Saturday, May 31, 2014

Spring Madrigal and Sacred music concert Programme -- Tonight !

In light of numerous requests, here is the Programme for tonight's concert in benefit of the Ottawa Mission:

“Ave Maria”


Amyntas With His Phyllis Fair                      Francis Pilkington (1562-1638)
Come Again                                                        John Dowland  (1563–1626)
Alleluja                                                                 Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
April is in my mistress' face                          Thomas Morley (1557–1602)
Of all the birds that I do know                     John Bartlet (fl. 1604-1610)
Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints                              Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623)


O Jesu Christe                                                   Jacquet de Berchem (c.1505–1567)
Matona mia cara                                               Orlande de Lassus (1532–1594)
Regina coeli                                                        Gregor Aichinger (1565-1628)


Alla Cazza                                                            Anon (1500)
Ave Maria                                                            Anon.
Corten espadas afiladas                                Cancionero de Medinaceli (1500)


Missa Brevis Messe Exultate Deo             François Cosset (1610 - 1673)
                Kyrie,  Sanctus,  Benedictus,   Agnus Dei       


El Grillo                                  Josquin Des Prez (1440-1521)
Miserere                             Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
Lirum bililirum               Rossino Mantovano (fl.1505-1511)
Ecco la nimph Ebrayca chiamata                 Orlando Lassus (1532-1594)

Cucú, cucú!                                         Juan del Encina (1464-1523)
Vexila Regis                                                         Juan Francés de Iribarren (1699-1767)
Dindirin, dindirin                                                Anon.(c.1500)
La Tricotea                                                          Franco Alonso (c.1490-1520) or Anon.

Gaillarde                                                              Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Ehre sei dir Christe                                          Heinrich Schiitz (1585 -1672)
Ach, weh des leiden                                       Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

A ce joli mois                                                      Clément Janequin (c.1485-1558)
Tourdion                                                              Claude Gervaise (fl.1540–1560)
Gloria in excelsis Deo                                     Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)
Au joli jeu                                                            Clément Janequin (c.1485-1558)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stairwell Carollers Spring Concert aids Ottawa Mission May 31st 2014

Ave Maria 2014 Poster
Stairwell Carollers Spring Concert for The Ottawa Mission May 31st St Barnabas, 70 James Street , Ottawa
          Come celebrate spring with us May 31st as we gift the Ottawa Mission with $2000 in appreciation of their good works with Ottawa's most needy.
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The Stairwell Carollers continue our mandate of supporting our community's most generous and worthwhile charities with financial gifts is only possible through your generosity. Your attendance at our concerts and purchase of our CDs are the sole reason we continue to do what we do :)

The concert lineup is a lively collection of Renaissance religious songs celebrating Christianity and secular madrigals that represents the "pop" music of the time.

Many languages from Latin to German make this concert a virtual world tour of the Renaissance.

Advance Tickets are available online and at local retailers for $15. $20 at the door. Make sure to show up early for a good seat, as there is no reserved seating!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

David, tenor and Nikki, soprano run for Biodiversity!

Hi folks, not only do the sopranos and tenors find time to sing in perfect harmony, but some of them have gone the extra mile and are joining forces as part of USC Canada’supcoming Run for Biodiversity in Ottawa, May 24-25.

Yes, the tenor pestering you again this year is David, who will be attempting his 21stmarathon (ouch) on Sunday May 25, an average of one a year since joining the Carollers.

The big news to share, however, is the new soprano on the starting block, Nikki, who is training towards her very first 10km race on Saturday May 24 – now that’s cool! In a very exciting development this year, Nikki is part of a 44 member Algonquin College team that has joined our Run for Biodiversity. Big thanks to Nikki and the rest of Team Algonquin!

In two weeks time, Nikki and David will be running wild for food and farmers in Ethiopia. We’re raising funds to help farming families in remote areas of Ethiopia. In case you didn’t know, Ethiopian farmers are actually performing a great service to all of humanity, as they keep alive the biodiversity that we all depend on.

A little know story (of interest perhaps to the pub nite crowd) is how barley genes nurtured by Ethiopian farmers helped save our beer industry a few decades back: J

You can support our efforts and help farming families in Ethiopia:

1. by sponsoring Nikki with an Online Donation on our special Algonquin R4B donate page,

2. by passing a cheque or cash to Nikki or David at choir, or

3. by sending a cheque (made out to “USC Canada”) to: USC Canada, Run for Biodiversity, 56 Sparks Street, Suite 705, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5B1.

We have suggested donations to fit every budget, and every imagination level:

1. $10 = a 10km run is a feat in itself, that not many of us can manage, or imagine.

2. $26 = now what could be “easier” than running a mere 26.2 mile marathon.

3. $42 = if you think in metric, and not in miles, then running a marathon always seems to feel that much longer – 42.195 km to be specific.

4. $52 = $42 + $10, bien sur!

Cheers to the Ethiopian farmers who are keeping Biodiversity alive!

David and Nikki

David Rain

Legacy Gifts and Donor Recognition

Coordinator, Run for Biodiversity

USC Canada
56 Sparks Street, Suite 705
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1P 5B1

Tel: 1-613-234-6827, ext 231

Fax: 1-613-234-6842

I'm running wild for food and farmers. Support USC Canada's Run for Biodiversity!


Friday, May 2, 2014

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