Robert Jones, Director
Robert Jones earned music degrees from the University of Windsor (1980) and the University of Western Ontario (1982). He also studied at the Royal School of Church Music in England and holds the Associateship and Choir Master diplomas from the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Active in the RCCO, Bob is currently the president of the Ottawa Centre. From 1982-99, Bob served as Director of Music at Central United Church in Sault Ste. Marie. He served as Organist and Choir Director at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Ottawa from 1999 until the end of 2022 when the church closed following a fire. He is now serving in a similar capacity at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Ottawa’s west end. Bob has played for the Saturday mass at St. Basil’s Church (Ottawa) since 2000 and has been the conductor of the Seaway Valley Singers since 2004.
Margaret Whisselle, Accompanist
Margaret Whisselle graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with a Bachelor of Music degree. She was the original Seaway Valley Singers’ accompanist (1993-2000) and returned to us in September 2010! She is Organist/Choir Director at Lakeshore Drive United Church and Music Program Director for St. James Anglican Parish, both in Morrisburg. In addition to her private music students, Margaret teaches piano/vocal lessons at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville. She has been involved in local theatre for years, particularly noted for playing character roles with the Brockville Operatic Society. Margaret has recently been inducted into the Brockville and Area Performing Arts Hall of Fame.