Our next concert is on May 29, 2022: Songs of Light


The Elmer Iseler Singers 43rd Season

Concerts & Special Events

Songs of Light

Songs of Light, concert May 29, 2022

Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 4:00pm

A Virtual Event featuring 6 Canadian and International composers.

Strawberries & Champagne ‘At Home’

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Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 4:00 pm

A springtime Virtual Event.

Sherry & Shortbread ‘At Home’

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Premiere on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00pm
Recording available online from Dec. 19 to 26, 2021

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

Educational Mentorship Initiatives

‘Messiah’ virtual coaching program

VIVA Chamber Singers
Click here for our 2020 blog post on this program

Musical gifts

Rain in the Country

In honour of Thanksgiving
October 8, 2021
Click here for our Thanksgiving message

Prayer Before Sleep

In honour of Remembrance Day
November 11, 2021
Click here for our Remembrance Day message

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada
Prayer Before Sleep (from the Talmud Suite) by Sid Robinovitch, composer; Elmer Iseler, conductor; performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers; album Gloria: Sacred Choral Works

Winter Wonderland

Celebrating the winter seasonal holidays and New Years
December 23, 2021
Click here for our holiday message

The Ukrainian National Anthem

We honour and stand with the people of Ukraine.
March 3, 2022
Click here for our full statement

Elmer Iseler Singers 43rd 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. In our last season we developed our YouTube Channel and Instagram feed. 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 and look forward to continuing this program in November 2021.

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

As we move into 2022, we look forward to returning to live musical performances, world premieres, community workshops, and educational activities throughout the GTA, around Ontario, and across Canada.

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



A personal invitation from Lydia Adams

Click below to listen to Lydia Adams speak about the Elmer Iseler Singers’ online concert, Songs of Light. The Elmer Iseler Singers invite you to a very special online performance, Songs of Light, premiering at 4:00 on Sunday, May 29th, 2022. A concert of glorious choral works with illuminating ‘behind the scenes’ conversation with the creators. Please join …

Remembering Harry Freedman

April 5th, 2022 would have marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Canada’s most versatile musicians and composers, Harry Freedman. To remember Harry Freedman and to celebrate Spring, we offer you a musical gift from this CD, It was a Lover and his Lass from Harry’s Songs from Shakespeare.

The Ukrainian National Anthem

We honour and stand with the people of Ukraine in their battle for life, democratic rights, and freedom. Singing the Ukrainian National Anthem, The Elmer Iseler Singers Lydia Adams, conductor add their collective voice to the growing global message of hope and support – Ще не вмерла України і слава, і воля, Ще нам, браття молодії, усміхнеться …

Songs of Light, concert May 29, 2022

Songs of Light
Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. EDT (Toronto Time)

Lydia Adams conducts Elmer Iseler Singers in a concert online

Songs of Light, with performances of stunning choral music by the Elmer Iseler Singers and conductor Lydia Adams, showcases the creators in conversation, speaking about the inspiration of their poetry and compositions, including Eleanor Daley with Mi’kmaw poet Mary Louise Martin and Knowledge Keeper Catherine Martin, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Hussein Janmohamed with Amirali Alibhai, Jason Jestadt with Inuktitut educator Rosie Piercy, Halyna Kvitka Kondracki, and Peter Togni. The music is glorious and the conversation not to be missed. A one-of-a kind concert experience!

Join us for this special Elmer Iseler Singers concert by Zoom. To receive you personal invitation, please consider a donation towards the work of the choir by a gift online with PayPal Giving FundCanada Helps or calling the EIS office at 416-217-0537.

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