Cantata Singers of Ottawa choir

Season 2021-2022

Rachmaninoff Vespers by Candlelight

Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (All-night Vigil Op.37) represents the culmination of a revival of interest in the music of the Russian Orthodox Church in the late 19th century.

The premiere in March 1915 at a concert raising funds for Russian soldiers on the frontline, was applauded by the critics and audience and received five repeat performances in the following month. The movements of the work are settings of the texts for evening office of divine worship and incorporates chants from either the Znamenny, Greek or Kiev traditions.

November 13, 2021 | 8:00PM

As an appetizer, please find below a recording of #6 “Bogoroditse Devo” from the CSO Rachmaninoff concert in 2016:


Libretto: PDF


$50 Premium seating
$30 Adults
$25 Seniors
$10 Students

Please note that you will not receive actual paper tickets. When the sale is complete, you will receive a Proof of Purchase by e-mail. At concert time, just present it at the door.