News of Ellie aka Kathleen Hernden Radke

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BACH MOTETS

Coming in September
OBC Digital Concert Hall

It is with regret that we have had to postpone our final concert of the 2020-2021 season because of ongoing provincial restrictions. We are committed to safely bringing you choral music through these uncertain times and invite you to join the JUNO Award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir for our final concert in our Digital Concert Hall in September! The concert highlights Bach’s universal message of hope and comfort in his brilliant Six Motets, including Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225; Der Geist hilft, BWV 226; Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227; Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228; Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229; and Lobet den Herrn, BWV 230; performed with continuo.

We look forward to seeing you online in our virtual format and also in person for our upcoming 2021-2022 season!

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JUNO WINNERS  ANNOUNCED ONLINE ON JUNE 29 7 PM 2020

OTTAWA BACH CHOIR JUNO ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

Wow! We are so honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral! Congratulations to all nominees! Huge thanks to The JUNO Awards and to so many who made this recording possible: ATMA Classique, Johanne Goyette; Carl Talbot, recording engineer; Founder and Artistic Director Lisette Canton; Ensemble Caprice, Matthias Maute, director; soloists Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Kathleen Hernden Radke, soprano; Kayla Ruiz, soprano; Danielle Alison Vaillancourt, alto; Jeff Boyd, tenor; Jean-Sébastien Kennedy, bass; Matthew Larkin, continuo; all of the choristers of the OBC that contributed to this CD.

Outstanding Choral Recording 2020

The OBC has been awarded the Juno for Outstanding Choral Recording 2020 from Choral Canada’s 2020 National Choral Awards for Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schütz: Motets!


European Tour
Ottawa Bach Choir
Lisette Canton, conductor
Concerts throughout Germany
Including the International Bachfest Leipzig 2022

Ottawa Bach Choir

Latest CD is now available.   Reviews Noted Below

“staggering and movingly performed” ~Gramophone Magazine….
this new one is among the very best” ~American Record Guide
“thrilling performances of…Handel, Bach and Schütz”

~The WholeNote~Soprano Kathleen Radke maintains a wonderfully relaxed vocal line through the execution of elaborate lines in Tecum principium in die virtutis and later she and Kayla Ruiz create enchanting chemistry in the soaring duet De torrente in via bibet.

Featuring

‘Dixit Dominus’ – Handel
‘Komm Jesu, komm’ – Bach
‘Cantiones Sacrae’ – Schütz

On the ATMA Classique label

Click on the link below to purchase now:

ottawabachchoir.ca/en/product/handel-dixit-dominus-bach-schutz-motets-2/

Kathleen is one of the featured soloists on the Ottawa Bach Choir’s recent  Christmas CD ‘TWAS BUT PURE LOVE Christmas CD,  Lisette Canton, conductor ; and the soprano soloist on the choir’s previous exceedingly popular A CHRISTMAS STORY with harpist Caroline Léonardelli, the women of the Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton, conductor; and one of the soloists on the OBC’s Cantate Domino CD in the exquisite Beatus Vir  and Lux Aurumque.  Kathleen is also the voice of Tosca in the computer animated short “Vissi d’arte”.  Sponsored by Bravofact/NFB and created by Black Cherry Digital Media, the animated short has been shown on Bravo TV and at festivals in Ottawa, Italy and Japan.

“Soprano Kathleen Radke sang the solo cantata Jauchzet  Gott in allen  Landen, BWV 51  beautifully.  She has such a smooth and lovely voice that it would have been worth going  to the concert just  to hear her… she’s got what it takes. Richard Todd, music critic, Ottawa Citizen

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