Monday, October 22, 2018

The Galilee Centre - Part 3 - Concert at St. John Chrysostom in Arnprior

St. John Chrysostom church in Arnprior
Part 3 - A weekend Away - Concert!

All the singers from both Stairwell and Glebe Collegiate gather in anticipation of the performance.
Pete and René check out the acoustics from the choir loft.
St. John Chrysostom - a glorious space to sing
At the concert, the Glebe girl's choir rocked!
The after party went late into the night throughout many of Galilee Centre's cozy rooms. Here in the porch, Gabe regaled the group with tales of Chanticleer.
Denyse blurs through the after party in the porch at Galilee Centre
Kristina proved to be a terrific party pianist. Random singing and carousing ensued.
Kristina proved to be a terrific party pianist. Random singing and carousing ensued.
Denyse and Andrew toast the concert and say farewell for the summer holidays.
Denyse and Andrew toast the concert
Testimony of the weekend's success from returning bass, Keith - as reported in our upcoming Christmas newsletter:

"The Choral Workshop held May 4th to 6th at The Galilee Centre in Arnprior was a true highlight of our 40th anniversary season. The fact that we were "in residence" helped promote those personal contacts and friendships so essential in singing as an ensembled chorale. Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor, former member of the world-renowned male chorus Chanticleer, proved to be a most congenial and engaging leader, while at the same time reflective, analytical, instructive and encouraging.  He is also a great raconteur: the workshops and the informal gatherings- as if not already spirited enough- were further enlivened by Gabe's wealth of stories!  
Keith chats with Kelly while choir gamers enjoy some tabletop action.
The concluding concert at St John Chrysostom, with choirs from Glebe Collegiate presenting their own pieces and joining with The Carollers and Gabe as soloist in Pierre's arrangement of "Hostias" from Fauré's Requiem, was, surely, an absolute delight for singer and listener alike!"

 Keith Bailey, bass

Part 1 is HERE

Part 2 - Denyse (en Français) (in English)

Learn more about the Galilee Centre
History of the Galilee Centre
Who are the Oblates?
Galilee Centre Mission and Vision

About The Stairwell Carollers:

Pierre Massie started our a cappella choir in 1977 while a music student at Ottawa U. 
The Stairwell Carollers are proud to have won 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 sales.
All Donations receive a charitable receipt.

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