444 KB]
Jun 18, 2013 • 5:30PM
Ottawa Bach Choir German Garden Party 2013
Jul 31, 2013 •
Ave Maria Concerts at the National Gallery of Canada
Aug 11, 2013 • 8:00PM
Royal Canadian College of Organists Orgelfest 2013
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