Ottawa Choir – The Stairwell Carollers
More than 45 years of charitable song in Canada’s Capitol

Photos by Holly Massie & 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.

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.  ( and again in her summer program for 2014. She continues to perform his music to this day.