Halifax Choral Conducting Institute | 2017 Choir-in-Residence
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2017 Choir-in-Residence

Elmer Iseler Singers


The Elmer Iseler Singers (EIS), conducted by Artistic Director Lydia Adams, is a twenty-voice professional chamber choir based in Toronto, Canada. Founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, the Elmer Iseler Singers are one of Canada’s most illustrious professional choral ensembles. The choir has built an enviable international reputation through its concerts, broadcasts and recordings throughout Canada, the United States and on the international concert stage. Known for the unique beauty of their sound, the Elmer Iseler Singers bring to life exciting repertoire that spans 500 years of great choral music.


The Elmer Iseler Singers present a five-concert series in Toronto each season, and are featured at concerts, workshops, and festivals throughout Canada. Touring is also a major component of EIS activities, with a seven-city Western Canada concert and workshop tour on April 19-29, 2017. Annually, EIS sponsors choral workshops through their GET MUSIC! Educational Outreach Initiative for secondary school conductors and choirs, concluding with a joint public performance.


In 2017 the Elmer Iseler Singers, along with Tapestry Opera and the Gryphon Trio, were nominated for a Juno Award for “Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance” for their recording of Dark Star Requiem by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland, conducted by Wayne Strongman.

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