About Friends of NAC Orchestra

Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra is a not-for-profit organization who support the NAC Orchestra, music, and music education through our fundraising activities and volunteer efforts.

Founded at the same time as the Orchestra, in 1969, Friends has been connecting music and people ever since. Our goal is to enjoy music while financially supporting young talented musicians and creating opportunities for the younger generation to enjoy orchestral music.


Honorary Patron

Alexander Shelley

Executive Committee

President Christine McLaughlin
  First Vice-President Madeleine Aubrey
  Second Vice-President Melina Vacca-Pugsley
  Secretary Kathleen McKillop
  Treasurer Sally Boucher


Embassy Concerts Melina Vacca-Pugsley
  Diplomatic Liaison Carol Lutes Racine
  Membership Services Madeleine Aubrey
  Legal Colonel-Maître® Michel W. Drapeau
  Music to Dine For Suzanne Gumpert
  Music Education Liaison Christine McLaughlin
  Marketing and Communications Julie Anne Brown

Ex officio Representatives

NAC Orchestra Representative rotational
  NAC Music Dept. Representative rotational

Con Brio

Con Brio is our member newsletter that is distributed at least once a year, electronically or via post. It features news and feature stories about our activities and the NAC Orchestra itself, and complements our more frequent email communications.

Con Brio - May 2024 [PDF]
Con Brio - Spring 2024 [PDF]
Con Brio - December 2023 [PDF]
Con Brio - September 2023 [PDF]
Con Brio - July 2023 [PDF]
Con Brio - May 2023 [PDF]
Con Brio - April 2023 [PDF]
Con Brio - March 2023 [PDF]
Con Brio - December 2022 [PDF]

Annual Reports

FNACO Annual Report 2022-23

Contact Us

By Mail
Our mailing address is:
Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
PO Box 4839, Station E
Ottawa ON K1P 5H9

By E-Mail