Monteverdi Choir Announces Canadian Debut

By David Salazar

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists will make their Canadian debut on Oct. 28, 2023.

The performance will feature a presentation of J.S. Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” at the Paroisse Saint François d’Assise in Ottawa. Dinis Sousa conducts the showcase.

Soloists include baritone Gerald Finley, tenor Michael Schade, soprano Nancy Argenta, and countertenor Daniel Taylor.

The showcase will be sponsored by the Theatre of Early Music in collaboration with Music and Beyond, the Ottawa Bach Choir, the Rideau Chorale, Seventeen Voyces, the Ottawa Choral Society, and Caelis.

This concert is part of an ongoing tour for the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras which sees the ensemble perform across the world in such cities as Chicago, New Jersey, New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Luxembourg, Versailles, and Hamburg. During this tour, the organization will perform Bach’s B minor mass four times.