The Elmer Iseler Singers 44th Concert Season

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.

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

Maritime Tour 2023! 

The Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams, conductor, are excited to announce their Maritime Tour 2023, Voices in Song: A Choral Celebration

The EIS are again ‘On Tour’ for the first time since 2020, with concerts  of glorious choral music in five communities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, joining in song with choral friends along the way.

If you are nearby, please join the EIS for these concerts:

  1. Mount Allison University Performing Arts Series
    Brunton Auditorium, Marjorie Bell Conservatory of Music
    Mount Allison University
    Sackville, New Brunswick
    Saturday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m.
    with special guest artists the Elliott Chorale and guests; Dr. Kiera Galway, conductor
  2. Musique Royale, St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, NS
    Sunday, March 12th at 4:00 p.m.
  3. St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish, NS
    Monday, March 13th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
    with guest artists the Antigonish Choral Ensemble and singers from the St. F. X. University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Ryan Billington, conductor
  4. Christ the King Anglican Church, Sydney, NS
    March 14th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.            
    with guest artists the Cape Breton Chorale, Ryan Billington, conductor
  5. Dartmouth Community Concert Association
    Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth, NS
    Saturday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Spirit in Song: the Spring Wind Whispers

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

Featuring the stunning Requiem by John Rutter and three Premiere works by composers Matthew Emery, Matthew-John Knights and Nicholas Kelly! For the full concert program click here.

Strawberries & Champagne at the Lake

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

Summer concerts

Music & Beyond Festival, with John Rutter

Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, Ottawa

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Westben Summer Series, with Ben Heppner 

Friday, July 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm
The Barn, Campbellford, ON

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Festival of the Sound, 20th Anniversary Gala with the Festival Ensemble

Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, Parry Sound, ON

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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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