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Stairwell Carollers
Canada's bilingual, award-winning acappella chamber choir. En francais, Les Chanteurs Stairwell, Ottawa, Ontario
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Crèche at St. Stephens church, Chelsea, Quebec Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform Je sais Vierge Marie, a traditional French carol.
The carollers, an a cappella group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competition. They are a non-profit organization, who raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.
Buy our CDs and help other charities reach their goals!!!
Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.
Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
Editing: Pierre Massie
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Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform the Christmas carol, "Balulalow" arranged by Peter Warlock.
The carollers, an a cappella group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competition. They are a non-profit organization, who raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.
Buy our CDs and help Ottawa/Gatineau charities reach their goals!!!
Visit our blog or our website for updates.

Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.
Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
Editing: Pierre Massie
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Watson's Mill in ManotickWe will be at the 2014 Watson's Mill Christmas Market and Fine Art Sale Nov. 22, 23 and 30th ONLY with CDs, Gift Baskets, MP3s and Cookbooks to fulfill all your Christmas gift needs.

Save shipping costs and get our 4 CDs for $50 deal by buying in person. Gift baskets are only $25 and include a music CD, coffee or tea, a mug, a cookbook CDrom, chocolate -- and cookies or biscuits -- a fantastic deal for the price! Thanks to all the local retailers that donated goodies for the baskets! *
Give a gift that keeps on Giving! The Stairwell Carollers present a $2000 cheque to a local charity at a 2013 concert
Proceeds from all Stairwell Carollers Merchandise go towards helping local charities. We do what we do best to help our community groups do what they do best!
I also have Concert Tickets at the ADVANCE PRICE of $15 ($20 at the door) for two of our concerts coming up. Friday Dec 12th at Knox Presbyterian on Lisgar Street in Ottawa and Wednesday Dec 17th at St. Clumba Anglican Church, 24 Sandridge Rd Ottawa. 

The Stairwell Carollers have been benefiting local charities since our first recording in 1987 that made $53,000 for Manoir Ronald McDonald House.  We continue our charitable mandate with live concerts and our high quality CDs -- recorded at St. Columba on Sandridge and St. Barnabas on James street in Ottawa. Both churches have incredible acoustics.

Fall colours view from Watson's Mill, ManotickSee you there!* Thanks to Baarhaven Loblaws, Sobeys, Starbucks, Second Cup, Buck or Two, Home Depot, Stittsville and Merivale Farm Boy and Stittsville Independent for gift basket goodies.
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Stairwell Carollers scarf
Stairwell Carollers scarf
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "A Virgin most pure" by Charles Wood (1866 – 1926) an Irish composer and teacher. 

The carollers, an a cappella group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competition. 

They are a non-profit organization, who raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

This version of "A Virgin most pure" will be included in our "O magnum mysterium" CD released in October . All our CDs are available on our website in both CD form and as MP3 downloads.

Buy our CDs and help Ottawa/Gatineau charities reach their goals!!!

Visit our blog or our website for updates.

Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.

Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
Editing: Pierre Massie


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Angels
Angels
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform "I Saw a Maiden” an Old Basque Noël with refrain by Edgar Pettman (1866 - 1943).

This version of "I saw a Maiden" will be included in our next Xmas CD, "O Magnum Mysterium". Expected release date will be October 2015. All our CDs are available on our website in both CD form and as MP3 downloads.

The carollers, an a cappella group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competition. They are a non-profit organization, who raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

Buy our CDs and help other Ottawa/Gatineau charities reach their goals!!!

Visit our blog or our website for updates. 

Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013. 

Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington 

Editing: Pierre Massie
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Daytime Ottawa with Derick Fage, Rogers TV
Daytime Ottawa with Derick Fage, Rogers TV

Yay!
 A small contingent of the Stairwell Carollers were invited to appear on Daytime Ottawa with Derick Fage. We braved one of the first snow storms of the season to arrive at the Rogers TV station in lots of time for the live show at 11:00. The hour show is repeated throughout the day.

We warmed up in an unused studio and premiered the new black cloaks for the guys. We think they look pretty cool and they are actually cooler than the green cloaks (lighter weight fleece).

We sang two carols, Wassail Song and Carol of the Bells. Pete chose these since we know them by heart and they are well known favourites.

Andrew, a new Stairweller this year, and obviously very 'puter literate, popped our segment on his YouTube channel -- you can watch it below. A tiny version of the Stairwell Carollers, which now has 30 singers.
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Mom and Dad posed in front of their first photo together
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform "All My Heart This Night Rejoices” by Johann Georg Ebeling (1637-1676). 

The carollers, an a cappella group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competition. 

A non-profit organization, they raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

Visit our blog or our website for updates.

Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.

Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
Editing: Pierre Massie

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Male Cardinal at our feeder
Male Cardinal at our feeder

We are so excited about this season! All the songs in our 2014 Christmas Concert repertoire will be recorded on our next Christmas CD this coming January, 2015. Can you guess the title? O Magnum Mysterium, of course! As with all our Chrismas CDs, this title piece is an original composition, by our director, Pierre and is premiering this season at our concerts.I will be posting the song list in a week or two.See you at a concert!Holly

The Stairwell Carollers CHRISTMAS SEASON 2014 CONCERT SCHEDULE
O magnum mysterium
Friday, December 12th
Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa (ON), 7:30pm.

Wednesday, December 17th
St Columba Anglican Church24 Sandridge Rd, , Ottawa, (ON), 7:30pm.

For these two performances only, advance tickets can be purchased for $15,
using the following options..
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  • Purchase tickets at the following locations...• Leading Note, 370 Elgin St., Suite No. 2
    • Compact Music, 206 & 785 1/2 Bank Street locations OR
    • Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Ave.Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $20.


  • Our other Xmas concert listingsFriday, November 28th
    St. Thomas Anglican Church, 1619 Stittsville Main St, Stittsville, (ON), 7:30pm.


    Saturday, November 29th
    First Unitarian Congregation Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave, Ottawa, (ON), 7:30pm.

    Saturday, December 6th
    Église du Sacré Coeur, 591 Cumberland St, Ottawa, (ON),7:30pm..

    Sunday, December 7th
    National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr Ottawa, 3pm, in the Garden Court..

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    Xmas tree at Knox Presbyterian, Ottawa
    Xmas tree at Knox Presbyterian, Ottawa
    Ottawa chamber choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform O Tannenbaum, a traditional German Christmas carol about the tradition of the Christmas Tree. 
    The carollers, an a cappella choral group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competition. They are a non-profit organization, who raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

    O Tannenbaum is available on the carollers first CD, Qui Creavit Celum

    Buy our CDs and help other Ottawa/Gatineau charities reach their goals!!!

    Visit our blog or our website for updates.

    Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.

    Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
    Editing: Pierre Massie

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    Stairwell Carollers twinkle at the Byward Market, Ottawa
    Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers perform "Up good Christen folk and listen!" a traditional English carol arranged by G.R. Woodward. The carollers, an a cappella group, formed in 1977 by director Pierre Massie, has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ottawa choirs by choral critics. They are a non-profit organization, who raise funds for local charities through concert, CD and cookbook sales.

    Buy our CDs and help other charities reach their goals!!!
     
    Visit our blog or our website for updates.

    Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec 14th, 2013.

    Videographers: Sébastien Lemay, Kevin Millington
    Editing: Pierre Massie
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