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The Elmer Iseler Singers 42nd Season

Concerts & Special Events

Sherry & Shortbread ‘At Home’

Holly & Ivy with ribbon

Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm

A Virtual Event including carols and seasonal songs and special guests.

Strawberries & Champagne ‘At Home’

Strawberries and Champagne

Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

A Virtual Springtime Event featuring music and special greetings

Educational Mentorship Initiatives

‘Messiah’ virtual coaching program

VIVA Chamber Singers
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‘We Rise Again’ Cross Canada Virtual Choral Tour

We Rise Again’ Cross-Canada Virtual Choral Tour June 20, 2021 at 4:00pm
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Spotlight on Agincourt Madrigal Singers
Click here for the 2nd of 5 blog posts on this program

Spotlight on Cape Breton Chorale
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Spotlight on Wiarton Concert Choir
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Spotlight on Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus
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Spotlight on Whitehorse Community Choir
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Musical gifts

Gloria

In honour of Thanksgiving
October 12, 2020
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In Flanders Fields

In honour of Remembrance Day
November 11, 2020
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Rise Up, My Love

In honour of Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2021
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Hearts as music notes by monicore via pixabay
‘Rise Up, My Love’ by Healey Willan; Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor; album: Elmer Iseler Singers Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

Ave Verum

Guests of the Houston Chamber Choir’s Music Mondays podcast February 22, 2021
Click here for Episode 104 of the With One Accord Podcast

‘Ava Verum’ by Peter Togni; Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor; recorded live in concert at the Église Du Gesù Church in Montreal, Canada on April 27, 2019. With introductions by Artistic Directors Robert Simpson, Houston Chamber Choir and Lydia Adams, Elmer Iseler Singers.

Cantate Domino

In honour of International Women’s Day
March 8, 2021
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Ruth Watson Henderson, composer - Celebrating Women's Achievements, IWD2021
‘Cantate Domino’ by Ruth Watson Henderson; Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor; album Sing all ye joyful: Music of Ruth Watson Henderson

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2021
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Sheep May Safely Graze

In honour of Spring: Passover,
Easter & Ramadan April 1, 2021
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Elmer Iseler Singers 42nd Season

The Elmer Iseler Singers have been working hard to share choral music during this difficult season as we are not able to meet in person. We began putting our music to video and sharing them online on our website via our new YouTube Channel. We also moved our educational mentorship program to a virtual setting, beginning with coaching The VIVA Chambers Singers on Handel’s “Messiah” in October 2020.

We will continue to update this page with our next virtual programs and videos.

These are remarkable and unprecedented times for the world, and we are so fortunate to have music as part of our lives every day. Music will all help us move forward through these trying times and, when this difficult situation is behind us, music will help give us solace and hope for the future.

Thank you so much for your constant and caring support of the Elmer Iseler Singers.

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News

R. Murray Schafer CC (July 18, 1933 – August 14, 2021)

The Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams Conductor, wish to join together with thousands of music lovers worldwide in expressing our condolences in the passing of R. Murray Schafer. We are all enriched through his groundbreaking creativity, inspiration and passion. R. Murray Schafer’s biography and list of works are available at THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT.