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The Stairwell Carollers 2014 Group Photo -- Holly Massie, All rights reserved
The sexy version of our 2014 group shot

It starts with making sure everyone can show up, in black, at a very specific time (this one just before rehearsal)

We were blessed with a cloudy day, but no rain! Yay! FYI When you want to take a great portrait and have no camera equipment except for the CAMERA, remote and a tripod -- choose a cloudy day -- always. Why? you ask (or don't -- I'm still going to tell you)

Soft, soft shadows.

So, never take a picture of anyone over 30 in harsh sunlight -- unless you are going for that craggy look -- in a woman. Nice.

But, I digress...

All but one important Stairweller made it to the photoshoot. We missed you Kelly!

Kelly, still singing

I set up the tripod and this happened

My best side

then this

Josee is so popular

and this...

Us being silly

There was no controlling them. Finally got the shot

4 days ago | |
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Pierre Massie composing
Pete composing in his sun porch
Our director, Pierre Massie, was recently interviewed for a feature on The Ottawa New Music Creators website. The feature reveals Pieree's musical versatility and wide range of contributions to the Ottawa Valley musical and educational communities.

The website page is embedded below. 
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The link to the website article is in the tweet below.
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Collage of Stairwell Caroller choir rehearsal
Ah, social Media, what creatures Tweet at thee!
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An InLinkz Link-up   August
Top 3

Cor Flammae - Vancouver's Queer Classical Chorus

 
photo credit: belle ancell photography
photo credit: belle ancell photography


Tonal Tuesday - It's All About the Phrase?

interesting graphic of climbing a mountain

Look Not in my Eyes -- David Pike, Baritone 

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A flicker admires herself photo, Holly Massie, all rights reserved
A flicker admires herself photo, Holly Massie, all rights reserved
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "La, la, la je ne l’ose dire" by Pierre Certon (ca. 1520 – 1572) , a French composer of the Renaissance.
Performed and recorded in concert June 1st 2013, St. Barnabas church, Ottawa, Canada
Buy our CDs ! All proceeds benefit local charities. This version of "La, la, la je ne l’ose dire" is available on our madrigals from the Renaissance CD, "Audite nova”, released October 2006.
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Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 1st, 2013.
Videographers: Valérie Auger-Voyer, Kevin Millington.
Editing: Pierre Massie
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Painted Lady Butterflies on Yellow Coneflower -- Photo:Holly Massie
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Flowers from the Manotick Horticultural Society
At the Manotick Farmers Market
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "Pucelete/Je languis/Domino”, a motet by Anonymous (c1250), the most famous composer of the middle ages.
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Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 1st, 2013.
Videographers: Valérie Auger-Voyer, Kevin Millington.
Editing: Pierre Massie

24 days ago | |
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CD cover Audite Nova, a selection of favourite Renaissance madrigals sung by The Stairwell CarollersBest seller Yay
26 days ago | |
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Stairwell Carollers Vinyl Banner

How do you like our new banner for our Manotick Farmers Market Stall? Sam of Sam's Sprouts gave us the idea and we ordered it online from Vistaprint. It was very inexpensive, keeping our operating costs down to a shoestring. And it smells like a new doll :) They delivered it within a few business days exactly when promised and the design is spot on. We picked up a set of tablecloth weights from the dollar store to keep it hanging nicely and voila!

Advice for designing your own banner -- make sure to choose the BLEED option so that your design is full to the edge of the vinyl. I would recommend the heavier weight vinyl for outdoor use. Check and recheck your design for details and mke sure your image has a high enough DPI to avoid that pixelly JPG look when it is enlarged.

I recommend Vistaprint to anyone who wants to make a professional looking banner for an event or a small business or market stall :) They also have a lot of other cool goodies you can get with your logo on it.


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An InLinkz Link-up Top 3 
for June

Tuesday Tune Link Up ~ The Musical Alchemy of Elizaveta

 

Tonal Tuesday - 10 Tips to Becoming a Conductor - Esa-Pekka Salonen

Tuesday Tune Linky Party ~ TV Tunes and Themes

Thanks All!

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