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

Jeffrey Moellman

JEFFREY MOELLMAN, a native of Independence, Kentucky, is the newly appointed Director of Music and Organist at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Kingston, Ontario. 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. He has extensive experience as a vocal and instrumental accompanist and continuist for choral and orchestral works.

In addition to regular solo recitals, Mr. Moellman has presented frequent collaborative performances from 2011 to 2017 as part of Chamber Music Orillia (CMO), of which he was founder and Artistic Director. His activities for CMO also included directing the CMO Youth Choirs and the CMO Chamber Choir, comprised of some of the finest choral singers from across Simcoe County and Muskoka. Mr. Moellman was the recipient of the Orillia and District Arts Council’s 2015 Educating in the Arts Award in recognition of his community outreach and educational efforts.

Jeffrey’s choral technique was further 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. 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 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Mr. Moellman held positions as Director of Music at Church of the Guardian Angels in Orillia (since 2010) and 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.

As a musician dedicated to sharing his art, Jeffrey served on the faculty at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy (now College), a Catholic liberal arts institution in Barry’s Bay, Ontario. He has adjudicated vocal and piano divisions for local music festivals, presented a number of choral workshops and cantoring master classes for congregations in the GTA and Ohio, and frequently was called upon to lead rehearsals for the Cellar Singers in Orillia. 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).