Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform "I Saw Three Ships”

Christmas Bows
Christmas Bows
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform "I Saw Three Ships” arranged by William Llewellyn.

This version of "I Saw Three Ships” will be on our “O magnum mysterium” CD to be released October 2015.

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

The 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.

We are a non-profit organization, who raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

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

Visit our blog or our website for updates.


Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.
Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
Editing: Pierre Massie

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"The Truth From Above” performed by the Stairwell Carollers -- Youtube

Carolling at Ottawa U. 2007
Carolling at Ottawa U. 2007
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform "The Truth From Above” arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams and adapted for a cappella by Pierre Massie.

The 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 Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.
Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
Editing: Pierre Massie

Monday, January 19, 2015

All new January 2015 Vocal music link up -- link your musical posts with us!

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

"Puer natus”, a traditional 16th century carol arranged by Pierre Massie

Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform "Puer natus" a traditional 16th century carol arranged by Pierre Massie.
The 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.
We are a non-profit organization, who 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 Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.
Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
Editing: Pierre Massie

Friday, January 16, 2015

"Nouvelle agréable”, arranged by Pierre Massie

Singing at the National Gallery, Ottawa
Singing at the National Gallery, Ottawa
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform "Nouvelle agréable", arranged by Pierre Massie.
This version of "Nouvelle agréable" will be on our "O magnum mysterium" CD to be released October 2015.
All our CDs are available on our website in both CD form and as MP3 downloads.
The 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. They are a non-profit organization, who raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

Buy our CDs and help Ottawa/Gatineau charities reach their goals!!!Visit our blog or our website for updates.

Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.
Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
Editing: Pierre Massie

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ottawa auditions -- looking for sopranos / Nous recherchons des sopranos for 2015 Spring season

Stairwell Carollers in the Rideau Chapel at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Stairwell Carollers in the Rideau Chapel at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

The Stairwell Carollers hold auditions regularly. For this coming Spring 2015 season, we are auditioning Sopranos only, to start in February for our spring repertoire.
This season we are doing a purely sacred music repertoire gleaned from ancient to contemporary sources.
To qualify, all you need is a solid voice, a good ear and a great attitude.
Reading music is an asset but not a necessity.
For more info, send us an email.

Don't delay! Contact us to book your audition slot for January 28, 2015.
Les Chanteurs Stairwell font des auditions régulièrement. Nous recherchons des sopranos pour février 2015.
Cette saison consistera de chants sacrés du 13ième siècle à nos jours.
Lire la musique est un atout mais n'est pas essentiel.
Les auditions se feront fin janvier.

Pour plus de renseignements, envoyez-nous un courriel. Les auditions auront lieu le 28 janvier, 2015.
Note on bar line
cute scroll

If you live in the Ottawa/Hull area and love to sing, set up your audition with us now!



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