Founded in 2009 by Dr. Sara Brooks, the Capital Chamber Choir is a 30-voice auditioned ensemble composed of advanced singers from the Ottawa region. The ensemble was formed as an outlet for Canadian and local music, and to showcase the exciting variety within the contemporary choral music world. The choir has attracted a diverse and dedicated audience, and is praised for its skill, energy, vocal blend, and fearless commitment to performing new and challenging music. The Capital Chamber Choir specializes in the performance of contemporary choral music, and is known as a champion of emerging and established Canadian and local composers. The choir 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. Conductor Biography
Jamie Loback holds a Master’s degree in music from the University of Ottawa. Since 2005, he has served as Director of Music at St. Joseph’s Parish, and currently serves as conductor of the Ottawa Children’s Choir (Chamber and Boys’ choirs) and the Artistic Director of both the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir and the Capital Chamber Choir. His recent work includes leading the Ottawa Children's Choir on a tour to France in April 2017, conducting feature performances at Notre-Dame de Paris and the commemorative ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Jamie recently completed an album with the Capital Chamber Choir featuring the music of Canadian composers. Upcoming engagements include the preparation of the Capital Chamber Choir for performances of Mozart's Requiem with Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra (May 2017), as well as several festival performances in celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial.