Thursday, April 5, 2018

Kyrie from Messe de Nostre Dame - Stairwell Carollers - YouTube video

Eagle detail, St. Bartholomew church, Ottawa
For today, a Medieval Mass sung by the men of the Stairwell Carollers.

Pierre took suggestions from historical texts to inform the interpretation.

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

This is the Kyrie from Messe de Nostre Dame by Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300–1377).

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

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 among the best of Ontario choirs, having won the 2010 and 2013 OMFA competitions. 

A registered Canadian charity, we help local charities with our concert, CD and cookbook sales

Net proceeds benefit charity.

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