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.

Elena Goubanova, Administrative Manager

Elena Goubanova brings her experience in the areas of administration, communications, concert production, fundraising and special events planning and delivery, and passion for music to her role with the Ottawa Bach Choir.  She has administrative skills in organizing large-scale special events from her work in health care services and as a volunteer for Ottawa Chamberfest, Multifaith Housing Initiative and Rogers Community TV.  Elena holds an MA in Public Administration from Carleton University and a Graduate Certificate in Interactive Multimedia Management from Algonquin College. We are thrilled to welcome Elena to the Ottawa Bach Choir!

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