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

Musician Profile

Albert Greer

ALBERT GREER was born in Toronto in 1937 and graduated from Grade 13 at University of Toronto Schools (U.T.S.) in 1955. After obtaining a BA at the University of Toronto, Mr. Greer won the Gold Medal in his ARCT (solo performer, voice) and embarked on a career as a tenor soloist, conductor, educator, and eventually as a composer and arranger of choral music.

As an educator, Mr. Greer taught at South Porcupine H.S. in Northern Ontario (1960-63), Central H.S. of Commerce in Toronto (1963-65), Nelson A. Boylen S.S. (1965-69) and Bathurst Heights S.S. in North York (1969-75, 77-79). In 1980, he became Choral Director at York University, where he also taught voice, choral conducting and advanced musicianship until he retired in 2004. During this time he also lectured for one year (1983-84) in Choral Technique and Repertoire at the University of Toronto.

In a parallel career as a tenor soloist specializing in oratorio and concert songs, Mr. Greer performed over four decades with major choirs and orchestras from coast to coast. His most acclaimed roles include Britten’s St. Nicolas, Orff’s Carmina Burana and that of the Evangelist in the St. Matthew and St. John Passions of J.S. Bach, the latter taking him to New Zealand in 1993. Mr. Greer’s singing is well documented on two CDs: Songs and Arias (1985) and My Life’s Delight (1996) as well as on YouTube.

In his conducting career, Albert Greer has directed a long list of choirs, including the North York Chorus (1972-74), the North York Teachers’ Choir (1972-74), Ontario Youth Choir (1974) and the Toronto Youth Singers (1974-75). After moving to Orillia in 1975, Mr. Greer became Artistic Director and Conductor of The Cellar Singers for 35½ years, from 1977 until his retirement at the end of the 2011-12 season. In 1990, he founded the Couchiching Young Singers which he directed until May 1996. Mr. Greer continues to serve as Organist and Director of Music at St. James’ Anglican Church in Orillia (1981 to the present).

Throughout his career, Mr. Greer has written many arrangements and a few original compositions, two of which are included in the Cellar Singers’ CD, Candlelight Carols (2002). As well, his dozens of descants are in regular use at St. James’, Orillia.

In 2002, Choirs Ontario awarded Mr. Greer the President’s Leadership Award for his years of choral leadership in Ontario. The year 2012 brought his appointment as Member of the Order of Canada, followed by his being awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in February 2013.

Mr. Greer continues to serve music, both at St. James’, Orillia, and as a choral and vocal clinician and adjudicator throughout Ontario. With his wife Nynka, Albert lives on Lake Couchiching, where he enjoys a rich life in music and boating.



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