EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
Who: Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton, conductor with Donna Brown, soprano and Philippe Sly, baritone
Where: Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Reviewed on: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 8 PM
OTTAWA — The German Requiem, performed Saturday evening by the Ottawa Bach Choir, is a different kind of work. Its text is made up of carefully chosen verses from the Old and New Testaments providing a humanistic consolation for the living rather than a supplication on behalf of the dead.
The first question one might ask about a choir of 25 or so singing this work is whether its dynamic range would be adequate. It was, and then some. The big fortes filled Dominion-Chalmers about as full as you would want.