The Rehearsal

by Abigail Gossage March. 25, 2019 650 views

On the weekend the Ottawa Choral Society performed a very excellent rendition of Bach's St. John Passion . As I knew many of the performers I was allowed to take some photographs during the Dress Rehearsal as long as I did not distract the musicians.

As the balcony was very firmly locked the most I could get of the complete forces was from the back of St. Joseph's Church.

Conductor Jean-Sebastien Vallée checks his score on the break.

The inside of the magnificently carved portatif organ.


Continuo confab

The "official" portrait:
Back Daniel Cabena (countertenor), Geoffrey Sirett (baritone; Jesus), Isaiah Bell (tenor; arias), Sean Watson (baritone; Pilate and arias)
Front: Asitha Tennekoon (tenor; Evangelist), Jean-Sebastien Vallée (conductor), Jacqueline Woodley (soprano)

Just horsin' around..

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

Love to see this behind-the-scenes sessions.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Nice work! Looks like a fun bunch!

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