Choral Leadership for Young Women

Next offered: Monday, January 29, 2018  6:30pm – 9:30pm 
Deadline to apply: First come, first served. Registration is now open and will close December 31 or when all spaces are filled.


Dunbar Ryerson United Church
2205 West 45th Avenue (at Yew Street)


A highlight of Elektra’s year is our annual Choral Leadership for Young Women workshop, in which we bring choirs together for one evening to sing and learn.  The focus?  How can we as individual singers in a choir take a leadership role within our ensembles?

This is a free event. The conductors of the participating choirs share leadership of the evening’s activities, and each choir  sings a few pieces on its own. This past January  we shared the very first reading ever of commissioned SSA work All Together We Are Love by Vancouver composer Katerina Gimon. The composer was  in attendance.

The public was warmly welcomed to observe our work and the performances by Elektra and these fine choirs as each participant shared the music and learned more about being a leader in her own choir.

Choirs participating in our Choral Leadership Workshop in January 2017 included:

  • Allegra Women’s Ensemble – Anne MacDonald, conductor
  • Burnaby Central Women’s Choir – Carrie Taylor, conductor
  • Eric Hamber Women’s Chorale – Les Nerling, conductor
  • Killarney Intermediate Girls’ Choir – Lisa Reimer, conductor
  • Roots ‘N’ Wings Women’s Choir – Dawn Pemberton, conductor
  • Zephyra Women’s Choir – Fiona Blackburn, conductor

Conductors: please email us at to register your choir for January 29, 2018 or to be added to the list for email notifications about future editions of this annual program.

Thank you for your interest in singing and learning with Elektra Women’s Choir!

Here’s a short descriptive video of the Choral Leadership Workshop:

Generously supported by:   


Nancy’s Very Own Foundation