|Ottawa Bach Choir sings “The Splendour of Bach”|
|| Thursday, February 28, 2008|
For Immediate Release
Ottawa Bach Choir – The Ottawa Bach Choir invites music-lovers to St. Matthew’s Anglican Church on Friday evening, April 18, 8:00 pm, for a splendid concert of choral music by the choir’s namesake, J. S. Bach. Two of Bach’s exciting cantatas, Christ lag in Todes Banden (BWV 4) and Jesu, der du meine Seele (BWV 78) are the central works in this concert along with Bach’s five-part motet, Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227).
For this concert, which closes the choir’s 2007/2008 subscription series, the Ottawa Bach Choir and director Lisette Canton will be joined by the choir’s patron, countertenor Daniel Taylor, one of Ottawa’s most well-known sons. The three other soloists are also prominent Canadian musicians: soprano Agnes Zsigovics, tenor Benjamin Butterfield and bass Daniel Lichti. Choir and soloists will be accompanied by baroque specialists from Montreal, Toronto and New York playing on period instruments.
During the weekend immediately following the concert, the musicians will record the same music for the choir’s fourth CD.
The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC), founded in 2002 and acclaimed as Ottawa’s best choral ensemble, has already achieved national and international recognition. Now completing its sixth season, the choir has completed two successful European tours, both of which included three-day engagements in Bach’s own church, the Thomaskirche, in Leipzig. The choir also performed in Bayreuth, Vienna, Salzburg, Stuttgart and Prague. The choir is already planning its next European tour in June 2009, with invitations to return to Leipzig, Paris, London, Cambridge and Oxford. Here in North America, the OBC has performed by invitation in the Montreal Bach Festival, the choir and organ series at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, the Musique Saint-Bernard concert series in Nova Scotia, and in Mexico City. The choir has been invited to perform this May at Podium 2008, the biannual conference of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. In addition to its public performances, the OBC has an extensive educational outreach programme, which has taken choral music in both concert and workshop presentations into many Ottawa elementary and high schools.
Contacts: Lisette Canton, Founder and Artistic Director, 613.222.1882
Robert Samuel, Publicity, 613.520.1000
Ottawa Bach Choir
Lisette Canton, Conductor
The Splendour of Bach
Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
Daniel Lichti, bass
with baroque orchestra playing on period instruments
Date: Friday, April 18, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Location: St. Matthew's Anglican Church
Address: 130 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa
Tickets: Reserved $50, Adults $40, Seniors $35, Students $15
Tickets are available at:
Leading Note, 370 Elgin; Compact Music, 190 and 785-A Bank;
CD Warehouse (all locations), and at the door.
Information: www.ottawabachchoir.ca or 613-270-1015
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