Stairwell Carollers Director, Pierre gives beginning note during the concert
 photo credit Drew Gragg
New Singers in the Stairwell!
Pierre Massie and his award-winning a cappella choir, The Stairwell Carollers, hosted an evening of choral masterpieces from the 16th century to present day. We saw so many old friends who said they enjoyed our springtime musical smorgasbord, with songs in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Latin and Gaelic.
2023 Stairwell Caroller group photo - photo credit Drew Gragg
photo credit Drew Gragg
The Stairwell  Carollers, now celebrating their 46th year singing in the National Capital Region, is also proud to introduce five new singers for this season! Irina, Lisseth, Rita, Kristy and Lance – altos, sopranos and a tenor!
 photo credit Drew Gragg
We returned to one of our favourite singing spaces, Saint Barnabas Church at 70 James St. Ottawa for our Spring ’23 concert, Saturday, June 3rd, 2023. It was a  a “masks optional” performance – our first since 2019! 
Stairwell Carollers Spring 2023 concert poster - Madrigal

Poster – Terry Brynaert

“Madrigal”, a welcome introduction to spring program included choral gems by Dowland, Costeley, Palestrina, de Lassus, Poulenc, Bairstow and Gjello. It also featured Pierre Massie’s “Verbum Patris umanatur” and “F’hir a’ bhàta” a traditional Gaelic folk song by Sìne NicFhionnlaigh.
This concert was also the farewell performance for one of our long time singers, Helen, who recently switched up from alto to singing tenor alongside Pete. We wish her all the best in her future adventures, traveling the world with her husband in their retirement. Much love Helen, you can never be replaced!

Helen and Tina - longtime alto stairwellers

Helen and Tina – longtime alto stairwellers

Helen and Tina – longtime alto stairwellers – photo credit Drew Gragg
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FALL SEASON AUDITIONS COMING UP! END OF AUGUST – email Holly at to set up your time.

The Stairwell Carollers is a registered Canadian charity. 
Net proceeds benefit local Ottawa Gatineau charities.