Elektra Women’s Choir from Vancouver, Canada has been a leader among women’s choirs since 1987. Under the direction of Artistic Director Morna Edmundson, the 48-voice adult choir is known for its adventurous programming, seeking out music written specifically for women and frequently commissioning new works.
Elektra delivers its mandate to “inspire and lead” through an annual concert series including new and commissioned works and featuring outstanding guest artists. In addition to performing worthy repertoire from the past, Elektra has commissioned over 80 compositions and arrangements. The choir’s recordings on iTunes and CD Baby extend the reach of its repertoire internationally. Elektra’s 14th CD, Your One and Only Life was released in 2017 – a collection of 15 tracks including many world premiere recordings of Canadian works for women’s voices. Elektra’s website offers a permanent repertoire resource featuring all works programmed by the choir to date.
Elektra’s celebrated outreach programs encourage, train, and mentor the next generation of singers, conductors, and composers.
A multiple national prize-winning ensemble, Elektra has been honoured to perform at conferences of Choral Canada, the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, the International Society for Music Education, and the International Federation for Choral Music and the World Symposium on Choral Music.
In July 2017, Elektra was one of two choirs representing Canada at the
World Symposium on Choral Music, in Barcelona, Spain.