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In a very short time, the Capital Chamber Choir has established itself as Ottawa’s premiere small vocal ensemble. Jamie Loback has developed a sound serene and urgent, cerebral and spiritual, with immaculate tuning and laser-cut precision.
— Natasha Gauthier, Artsfile Ottawa (June 24, 2017)

The ensemble completed its first domestic tour in July 2018, performing at   PODIUM  , Choral Canada’s national conference and festival in St. John’s, NL.

The ensemble completed its first domestic tour in July 2018, performing at PODIUM, Choral Canada’s national conference and festival in St. John’s, NL.

New Album:

The Delight of Paradise

CCC released its all-Canadian debut album, The Delight of Paradise, in April 2017. The album features works by six Ottawa-based composers—Nicholas Piper, Kelly-Marie Murphy, Christine Donkin, Steven Gellman, Andrea MacWilliams and Timothy Mott—and Vancouver-based composer Jocelyn Morlock.   Learn more about The Delight of Paradise »

CCC released its all-Canadian debut album, The Delight of Paradise, in April 2017. The album features works by six Ottawa-based composers—Nicholas Piper, Kelly-Marie Murphy, Christine Donkin, Steven Gellman, Andrea MacWilliams and Timothy Mott—and Vancouver-based composer Jocelyn Morlock.

Learn more about The Delight of Paradise »

Audition for CCC

Auditions are now closed for the 2019-2020 season. Still interested? Send an email to amy@capitalchamberchoir.ca!

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2019-2020 Season

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Capital Chamber Choir presents:

Gabriel Fauré’s REQUIEM

with the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 3:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Parish, Ottawa

Capital Chamber Choir presents:

David Lang’s “The Little Match Girl Passion” and other selected works.

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Parish, Ottawa


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Capital Chamber Choir presents:

Alfred Schnittke’s “Concerto for Choir”

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Parish, Ottawa

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Capital Chamber Choir presents:

Timothy Takach’s “Helios”


Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 8:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Parish, Ottawa

The Choir

The Capital Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble of advanced singers from the Ottawa region. The choir and Artistic Director, Jamie Loback, are committed to bringing a diverse range of choral music—in particular, modern, Canadian, and local works—to audiences through high-caliber and engaging performances. Community outreach as well as support for new composers and local musicians are important elements of this mandate.

Founded in 2009 by Dr. Sara Brooks, the Capital Chamber Choir has become known for its energy, versatility, and musicianship. The choir is a true collaboration, emphasizing the importance of collegiality in generating an integrated choral sound. The Capital Chamber Choir is a volunteer-led organization, drawing Executive Board and Committee members from within the ensemble itself.

Each season, the choir presents its own concert series in addition to collaborative projects with other musicians and organizations. The choir has performed with distinguished musicians and composers such as Ēriks Ešenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen, The Chamber Players of Canada, Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, Kathleen Battle, Sandra Graham, Emma Kirkby, and Daniel Taylor & The Theatre of Early Music. The ensemble made its National Arts Centre (NAC) debut in October 2015 with a performance during the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s (NACO) Roaring Twenties Festival. In 2017 the ensemble performed Mozart’s Requiem with the NACO and recorded Ana Sokolovic’s Golden slumbers kiss your eyes… with the NACO under the direction of Maestro Alexander Shelley (album title: New Worlds on the Analekta label).

The 2019-2020 season brings much celebration as we launch our 10th Anniversary as a choir! We are excited to perform alongside the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir in Fauré’s Requiem in November, followed by CCC’s first performance of David Lang’s famous “The Little Match Girl Passion” in December. The winter brings many exciting and difficult pieces such as Alfred Schnittke’s “Concert for Choir” in March 2020, the Canadian premier of Timothy Takach’s “Helios”, and ending the season with a special performance of Joby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles” at the Music & Beyond Festival in July 2020.

The Singers

Photo: Handsome Zac Photography

Photo: Handsome Zac Photography

Sopranos

  • Jennifer Berntson

  • Mairin Douglas

  • Adriane Epprecht

  • Maura Forrest

  • Jennie Glassco

  • Cait Hurcomb

  • Erin Joyce

  • Sumin Lee

  • Janessa Mann

  • Andrea MacWilliams

  • Sophia Nickel

  • Lily Polowin

  • Hannah Searson

  • Erika Tanner

  • Nicole Van Oosten

Altos

  • Heather Buisman

  • Amy Desrosiers

  • Ellie Glantz

  • Carolyn Greve

  • Alison Hamer

  • Adriana Kolijn

  • Jessica McClay

  • Katy Quinn

  • Amy Reckling

  • Sonya Sweeney

  • Alice Yoch

 

Tenors

  • Phillip Burness

  • Cameron Climie

  • Dorian Gerdes

  • Louis Jacques

  • David Jiang

  • Sean Maher

  • Nicholas Piper

  • Shawn Potter

Basses

  • Jamie Bertram

  • Kyle Canton

  • Spencer Cripps

  • Elias Dubelsten

  • David Keyes

  • Christopher Mallory

  • Shawn Mattas

  • Timothy Mott

  • Madox Terrell

  • Philippe Wandeler

  • Paul Whiteley

  • Alex Zabloski

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Artistic Director

Jamie Loback holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Ottawa. Jamie is the Artistic Director of the Capital Chamber Choir, Ottawa Regional Youth Choir, and Ottawa Children’s Choir. Since 2005, he has served as Director of Music at St. Joseph’s Parish in Ottawa conducting the church’s three choirs.

Jamie is a passionate advocate for contemporary choral music, especially regarding works by Canadian composers as well as young composers who require performance opportunities for their music. He is dedicated to fostering inspiration, enthusiasm, and creativity in the next generation of choral musicians.

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Choir Manager

Cornwall native Amy Desrosiers is a mezzo-soprano and sings in the Capital Chamber Choir. She completed a Bachelor of Music and minor in Arts Administration in 2011 at the University of Ottawa.

Amy loves working behind the scenes as an Arts Administrator and Choir Manager for the Capital Chamber Choir since 2014. She is also the only Canadian to be accepted into the Young Event Management Programme (YEMP4) as part of the EUROPA CANTAT XX festival in Tallinn, Estonia in July / August 2018.

Amy recently completed her Digital Marketing Certificate in July 2020.

Photo: Dar-Lens Photography

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Voice Specialist

Sonya Sweeney is a vocal artist and pianist based in Ottawa, ON. Sonya has been praised for her sensitivity and technique as both a vocalist and pianist. She performs not only in Ottawa, but also in many parts of the Fraser Valley and Victoria, BC.

Sonya dedicates her time to teaching students in voice, piano and theory. She also works extensively with the Capital Chamber Choir, both as a chorister and vocal coach. Her passion is sharing the joy of music in performance and passing on her knowledge to others through teaching.