The Stairwell Carollers are a charitable a cappella Ottawa choir.  We sing sacred and secular renaissance music,  settings of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols and many contemporary music pieces. These include original Canadian compositions by our Director, Pierre Massie, and other choir members.
The Stairwell Carollers official website

Winner of the 2010 and 2013 OMFA provincial competition, we also placed 2nd in all of Canada in 2010. 

Our director, Pierre Massie, has composed many original pieces for the choir, as well as creating lively and contemporary arrangements of traditional carols. 
One of his original carols, “Mourning Dove”, caught the ear of our Dominion Carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady, via YouTube. She performed “Mourning Dove” on the Peace Tower Carillon at 12:00 noon, and again at 3:00 pm, Monday Dec 17th. http://stairwellcarollers.blogspot.ca/2012/12/pierre-massie-composition-mourning-dove.html 
and again in her summer program for 2014. 
She continues to perform his music to this day.
Pierre Massie and Andrea McCrady with their arrangements of Pierre composition Mourning Dove
To date, The Stairwell Carollers have raised a grand total of over $124,319 for local Ottawa/Gatineau charities through the sale of concert tickets, CDs and cookbooks. They have also awarded over $13,500 in Music Scholarships (now finished) and helped countless non-profit groups raise funds though their CD consignment program. 
A Christmas album we recorded in 1986 for Manoir Ronald MacDonald house raised $53,791. 

Here is a link to our charitable work thus far -- http://www.stairwellcarollers.com/Charities.html

The Stairwell Carollers is a registered Canadian charity BN: 867930711RR0001 

Les Chanteurs Stairwell forment un choeur a cappella d'Ottawa, qui chante la musique sacrée et profane de la Renaissance, ainsi que des noëls traditionnels et nouveaux.

Written by Holly Massie, one of the founding members, this Blog trains a magnifying glass on the 35 year life of our charitable choir, The Stairwell Carollers.

Occasional posts will be on related topics and local events, but most content is original -- focused on the Stairwell Carollers genesis and continuity.

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You can also email your questions to me - info (at) stairwellcarollers (dot) com.
Holly :)

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