SEASON - CONCERT 1
It was a memorable occasion!
Christmas Oratorio an impressive debut for choral societyís new leader
BY RICHARD TODD, OTTAWA CITIZEN NOVEMBER 30, 2012
"Conductor de Souza has made a most impressive debut in this concert, and itís reasonable to imagine that he will lead the Choral Society to other fine achievements in the remainder of the season and in seasons to come." Read more ...
November 30, 2012
The Christmas Oratorio
J. S. Bach
(Das Weihnachts-Oratorium - sung in German)
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:30 pm
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
Wilbrod Street at Cumberland
Shannon Mercer, soprano
Daniel Cabena, counter-tenor
James McLean, tenor
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
Orchestra of the Ottawa Music Company
Jordan de Souza, conductor
The Journey from the Manger to the Epiphany
Bach's timeless celebration of the six Festival Days of Christmas
Stirring Baroque drums announce the momentous event and the great story begins. With richly varied orchestral voicing, bright choruses that dance across the score in elegant baroque gesture, contemplative arias, expansive recitatives, and chorales that divine the depths of the human spirit: the Christmas Oratorio will never grow old.
"Jauchzet, frohlocket! Auf, preiset die Tage!"
"Rejoice, be glad! Come praise the days!"