Ottawa Choir – The Stairwell Carollers
46 years of charitable song in Canada’s Capitol
Photo by Drew Gragg, all rights reserved

The Stairwell Carollers, an a cappella Ottawa choir, sing sacred and secular music from all eras, as well as settings of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols.

Professional Choral music recordings available in both CD and Digital Download

Photos, Holly Massie (unless otherwise noted) – all rights reserved

Placing FIRST in the OMFA 2010 and 2013 Provincials and SECOND in the 2010 FCMF Nationals, they are ranked amongst the best of Ottawa choirs and have provided $146,319 in scholarships and donations to local charities.

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 Canada’s 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.

Welcome! New Singers in the Stairwell!

Welcome! New Singers in the Stairwell!

Our workshop co-ordinator/soprano/morale officer, Annika organized a Valentines Social after choir rehearsal this past Valentines day. 

A wonderful chance to get to know some of our new Stairwellers!

Welcome! Irina, Rita, Lance Lisseth and Kristy – who will be singing with us for the first time this spring! Concert TBA.

And a belated welcome to Evelyn and Dante who sang with us Xmas 2022 and have continued on as Stairwell Carollers.

Our hopes you all will make this your choral home for many seasons to come!

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Director Pierre Featured in the Ottawa Citizen – 2022 Xmas Concert Reviews

Director Pierre Featured in the Ottawa Citizen – 2022 Xmas Concert Reviews

Thanks to Lynn Saxberg, Arts editor of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper for the wonderful interview with Pierre which graced the cover of the Arts section on Saturday Dec 3rd!
This assured a successful Christmas concert season for the choir. Both concerts at Southminster United Church and St. Columba Anglican were packed (with a little space considering the pandemic) 
Early reviews of the concerts state unequivocally that the masks did not get in the way of the sound.
What a relief to hear!

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Southminster Concert was the perfect start to my Christmas season!

Southminster Concert was the perfect start to my Christmas season!

Our first Xmas concert in 3 years was about to happen! I was a bit concerned about the look of the masks with our cheerful Christmassy cloaks, but no worries we were still cute as buttons ( cloak buttons that is) .Looking forward to our final concert of 2022 – this Wednesday at 7:30, St. Columba church 24 Sandridge Rd. Ottawa. 

Online is almost SOLD OUT !

LAST CHANCE Tickets at the door $25 – NO RESERVED SEATING, doors open at 7:00pm.

See you there!

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