Your generous donations keep us singing! – Thank you!
Elektra’s mandate is “to inspire and lead in the choral art form through excellence in performance and the creation, exploration and celebration of women’s repertoire.” Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Morna Edmundson, Elektra inspires a strong following through consistent excellence in performance, a rich palette of sound, and open and professional presentation of who we are and what we do.
Why We Need Your Support
“I hear the singing of the lives of women. The clear mystery, the offering and the pride.”
Elektra is celebrating 32 years of sharing our voice with the world. Today we are thinking of all the women who have shared the journey with us over the years, and those others – both men and women- who have supported us in this life-affirming enterprise. Elektra’s mission is to inspire and lead in the choral art form through excellence in performance and the creation, exploration, and celebration of women’s repertoire”.
Everything we do, from our own productions to our outreach programs, to how we interact with the wider community, passes through the filter of our mission statement so that we can use our resources of time, money, and energy in the most impactful way.
- We “create” by continuing to commission original Canadian works every season, seeking out composers whose aesthetic frameworks will contribute to the body of repertoire available for curious women’s choirs and their audiences, from advanced high school choirs, to college and adult choirs.
- We “explore” by keeping a close watch on the programming of other exemplary choirs, through which we discover which composers around the globe are writing well for women’s voices.
- We “celebrate” by elevating the status of women’s choral singing through artistic excellence, compelling programming, affirming outreach programs, particularly those involving youth, and by being open to sharing what we have learned with any and all.
- We “inspire” by offering challenging and exciting opportunities to youth as they experience the first steps in their musical journey whether they be aspiring young singers or excited, emerging new composers.
We believe strongly in the intrinsic value of choral music and its ability to provide transformative experiences for everyone. You might consider donating once or by making a monthly donation which helps us to plan ahead.
Thank you from our hearts!
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