Saturday, April 21, 2018

40th Gift to the director a BIG surprise!

Christoph presents Pierre with a 40th tribute from the choir
What would you like to get to commemorate your 40th year directing your choir? Chocolates? flowers? A new tuning fork?

Susan, alto and treasurer, had the BEST idea.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.
The 30th choir anniversary gift of this Maestro sign was Susan's idea too.
Pierre's favourite choral conductors were always Sir David Willcocks and John Rutter.

Sadly, Sir David  is no longer with us. The choir and Pierre have a wonderful souvenir in a special arrangement he made for us back in 2000 of We Wish you a Merry Christmas. We recorded it for our Christmas CD I Saw a Swete Semly Syght.
Stairwell Carollers exclusive arrangement by Sir David Willcocks
He also sent his well wishes to Pete for the choir's 30th anniversary!

Guess what? John Rutter is in Ottawa this June for Music and Beyond.
Susan couldn't let this chance go - she had been lucky enough to meet Mr. Rutter at a music workshop in England. She reached out to him in request for a meeting with Pierre while he is here in Ottawa.
Lovely 40th card and gift for Pete from the choir
So, along with tickets to his concert, Pierre will get to meet one of the world's great choral geniuses face to face!

Thanks to all the choir members, the committee, and especially Susan for this amazing gift!

About The Stairwell Carollers:

Pierre Massie began our a cappella choir way back in 1977 while studying music at Ottawa U. The Stairwell Carollers are ranked with the best of Ontario choirs, winning both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions. 

A registered Canadian charity, we also help local charities with our concert, CD and cookbook salesNet proceeds benefit charity.



Please DONATE to support our 40th year workshops! 

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