Thursday, March 9, 2017

Kyrie from Messe de Nostre Dame - Stairwell Carollers - YouTube

Roaring fire in woodstove, Timmins, Ontario
For today, a very Medieval Mass. Sung by only the men of the Stairwell Carollers.

Pierre took the suggestions from historical texts to inform the interpretation.

While listening to this I feel transported back to a time of castles, echoing halls and stone fireplaces.

Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform the Kyrie from Messe de Nostre Dame by  Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300–1377).


We are an a cappella group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie. The Stairwell Carollers have been ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions.

A non-profit organization, the Stairwell Carollers chorus raises funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

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Audio: Tom Barnes.  Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 5th, 2015.
Videographer: Richard Auger.
Editing: Pierre Massie
Photos: Holly Massie

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