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


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

Marie-Caroline Bourque

A native of Montréal, violinist MARIE-CAROLINE BOURQUE holds a Master of Music degree and a Professional Studies Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with David Cerone and David Updegraff. Previously, she completed her Bachelor of Music summa cum laude at the University of Ottawa, studying with Claude Richard and Walter Prystawski. She is also a graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Further studies were pursued on scholarship at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Encore School for Strings, the Sarasota Music Festival, the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, the Domaine Forget Academy, and the National Arts Centre Young Artists Programme directed by Pinchas Zukerman. Ms. Bourque was a winner of the National Arts Centre Bursaries Competition, a laureate of the Czech and Slovak Music Competition in Montréal, and a winner in the Canadian Music Competition.

Ms. Bourque has presented solo and chamber recitals in the United States and Canada, and has been featured on Radio-Canada and CBC Radio. She has appeared as soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the University of Ottawa Orchestra, Ottawa Symphony Strings and Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Bourque has maintained a studio of motivated and enthusiastic students for over twenty years, and was teaching assistant to David Updegraff at the Cleveland Institute of Music from 2001 to 2003. After having been a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra from 2002 to 2010, Ms. Bourque returned to Canada with her husband and their four young children. Since then, she has performed with a number of ensembles throughout central Ontario, and served on faculty in 2011 and 2012 at Music by the Lake, a summer programme of the Toronto District School Board held on Lake Couchiching. Ms. Bourque has adjudicated several music festivals in Southern Ontario, including the 2013 OMFA Provincial Competition, and is a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association (CMFAA).

Aside from violin, Ms. Bourque has a keen interest in helping children to reach their full potential through comprehensive music education, drawing on traditional and innovative methods.