Ottawa Choir – The Stairwell Carollers
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Recording a CD — Cantate Domino — Part 1 – RAIN
Six sessions — that’s all it took.
Six grueling, hours-long, standing in place — awaiting the passage of rain, cars, trucks and airplanes — recording sessions.
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, arrangement by David Rain. Premiere performance was at the Stairwell Carollers 40th anniversary concert, “An all Canadian Christmas”.
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 version of Il bianco e dolce cigno is on our “Audite nova” recording. All our recordings benefit charities and are available on our website in both CD and MP3 formats.
Buy Stairwell Caroller Christmas carol CDs and MP3s directly from the choir and through our Official Stairwell Carollers Square online store!
Net proceeds benefit local charities.
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform Au joli jeu by Clément Jannequin. This version of Au joli jeu is on our Audite nova recording. All our music benefits local charities and our albums are available to buy on our Square store in both CD and MP3 formats....
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...
The Carollers are reaching out to tenors, sopranos and basses looking for a safe, fully vaccinated choral ensemble to sing with.
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform “ O Jesu Christe” by Jacquet de Mantua.
O Jesu Christe is on our “Cantate Domino” recording. Net proceeds from our music sales benefit local charities. Buy our songs from our website in both CD and MP3 formats.
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.
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.
With FIRST PLACE in the OMFA Provincial 2010 and 2013 and SECOND in the FCMF National 2010 competitions, they are ranked amongst the best of Ottawa choirs.
As a registered charity, The Stairwell Carollers net proceeds of cd sales and concert tickets have provided $144,819 in scholarships and donations to local charities.
Photos, Holly Massie (unless otherwise noted) – all rights reserved