The Elmer Iseler Singers (EIS), conducted by artistic director Lydia Adams, entersits38thAnniversarySeasonin2016/17.This20-voice fully-professionalchoralensemble,founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, hasbuiltanenviable reputation throughout Canada, the United States and internationally through concerts, broadcasts and recordings — performing repertoire that spans 500 years, with a focus on Canadian composers.EIS present a five-concert series in Toronto each season, and are featured at concerts, workshops, and festivals throughout Canada. Touring is also a major component of EIS activities, with a seven-city Western Canada concert and workshop tour on April 19-29, 2017. Annually, EIS sponsors choral workshops through their GET MUSIC! Educational Outreach Initiative for secondary school conductors and choirs, concluding with a joint public performance. In addition to her work with EIS, Lydia Adams is conductor and artistic director of the Amadeus Choir. In September 2016 the women from both EIS and Amadeus Choir, along with the Toronto Children’s Chorus, will join with the TSO to perform Mahler Symphony No. 3. Then in February 2017, EIS and Amadeus Choir will join with the TSO (Stéphane Denève, conductor) for the Fauré Requiem Lydia Adams was the Artist Recipient of the 2013 Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the 2012 winner of the Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition from the Toronto Arts Foundation. The Elmer Iseler Singers are a 2014 National Choral Award recipient and a 2017 Juno Nominee in the"ClassicalAlbumoftheYear:VocalorChoralPerformance”category.