Elektra News

Elektra chosen for prestigious Radio-Canada recording

Date: December 6, 2016

Elektra is thrilled to be selected alongside choirs from across Canada to contribute to a unique CD being produced in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150 Anniversary. The purpose of Choeurs d’ici, chansons d’ici, a project of Radio-Canada, is to highlight popular and traditional francophone songs as performed by Canadian amateur choirs. In the spring, Elektra and Radio-Canada’s program ICI Musique will collaborate on the recording of a new track for the CD. For more information on the competition Read More

Tapestry International 2018 applications open!

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Every three years, Elektra welcomes up to three choirs from around the world to its Tapestry International Celebration of Women’s Choirs. In the Spring of 2018 Elektra will again host this signature event – do you have a choir interested in coming to join us in Vancouver for Tapestry? If so, please visit our Tapestry page for more details and Call for Applications here!

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Women’s Choir Symposium 2017

Date: July 5, 2016

Announcing – a symposium for conductors of women’s choirs – June 2017. As part of Elektra’s 30th Anniversary and VOX Femina’s 20th Anniversary celebrations next season, Elektra and Los Angeles-based women’s choir VOX Femina are collaborating to co-host a symposium for conductors of women’s choirs. Meeting by chance at conferences and festivals, we never quite have the time to get to know each other, and that’s the main goal of our Women’s Choir Symposium 2017. Please join us in Read More

Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco!

Date: June 10, 2016

Elektra Women’s Choir is proud to host the premiere chorus of The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco in concert at Ryerson United Church at 7:30 pm on Monday, June 13th. With free admission for children and youth, the concert is part of Elektra Women’s Choir’s suite of Youth Outreach programs.
The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco is quickly becoming recognized as a world-class choral organization for young women. Founded in 2012, YWCP’s mission is to transform … Read More

Canadian Repertoire Takes Top Billing on Elektra’s YouTube Channel

Date: March 9, 2016

Thanks to a grant from the SOCAN Foundation, Elektra is pleased to announce that 40 of its professionally-recorded audio tracks have been uploaded to its YouTube channel. To date, 22 of these videos have been published, and the remaining 18 will be rolled out over the next couple of months. 100% Canadian, these tracks represent some of Elektra’s most enduring contributions to the repertoire over the past three decades. Composers and arrangers include Kathleen Allan, Allan Bevan, Stephen Read More

It’s a birthday party… concert!

Date: February 20, 2016

It’s not often that a group such as Elektra gets to pair a birthday party with a concert. But when the occasion is the 50th birthday of your beloved pianist who also happens to be a brilliant composer and arranger of choral music, you seize the chance! Dr. Stephen Smith, Elektra’s pianist of 15 years, is the featured artist in our upcoming concerts on March 5 and March 6, as Elektra and guest ensemble the Vancouver Men’s ChorusRead More

Participating Choirs in Choral Leadership Workshop announced!

Date: December 29, 2015

We’re excited to announce the participants in Elektra’s annual workshop for young singers: members of the BC Girls Choir and their new Zephyra Women’s Choir with director Fiona Blackburn, the Eric Hamber Secondary Women’s Choir with director Les Nerling, the Killarney Intermediate Girls Choir with director Lisa Reimer, Roots ‘N’ Wings Women’s Choir with director Dawn Pemberton and the UBC Women’s Choir with director Nathan Cook. It’s a full house and a new, evening format!

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Sign Up Now for Elektra’s 2016 High School Outreach Programs

Date: October 19, 2015

High School Choral Teachers – Here’s how to involve your students in Elektra’s upcoming programs:
1) Mira Mentorship Program – Mira is an auditioned program focused on excellence.  For nearly a decade, we’ve given 12 accomplished high school singers the chance to rehearse and perform with Elektra in our spring concert.  From singing alongside the Elektra singers, working with Morna or international guest conductors, professional instrumentalists, premiering compositions, we’re proud to have provided unique and challenging opportunities to over 100 … Read More

Elektra celebrates its new Christmas CD!

Date: October 3, 2015

Elektra has released its 13th CD, a Christmas recording entitled Still. It features sacred and secular Christmas music by Elektra and guest artists Lorna McGhee (flute), David Owen (oboe), and the Borealis String Quartet. The disc weaves together familiar carols in outstanding arrangements, including Still, Still, Still, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Deck the Hall, and Noël Nouvelet with contemporary compositions by Canadian, American, British, Swiss, and Norwegian composers. The latter is the world premiere recording … Read More