Ottawa Choir – The Stairwell Carollers
More than 45 years of charitable song in Canada’s Capitol
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.
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 $144,819 in scholarships and donations to local charities.
Our second LIVE in concert Virtual CD specially produced to celebrate the Stairwell Carollers 45th Anniversary.
Only available as an MP3 digital download.
The Stairwell Carollers are holding an OPEN REHEARSAL Wednesday evening, Nov 2nd 2022 from 6:30 PM (EDT) to 9:00 PM (EDT).
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.