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The Elmer Iseler Singers 40th Anniversary Celebratory Concert Season

Toronto Childrens ChorusWe Remember

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm, Toronto Centre for the Arts, George Weston Recital Hall

Beginning with a special collaborative commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with the Toronto Children’s Chorus and the Toronto Youth Choir, we will sing works of war and peace, and feature a new world première of WWI popular songs arranged by Stuart Calvert. Lydia Adams, conductor; Elise Bradley, conductor; Bob Chilcott, guest conductor.

Handel's Messiah concert soloistsHandel’s Messiah

Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 8:00 pm, Metropolitan United Church

We are thrilled to present G.F. Handel’s resplendent ‘Messiah’ this year again, an inspired masterpiece, with our special guests the Amadeus Choir, award winning soloists and orchestra.

 

Vancouver Chamber Choir director Jon WashburnEIS present The Vancouver Chamber Choir

Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 7:30 pm, Eglinton St. George’s United Church

We team up with our long-time friends and colleagues, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and their esteemed conductor, Jon Washburn, in a concert celebrating Jon’s 48 years as Artistic Director of the VCC as he transitions to a new role with the group as Conductor Emeritus. We are excited to sing great choral music with these wonderful friends once again.

J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor concert soloistsJ.S. Bach Mass in B Minor

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at 7:30 pm, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

We collaborate with the Amadeus Choir in a performance of J.S. Bach’s magnificent B Minor Mass, a timeless and monumental work by the incomparable master. We are thrilled to perform this great work with orchestra and four distinguished soloists for this exciting performance.

The Elmer Iseler Singers 40th Toronto Concert Season

These are all special moments, and we hope you will come and share these exceptional experiences with us this year. It’s going to be a great one! Lydia Adams invites you to celebrate with us during our 40th Anniversary Season.

Subscribe to our five-concert Toronto series, see us with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and visit us as we tour Ontario and Quebec. As a not-for-profit choir, we are grateful for the charitable donations and grants from individuals, corporations and government agencies that allow us to share our joy of music with you.

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In the News

Jan. 31, 2019: Choral Fire in Winter Snow discusses Elmer Iseler Singers’ upcoming concert with The Vancouver Chamber Choir on March 1st. (Brian Chang, The WholeNote, Choral Scene section)

Jan. 29, 2019: Elmer Iseler Singers are nominated for a 2019 Juno Award for David Braid: Corona Divinae Misericordiae featuring Patricia O’Callaghan (CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL) and are please to announce the nomination of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works, as the Elmer Iseler Singers were also artists on the album along with TSO soloists Principal Viola Teng Li and Principal Oboe Sarah Jeffrey the recording also showcases Canadian pianist Louis Lortie, and singers Carla Huhtanen, Emily D’Angelo, Lawrence Wiliford, and Tyler Duncan, all under the direction of conductor Peter Oundjian.  (CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE). Additional articles are available from Broadway World and Ludwig Van websites.

Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works

Dec. 7, 2018: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra recording of Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works, has been nominated for a Grammy Award (BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM). Elmer Iseler Singers were artists on the album along with TSO soloists Principal Viola Teng Li and Principal Oboe Sarah Jeffrey the recording also showcases Canadian pianist Louis Lortie, and singers Carla Huhtanen, Emily D’Angelo, Lawrence Wiliford, and Tyler Duncan, all under the direction of conductor Peter Oundjian.  Additional articles are available from Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Ludwig Van websites.

Nov. 30, 2018: Photo from our Handel’s Messiah concert with thanks to the Metropolitan United Church.

Elmer Iseler Singers with Amadeus Choir and guest soloists and orchestra on Nov 30, 2018 at the Metropolitan United Church
Elmer Iseler Singers with Amadeus Choir, conductor Lydia Adams and guest soloists (Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Giles Tomkins, bass baritone; Marjorie Maltais, mezzo soprano; Meredith Hall, soprano) and orchestra on Nov 30, 2018 at the Metropolitan United Church

Nov. 1, 2018: Aural Remembrance for a New Generation. Concert on November 11 @ 7:30pm at George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts. (Brian Chang, The WholeNote, Choral Scene section)

Oct. 24, 2018: Toronto concert to commemorate 85th anniversary of Holodomor. Concert on October 28 @ 5pm at Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. (Rahul Gupta, TORONTO.COM)

Oct. 24, 2018: Free concert at Agincourt Collegiate features Elmer Iseler Singers. Concert on October 29 @ 7:30pm at Scarborough’s Agincourt Collegiate, 2621 Midland Ave., along with the Agincourt Singers and Agincourt Madrigal Singers. (TORONTO.COM) Continue reading “In the News”