Friday, April 17, 2015

Our first concert of the 2015 spring season this Sunday afternoon

Maman at The National Gallery of Canada
Maman at The National Gallery of Canada

Come hear the first Stairwell Carollers concert of the 2015 Spring Season this Sunday, April 19, at 3:00 pm at the National Gallery of Canada.

We have a purely Sacred lineup of songs for you from the Medieval era through the Renaissance period to Contemporary, including original works by our director, Pierre Massie.

Pierre, busy composing
Pierre, busy composing

As part of their concert series, entrance to the performance is free with the purchase of a regular Gallery admission.

Our other spring concerts are listed HERE.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April is in My Mistress’ Face - a Renaissance madrigal by Thomas Morley

Near the Merrickville Locks

Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "April is in My Mistress’ Face" by by Thomas Morley (1557 – 1602), an English composer, theorist, singer and organist of the Renaissance.

The Stairwell Carollers, an a cappella group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competition.

A non-profit organization, we raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

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

Buy our CDs and help Ottawa/Gatineau charities reach their goals.

Visit our blog or our website for updates.

Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 31st, 2014.

Videographers: Gert-Jan van Heuzen, Kevin Millington.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "Alleluja" by Henry Purcell

church in London, England


Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "Alleluja" by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) an English composer of the Renaissance.

This version of "Exultate justi in Domino" is available on our Sacred Songs from the Renaissance CD, "Cantate Domino", released October 2012.

The Stairwell Carollers, an a cappella group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competition.

A non-profit organization, we raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

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

Buy our CDs and help Ottawa/Gatineau charities reach their goals.

Visit our blog or our website for updates.

Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 31st, 2014.

Videographers: Gert-Jan van Heuzen, Kevin Millington.



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