Bee approaching Flower - photo, Holly Massie

Bee approaching Flower – photo, Holly Massie

The early bee gets the honey! 

Yeah, I know, they MAKE honey. They actually gather pollen and nectar.
Any way…

Don’t miss your chance to be a member of Ottawa’s Stairwell Carollers!  Choral Auditions this Wednesday August 30th for our 2023 Christmas season of song. 

Contact Holly at info(at) to set up an audition time.

Did you know…

– we have two Christmas concerts planned for 2023 At Southminster and St Columba

– During the pandemic, the Stairwell Carollers performed as a virtual choir on YouTube . Director Massie edited together the virtual concert from choir members’ video submissions. “Singing alone at home is nothing like performing for a live audience,” says Massie. “Now that we’re back to in-person rehearsals, it’s been gratifying to hear our voices come together in harmony again and enjoy the camaraderie and social interaction unique to a small choral ensemble.”

– The Stairwell Carollers are now in an active search for new voices with a focus on adding several more voices in their tenor and bass sections.

– In-person auditions will be held by appointment Wed August 30th 2023 at St Columba church.  Xmas Season startup is on Sept 6. 

– A solid voice, a good ear and a great attitude are all candidates need to qualify. Reading music is an asset but not a necessity. 


Director Pierre Massie sings with the choir in the tenor section

Director Pierre Massie sings with the choir in the tenor section

The Stairwell Carollers 2023 Spring concert – photo credit, Drew Gragg
A registered Canadian charity, The Carollers also help local charities with net proceeds from concert tickets, CDs, Digital Downloads and Streaming sales.  Since 1997 we have donated over $143,800 to local charities and scholarships.

About The Stairwell Carollers:

Pierre Massie created our a cappella choir in 1977 while he was a music student at Ottawa University. With wins in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions, we are ranked among the best of Ontario choirs.