Thursday, June 6, 2013

SIX THINGS ... Concert love and the day after

               I Love This! Posted on Facebook just before the Concert by a fellow Stairweller. I want to know who wrote this because I have a  Blog post writing job here for you. Sorry, no remuneration of course.

Six things to look forward to tonight: 

1) Pucelete/Je languis/ Domino, A striking and historic medieval song with three separate melodies from when polyphonic music was new (you'll hear medieval tones in the harmonies) 

2) O Jesu Christe, One of our favourite sacred pieces that (for some of us, at least) evokes mist rolling in and bells tolling at twilight. 

3) Spirited Italian and Spanish songs from the Renaissance, and drinking songs in French and German.

4) A reception of tasty treats - some healthy, some indulgent, some both 

5) Ambience: St Barnabas is gorgeous, with incredible acoustics, and if we have a thunderstorm, we promise it will enhance the music and experience! (also the church is nice and cool). 

$2,000.00 gift to Serenity House Renewal
6) Presentation of a donation to charity and the awarding of two musical scholarships.

Right on all counts! 

I'm sure it brought in a few audience members out of the rain. 

 And oh, how it rained! When Pete gets those videos up on YouTube, listen for the thunderous downpour thrumming on the roof.

And the church was packed! 
Full house at St. Barnabas
Congrats to the PR committee for a great job informing the public via the various media. 

Also thanks to all the Stairwellers who pounded the pavement of Ottawa and Gatineau putting up a few hundred posters and flyers.
Rene, bass, adjusting a light while Rex, bass, looks on
Thanks to Susan, Diana, Rene and the tech crew for lighting. We couldn't do it all without  Nicole and her crew who wrangled all the food for the reception from us Stairweller cooks.
Nicole, alto, busy cleaning up the leftovers
Genevieve working hard selling those CDs for charity
Also a big thank you to Michel and Genevieve for once again womaning the CD table.

I'd like to send a shutout to some loyal twitter tweeps who retweeted our message to thousands of their followers --


We not only got the word out, but gained many new twitter followers. We also made some great connections to local Ottawa area movers and shakers.

1 comment :

  1. It was indeed a great evening.

    Denyse, soprano


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