Friday, October 31, 2014

Our TOP 10 videos on YouTube -- #4 "Ay linda amiga"

Lonesone Gull
Number 4 on our TOP TEN YouTube videos,
"Ay linda amiga", a melancholy Madrigal about the pain of lost love.
Spanish lyrics and an English translation are HERE

Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "Ay linda amiga", a 16 century anonymous madrigal from Spain.


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Audio: Tom Barnes.  Recorded at St-Charles Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  June 8th, 2001.

Editing: Pierre Massie

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Our TOP 10 videos on YouTube -- #5 "Carol of the Bells"


twinkling lights on a tree in Center Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Number 5 on our TOP TEN YouTube videos
is an all-time favourite Christmas carol, "Carol of the Bells".
The lyrics are HERE

The Stairwell Carollers, perform "Carol of the Bells" by the famous composer, Anonymous, in a setting by Peter Wilhousky.

"Carol of the Bells" is recorded on "Qui Creavit Celum", the caroller's first Christmas CD.

All Stairwell Caroller CDs are available in both CD and MP3 format on our website.

The Stairwell Carollers are an a cappella Ottawa choir, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie. A non-profit organization, they raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

Buy our CDs!!!  They make great Christmas gifts and they help local charities.

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Audio: Tom Barnes.  Recorded at St. Charles Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 18, 2009.

Editing: Pierre Massie

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Our TOP 10 videos on YouTube -- #6 "Past Three O'Clock" -- Charles Wood

Winters night and Steeple
Number 6 on our TOP TEN YouTube videos
is a splendid compilation carol, "Past Three O'Clock".
You can read the lyrics HERE

"Past Three O'Clock" -- by Charles Wood and arranged by William Llewellyn -- sung by the Stairwell Carollers,  an a cappella Ottawa choir, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie.

A non-profit organization, they raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.
This version of "Past Three O'Clock" is on our "I Saw A Swete Semly Syght" CD. 

All our CDs are available on our website in both CD form and as MP3 downloads.

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Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at their December 8th 2000 Christmas concert at St. Charles church, Ottawa, Canada..

Editing: Pierre Massie

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