Monday, April 29, 2019

Choral Masterclass - TOP TEN - 7 - "feel like the best singer in the world" - Faure Requiem - YouTube video

Flowers for Spring singing
Gabriel Lewis O’Connor Choral MASTERCLASS May 18 

Less than 40 spots remaining - $25

TOP TEN Reasons to Register!

#7  - Annika (soprano):

"Gabe is so very talented and it is so easy to learn from him, I found myself wanting to learn from him, since he is so lovely. He is relaxed and laid back, he makes you laugh and feel at ease. 

He has an ability to make you feel like the best singer in the world, while at the same time teaching you how to be a better singer."



Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 15th  2019
Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 15th  2019
Gabe, a doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City,received his master’s degree from the same institution, studying with Dr. Robert Bode.
More about Gabe HERE.

To participate in The Masterclass you must…

  1. Be a current or former member of any Greater Ottawa/Gatineau region choir.
  2. Prepare the following three songs -
(Scores provided at registration – files are provided for practice purposes only)

Fa una canzone – Orazio Vecchi – Public domain

Tourdion (Quand je bois du vin) – Pierre Attaignant – Public domain

Remember – Stephen Chatman – copyright – Original scores provided at registration

MASTERCLASS INFO
Date: Saturday May 18. 2019
Time: 9 am to noon ( 8:30 am registration)
Cost: $25 

Music scores are included in your registration package


If sold out, email us.  Your name will be added to our cancellation list.

Workshop hosted by The Stairwell Carollers chamber choir - furthering choral excellence and development in Ottawa's choral community now for over 41 years. 
St. John Chrysostum Church in Arnprior - a grand venue for a choir!
St. John Chrysostum Church in Arnprior - a grand venue for a choir!
Hostias & O Domine from Fauré’s Requiem are performed by Ottawa's Stairwell Carollers. Joining them are guests, Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor and the choirs from Glebe Collegiate.

Gabriel performs the baritone solo in Hostias.

From the Stairwell Carollers 40th anniversary concert, May 5, 2018. (Incorrect date on video).

The 40th anniversary concert ended a weekend workshop event with  Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor (formerly of Chanticleer, professional singer and choral conductor).  Three Glebe Collegiate choirs joined Stairwell in workshops hosted by Gabriel at the Galilee Centre.
Audio: Wayne Hawthorne.  Recorded at St. Chrysostom Church, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, May 5th, 2018. (Incorrect date on video)
Videographer: Matthieu Brennan
Video Editing: Pierre Massie


About The Stairwell Carollers:

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

A registered Canadian charity, The Carollers help local charities with net proceeds from concert, CD and cookbook sales.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Choral Masterclass - TOP TEN - 8 - "release our creativity" - AND Abendlied - YouTube video

Having a laugh with Gabe after a workshop. He's so tall!
Having a laugh with Gabe after a workshop. He's so tall!
TOP TEN Reasons to Register!
#8  Holly Massie (alto):

"Gabe made us feel as if he was guiding us personally through the exercises - all of them designed to relax and release our creativity. 

As a teacher, he is open to suggestion and ideas and clearly every time you see him it will be a unique experience. 

Looking forward very much to benefiting from his choral genius - and assured of a few laughs as well. "


Gabriel Lewis O’Connor Choral MASTERCLASS 

Less than 40 spots left - Only $25!

Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 15th  2019
Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 15th  2019
Gabe, a doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he got his master’s degree - studying with Dr. Robert Bode.
Gabriel Lewis-O'Conner information HERE.

Prior to graduate school he sang for four years with famed American group Chanticleer.

To join in The Masterclass you must…

  1. Be a current or former member of any Greater Ottawa/Gatineau region choir.
  2. Prepare the following three songs -
(Scores will be provided at registration – files are provided for practice purposes only)

Fa una canzone – Orazio Vecchi – Public domain

Tourdion (Quand je bois du vin) – Pierre Attaignant – Public domain

Remember – Stephen Chatman – copyright – Original scores provided at registration

Date: Saturday May 18. 2019
Time: 9 am to noon ( 8:30 am registration)

Place: Saint Joseph Parish Hall, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd, Orléans, ON K1C 1G4

Cost: $25 

Music scores included in your registration package

If sold out, email us.  Your name will be added to our cancellation list.


Click here to Register NOW

Workshop hosted by The Stairwell Carollers chamber choir - furthering choral excellence and development in Ottawa's choral community now for over 41 years. 

