|The Stairwell Carollers in 2003 -- ten years ago -- Dress rehearsal for Carols by Request Concert|
Thursday's Challenge -- Throwback Thursday -- Ten Years!
2003 was a BIG year for the Stairwell Carollers
We pressed our third Christmas Carol CD Mourning Dove after much struggle with dripping ice on the roof of the church.
|Pete thinks about the ice|
The haunting title track by our Director, Pierre. was chosen by our Dominion Carilloneur to be played on our National Capital's Carillon, at Parliament Hill here in Ottawa, Monday December 17th 2012.
|Ice on the church roof stops recording|
Our 2003 Christmas concert season was a challenge in itself!
Carols by Request was just that-- we had to learn many MANY carols -- old and new -- to be able to comply with our audiences possible requests.Twice as many carols were in the repertoire that year. We sang a set of lovely but uncommon carols in the first set -- then, in the intermission, the audience chose their favourite carols and we compiled a second set ON THE SPOT.
Some of the choices were SURPRISING. It was a heady and exciting (not to mention scary) experience.
|Purchase Mourning Dove here|
We even have a cookbook !
I will tell you tomorrow which carols won the top ten.