A Theatrical Concert Experience: The Ottawa Baroque Consort presents The Cloth Merchant

The tale of real-life 17th century Dutch businessman-turned-scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

7:30 pm, March 25, Glebe St. James, United Church (650 Lyon St. S)

Join Ottawa’s premier Baroque orchestra as they tell the tale of real-life 17th century Dutch
businessman-turned-scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. His discoveries led to his legacy as
the “father of microbiology.” How much of our modern knowledge can be attributed to this
little-known Dutch cloth merchant?

The orchestra will perform an all-Dutch musical program, complemented by the skill of
acclaimed Ottawa actor Pierre Brault. The Cloth Merchant is written and programmed by codirectors Jacinthe Gauthier-Hudon and Olivier Henchiri.

The Cloth Merchant will run for one night only! March 25, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. at Glebe St. James
United Church (650 Lyon St. S). Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Adults $25,
Students $15, FREE for those 16 and under.

About The Ottawa Baroque Consort

The Ottawa Baroque Consort is a full-sized, not-for-profit orchestra. As a period ensemble,
they perform on instruments that are made in the same style as and using methods true to the
Baroque era – which ranged from about 1600-1750 C.E. Under the leadership of artistic
director Olivier Henchiri, the group has been helping history come alive in Ottawa since

For more information, you can learn more on our website. Or, feel free to reach out to Jacquie
Surges, our event contact.

Jacquie Surges
Communications Manager