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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)

Lydia Adams, Caledon artist recognized for her own sound of music
Lydia Adams, Conductor and Artistic Director of the Elmer Iseler Singers

July 19, 2018: “Caledon artist recognized for her own sound of music” Lydia Adams, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Choral Canada. (Constance Scrafield, Caledon Citizen)

July 13, 2018: Whodunnit, hoedown and violin virtuoso on the weekend list, Ottawa violin virtuoso Kerson Leong teams up with British composer John Rutter on July 15 and 16, 2018 with the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Ottawa Chamber Choir and Ottawa Children’s choir. (Sandra Abma, CBC News)

The Manitoulin Community Choir. Photo: Sharon Jackson
The Manitoulin Community Choir, led by Jane Best. Photo: Sharon Jackson

May 9, 2018: Manitoulin Community Choir presents annual spring concert, and announces March 2019 concert with the Elmer Iseler Singers. (The Manitoulin Expositor)

Elmer Iseler, Jessie Iseler and Lydia Adams, 1996. Photo: Maura McGroarty
Elmer Iseler, Jessie Iseler and Lydia Adams before a performance at Choral Kathaumixw, Powell River BC in July 1996. Photo by Maura McGroarty

March 29, 2018: Twenty Years Later – Celebrating Elmer Iseler, by David Jaeger in honour of the Elmer Iseler Tribute concert on April 14, 2018. (The WholeNote)

March 2018: Remembering Elmer Iseler: Canadian Choral Visionary, by Robert Missen in preparation for the Elmer Iseler Tribute concert on April 14, 2018. (Choirs Ontario, Dynamic Newsletter, Volume 46, Issue 2)

February 1, 2018: Vocal Milestones: Giving Voice to New Musical Ideas, David Lang and Lydia Adams share their personal views of the Little Match Girl Passion. (The WholeNote)

Earlier press and news articles

January 21, 2018: Tickets now on sale for Elmer Iseler Singers show in Alliston February 10, 2018. (Alliston Herald)

January 18, 2018: English composing great John Rutter to star in Music and Beyond concert in July, Elmer Iseler Singers join John Rutter on July 15, 2018. (Ottawa Citizen)

January 10, 2018: Elmer Iseler Singers are one of Eleanor McCain’s guest artists in the 2-CD project: “True North The Canadian Songbook” (Dan MacDonald: McCain creates musical projectCape Breton Post)

November 11, 2017: ‘How fortunate we are’: Canadians’ service honoured at Remembrance Day ceremonies (CBC News)

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.

March 1, 2016: Big Choral and Orchestral Sounds with Myths, Legends & Devotions (Esprit Orchestra)

May 18, 2014: Elmer Iseler Singers and Amadeus Choir win the 2014 Outstanding Innovation Award Recipients presented by Choral Canada