The Elmer Iseler Singers perform their 40th anniversary tour concert at St. Andrew's Place March 22.
The group, acclaimed internationally as one of Canada’s finest musical institutions, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019. This ensemble was founded in 1979 by Elmer Iseler, dean of Canadian Choral Conductors.
In 1998, Lydia Adams was appointed artistic director and conductor, and has taken the singers to new heights through concerts, workshops, broadcasts, recordings and commissions of new works.
Recent triumphs include two Juno Award nominations and one Grammy Award nomination as participants in the Toronto Symphony’s luminous Ralph Vaughan Williams Chandos recording with Peter Oundjian conducting.
However, the cornerstone of their anniversary celebrations is a seven-concert tour.
The concerts will celebrate a diversity of musical styles, cultures and timbres while promoting the highest level of international achievement, said a press release.
The exciting repertoire will include Canadian folksongs, spirituals, and new Canadian music as well as timeless choral masterpieces.
The concert gets underway at 7 p.m. March 22 at St. Andrew's Place. Tickets cost $35 each, and are available at Grove’s YIG, Jett Landry Music and at the door.