Our Team

Ottawa Bach Choir Board of Directors

The core Board of Directors of the Ottawa Bach Choir is composed of people filling the roles of Chairperson, Secretary, Accounting, Marketing and Communications, Sponsorship and Legal. Other Board members focus on Special Events and Audience Development. We also have a staff of people working behind the scenes to make sure the choir runs as smoothly as possible.

  • Bertrand Doucet, Interim Chair/Secretary
  • Kevin Bessy, Audience Development
  • Fay Brunning, Member at Large
  • Dr. Martine Jaworski, Fundraising
  • Daniel Taylor, Member at Large
  • Bill Woodhouse, Tickets

If you believe you would be an excellent addition to our board, please email info@ottawabachchoir.ca to let us know you are interested.

Matthew Larkin, Accompanist

Organist, conductor, recording artist, and composer Matthew Larkin currently serves as Director of Music at St. Andrew’s Church, Ottawa, and is the Founding Artistic Director of Caelis Academy Ensemble. Over a thirty-year career as a liturgical musician, he has served as director of music at a number of prominent Canadian churches, and has appeared as a soloist or accompanist with orchestras and choirs nationwide. A Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Matthew’s recital work is known around the world, and he has been featured on several recording labels. Matthew has collaborated with the Ottawa Bach Choir in both concerts and recordings over its 22 year history.

Karen Frank, General Manager

Karen Frank employs her design, creative writing, event planning, social media expertise, organizational and interpersonal skills to the position of General Manager for the Ottawa Bach Choir. She was the arts administrator and festival co-founder of New Blue Emerging Dance Works in Toronto, Ontario, as well as working on a variety of freelance arts projects throughout the GTA with ActionCAN Films, The Body Monologues, and the Annex Flea, to name a few. Additionally, she has worked with Sweet Side Design, on various artistic projects and with Liberty Entertainment Group for high profile events throughout the city. Karen holds an M.A. in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music (Piano), and has been a member of the Juno Award winning Ottawa Bach Choir for three years, performing at Bachfest Leipzig, and Carnegie Hall, as well as appearing on their most recent album, Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Motets.

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