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Ottawa Choral Masterclass w/ Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor - Limited enrolment, BOOK NOW!

  • MASTERCLASS with Gabriel Lewis O’Connor 

    former member of Chanticleer

    Gabriel Lewis-O'connor lunches with Pete during last years choral workshopGabriel Lewis-O'connor lunches with Pete during last years choral workshop

    Gabe has recently returned to the Midwest from Seattle, Washington, where he was an active singer, director and choral clinician. Currently a doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Gabe received his master’s degree from the same institution, studying with Dr. Robert Bode.

    Gabriel Lewis-O'Connor in workshop with Stairwell and the Glebe choirsGabriel Lewis-O'Connor in workshop with Stairwell and the Glebe choirs

    Prior to graduate school, he sang for four years, with the
    professional vocal ensemble Chanticleer.

    Gabe received a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and hails from Lawrence, Kansas.

    Gabe and Holly enjoy a laugh at last year's Galillee Choir Retreat in ArnpriorGabe and Holly enjoy a laugh at last year's Galillee Choir Retreat in Arnprior

    As a teacher and conductor he frequently leads both vocal masterclasses and choral clinics at the high school and collegiate levels, and, above all else, is passionate about sharing music with others.

    When not making music with others, Gabe tries to spend as much time outside as possible with his wife Lauren, fishing-obsessed 7 year-old son Eamon, and fiery 5 year-old daughter Celia.

    To participate in The Masterclass you must…


    1. Be a current member of any Greater Ottawa/Gatineau region choir.
    2. Prepare the following three songs -

    (Scores provided at registration – files are provided for practice purposes)

    Fa una canzone – Orazio Vecchi – Public domain

    Tourdion (Quand je bois du vin) – Pierre Attaignant – Public domain

    Remember – Stephen Chatman – copyright – Original scores provided at registration


    Date: Saturday May 18. 2019

    Time: 9 am to noon ( 8:30 am registration)

    Cost: $25 
    All music scores included in your registration package


    We have room for 60 participants; first come, first serve

    If sold out, email us.  Your name will be added to our cancellation list.


    Click here to Register now

    Only 60 spots available

    Workshop hosted by The Stairwell Carollers chamber choir - furthering choral excellence and development in Ottawa's choral community now for over 41 years. 

    About Us:

    Pierre Massie started The Stairwell Carollers in 1977 while obtaining his Bachelor in Music Education at U of Ottawa. Pete sings, plays piano, saxophone and flute and attained a grade 6 in all band instruments (including violin) - making him one of the most valuable and effective Secondary School music teachers in Ontario. 

    Now retired from teaching, he directs our a cappella choir from the tenor section, giving the Carollers chorus their signature look and sound. 

    The Stairwell Carollers hold top marks from years of participation in local Kiwanis festivals, going on to win both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions.  

    A registered Canadian charity, we continue to help local charities with our concert, CD and cookbook sales.

    Donations receive a charitable receipt.

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