Meet the Singers - Tenor 

Tenor Ben Jisoo Kim Ben joined EIS in the fall of 2016. He is a lover of choral music, and has been a professional choruster at the Cathedral Church of St. James for the past 4 years - in addition to his work as a music teacher, freelance composer and theatre program music director. As a composer, he combines his experience in Korean traditional music and his knowledge of western classical music to achieve a unique soundscape - with a focus on choral music. He holds a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Music from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Eric MacKeracher Eric is from Pickering, Ontario. He joined the EIS in September 2000 and in the same month became the music director at Kingston Road United Church in the Beaches area of Toronto. He also sings tenor in the Amadeus Choir. In his spare time Eric likes to read - preferably with one of his several cats curled up in his lap!  Mitchell Pady A Graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Mitchell Pady pursued his studies in composition and voice.  He has performed and participated in many festivals and conferences including the national conductors' conference run by the Association of Canadian Orchestras.  He has acted as choral adjudicator for both the Kiwanis and Music Fest Canada competitions and is the Choral Conductor for the acclaimed Inter-Provincial Music Camp.  During the last six years Mitchell has worked with teachers and students as a choral clinician for a number of professional development workshops across the Toronto District School Board. He is presently Artistic Director of the Oriana Singers and conductor of The Cellar Singers, succeeding Albert Greer who retired in May 2012. Will Reid Will is a graduate of the Bachelor of Education program from OISE at the University of Toronto. He has previously completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music in Voice Studies. Will has been a tenor soloist and section lead for over 10 years at The Church of the Redeemer and, apart from the Elmer Iseler Singers, has sung with The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, The Amadeus Choir and The Larkin Singers. Showing his versatility, Will is also the front man in the 12-piece funk and soul band Yasgurs Farm. When not singing onstage, Will is teaching little ones to play and have fun with music. Michael Sawarna Michael began singing with the Elmer Iseler Singers in 2004. He is the second Iseler Singer to originate from Kemptville, Ontario a small town south of Ottawa. Now living in Toronto he is a Tenor Section Lead for the Amadeus Choir and St. Andrew's United Church Choir. He is studying voice with Catherine Robbin at York University. In his spare time Michael hopes to become as good a hockey player as fellow tenor Ed Wiens. Edward Wiens Retiring after 44 years of professional singing – first with the Festival Singers and then with EIS, Ed will be singing his last concert with EIS on October 16, 2016.  In addition to his singing, Ed has been the librarian for the group. Ed also sings as a tenor lead at St. Paul's Bloor Street Anglican Church Choir and freelances when his EIS schedule permits. His hobbies include playing hockey, horseback riding and reading. Lately he has been enjoying watching fellow tenor (and now Librarian) Mike Sawarna chase the impossible dream – by playing on his hockey team!
SOPRANO SOPRANO BASS BASS ALTO ALTO
© Elmer Iseler Singers 2000-2016   All rights reserved.       Website by Verity Graphics  
Eric MacKeracher photo Michael Sawarna photo
NAVIGATION MENU

Meet the Singers 

Tenor Ben Jisoo Kim Ben joined EIS in the fall of 2016. He is a  lover of choral music, and has been a professional choruster at the Cathedral Church of St. James for the past 4 years - in addition to his work as a music teacher, freelance composer and theatre program music director. As a composer, he combines his experience in Korean traditional music and his knowledge of western classical music to achieve a unique soundscape - with a focus on choral music.  He holds a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Music from Grinnell College in Iowa. Eric MacKeracher Eric is from Pickering, Ontario. He joined the EIS in September 2000 and in the same month became the music director at Kingston Road United Church in the Beaches area of Toronto. He also sings tenor in the Amadeus Choir. In his spare time Eric likes to read - preferably with one of his several cats curled up in his lap!  Mitchell Pady A Graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Mitchell Pady pursued his studies  in composition and voice.  He has performed and participated in many festivals and conferences including the national conductors' conference run by the Association of Canadian Orchestras.  He has acted as choral adjudicator for both the Kiwanis and Music Fest Canada competitions and is the Choral Conductor for the acclaimed Inter-Provincial Music Camp.  During the last six years Mitchell has worked with teachers and students as a choral clinician for a number of professional development workshops across the Toronto District School Board. He is presently Artistic Director of the Oriana Singers and conductor of The Cellar Singers, succeeding Albert Greer who retired in May 2012. Will Reid Will is a graduate of the Bachelor of Education program from OISE at the University of Toronto. He has previously completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music in Voice Studies. Will has been a tenor soloist and section lead for over 10 years at The Church of the Redeemer and, apart from the Elmer Iseler Singers, has sung with The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, The Amadeus Choir and The Larkin Singers. Showing his versatility, Will is also the front man in the 12-piece funk and soul band Yasgurs Farm. When not singing onstage, Will is teaching little ones to play and have fun with music. Michael Sawarna Michael began singing with the Elmer Iseler Singers in 2004. He is the second Iseler Singer to originate from Kemptville, Ontario a small town south of Ottawa. Now living in Toronto he is a Tenor Section Lead for the Amadeus Choir and St. Andrew's United Church Choir. He is studying voice with Catherine Robbin at York University. In his spare time Michael hopes to become as good a hockey player as fellow tenor Ed Wiens. Edward Wiens Retiring after 44 years of professional singing – first with the Festival Singers and  then with EIS, Ed will be singing his last concert with EIS on October 16, 2016.  In addition to his singing, Ed has been the librarian for the group. Ed also sings as a tenor lead at St. Paul's Bloor Street Anglican Church Choir and freelances when his EIS schedule permits. His hobbies include playing hockey, horseback riding and reading. Lately he has been enjoying watching fellow tenor (and now Librarian) Mike Sawarna chase the impossible dream – by playing on his hockey team!
Eric MacKeracher photo Michael Sawarna photo SOPRANO SOPRANO BASS BASS ALTO ALTO
2016-2017  Our 38th Season
© Elmer Iseler Singers 2000-2016   
Website by Verity Graphics