Abendlied by Josef Rheinberger (from the Romantic Period) is sung by Ottawa's Stairwell Carollers.

"A sacred motet by Josef Rheinberger for a six-part mixed choir (SSATTB), Abendlied has been regarded as his best-known sacred composition. He wrote the first version in 1855 at the age of 15." (Wikipedia)

Joining them are guests, Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor and the choirs from Glebe Collegiate.

From the Stairwell Carollers 40th anniversary concert, May 5, 2018. (Incorrect date on video).

The 40th anniversary concert ended a weekend workshop event with  Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor (formerly of Chanticleer, professional singer and choral conductor).  Three Glebe Collegiate choirs joined Stairwell in workshops hosted by Gabriel at the Galilee Centre.
Audio: Wayne Hawthorne.  Recorded at St. Chrysostom Church, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, May 5th, 2018. (Incorrect date on video)
Videographer: Matthieu Brennan
Video Editing: Pierre Massie
About Us:

Pierre Massie created our a cappella choir in 1977 while a music student at University of Ottawa . Ranked among the best of Ontario choirs, we won both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions. 

A registered Canadian charity, The Carollers help local charities with net proceeds from concert, CD and cookbook sales.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Choral Masterclass - TOP TEN - NUMBER 9 - "informative, inspiring and entertaining" ... and a YouTube treat - "I am Not Yours"

Master choral teacher, Gabriel Lewis-O'Conner, leads choirs in an engaging fashion
Master choral teacher, Gabriel Lewis-O'Conner, leads choirs in an engaging fashion!
TOP TEN Reasons to Register!

Number 9 Tina Reilly (alto):

"Gabe is an extraordinary musician and highly charismatic educator. 

The sessions he led for our last workshop were informative, inspiring and entertaining. 


What more is there?" 

Sign up today -

 WORKSHOP WITH GABRIEL LEWIS-O'CONNOR - CanadaHelps

Only 35 spots left!  Low price of  $25

Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 15th  2019
Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 15th  2019
Gabe, a doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City,received his master’s degree from the same institution, studying with Dr. Robert Bode.

More about Gabe HERE.
Prior to graduate school, he sang for four years with Chanticleer.

To participate in The Masterclass you must…

  1. Be a current or former member of any Greater Ottawa/Gatineau region choir.
  2. Prepare the following three songs -
(Scores provided at registration – files are provided for practice purposes only)

Fa una canzone – Orazio Vecchi – Public domain

Tourdion (Quand je bois du vin) – Pierre Attaignant – Public domain

Remember – Stephen Chatman – copyright – Original scores provided at registration

MASTERCLASS INFO
Date: Saturday May 18. 2019
Time: 9 am to noon ( 8:30 am registration)
Cost: $25 

Music scores are included in your registration package


If sold out, email us.  Your name will be added to our cancellation list.


Click here to Register NOW

Workshop hosted by The Stairwell Carollers chamber choir - furthering choral excellence and development in Ottawa's choral community now for over 41 years. 

I Am Not Yours - music  by contemporary American choral composer, Z. Randall Stroope. Sung by Ottawa's Stairwell Carollers and guests, Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor and the choirs from Glebe Collegiate.

I Am Not Yours, poem by American poet Sara Teasdale, 1884-1933.

From the Stairwell Carollers 40th anniversary concert, May 5, 2018. (Incorrect date on video).

The 40th anniversary concert ended a weekend workshop event with  Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor (formerly of Chanticleer, professional singer and choral conductor).  Three Glebe Collegiate choirs joined Stairwell in workshops hosted by Gabriel at the Galilee Centre.
Audio: Wayne Hawthorne.  Recorded at St. Chrysostom Church, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, May 5th, 2018. (Incorrect date on video)
Videographer: Matthieu Brennan
Video Editing: Pierre Massie


About The Stairwell Carollers:

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

A registered Canadian charity, The Stairwell Carollers help local charities with net proceeds from concert, CD and cookbook sales.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Choral Masterclass - TOP TEN - Number 10 - "Astounding vocal technique and musicianship" - La, la, la, je ne l’ose dire - Youtube

Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 15th  2019 - Register NOW
Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 15th  2019
Gabriel Lewis O’Connor Choral MASTERCLASS

TOP TEN Reasons to Register!

