Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sing to forget the April Showers - Eat and Drink Too with Tourdion ("Quand je vois du vin clairet")

PIerre and Choir at Pub night - The Clocktower Pub
Ok, we all need SOMETHING to distract us from this so-called "Spring" weather!

Join us for a Pub Night bevvie!

A long-standing Stairwell Tradition - once a month Pub Night allows Stairwellers to relax and get to know each other a bit more. We can also sit near and chat up peeps from OTHER sections (gasp). A certain bass named Christoph is FASCINATING.

Oops, did I say that out loud?

Thus, here is our fave drinking song, "Tourdion", a madrigal in wonderful Old French, by Claude Gervaise (1525–1583),  a composer, editor and arranger of the Renaissance period.

This one is strictly not a cappella because it has a tudor drum accompaniment.  The rustic sound recaptures for us the atmosphere of a smoky candlelit 16th century pub. Short, but sweet - and evocative of the era, watch it twice!

Tourdion is on our madrigal CD Audite nova - available on our website in both CD format and as MP3 download.

Audio: Tom Barnes.  Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 31st, 2014.
Videographers: Gert-Jan van Heuzen, Kevin Millington.
Video Editing: Pierre Massie

The Stairwell Carollers, an a cappella chorus started in 1977 by founder/director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked with the best of Ontario choirs.

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