Elektra News

Win a Trip for 2 to Haida Gwaii

Date: January 12, 2019

Don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity to explore Haida Gwaii – a remote archipelago steeped in culture, history and epic adventures!

Elektra’s winter raffle allows you to enter for your chance to win a 2 nights stay at the Alaska View Lodge, generously donated by board president Paul Knickerbocker, with round-trip flights from Vancouver to Masset courtesy of Pacific Coastal Airlines. Prize valued at approximately $2,200.

All proceeds will go towards helping Elektra fulfill our mandate “to inspire Read More

Cultural Conversation: Past Life Melodies

Date: January 9, 2019

Join us January 31 for a Cultural Conversation: Past Life Melodies

Elektra invites indigenous and non-indigenous musicians, composers, educators, and music presenters to a presentation and discussion on the evening of Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Vancouver. We hope this small gathering will build networks and open fruitful conversation around respectful, informed, and inclusive cross-cultural collaboration in our community. The evening opens with a presentation by ethnomusicologist, Dr. Jeanette Gallant (D.Phil. Oxford), on indigenous borrowings in Australian composer Sarah Read More

Elektra presents new Christmas CD!

Date: October 24, 2018

It’s coming up to Christmas, and Elektra is arriving at the party with seven creative guests who join us on our latest CD, entitled Silent Night. Bernat Vivancos is based in Barcelona, and his arrangement of Angels We Have Heard on High sparkles with playful nuance. Ottawa-based Kelly-Marie Murphy wrote Hodie Christus Natus Est at the invitation of both Elektra and our friends in Ottawa, l’ensemble vocal sénior De La Salle, Robert Filion, Conductor. J. David Moore’sRead More

Single concert tickets now on sale!

Date: October 3, 2018

As of October 1st, our online season ticket sales are now complete, and we are now selling single tickets to each of our concerts for this year’s season! Ticket sales for Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra are brisk, so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets for now – this is a concert not to be missed!  Joining Elektra will be Canadian opera star, Ben Heppner, O.C., LL.D, for a family-friendly concert of familiar melodies and new choral music in celebration … Read More

2018-19 Season Tickets on Sale Now!

Date: May 10, 2018

Visit HERE to purchase season tickets to Elektra’s exciting 2018-19 season. Season tickets will be available for purchase until October 1st, 2018, after which time individual tickets will become available for purchase.… Read More

Elektra salutes O Canada gender neutral lyrics!

Date: February 1, 2018

On Tuesday, January 30, the Canadian Senate passed a bill which approved a change to  Canada’s National Anthem to reflect more inclusive, gender-neutral language. From this point on, we will now sing ‘in all of us command’ rather than the dated language of ‘in all thy sons command’. Elektra was proud to be part of the campaign to spearhead this important shift, and congratulates all those who led the way. In particular, we thank Senator Nancy Ruth – long time … Read More

Elektra on Tour!

Date: July 19, 2017

In July of 2017, Elektra went on tour to the South of France and to Barcelona for the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music. We couldn’t have been be more excited to fly the Canadian flag at such a prestigious event! We invited our family and friends along with us – virtually – by writing a Tour blog, where we posted stories and pictures on a daily basis as we wound our way through Europe.… Read More

Elektra places first in category at National Choral Competitions!

Date: July 10, 2017

Elektra members were keenly listening to CBC Radio’s Choral Concert program on the morning of Sunday, June 25th, intent on learning who would place first in Equal Voice Women’s Choir category of Choral Canada’s National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, and were thrilled to learn that we had taken the honour! A shout out to our fellow women’s choirs in the category – we were up against stiff competition – sure signs of a thriving national choral community. For those … Read More