Saturday, May 28, 2016

Stairwell Carollers 2016 Spring Concert series Lux Aurumque tonight and June 4th

Stairwell Carollers St. Barnabas church, Ottawa
Stairwell Carollers St. Barnabas church, Ottawa
Don't miss our gala 2016 Spring Concert June 4th 7:30 pm at St. Barnabas Church, 70 James St. Ottawa !

$15 in advance, $20 at the door.
ADVANCE TICKETS are available from all choir members in person, ONLINE HERE, and at selected local businesses.
We will be presenting a $2000 cheque to the local chapter of the Parkinson's society of Eastern Ontario at this concert. This gift is made possible through our concert ticket and CD sales. Thanks! CDs are always available at our concert during intermission and at the reception afterwards. Thanks to the Square, we can accept credit cards at the concert for cd sales, so do that early Christmas shopping :)
As always, there will be a post concert reception with lots of yummies supplied by the choir. There is also a door prize draw , but you must be at the reception to win -- so we will see you there!

Since it was so well loved last spring, we are continuing to explore musical selections from the contemporary scene alternating with glorious prices from the Renaissance period. Here is the repertoire for the evening.
Lux Aurumque 2016 Stairwell Carollers Repertoire Our director, Pierre, has again chosen some spectacular music for this concert.
Due to popular demand ( and the fact that we all LOVE it) we are again singing the modern Ave Maria by Franz Biebl. If you have been living under a rock and have never heard it, here is an exquisite version of it on YouTube performed by a lone virtuoso, Mr. Matthew Curtis. We are planning to do quest workshops with Matthew here in Ottawa for the Stairwell Carollers upcoming 40th anniversary in 2017 -- which coincides with Canadas 150th birthday!

Don't miss this concert!
Here is a text list of the concert repertoire:
1. Amor Vittorioso - Giovanni Gastoldi (c.1550-1622)
2. Pater Noster - Igor Stravinsky
3. Dindirin, dindirin - Anon.(c.1500)
4. Earth Song - Frank Ticheli
5. Cucú, cucú! - Juan del Encina (1464-1523)
6. O magnum mysterium - Morten Lauridsen
7. Come Again - John Dowland (1563–1626)
8. O vos omnes - Pablo Cassals
9. Fa una canzone - Orazio Vecchi (1551-1605)
10. In Remembrance - Eleanor Daley
11. Tourdion - Claude Gervaise (fl.1540–1560)
12. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal - Paul Mealor
13. La Tricotea - Franco Alonso (c.1490-1520)
14. Spaséniye sodélal - Pavel Chesnokov
15. Fair Phyllis - John Farmer (1570-1601)
16. Lux aurumque - Eric Whitacre
17. Le chant des oyseaux - Clément Janequin (c.1485-1558)
18. Esto les Digo - Kinley Lange
19. O Jesu Christe - Jacquet de Mantua (1483 -1559)
20. Salve Regina - Francis Poulenc
21. Corten espadas afiladas - Cancionero de Medinaceli (1500)
22. Ubi caritas - Maurice Duruflé
23. El Grillo - Josquin Des Prez (1440-1521)
24. Ave Maria - Franz Biebl
Tonight we are also singing a concert at Almonte United Church in Almonte, Ont.
Please call 613 256 1355 for ticket info.
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And, for your listening pleasure, a TEASER PLAYLIST for the concert....
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