Chamber Music Orillia

What some of
our patrons
are saying...

Marie-Caroline is a world-class violinist. Together with her husband, she is a rare and superb addition to the local music scene.

Albert Greer, C.M.


Jeff and Caroline create musical magic together!

Roy Menagh, Director
Orilla Wind Ensemble/
Orillia Vocal Ensemble


A well-performed, unique, and interesting programme…such a breath of fresh air!

Blair Bailey
from Orillia


It is so wonderful to hear children actually singing instead of shouting!

A patron from England


Violinist Marie-Caroline Bourque has a beautiful, full and warm sound. She posseses an excellent technique and plays with great expression.
Jeffrey Moellman is a master organist who knows his craft, and an accomplished collaborative pianist.

Anna Trubashnik,
Cantor, Temple Emanu-el, Toronto
Former member, Brussels Opera House


I was thrilled to hear the quality of music-making at the concert at St. James’ this afternoon. The Divertimento and the Vivaldi were particularly well performed and I was delighted with the way the children did so well with the Toy Symphony. It is such a treat to hear performers sounding like real chamber musicians.

I brought a carload of audience members down from Bracebridge and everyone was very excited with the entire concert. We’ll be looking forward to the rest of the series. Congratulations!

Nancy Telfer
internationally recognized composer and choral clinician


What a marvellous concert this afternoon!… The programme was quite impressive with such vitality, clarity and perfection. It was marvellous and I thank you so much for this opportunity to hear such expertise and joy that touched my heart and made it swell with gratitude.

A patron from Orillia


Thanks again for the joyful afternoon yesterday. When our kids told their Dad about the concert, all they talked about were the kids and their instruments, so you achieved an impression! Well done.

Kristine Riedel-Fiddick from Orillia


I’m congratulating you on your stupendous presentation. You and Caroline are such unbelievable assets to Orillia’s music community. Never do I recommend anyone unless they’re stellar. You hit the jackpot! Thanks for your wonderful contributions.

Paul Gockel
from Port Carling


I must tell you what a wonderful time I had watching and listening to your chamber music concert today. I was completely blown away by the amazing talent and skill of all the musicians. The children actually brought a tear to my eye when they began playing. Thanks again, I’ll be watching for more concert announcements.

Liz Taylor from Orillia


My daughter and I were thoroughly rapt with your concert at St. James’. I would like to consider sponsoring further through my business.

Stan Hunter
from Port Carling



Founders

Jeffrey Moellman, piano / organ / conductor Marie-Caroline Bourque, violin


Upcoming Guests

Evelyn Liang, piano Anna Trubashnik, mezzo soprano Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer, piano


Past Guests

Anna Antropova, viola / violin Suhashini Arulanandam, violin Michael Barth, trumpet Tim Beattie, guitar Alejandro Céspedes, percussion Pamela Cioroch, piano / composer Tim Francom, percussion Albert Greer, conductor / tenor Christine Gale Harrison, violin Christina Heppelle, soprano James Hilts, clarinet David Jones, piano Valerie Kuinka, viola Susan Kutertan, flute Janelle Laarakker, soprano Albina Molodozhan, violin Leonid Nediak, piano Sharon Prater, ’cello Mateusz Swoboda, ’cello Valerie Selander Voisey, violin Nancy Telfer, composer / piano Aleksa Toskov, violin / viola Anna Trubashnik, mezzo soprano Peter Voisey, oboe Mary-Jo Wilson, accompanist Alyssa Wright, ’cello Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer, piano


Upcoming Events

April 2: 3rd-annual “Music in the Museum” @ OMAH with CMO Youth Choirs and instrumentalists April 30: Spring Concert - CMO Youth Choirs


Past Concerts

2015-2016 Season - COMING SOON 2014-2015 Season - COMING SOON 2013-2014 Season - COMING SOON 2012-2013 Season 2011-2012 Season
About Past Performances
CMO Youth Choirs CMO Chamber Choir

CMO Youth Choirs

Our Junior Choir is the perfect opportunity for beginner and young singers to gain an understanding of singing, rhythm, note reading and movement - everything to put them on the right path to singing with confidence and enjoyment!

The Ensemble Singers offer advanced singers the privilege of singing more advanced pieces to further develop their musicality and vocal ability!

An exciting opportunity for youth to sing together, under the expert guidance of accomplished choral musicians.

Boys and girls, ages 6 and above, are invited to:

  • Sing great music together: in harmony and a variety of languages
  • Learn a solid foundation of vocal technique and ear training
  • Make new friendships
  • Develop teamwork and leadership skills
  • Enhance their concentration
  • Learn to work toward a final goal
  • Build confidence in public performance and an appreciation for their own musical instrument - their voice!
CMO Children’s Choir during workshop with Nancy Telfer CMO Children’s Choir during workshop with Nancy Telfer

Workshop with composer and choral clinician Nancy Telfer, October 2014


Weekly rehearsals are held on Wednesday afternoons at St. James’ Anglican Church in Orillia:



CMO Youth Choir highlights since 2014 include:


How to Join

Contact us now at 705.833.2202 or contact@ChamberMusicOrillia.org about joining for this fall. Rehearsals begin in September!


About Our Director

Jeffrey Moellman

JEFFREY MOELLMAN, a native of Independence, Kentucky, is Director of Music and Organist at the Church of the Guardian Angels in Orillia. Mr. Moellman earned a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Todd Wilson, and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Kent State University. He has dedicated new and restored organs in northern Kentucky and was organist for the principal liturgy for the 2008 Central Region convention of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, held at Cleveland’s Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist. In addition to regular solo recitals, Mr. Moellman presents frequent collaborative performances as part of Chamber Music Orillia, of which he is founder and Artistic Director. He has additional experience as an vocal and instrumental accompanist and continuist for choral and orchestral works.

Jeffrey’s choral technique was shaped during time spent as a vocalist with a wide variety of ensembles, including one-on-a-part, chamber choirs, symphonic choruses, community choruses, town-and-gown, scholas, and amateur-professional church choirs. Most recently, Mr. Moellman was a participant in the 2014 Choral Conducting Symposium as part of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s Emerging Conductors Program.

Prior to his appointment to Guardian Angels Church in 2010, Mr. Moellman held positions as Director of Music at churches in suburban Cleveland. He served for eight years as Choir Director and Accompanist for High Holy Days at Congregation Bethaynu in Pepper Pike, Ohio, and regularly accompanied services at prominent synagogues throughout Cleveland. Jeffrey has led a number of choral workshops and cantoring master classes for congregations in the GTA and Ohio, and regularly is called upon to lead rehearsals for the Cellar Singers in Orillia. Mr. Moellman has gained attention recently as a vocal and piano adjudicator for music festivals. Jeffrey is an active member of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, having served as President of the Simcoe-Muskoka Centre, and as a clinician at the Summer Institute of Church Music’s Spring Sing (2014) in Bracebridge.

In addition to his musical endeavours, Jeffrey holds a B.A. in Computer Information Systems and an A.A. in Business Administration from Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, Kentucky).

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