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Elmer Iseler Singers – 40th Anniversary 

Elmer Iseler Singers


July 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm


Niagara United Mennonite Church

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Tickets available at the door from 6:45 PM
Prices including tax and handling:
General Admission –$52
University Students –$12
Elementary & High School –$6

Soaring Voices

A Canadian musical jewel, the Elmer Iseler Singers will make the rafters ring as their twenty voices unite in song.

Tickets from $45 + HST – Niagara United Mennonite Church


Psalm 148 – Gustav Holst

Northern Lights – Ola Gjeilo

Nur: Reflections on Light – Hussein Janmohamed*

  • Light Unveiled
  • Light Suspended

An die Musik – Franz Schubert
Soloist: Laura McAlpine

The Gallant Weaver – James MacMillan

Songs of the Spirit
Ain’t-a-That Good News trad., arr. W. Dawson
Precious Lord, Take My Hand – Thomas Dorsey
Victor Cheng, conductor; Elmer Iseler Singers’ 2018 James T. Chestnutt Scholar
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? arr. Moses Hogan
Soloists: Cathy Robinson, Anne Bornath and Andrea Ludwig


For the Beauty of the Earth – John Rutter

Cosmic Voices

    • Stars – Ēriks Ešenvalds
    • Grandmother Moon Eleanor Daley

Shenandoah – arr. James Erb

The Canadian Songscape
Song for Canada – Paul Halley

Song for the Mira Allister McGillivray, arr. Stuart Soloist: Nelson Lohnes Calvert
Song for the Mira has recently received the 2018 Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame Award. The Elmer Iseler Singers congratulate our dear friend, Allister MacGillivray, on this momentous award, and celebrate his achievement with this performance. This beloved arrangement by Stuart Calvert was sung for the very first time by the Elmer Iseler Singers, soloist Nelson Lohnes, with Elmer Iseler conducting, and Lydia Adams at the piano.

She’s Called Nova Scotia Rita McNeil, – arr, Stuart Calvert
Soloist: Gisele Kulak

We Rise Again Leon Dubinsky, – arr. L. Adams

Elmer Iseler Singers

The Elmer Iseler Singers (EIS), conducted by artistic director Lydia Adams, enters its 39th Anniversary Season in 2017/18. This 20-voice fully-professional choral ensemble, founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, has built an enviable reputation throughout Canada, the United States and internationally through concerts, broadcasts and recordings — performing repertoire that spans 500 years, with a focus on Canadian composers. EIS 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 two multi-city tours in the 2016/2017 season - one to Western Canada and one to Atlantic Canada. 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 addition to her work with EIS, Lydia Adams is conductor and artistic director of the Amadeus Choir. In September 2016 the women from both EIS and Amadeus Choir, along with the Toronto Children’s Chorus, joined with the TSO to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Then in February 2017, EIS and Amadeus Choir joined with the TSO (Stéphane Denève, conductor) for the Fauré Requiem. The Elmer Iseler Singers are a 2014 National Choral Award recipient and a 2017 Juno Nominee in the "Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance” category.


Niagara United Mennonite Church
1775 Niagara Stone Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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