Mentoring The VIVA Chamber Singers

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The Elmer Iseler Singers announce a new Educational Mentorship Initiative!

VIVA Chamber Singers' logo

We are pleased to announce that the Elmer Iseler Singers will sponsor and join with VIVA Singers Toronto’s Chamber Singers (ages 18-30) in educational and collaborative sessions of mentorship with the EIS as vocal coaches in a study of Handel’s “Messiah” choruses, in a virtual situation. Very few of the VIVA singers have ever experienced singing Handel’s “Messiah”, so this is an exceptional opportunity of learning together. This is an expansion of our ongoing Get Music! Educational Initiative, since we cannot be involved with schools at this pandemic time and is a virtual initiative from the Elmer Iseler Singers through our Artistic Director, Lydia Adams, in cooperation with Carol and Brad Ratzlaff, Co-Artistic Directors of VIVA Singers Toronto.

We are excited to bring to the youth of VIVA, the architecture of a major composition together with the diversity of vocal challenges in Handel’s “Messiah”. To focus on every phrase of several choruses of this monumental masterpiece is an experience of a lifetime. 

The Elmer Iseler Singers are proud to present this educational opportunity to young singers in Toronto.

In Conversation with Lydia Adams

Elmer Iseler Singers’ Artistic Director and conductor Lydia Adams chats with special guests, the VIVA Singers Toronto Co-Artistic Directors and conductors Carol & Brad Ratzlaff, about the Elmer Iseler Singers educational mentorship initiative with the VIVA Chamber Singers.

If you would like to contribute to the the VIVA Chamber Singers educational mentorship initiative or to any of the programs of the Elmer Iseler Singers, please contact us or click the support us button below.