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 …read more
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 …read more
Registration is open until April 15 for the June 20/21 Women’s Choir Symposium 2017 in Los Angeles, co-hosted by Elektra and LA-based Vox Femina. This is a first-ever and meant to create lasting and meaningful connections. Please join us if you can!
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 …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 …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, …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 …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!
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 …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 …read more