|2013 Stairwell Carollers (minus a few that couldn't make it for the pic)|
Here we are on the steps of my favourite venue, St. Charles in Vanier.
Too bad it's no longer a church.
Budget restrictions forced its closure and sent the congregation packing to a newer place of worship nearby. Sadly, St. Charles may become condos in the future -- sacrilegious to me, pardon the pun.
Hey, I'm not Catholic, but it is such a lovely church -- all ivory and gold inside with a huge contemporary stained glass window over the alter.
Built in the classic cathedral shape, the quality of the sound at concerts was outstanding, with a wondrous echo coming back to us, filling the space with our voices.
The only reason we did not record CDs there is the constant traffic noise from Beechwood Avenue, impossible to filter out.
Ah, well... we have lovely memories of singing there -- doing our group photo there again seems right.
|Our 2007 group photo|
|Rex, Kelly, Maggie and Nicole are in this one from 2011|
Well, maybe not that old...
|way back in 2008|
Ha -- love those photo effects.
Well, we'll see what wonders I can wring out of my photo program... stayed tuned...