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.
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.
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.
May 11, 2019: Lydia Adams’ Magnificent B Minor Mass
May 10, 2019: Soaring Voices will close out concert season The Elmer Iseler Singers will be closing out the Sarnia Concert Association’s 2018-2019 season with a performance entitled Soaring Voices, which takes place at the Imperial Theatre on May 22nd, 2019. For more information, visit our concert page.
“For the SCA’s David Nichols, having Adams and the Elmer Iseler Singers preside over this season’s grand finale is a dream come true.”
Apr. 3, 2019: “Famed Choral Group Elmer Iseler Singers Wows Mindemoya Crowd” Michael Erskine of The Manitoulin Expositor interviews conductor Jane Best of The Manitoulin Community Choir who organized Elmer Iseler Singers’ performance on Manitoulin Island (March 24, 2019 – part of the Elmer Iseler Singers’ 7-Concert Ontario Tour).
“It turned out to be an absolutely wonderful evening,’ said organizer Jane Best
Mar. 31, 2019: Board Member – John Buchanan, ran the full 30k Around The Bay road race and EIS Singers – Michael Sawarna and Graham Robinson, ran the 5k Around The Bay race in support of the Elmer Iseler Singers. Together they collected over $2,100 supporting the 2019 EIS tours bringing great choral music to Northern Canada.
We are grateful to our runners and for the generosity of all their donors in helping us achieve the choir’s goal of making Classical Choral Music accessible in every corner of Canada.
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 Worldand Ludwig Vanwebsites.
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.
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)
April 1, 2017: The Elmer Iseler Singers, Tapestry Opera and the Gryphon Trio were nominated as one of 5 contenders for “Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral 2017” for their recording of “Dark Star Requiem”, by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland, conducted by Wayne Strongman, in the 2017 Juno Awards.