MASTERS OF THE RENAISSANCE
Who: Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton, conductor
Where: St. Matthew's Church
Reviewed on: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 8 PM
OTTAWA — In music history the Renaissance is said to extend roughly from 1400 to 1600, but most of the Renaissance music that people are familiar with these days comes from the late 16th century. It’s like the Baroque period which began about 1600 and ended around 1750, but is most often represented in concert by composers from the last generation of the era — Handel, Vivaldi and especially J. S. Bach.
On Saturday evening conductor Lisette Canton and her Ottawa Bach Choir presented music by Palestrina and Victoria, two of the greatest composers of the 16th century, or of any century for that matter.