Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Da Capo - Stairwell Caroller History - Exciting news from Ronald McDonald House

Our first recording, "Christmas with the Stairwell Carollers"
$53,791 for Ronald McDonald House
Way back in 1985, our first recording was on vinyl and was aptly named "Christmas with the Stairwell Carollers". All this time, we thought the album made about $15,000 for the house.

We were wrong.

In a good way...

Cheryl Lavasseur, director of Manoir Ronald McDonald House recently dug through the archives in the basement and discovered that the album actually made $53,791!
The Stairwell Carollers with Ronald at Ronald McDonald House 1986

The Stairwell Carollers with guests at Ronald McDonald House 1986

The Stairwell Carollers pose with Ronald at Ronald McDonald House 1986

The Stairwell Carollers sing Christmas carols at Ronald McDonald House 1986

The Stairwell Carollers relax in the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House 1986

The house is an amazing resource for the families of sick children admitted to CHEO, and is located right next door to the hospital. They charge families only $10 per night with no obligation to pay even that small amount if they are not able.

McDonald's commits a large amount of money each year to the running of each House but it amounts to about 30% of what our Ottawa location needs. They depend heavily on community support.

Read more about the House.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

STILL can't wait for Christmas? Plan your concert-going now! Tickets available online

Christmas Candle centerpiece
The Stairwell Carollers 
O magnum mysterium

Friday, December 12th
Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa (ON), 7:30pm.

Wednesday, December 17th
St Columba Anglican Church 24 Sandridge Rd, , Ottawa, (ON), 7:30pm.

For these two performances only, advance tickets can be purchased for $15,
using the following options...

  • BUY THEM NOW ONLINE through PayPal-----

    Purchase online tickets for these two concerts.

    Choose a location.

    Instructions for your
    online purchase
  • Purchase tickets at the following locations...
    • Leading Note, 370 Elgin St., Suite No. 2
    • Compact Music, 206 & 785 1/2 Bank Street locations OR
    • Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Ave.
    Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $20.

  • Other concert listings
    Friday, November 28th
    St. Thomas Anglican Church, 1619 Stittsville Main St, Stittsville, (ON), 7:30pm.

    Saturday, November 29th
    First Unitarian Congregation Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave, Ottawa, (ON), 7:30pm.

    Saturday, December 6th
    Église du Sacré Coeur, 591 Cumberland St, Ottawa, (ON),7:30pm..

    Sunday, December 7th
    National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr Ottawa, 3pm, in the Garden Court..

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Don't miss out! BOOK YOUR AD in our Gorgeous 2014 Concert Program! Deadline November 3rd !

     Stairwell Carollers 2012 Concert season playbill cover (front and back)
    Corporations and Small Business owners -- Don't miss this excellent sponsorship opportunity!
    The Stairwell Carollers concert playbill.  
    Any company or organization, or anyone wanting to promote an event or celebration, is more than welcome to request to purchase space in our concert booklet.   
    Be aware, however, our concerts are family friendly and we reserve the right to refuse ads or companies promoting gambling, drug paraphernalia or adult content.

    Book your ad for 2014 NOW.  
     Deadline November 3rd...
    WHY ADVERTISE IN OUR PLAYBILL? This one playbill serves FIVE evening concerts in  Ottawa and in Stittsville! 

    Our concerts are well attended and often sell out!

      Our 2014 Christmas season Playbill cover is printed on glossy stock in colour. 

     The interior is printed in black and white on standard stock. 
    The size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (folded 8 1/2"x 11"). 

    Ads are mixed
    with concert info through the playbill to encourage viewing of sponsors ads.
    Ad Prices
    BUSINESS CARD ad = $75
    HALF PAGE ad = $1o0
    FULL-PAGE ad = $2o0
    INSIDE front or back COLOUR ad = $250
    BACK COVER COLOUR ad = $300

    Example Page

    Past years advertisers
    Campbell Douglas Keyboards - 1547 Merivale Road
    Clocktower Pub, 575 Bank Street
    CD warehouse
    Books on Beechwood
    Christopher Wheeler Heating & Cooling
    Great Books Great Gifts Ottawa U Book Store
    Lester's Barber Shop - 13 Beechwood
    Fraser Café - 7 Springfields at Beechwood
    New Edinburgh Pub
    Hampton Wellness Centre - 1419 Carling
    Ottawa Regional Youth Choir
    Farris-manning photography 
    Le Saint-Ô
    Campbell Douglas

    Charitable Contribution
    If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to the choir in someone's memory, or have a Christmas message placed, you can either supply your own artwork which we will scan or we can do it for you. Please describe the look you would like (font, type of clip art) as best you can, with the proper wording for your message, and Holly will design it accordingly.

    Email info@stairwellcarollers.com  NOW to book your ad !

    Our latest CD, CANTATE DOMINO - a selection of Renaissance Sacred choral pieces.
    Cantate Domino is dedicated to the memory of Paul Churchill, Tenor, whose voice and heart will be forever remembered.

    If you live in the Ottawa area, you can purchase our CDs directly from choir members. 

    You can also buy them at Ottawa area stores, online, or at our live concerts.


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