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
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
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
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!
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
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
We are thrilled and honoured to announce that Elektra will be one of 24 choirs from around the world performing at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, taking place July 22-29, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. This prestigious invitation comes as we prepare for our 30th Anniversary Season in 2016/17 – we couldn’t be prouder!… Read More
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 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 Chorus… Read More
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!
The public is … Read More