“Renowned Canadian actor Colin Fox brought his signature clear and thoughtful speaking style to the narrated portions. The Elmer Iseler Singers drew out the many beauties in Robertson’s score, and the accompaniment by an ensemble of nine players added even more strength to the music.
This piece was presented as an anniversary gift from Robertson to the festival and the Elmer Iseler Singers, and was a generous and beautiful gift indeed.
The choir sang magnificently in a range of other numbers from J.S. Bach to Srul Irving Glick, and had the audience join in for Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and Handel’s Hallelujah.”Ken Stephen, Parry Sound North Star, Jul. 23, 2019
July 23, 2019: Festival of the Sound launches 40th season with 4 gala events, The Elmer Iseler Singers presented a world première of a beautiful piece about Georgian Bay at the Festival of the Sound’s opening concert on Friday night. (Ken Stephen, Parry Sound North Star)
“New Collingwood Summer Music Festival kicks off” with the Elmer Iseler Singers at their opening concert on Friday night together with Collingwood’s ChoralWorks choir, the Collingwood Festival Orchestra, and guest soloists Mayumi Seiler on violin and Wnukowski, also a world-class concert pianist. ( Brenda Lewis, Collingwood Connection)
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May 10, 2019: Soaring Voices will close out concert season The Elmer Iseler Singers will be closing out the Sarnia Concert Association’s 2018-2019 season with a performance entitled Soaring Voices, which takes place at the Imperial Theatre on May 22nd, 2019. For more information, visit our concert page.
“For the SCA’s David Nichols, having Adams and the Elmer Iseler Singers preside over this season’s grand finale is a dream come true.”
Article by Carl Hnatyshyn (The Nanton News)
May 6, 2019: Lydia Adams set to conduct the mighty B Minor Mass, listen to the interview by Mike and Jean on Classical Mornings discussion our upcoming concert on Saturday, May 11th featuring Bach’s massive Mass in B Minor. (blog post by Liz Parker, classicalfm.ca)
Apr. 29, 2019: «Cinq siècles à 40 voix»: le chant des voûtes [“Five centuries for 40 voices”: the song of the vaults] concert review by Christophe Huss (Le Devoir).
“[Elmer Isler Singers] Ils nous ont fait vivre des moments bouleversants, au coeur de leur partie de programme…”
“[Elmer Iseler Singers] They gave us some intense moments at the heart of their part of the program…”
Apr. 21, 2019: Mahlers Resurrection Symphony: So Hopeful It’ll Make You Cry concert review by Jenna Simeonov (Schmopera).
Apr. 3, 2019: “Famed Choral Group Elmer Iseler Singers Wows Mindemoya Crowd” Michael Erskine of The Manitoulin Expositor interviews conductor Jane Best of The Manitoulin Community Choir who organized Elmer Iseler Singers’ performance on Manitoulin Island (March 24, 2019 – part of the Elmer Iseler Singers’ 7-Concert Ontario Tour).
“It turned out to be an absolutely wonderful evening,’ said organizer Jane Best
Mar. 31, 2019: Board Member – John Buchanan, ran the full 30k Around The Bay road race and EIS Singers – Michael Sawarna and Graham Robinson, ran the 5k Around The Bay race in support of the Elmer Iseler Singers. Together they collected over $2,100 supporting the 2019 EIS tours bringing great choral music to Northern Canada.
We are grateful to our runners and for the generosity of all their donors in helping us achieve the choir’s goal of making Classical Choral Music accessible in every corner of Canada.
Mar. 16, 2019: Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works Featuring The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Receives JUNO Award (BWW News Desk)