Oct. 1, 2019: Lydia Adams, Elmer Iseler Singers host workshop, concert on Oct. 5, The Elmer Iseler Singers and conductor Lydia Adams are coming to do a workshop and concert with local singers at Westminster United Church in Orangeville. (Constance Scrafield, Orangeville Citizen)
Sept. 30, 2019: Elmer Iseler Singers and Festival of the Sound unite to celebrate 40 years of music-making! concert review by David Richards (torontoconcertreviews.ca)
“… I was moved in a profound way. The Sound: A musical Evocation of Georgian Bay by Eric Robertson with text by Gary Michael Dault is a five-movement work evoking the poetic beauty of the natural environment of the Parry Sound region. But more than that, it speaks in a timely way to the need to make that beauty sustainable as climate change looms menacingly before us.’
“This concert was all about community. The affection between the two organizations was palpable. James Campbell and Lydia Adams added recollections about their many years at the Festival. Lydia spoke about how the ensemble would find ways to make the music work. Even the mayor of Parry Sound spoke about the Festival’s contribution to the community.’
“This was one of the happiest musical events of the season. Bravo!’David Richards
“From the sheer brilliance and crisp freshness of Mozart’s Divertimento in F, to the haunting beauty of H. Janmohamed’s “Reflections on Light”, the audience was led on a magnificent journey of consummate music-making ending on a high note with Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.”by BWW News Desk, Jul. 24, 2019
“Renowned Canadian actor Colin Fox brought his signature clear and thoughtful speaking style to the narrated portions. The Elmer Iseler Singers drew out the many beauties in Robertson’s score, and the accompaniment by an ensemble of nine players added even more strength to the music.
This piece was presented as an anniversary gift from Robertson to the festival and the Elmer Iseler Singers, and was a generous and beautiful gift indeed.
The choir sang magnificently in a range of other numbers from J.S. Bach to Srul Irving Glick, and had the audience join in for Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and Handel’s Hallelujah.”Ken Stephen, Parry Sound North Star, Jul. 23, 2019
July 23, 2019: Festival of the Sound launches 40th season with 4 gala events, The Elmer Iseler Singers presented a world première of a beautiful piece about Georgian Bay at the Festival of the Sound’s opening concert on Friday night. (Ken Stephen, Parry Sound North Star)
“New Collingwood Summer Music Festival kicks off” with the Elmer Iseler Singers at their opening concert on Friday night together with Collingwood’s ChoralWorks choir, the Collingwood Festival Orchestra, and guest soloists Mayumi Seiler on violin and Wnukowski, also a world-class concert pianist. ( Brenda Lewis, Collingwood Connection)
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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.”
Article by Carl Hnatyshyn (The Nanton News)
May 6, 2019: Lydia Adams set to conduct the mighty B Minor Mass, listen to the interview by Mike and Jean on Classical Mornings discussion our upcoming concert on Saturday, May 11th featuring Bach’s massive Mass in B Minor. (blog post by Liz Parker, classicalfm.ca)
Apr. 29, 2019: «Cinq siècles à 40 voix»: le chant des voûtes [“Five centuries for 40 voices”: the song of the vaults] concert review by Christophe Huss (Le Devoir).
“[Elmer Isler Singers] Ils nous ont fait vivre des moments bouleversants, au coeur de leur partie de programme…”
“[Elmer Iseler Singers] They gave us some intense moments at the heart of their part of the program…”
Apr. 21, 2019: Mahlers Resurrection Symphony: So Hopeful It’ll Make You Cry concert review by Jenna Simeonov (Schmopera).