CanadaHelps gives you the option of showing us where your passion for Elektra lies. During the donation process, use the drop down menu “Apply Your Donation To A Specific Fund Set Up By This Charity”.
Your generous, general donation gives us maximum flexibility to use your gift for critical upcoming projects, including our public concerts and recordings.
Youth Community Engagement Programs
Elektra is proud to offer several ongoing youth community engagement programs that support, encourage, and educate. These programs are people-focused, artistically rich environments in which to learn and grow. From beginning high school singers to highly skilled young sopranos and altos and whole youth choirs, we’ve encouraged hundreds of wonderful young people on their journey toward a lifetime of exciting choral singing.
Diane Loomer Commissioning Fund for Elektra Women’s Choir
Diane Loomer, C.M. (1940 – 2012) co-founded Elektra Women’s Choir with Morna Edmundson in 1987 and co-conducted the choir for 22 years until May 2009. Diane’s love of choral music and desire to help it flourish led her to encourage dozens of emerging composers and arrangers. With her husband, Dick, Diane founded Cypress Choral Music, which publishes works by Canadians. On her retirement from Elektra, the choir created a special fund to celebrate Diane’s commitment to new compositions for women’s choir. Your charitable donation will be pooled with others and used to fund new commissions.
Commissions & Dedications
If you have a special occasion to commemorate (anniversary, birth, milestone, memorial), you may want to consider supporting the creation of a new piece of music for Elektra with a major gift ($1,000+, each situation is unique). This centuries-old tradition places the donor’s name and dedication at the top of the printed score. Each donor will receive a special edition copy of the score signed by the composer and Elektra’s Artistic Director, two complimentary tickets to the premiere performance, and a commemorative recording of the premiere. If you choose this option on CanadaHelps, we will contact you to discuss your plans.
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