Who is Marc Coderre?
Marc P Coderre was born December 28 1973 in Ottawa Ontario.
On June 28 2003 he married Marina Molinari (Dec 29 1973 – Apr 23 2010) in their home parish of St Joseph’s in Ottawa (they had prevous been married “on paper” in Japan, November 9 1999). They had been a couple since November 11 1987.
Marc is currently a single widowed father of one son (Gabriel).

Marc graduated from Immaculata in 1992 (where he met Marina). Marc is a triple-alumni of Ottawa’s post-secondary institutes, having obtained a bachelors from the University of Ottawa in Political Science with a minor in History, then a masters from Carleton University in Political Science and also a Teacher of English as a Second Language certificate from Alonquin College. And later a certificate in Digital Music Production at Algonquin.

Marc has been a member of St Joseph’s Parish since October 1980 and a member of its choir since March 1989.

Marc began creating and recording his own music at home in July 1989 (under the alias Asterix until 1997 and then as Warhorse) first using an analogue 4-track machine, later a digital 8-track machine, and in recent years with Cubase. Warhorse is also Marc’s online alias.

His work in a real studio began in fall 2001 when he was invited to sing on the CD “Songs For the Soul” by long time friend and choir mate Karen Lahaise at SATB Studio operated by Armando Prini, himself a former musician and director of St Joseph’s choir, whom Marc has known since 1990. Marc also became a member of the Song Kitchen Choir Ottawa in September 2016 and the Musica Viva Singers in January 2017.

In early 2002, Marc decided to start his own CD project. It took a while for the project to finally get started. There were many lengthy delays and false starts, in Feb 2003 and summer 2004, but come fall 2005 and the two years that followed, work was done in earnest and the long-awaited CD was finally released in November 2007. The CD included favourites from his choir past as well as compositions written by himself or written with his eldest brother, Michael.

In April 2006, Marc started writing new songs for his second CD, Inspiration. Work in the studio began in the summer of 2008. For this project, music veteran, Alan Cranny, was brought into the team to provide musical arrangements and perform on many of the songs. The CD was finally released in February 2011.

Following the loss of Marc’s wife, Marina, in April 2010, Marc began work on his third CD. This project features the musical talents of Sean Chhangur on a number of tracks. One song features words by his late wife. It’s Marc’s most personal album to date. It was released in April 2015.

Working on CDs is thus the intersecting of both Marc’s long involvement in choir music and his own hobby of song-writing. Not surprisingly, his CDs are a mix of originals and liturgical songs by other composers in the Catholic tradition.

What is Circle Nine Music?
Rather than just use (c)Marc Coderre on songs and CDs, Marc uses “Circle Nine”. The significance of which comes from Japanese.(Marc once spent three years living in Japan.) In Japanese, “Marc” is transcribed as “maruku”. One meaning of “maru” is circle and one meaning of “ku” is nine. 丸九

(updated May 5 2015)

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there
    I am working at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo and wondering if Marc might be available for a concert in Feb or March of 2012? please let me know

  2. I was able to find copies of 2 of Marc’s CDs yesterday. I was so glad to find them. I used to work with Marc’s mom and Marc and Marina used to do volunteer work with us. I haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet

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