Number 10 - Pierre Massie (Stairwell Carollers director):

"Gabe is so easygoing and has a superb sense of humour.  He also loves socializing and sharing with fellow singers. 
It was immediately obvious to me that music is in his heart and that he loves sharing that with his classes.  
Aside from all this, his vocal technique and musicianship are astounding."
Gabe and Pierre relax before the workshop
Gabe and Pierre relax before the workshop
 Only 35 spots left 
 Only $25!

Gabe, a doctoral student in choral conducting,  University of Missouri-Kansas City, got his master’s degree from the same institution - studying with Dr. Robert Bode.

More about Gabe HERE.

To participate in The Masterclass you must…

  1. Be a current or former member of any Greater Ottawa/Gatineau region choir.
  2. Prepare the following three songs -
(Scores provided at registration – files are provided for practice purposes only)

Fa una canzone – Orazio Vecchi – Public domain

Tourdion (Quand je bois du vin) – Pierre Attaignant – Public domain

Remember – Stephen Chatman – copyright – Original scores provided at registration

MASTERCLASS 
Date: Saturday May 18. 2019
Time: 9 am to noon (8:30 am reg.)
Cost: $25 

Music scores included in the registration package


If sold out, email us.  You will be added to our cancellation list.


Click here to Register Now

Workshop hosted by The Stairwell Carollers chamber choir - with choral excellence and development in Ottawa's choral community for over 41 years. 

The  French renaissance madrigal, La, la, la, je ne l’ose dire by Pierre Certon is sung by Ottawa's Stairwell Carollers.

Joining them are guests, Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor and the choirs from Glebe Collegiate.

From the Stairwell Carollers 40th anniversary concert, May 5, 2018. (Incorrect date on video).

The 40th anniversary concert ended a weekend workshop event with  Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor (formerly of Chanticleer, professional singer and choral conductor).  Three Glebe Collegiate choirs joined Stairwell in workshops hosted by Gabriel at the Galilee Centre.

Audio: Wayne Hawthorne.  Recorded at St. Chrysostom Church, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, May 5th, 2018. (Incorrect date on video)
Videographer: Matthieu Brennan
Video Editing: Pierre Massie
About The Stairwell Carollers:

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

A registered Canadian charity, The Carollers also help local charities with net proceeds from concert, CD and cookbook sales.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Choral MASTERCLASS - 40 spots - $25 and NEW YouTube video - El grillo

Director Pierre works with the Men of the Stairwell Carollers
Director Pierre works with the Men of the Stairwell Carollers

Gabriel Lewis O’Connor Choral MASTERCLASS 

40 spots left - Only $25!

Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 1st 2019
Choral Masterclass poster Deadline May 1st 2019
Gabe, a doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City,received his master’s degree from the same institution, studying with Dr. Robert Bode.
More about Gabe HERE.
Prior to graduate school, he sang for four years with Chanticleer.

To participate in The Masterclass you must…

  1. Be a current or former member of any Greater Ottawa/Gatineau region choir.
  2. Prepare the following three songs -
(Scores provided at registration – files are provided for practice purposes only)

Fa una canzone – Orazio Vecchi – Public domain

Tourdion (Quand je bois du vin) – Pierre Attaignant – Public domain

Remember – Stephen Chatman – copyright – Original scores provided at registration

MASTERCLASS INFO
Date: Saturday May 18. 2019
Time: 9 am to noon ( 8:30 am registration)
Cost: $25 

Music scores are included in your registration package


If sold out, email us.  Your name will be added to our cancellation list.


Click here to Register NOW

Workshop hosted by The Stairwell Carollers chamber choir - furthering choral excellence and development in Ottawa's choral community now for over 41 years. 

The humorous Renaissance madrigal, El grillo - by Josquin des Prez - is sung by Ottawa's Stairwell Carollers and guest bass, Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor.

Crickets!

From the Stairwell Carollers 40th anniversary concert, May 5, 2018. (Incorrect date on video).

The 40th anniversary concert ended a weekend workshop event with  Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor (formerly of Chanticleer, professional singer and choral conductor).  Three Glebe Collegiate choirs joined Stairwell in workshops hosted by Gabriel at the Galilee Centre.
Audio: Wayne Hawthorne.  Recorded at St. Chrysostom Church, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, May 5th, 2018. (Incorrect date on video)
Videographer: Matthieu Brennan
Video Editing: Pierre Massie



About The Stairwell Carollers:

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

A registered Canadian charity, The Carollers also help local charities with net proceeds from concert, CD and cookbook sales.

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