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Elektra on Tour!

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

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Isabel Bayrakdarian in Performance with Elektra

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

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Elektra celebrates women composers

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

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Elektra chosen for prestigious Radio-Canada recording

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

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Elektra invited to World Choral Symposium!

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!

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Participating Choirs in Choral Leadership Workshop announced!

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