by Barbara Ebbeson Last Sunday, when I was hurtling along west 45th impossibly late for a choir concert with a cute title about magic spells, (I had initially put the wrong address in Google maps) all I was thinking was I could sure use a magic spell of my own to get me there in …read more
Christmas with Elektra Cookbook
Celebrate Christmas this year with Elektra’s very own Christmas Dinner with Elektra recipe book, as a free downloadable pdf. Elektra singers, staff, board, and alumnae contributed some delicious recipes to help you prepare a feast for Christmas Dinner last year, and in hopes of starting a new Elektra Christmas tradition, we’re sharing it again this …read more
Elektra celebrates its 17th CD entitled “Fire Flowers”
Fire Flowers invites the listener to a wealth of 21st century repertoire for women’s voices, including several first recordings. The opening work, Sicut Lilium Inter Spinas, is the exception, written for women in a 16th century Italian convent. Its authorship by Eleanora d’Este is conjecture based on modern-day research. It was originally published anonymously, as …read more
Elektra Awards 2020 Youth Scholarship
We are thrilled to announce the winner of the Elektra Women’s Choir Youth Scholarship for 2020, Heidi Goetz, from Port Coquitlam, BC. Congratulations to Heidi who will be following her musical pursuits at the University of Victoria in September. In her scholarship application, Heidi talked about the positive impact music has had on her life …read more
Elektra Spring Concerts and Fundraising Gala Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Hello and welcome. We’re glad you’re here. Like choirs and orchestras around the world, Elektra is currently standing on the side lines, waiting for the scientific data that will tell us it is safe to gather to rehearse, and safe for you to attend live performances. While we wait, we want to thank you most …read more
Winner of 2019 Raffle
Elektra Women’s Choir congratulates the winner of this season’s raffle of a trip for two to Haida Gwaii; Karen Gilmore! Karen won a return airfare with Pacific Coastal Airlines from Vancouver to Masset, valued at $1700, and 2 nights stay at the Alaska View Lodge valued at $700.00. The winner was announced on Wednesday, December 11th at …read more
Sprinting to the finish line!
On June 23, 2019, singers and supporters of Elektra Women’s Choir will be walking and running the Scotiabank Charity Challenge 5k or 21.1k to help our choir continue our performance and outreach mandates. Choose a team member to support, or make a general donation to our team. Please support us if you can – every bit helps. …read more
Elektra announces new scholarship winner!
Elektra’s mandate is to inspire and lead in the choral art form through excellence in performance and through the creation, exploration and celebration of women’s repertoire. As part of its many outreach opportunities, Elektra is pleased to announce the winner of the Elektra Women’s Choir $500.00 Youth Scholarship for 2019. Our congratulations go to Connie Goetz, a …read more
Elektra announces new Youth Scholarship
Elektra Women’s Choir is pleased to announce the creation of the Elektra Women’s Choir Youth Scholarship.The purpose of this annual scholarship is to support a young developing musician in their music education experience. To read more and apply, please visit our scholarship page.
Cultural Conversation: Past Life Melodies
Join us January 31 for a Cultural Conversation: Past Life Melodies Elektra invites indigenous and non-indigenous musicians, composers, educators, and music presenters to a presentation and discussion on the evening of Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Vancouver. We hope this small gathering will build networks and open fruitful conversation around respectful, informed, and inclusive cross-cultural …read more