Capital Chamber 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” in May 2020, and ending the season with a special performance of Joby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles” and the Rutter and Fauré Requiems at the Music & Beyond Festival in July 2020.