Want to really get into the spirit of the holiday season? Get tickets for the whole family to attend a concert by the Stairwell Carollers.
Established since 1977, The Stairwell Carollers is an a cappella Ottawa choir that was formed by its director Pierre Massie, a music graduate of the University of Ottawa. The choral group has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ottawa choirs by local choral critics. Its repertoire encompasses sacred and secular songs from the Renaissance period. At this time of year, the choir bring focus to the true meaning of Christmas with its beautiful interpretations of traditional Christmas carols.
This year, the Stairwell Carollers’ concert series features a new carol composed Pierre Massie. The song’s title, Verbum Patris umanatur, means: The Father’s word is made man.
Christmas 2015 performances are dedicated to Sir David Willcocks, who passed away in September at age 95.
- Friday December 11th, 7:30 p.m.
Knox Presbyterian Church
120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa
- Wednesday, December 16th, 7:30 p.m.
St Columba Church
24 Sandridge Road, Ottawa
Advance tickets, at $15, are available at the Leading Note, 370 Elgin Street; Compact Music, 206 and 785 1/2 Bank Street; and Books on Beechwood at 35 Beechwood Avenue.
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Coffee and treats will be shared after the concerts.
Additional concert listings:
- Friday, November 27th, 7:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Anglican Church
1619 Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville
Saturday, December 5th, 7:30 p.m.
St. Matthieu Church
69 rue de Provence, Gatineau
- Sunday, December 6th, 2 p.m.
Emmanuel Anglican Church
287 Harrington Street, Arnprior
- Saturday, December 12th, 7:30 p.m.
St. James Anglican Church
225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place
You can also take this beautiful music home with you. The Stairwell Carollers’ new Christmas CD, O Magnum Mysterium, is now available to purchase online and at the concerts.
A non-profit organization, the choir raises funds for local charities through its concerts and CD sales.