|Ottawa Bach Choir performs Baroque and Contemporary works in Song and Spirit|
|Written by Administrator | Monday, April 02, 2012|
For Immediate Release
Ottawa (Canada) – The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) performs the final concert of its tenth anniversary subscription series, Song and Spirit, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Avenue. Under the direction of its Founder and Artistic Director, Lisette Canton, the OBC will present Baroque and Contemporary works by Bach, Monteverdi, Pachelbel, Purcell, Schütz, Nystedt, Pärt, and Whitacre; including a newly commissioned piece by Ottawa composer, Nicholas Piper. The OBC’s annual Silent Auction fundraiser will precede the concert, starting at 6:30 pm.
The Ottawa Bach Choir turned ten this year and has had an amazing season of celebration. Just a year ago, this world-class professional ensemble debuted at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City to critical acclaim: "...you immediately heard the choir's chief assets: a bright, clear and transparent sound; a springy feel for rhythm; beautifully shaded dynamics; and exemplary diction..." (Steve Smith, The New York Times, May 24, 2011). As the choir expands in breadth, other up-coming performances in this special season include a performance at Podium 2012 (the biennial conference of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities), an Intimate Concert at the home of one our distinguished patrons, and appearances at the Music and Beyond Festival and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival this summer. The OBC also released its 5th CD in honour of its tenth anniversary, Cantate Domino.
The Ottawa Bach Choir, which has received both national and international acclaim, was founded in 2002 by Lisette Canton and consists of some of the top choristers from the National Capital Region and beyond. With the combination of a scholarly and emotional approach to choral music, the OBC provides an unforgettable experience of music at its best.
For interviews and information, please contact:
Nicholas S. Read, Artistic Administrator, 613.265.7815, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisette Canton, Founder and Artistic Director, 613.222.1882, email@example.com
Ottawa Bach Choir
Lisette Canton, Conductor
Song and Spirit
featuring Baroque and Contemporary works by Bach, Monteverdi, Pachelbel, Purcell, Schütz, Nystedt, Pärt, and Whitacre; including a newly commissioned piece by Ottawa composer, Nicholas Piper. The OBC’s annual Silent Auction fundraiser will precede the concert, starting at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8:00 pm
Tickets are available at: Leading Note, 370 Elgin; Compact Music, 190 and 785-A Bank; CD Warehouse (all locations), and at the door (depending on availability)
Information: www.ottawabachchoir.ca or 613-270-1015
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