Our next concert is on Oct 22, 2022: Walk and Touch Peace

A video invitation from Lydia Adams

Click below to listen to Lydia Adams speak about the Elmer Iseler Singers’ online event, Strawberries and Champagne “At Home” – premiering this Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 4:00 pm EDT.

Thank you, so very much, for making our past EIS fundraisers resounding successes and hope you will join us, once again. The beauty of the music will enthrall your heart.

To receive your 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. A 2022 donation tax receipt will be issued for the full amount of your donation.

If you are mailing in a cheque, please reply by email to info@elmeriselersingers.com with your response, noting this concert, by Friday, June 10, 2022 so that we can send you the Zoom invitation for this concert. Your donation will also give you access to our event replay to June 26, 2022.

!! Let’s get together Sunday, June 12th, 2022, at 4 p.m. !!

Strawberries in Champagne banner

Lydia Adams with Jean Stilwell on 96.3FM

We are thrilled that Jean Stilwell spoke with Lydia Adams on 96.3 FM on Tuesday morning about the EIS upcoming concert presentation, Songs of Light, premiering on Sunday, May 29th at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Thank you to Jean and the team at 96.3 FM Radio for making this interview available to our supporters.

Please listen to the interview here, to hear Lydia and Jean talk about Songs of Light!

To receive your personal invitation to this special Elmer Iseler Singers online concert, 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. Your donation gives you access to our event replay from May 29 to June 11, 2022.

*For other ways to donate visit the EIS donate page.

A 2022 donation tax receipt will be issue for the full amount of your donation.

 

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 us for a one-of-a kind concert experience!

To receive your 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. A 2022 donation tax receipt will be issued for the full amount of your donation.

If you are mailing in a cheque, please reply by email to info@elmeriselersingers.com with your response, noting this concert, by Thursday, May 26, 2022 so that we can send you the Zoom invitation for this concert. Your donation will also give you access to our event replay from May 27 to June 11, 2022.

Looking forward to having you join us at Songs of Light! 

Winter Wonderland

The Elmer Iseler Singers perform Winter Wonderland, Toronto, ON, Canada

The Elmer Iseler Singers
Lydia Adams, Conductor, Artistic Director
Jessie Iseler, General Manager and Administrative team
The Board of Directors, James T. Chestnutt, Chair

Wish you, each and every one,

a joyous holiday season

and a New Year full of optimism, hope and singing!

Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard, music; Richard B. Smith, lyrics; and arrangement by John Greer. Performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams, conductor and artistic director. Premiere presentation, Sherry & Shortbread ‘At Home’, December 19, 2021.

Official announcement of Sherry & Shortbread ‘At Home’

Lydia Adams Announces Sherry & Shortbread 'At Home' 2021

Elmer Iseler Singers’ Artistic Director, Lydia Adams, introduces our annual Sherry & Shortbread seasonal concert and fundraising event on December 19, 2021 at 4:00pm.

Please watch for further details.

Visit our event page for more information!

Your donation towards the work of the choir, through PayPal Giving Fund, Canada Helps or calling the EIS office at 416-217-0537, gives you access to our event.

For other ways to donate visit the EIS donate page. 2021 donation tax receipts will be issued for full amount.

Proceeds from this celebration will support the Elmer Iseler Singers’ return to live musical performances, world premieres, community workshops, and educational activities throughout the GTA, around Ontario, and across Canada.           

Please join us for this uplifting time together!

Wiarton Concert Choir joins Elmer Iseler Singers for virtual Cross Canada Tour

The Elmer Iseler Singers with the Wiarton Concert Choir in Wiarton, ON, 2018

Article by Tara Stanton for The Wiarton Echo

The Elmer Iseler Singers, a professional choral group centered in Toronto, has created an initiative of ‘hope and optimism’ through a virtual performance of the piece ‘We Rise Again’ by Leon Dubinsky. Artistic Director, Lydia Adams, has invited the Wiarton Concert Choir to participate in this venture, which, along with the Iseler Singers, combines the voices of five Canadian community choirs from Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. 

The Elmer Iseler Singers performed a concert in Wiarton in 2018, where they performed ‘We Rise Again’ alongside the Wiarton Concert Choir [pictured above].  Adams referenced that experience when she included the group in the virtual choral tour.  She believes that the piece is “a powerful message for both society and for our choral community as it rises to the challenge of building back stronger to create a bright future of choral singing.”  Other choirs involved in the project include the Whitehorse Community Choir, Agincourt Madrigal Singers, Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus, and Cape Breton Chorale. 

Wiarton Concert Choir members attended a virtual rehearsal with Ms. Adams and members of the Singers, and then recorded their own parts independently and submitted these for incorporation into the larger production.  In the weeks leading up to the release, all conductors are featured in interviews on the EIS website, where they share stories of creating and sharing music over the past year, and their excitement to bring live choral music back to their communities.  The final massed choral version of the piece will be released on the Elmer Iseler Singers website and YouTube channel on Sunday, June 20. 

In an interview with Lydia Adams, Marla Spencer, the Wiarton Concert Choir’s Conductor and Artistic Director, expressed what the choir members were able to gain from being part of this project. “It’s a renewed sense of hope and optimism for the future – for all of us”

She continued; “Singing is such an important part of who we are and what we do and sharing music is one of the things that transcends all of the things that keep us apart. Singing in a choir brings people together, and the experience of singing with professional singers as well as community singers can renew our spirit through music.”

To see the interviews and watch the June 20th massed choir performance of “We Rise Again” by Leon Dubinsky, tune in to the Elmer Iseler Singers Youtube channel or visit: elmeriselersingers.com for more information.