Special Events

Special events are held throughout the season.  

Sherry & Shortbread 'At Home'

Dec 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
on online via Zoom

Sherry & Shortbread 'At Home'

This musical event is our annual seasonal fundraiser and is sure to lift your spirits and make your heart sing. Tune in VIRTUALLY with the Elmer Iseler Singers, conductor Lydia Adams, special guests Russell Braun and Carolyn Maule, Catherine Wyn-Rogers and Leslie Fagan, with performances by Andrea Ludwig, Paul Winkelmans, Amy Dodington, with pianist, Shawn Grenke. The Elmer Iseler Singers will also sing a very special performance.

Visit Sherry & Shortbread 'At Home' for more information on how to register.

Strawberries and Champagne 'At Home'

Jun 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
on online via Zoom

Strawberries and Champagne 'At Home'

Join us at our Annual Springtime Celebration for this special ONLINE presentation as we enjoy many stories and talents of Lydia Adams, the Elmer Iseler Singers and our special guests: Isabel Bayrakdarian, Dr. Roberta Bondar, Mary Lou Fallis, Vern & Elfrieda Heinrichs and Dr. Jamie Hillman.

Visit Strawberries and Champagne 'At Home' for more information on how to register.

'We Rise Again' Cross-Canada Virtual Choral Tour

Jun 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
on online via Zoom

'We Rise Again' Cross-Canada Virtual Choral Tour

The Elmer Iseler Singers and Artistic Director Lydia Adams are excited to announce a Cross-Canada Virtual Choral Tour of Canada, connecting with choirs country-wide in a Mentorship/Performance opportunity to produce a virtual performance of the inspiring work by Leon Dubinsky, We Rise Again.

https://youtu.be/5AByYSrj-G4

The Elmer Iseler Singers’ Cross-Canada Virtual Choral Tour connects the EIS  singers with 5 outstanding national community choirs in mentoring sessions, and will culminate in a massed choral presentation premiere at 4:00 p.m. EDT, Sunday, June 20th, 2021 on the Elmer Iseler Singers YouTube channel. The participants are the:

All the conductors are featured in interviews on the EIS YouTube channel, with the stories of challenges and triumphs of the past 15 months, and how their choirs are building for re-opening after more than a year of uncertainty and stress. These interviews are uplifting and inspiring, showing the courage, strength, resilience and determination of each conductor and choir to make sure that choral music is again heard and in the heart of their communities.

Lydia Adams is very excited about the EIS Cross-Canada Virtual Choral Tour, and believes that the message in Leon Dubinsky’s words: “We rise again in the faces of our children” is “a powerful message both for society today and for our choral community as it rises to the challenge of building back stronger to create a bright future of choral singing.” The message is one of hope and optimism for the world as we re-create our communities for the future.

Visit 'We Rise Again' Cross-Canada Virtual Choral Tour for more information on how to register.