Our next concert is on Jul 10, 2022: Music & Beyond: The Heart Sings | Le cœur chante


The Elmer Iseler Singers 43rd Season

Concerts & Special Events

Music and Beyond, Ottawa

Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm EDT

Tickets: Music & Beyond Festival website

Music Niagara Festival, Niagara on the Lake

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm EDT

Tickets: Music Niagara website

Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound

Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm EDT

Tickets: Festival of the Sound website

Strawberries & Champagne ‘At Home’

Strawberries in Champagne banner

Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 4:00 pm

A springtime Virtual Event.

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.

Sherry & Shortbread ‘At Home’

header image with pinecones and ribbon

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 …

Summertime Concerts with The Elmer Iseler Singers
Lydia Adams, conductor; Shawn Grenke, piano

Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm EDT

Music and Beyond, Ottawa
Julian Armour, Artistic and Executive Director
St. Joseph’s Church
174 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, ON
For more information or to buy tickets visit the Music & Beyond Festival website.
Or call the Music and Beyond office at 613-241-0777

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm EDT

Music Niagara Festival, Niagara on the Lake
Atis Bankas, Artistic Director
St. Mark’s Anglican Church
41 Byron Street, Niagara on the Lake, ON
For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Music Niagara website.
Or call the Music Niagara Festival office at 905-468-5566 or 1-877-687-3378

Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm EDT

Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound
James Campbell, Artistic Director
Charles W. Stockey Centre
Parry Sound Waterfront, 2 Bay Street
Parry Sound, ON
Tickets available from the Festival of the Sound website.
Or call the Festival of the Sound office at 705-746-2410 or 1-866-364-0061