Mindemoya concert

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

Three conductors, Chris Theijsmeijer of the Island Singers, Lydia Adams of the Elmer Isleler Singers and Jane Best of the Manitoulin Community Choir acknowledge the applause following the final performance of the JUNO Award winning choral group the Elmer Iseler Singers at the Mindemoya Missionary Church. Members of the three choirs are all smiles as they stand behind their conductors. photo by Michael Erskine
Three conductors, Chris Theijsmeijer of the Island Singers, Lydia Adams of the Elmer Isleler Singers and Jane Best of the Manitoulin Community Choir acknowledge the applause following the final performance of the JUNO Award winning choral group the Elmer Iseler Singers at the Mindemoya Missionary Church. Members of the three choirs are all smiles as they stand behind their conductors. photo by Michael Erskine

Around the Bay Race for EIS

The Elmer Iseler Singer Around the Bay Race Runners
John Buchanan, with his 30K run medal
John Buchanan, with his 30K run medal

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.

Graham Robinson and Michael Sawarna after the 5K race
Graham Robinson and Michael Sawarna after the 5K race

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.

Lydia Adams and Jon Washburn’s radio interview

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.

JUNO nominations

David Braid: Corona Divinae Misericordiae

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.