Thursday, August 17, 2017

Katrina's song

I wanted an excuse to wear a tuxedo

Wow 40 years! Where did the time go?

I've always been one of the oldest members of the Stairwell Carollers - if not the OLDEST - at our choir's 20th anniversary in 1997 I was 41, but still didn't look a day over 30. Pierre had HAIR - and I shampooed out my grey at home in 20 minutes.

Pete, our director
This was our 4th appearance on CTV's Regional Contact with Joel Haslam as host.
Joel hosts from a stairwell - at CJOH
Joel actually joined our group soon after our first appearance on his show back in 1993. He sang with our choir for 3 years but never did a Regional segment with us during that time, concerned about how it may look.
Stairwell Carollers at Cumberland museum in the early 90's

This was also the CD launch for Qui creavit celum, and a final song for Katrina. One of our finest sopranos, Katrina lost her battle with breast cancer soon after recording her tracks for our CD. We dedicated Qui creavit celum to her memory and net proceeds enabled us to give a donation to the Breast Cancer society.

We all grieved the loss of a dear friend and an angelic voice.
Katrina - all smiles despite singing outside in the rain
Joel used clips from our previous appearances on Regional to do a beautiful tribute to her in this episode.

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The Stairwell Carollers:

Pierre Massie started our a cappella choir in 1977 while he was a music student at Ottawa University. The Stairwell Carollers are ranked among the best of Ontario choirs, winning both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions. 

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1 comment :

  1. Great program and lovely tribute to Katrina. I believe I had to miss this due to an urgent work trip to Africa Xmas 1997.


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