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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

Mar. 16, 2019: Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works Featuring The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Receives JUNO Award (BWW News Desk)

Mar. 15, 2019: Elmer Iseler singers to hold concert on Manitoulin as part of 40th anniversary tour, interview of Jane Best, conductor of the Manitoulin Community Choir who, along with the Island Singers, are the hosting the Elmer Iseler Singers on March 24, 2019. (Tom Sasvari, The Manitoulin Expositor)

Mar. 14, 2019: Making music makes Adams happy interviews Lydia Adams in advance of the Junos and discusses the Elmer Iseler Singers upcoming Sault show on March 23, 2019. (Brian Kelly, The Sault Star)

Lydia Adams with radio host Bill Anderson

Mar. 14, 2019: Lydia Adams has the Details on the Elmer Iseler Singers’ Ontario Tour!  Classical 102.9fm interview of Lydia Adams on Bill’s  Classical Jukebox, with all the details about the upcoming Ontario concert tour.

Lydia Adams and Jon Washburn with radio host Mike DuncanFeb. 28, 2019: Choral greats Lydia Adams & Jon Washburn chat with Mike Duncan on “Classical Mornings” Choral conductors Lydia Adams and Jon Washburn dropped by The New Classical 96.3 FM “Classical Mornings” to chat with host Mike Duncan about a special collaboration between the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

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.

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