Ach, weh des Leiden, a sorrowful German Renaissance madrigal by Hans Leo Hassler, is performed by The Stairwell Carollers and guest, Gabriel Lewis-O’Connor.

This 40th anniversary concert was the grand finale of a weekend workshop event with  Gabriel Lewis-O’Connor ( Chanticleer alumnus and professional singer and choral conductor).  Three Glebe Collegiate choirs joined Stairwell  in preliminary workshops hosted by Gabriel at the Galilee Centre.

Audio: Wayne Hawthorne.  Recorded at St. Chrysostom Church, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, May 5th, 2018. (Date is wrong on video)
Videographer: Matthieu Brennan
Video Editing: Pierre Massie

Gabe is currently a doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and received his master’s degree from the same institution, studying with Dr. Robert Bode.

Read more about Gabe HERE.

Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor in workshop with The Stairwell Carollers and the Glebe choirs

Gabriel Lewis-O’Connor in workshop with The Stairwell Carollers and the Glebe choirs

Prior to graduate school, he sang for four years, with the professional vocal ensemble Chanticleer.

About The Stairwell Carollers:
Pierre Massie created our a cappella choir in 1977 while he was a music student at Ottawa University. We are ranked among the best of Ontario choirs, winning both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions. 
A registered Canadian charity, The Carollers also help local charities with net proceeds from concert, CD and cookbook sales.