Yellow butterfly on Summer Lilac

Yellow butterfly on Summer Lilac

Having been on Youtube for over 12 years now, the Stairwell Carollers has fought a few battles over copyright. Not the silliest being ones for our Director, Pierre’s own original compositions! Our Youtube choral music video is always from our concerts and any copyright pieces are not monetized.

Sure enough, we uploaded our video of  O vos omnes by Tomas Luis de Victoria from our Spring concert last June. Bam. A copyright notice!

For an obviously Public Domain piece!

There are scammers everywhere, and YouTube is not by any means free of them.  (Imagine trying to get a piece of our already meagre YouTube earnings.)

Of course, I am disputing it. Details to come… (I’m usually successful fighting these fakes)

Here it is!

Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform O vos omnes by Tomas Luis de Victoria.

O vos omnes is on our “Cantate Domino” recording.  Net proceeds from our music benefits local charities. You can purchase or songs on our website in both CD and MP3 formats.  Get our professional recordings here..

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Recorded at St. Columba Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 4, 2022.

Videographers: Michèle Auger, Drew Mason

Video Editing: Pierre Massie

Auditions ongoing until end of August 2022 – we are especially searching for tenor and bass voices. Also soprano.

Email Holly info(at) to set up your virtual audition time.

About The Stairwell Carollers:

Pierre Massie created our a cappella choir in 1977 while he was a music student at Ottawa University. With wins in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions, we are ranked among the best of Ontario choirs. 

A registered Canadian charity, The Carollers also help local charities with net proceeds from concert tickets, CD and cookbook sales.  Since 1997 we have donated over $143,800 to local charities and scholarships.