Ottawa Choir – The Stairwell Carollers

Xmas 2022 – Celebrating 45 years of 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.

Search for Voices featured in Manor Park Chronicle

Search for Voices featured in Manor Park Chronicle

Many many thanks to Wes Smiderle for the beautiful article in the May/June edition of the Manor Park Chronicle. He got us the entire page!

I’m sure this will be a lot of help in our search for male voices to top up the choir for the coming Christmas season.

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A Great Come-Back Concert – Thanks from “Nirvana”

A Great Come-Back Concert – Thanks from “Nirvana”

Thank you all for such a wonderful concert last night! The audience was
so appreciative of the performance. And most of all, thanks to Pete, for so many things — having the vision to create the choir in the first place and having so much artistic integrity that it gives us such a unique, well-balanced sound.

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Sad Departure – The Stairwell Interviews

Sad Departure – The Stairwell Interviews

It’s not always that when a singer departs, she leaves a gaping hole in our hearts. 
That rhymes! How fitting! Katherine style. 
I’ll mostly miss her devilishly adorable sense of humour, her dancing with and miming out song lyrics, her fantastic crochet and knit creations, her beautiful photos – and, well, just HER. 

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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.