Elektra News

Elektra celebrates its 17th CD entitled “Fire Flowers”

Date: August 12, 2020

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 it would have been unacceptable for a noblewoman to publish under her own name at that time. Fast-forward to the five other tracks on … Read More

Elektra Awards 2020 Youth Scholarship

Date: May 1, 2020

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 from a very young age. The purpose of Elektra’s annual scholarship is to support a young developing musician in their music education. Our very … Read More

Elektra Spring Concerts and Fundraising Gala Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Date: March 19, 2020

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 sincerely for your enthusiasm for what we do, your loyal attendance at our concerts, and your longstanding generosity.  Our work, now approaching its 34thRead More

Winner of 2019 Raffle

Date: January 6, 2020

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 the Elektra office at 949 West 49th in Vancouver.… Read More

Sprinting to the finish line!

Date: June 10, 2019

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. Donations $10 and over will receive a tax receipt. Thank you so much!

To find out more, please visit here.

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Elektra announces new scholarship winner!

Date: May 4, 2019
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 musician from Port Coquitlam, who will be starting 2nd year of a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Victoria in
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Elektra announces new Youth Scholarship

Date: February 15, 2019

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.Read More

Cultural Conversation: Past Life Melodies

Date: January 9, 2019

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 collaboration in our community. The evening opens with a presentation by ethnomusicologist, Dr. Jeanette Gallant (D.Phil. Oxford), on indigenous borrowings in Australian composer Sarah Read More

Elektra presents new Christmas CD!

Date: October 24, 2018

It’s coming up to Christmas, and Elektra is arriving at the party with seven creative guests who join us on our latest CD, entitled Silent Night. Bernat Vivancos is based in Barcelona, and his arrangement of Angels We Have Heard on High sparkles with playful nuance. Ottawa-based Kelly-Marie Murphy wrote Hodie Christus Natus Est at the invitation of both Elektra and our friends in Ottawa, l’ensemble vocal sénior De La Salle, Robert Filion, Conductor. J. David Moore’sRead More

Single concert tickets now on sale!

Date: October 3, 2018

As of October 1st, our online season ticket sales are now complete, and we are now selling single tickets to each of our concerts for this year’s season! Ticket sales for Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra are brisk, so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets for now – this is a concert not to be missed!  Joining Elektra will be Canadian opera star, Ben Heppner, O.C., LL.D, for a family-friendly concert of familiar melodies and new choral music in celebration … Read More