Monthly Archives: July 2014

Spring Reflections

Date: July 22, 2014

by Danica Kell – Elektra 1st soprano.

Blog Image 2_Danica KellSitting in Kerrisdale this evening, sipping my coffee and preparing for the last of three rehearsals to put the finishing touches on our “Norwegian Spring”, repertoire, I found myself musing on what an experience it has been for Elektra to work with renowned choral conductor Maria Gamborg Helbekkmo.

What did we know about Maria going into this guest conductor experience? Well, we knew she was a world class conductor, having founded and directed … Read More

Elektra patron Nancy Argenta – a personal snapshot

Date: July 10, 2014

By Shannon Lythgoe, Elektra 1st soprano.

Blog image one_Nancy ArgentaMy history with Elektra’s newest patron, soprano Nancy Argenta, and guest artist for Elektra’s concert ‘To Music’ on Saturday, May 11th, 2013, goes back many years, to a summer when both of us were attending Courtenay Youth Music Camp on Vancouver Island. We were both there as young singers, but among the many aspiring soloists at Courtenay that summer, Nancy at the age of 16 years was already distinguishing herself as a standout. Hailing … Read More