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To commemorate our milestone, we have many ideas for events, workshops and activities. We need $15,000 to make it happen.
A Christmas concert of music by Canadian composers - celebrating our 40th along with Canada's 150th. We hope to hire local celebrities to MC.
To participate in local festivals.
To hold workshops with local composers and choral directors - e.g. Mark Sirett from Kingston.
To hold vocal workshops with world-renowned singer Matthew Curtis from Chanticleer. This two-day choral symposium would involve local high school vocal students.
To submit works to composer/arranger competitions.
To apply to several recognition awards competitions.
The Stairwell Carollers believe in the social impact of the Arts. Our mandate has always included the delivery of enriching artistic experiences to people of all backgrounds and economic means.
The Stairwell Carollers perform high quality a cappella choral music of all eras. We entertain listeners with this unique musical form, while broadening public appeal.
The Stairwell Carollers were founded by director Pierre Massie in 1977. Our group sang for University of Ottawa students by carolling in the residence stairwells. Through the years, the Carollers have gained a reputation for excellence in a cappella singing. We placed First in the Ontario Music Festivals Association's provincials in 2010 and 2013, and have eight professionally-produced CDs to our credit.
Conducting from within the tenor section, our director, Pierre Massie, is also an award-winning composer. Many of his works have been sung by choirs around the world and are played on the Peace Tower carillon on Parliament Hill. Two of his compositions placed First in the Amadeus Choir International Song Writing competition.
The Stairwell Carollers are a bilingual group welcoming people from across the greater Ottawa and Outaouais regions. We perform between 8 and 10 concerts annually, carrying our musical gifts to small towns and rural communities throughout the National Capital Region.