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The Elmer Iseler Singers 44th Concert Season

Handel’s Messiah

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm EST
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, ON

Lydia Adams conducts the rich textures of the solos and the glorious choruses that will once again be celebrated as the Elmer Iseler Singers present Handel’s resplendent Messiah. We continue our tradition of presenting award winning Canadian soloists, professional orchestra and choral richness with our special guest choir: VIVA Chamber Singers. Our guest soloists include: Meredith Hall, Soprano; Andrea Ludwig, Mezzo Soprano; Owen McCausland, Tenor; and Jorell Williams, Bass.

Handel's Messiah, by Norman Price, 1911, public domain, cropped square

Spirit in Song

Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT
Eglinton St. George’s United Church, Toronto, ON

Featuring a Premiere work by Matthew Emery. Stay tuned for more details about this third Toronto series concert!

Strawberries & Champagne

Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm EDT
Toronto Hunt Club, Toronto, ON

Enjoy the beautiful and intimate setting of the Toronto Hunt Club on Lake Ontario, participate in our amazing spring silent auction and spend a delightful musical afternoon with Canada’s Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams, conductor.

Strawberries and Champagne

Past concert

Walk and Touch Peace

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm EDT
Eglinton St. George’s United Church, Toronto, ON

Featuring the World Premier of Timothy Corlis’ new meditational choral work: Om Saha Nāvavatu (may we all be protected and blessed). Also including Three Motets to Our Lady by Healey Willan, Sun on Water by Hussein Janmohamed, Melodia by Myroslav Skoryk and Long Road by Eriks Ešenvalds.

Elmer Iseler Singers 44th Season

The Elmer Iseler Singers are excited to be back on stage in person for their 44th season, beginning with our first Toronto series concert on October 22: Walk and Touch Peace, with a premiere by Timothly Corlis, followed by December 9: Handel’s Messiah with special guests the Viva Chamber Singers, orchestra and soloists and April 30: Springtime Spirit in Song with a premiere by Matthew Emery.

We will continue to update this page with our programs and videos throughout the season.

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

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Introducing the Guest Choir and Soloists joining us on December 9th for Handel’s Messiah

The Elmer Iseler Singers are looking forward to returning to Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto on Friday, December 9th at 7:30 pm to share the rich textures of the solos and the glorious choruses of Handel’s resplendent Messiah, with special guest choir – The VIVA Chamber Singers of Toronto, and award winning soloists: Meredith Hall …

A personal invitation from Lydia Adams

Click below to listen to Lydia Adams speak about the Elmer Iseler Singers’ first in-person event of the 2022-2023 concert season, Walk and Touch Peace, featuring the world premiere Om Saha Nāvavatu (may we all be protected and blessed) by Canadian composer Timothy Corlis on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm EDT. Elmer Iseler Singers’ Artistic Director Lydia …

Join us for this upcoming performance

Elmer Iseler Singers present Handel's Messiah

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, ON - Friday, Dec. 9th at 7:30 pm featuring Handel’s Messiah with professional orchestra, the choral richness of our special guest choir - VIVA Chamber Singers, and award winning soloists:

  • Meredith Hall - Soprano;
  • Andrea Ludwig - Mezzo Soprano;
  • Owen McCausland - Tenor; and
  • Jorell Williams - Bass.