Elektra News

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

Isabel Bayrakdarian in Performance with Elektra

Date: January 15, 2017

Celebrated Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is bringing a musical project very dear to her heart to Vancouver when she performs with Elektra in the choir’s 30th Anniversary Gala Concert at the Chan Centre on Wednesday, March 8. Says Artistic Director Morna Edmundson, “When I first met Isabel in 2015, she mentioned that she was working on a project bringing together hymns from her personal heritage, the Armenian Apostolic Church. The hymns themselves, all in praise of the Virgin … Read More

Elektra celebrates women composers

Date: January 5, 2017

Thanks to generous grants from the Vancouver Foundation and the BC Arts Council, Elektra is thrilled to announce a three-year program creating opportunities for women composers. From commissions to residencies, programming and profile, over the next three seasons, Elektra will be shining a spotlight on emerging and established women composers. Read more here and contact us to be added to the mailing list as further information becomes available.… Read More