Saturday, May 13, 2017
Event Title: Shining Light: Celebrating Women Composers
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $15-35
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: http://bit.ly/Mayconcert
Description:

Memorable collaborations with composers have been an integral part of Elektra’s three decades of accomplishment. Shining Light: Celebrating Women Composers will be a rich feast of music by living Canadian and American female composers, including Alice Parker, Eleanor Daley, Ramona Luengen, Abbie Betinis, Joan Szymko, Leslie Uyeda, Joanne Metcalf, Sarah Quartel, Jocelyn Hagen, iconic songwriter Joni Mitchell, and more.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Event Title: 30th Anniversary Gala Concert
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $20-50
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: http://bit.ly/AnniversaryGala
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Description:

Glorious voices take centre stage in the pristine acoustics of the Chan Centre as Elektra Women's Choir welcomes Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian for a compelling and unique collaboration on International Women’s Day. On the program is Abbie Betinis’ lively From Behind the Caravan and the Canadian premiere of hauntingly beautiful Armenian hymns arranged by Serouj Kradjian for Bayrakdarian, cello (Rebecca Wenham), and women’s voices.

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Event Title: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Good Shepherd Church, 2250-150th Street, South Surrey
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Price: $15-35
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: http://bit.ly/ChezNous2016
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Description:

Elektra Women's Choir rings in the season in style with what for many has become a treasured family tradition: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra. Our superb guest artist, concert pianist Jane Coop, brings her “spirited, musically sophisticated” artistry to this uplifting program. Expect beloved Christmas melodies, new seasonal compositions, and a heart full of joy when you experience Chez Nous. An added treat will be the youthful voices of the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir under the direction of Betty-Ann Vroom. Two concerts – two communities.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Event Title: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $15-35
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: http://bit.ly/ChezNous2016
  • Composer: --
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  • Community Profile: --
Description:

Elektra Women's Choir rings in the season in style with what for many has become a treasured family tradition: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra. Our superb guest artist, concert pianist Jane Coop, brings her “spirited, musically sophisticated” artistry to this uplifting program. Expect beloved Christmas melodies, new seasonal compositions, and a heart full of joy when you experience Chez Nous. An added treat will be the youthful voices of the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir under the direction of Betty-Ann Vroom. Two concerts – two communities.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Event Title: In the Abbey Garden
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $Regular $30 / Seniors $25 / Student $15 (with valid ID)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Tickets Tonight
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Description:

In the Abbey Garden (Victoria and Vancouver). From Holst’s breathtaking Ave Maria for double choir to Rachmaninoff’s Six Choruses for Women’s Voices and Brahms’ Psalm 13, experience Elektra’s foray into some of Europe’s most beautiful choral music. The artistry of our guest ensemble, the Borealis String Quartet, and Elektra’s celebrated sound combine to deliver a winning combination for audiences in two cities.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
Event Title: Your One and Only Life: The Choral Music of Stephen Smith
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Price: $Regular $30 / Seniors $25 / Student $15 (with valid ID)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Tickets Tonight
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Description:

On March 5 and 6, 2016, we celebrate the choral music of one of Vancouver’s best-loved pianists and composers, our own accompanist Dr. Stephen Smith. Your One and Only Life (named for a song by Nova Scotia’s Susan Crowe) see Elektra together with The Vancouver Men’s Chorus and the director Willi Zwozdesky. Familiar songs, stunning compositions, and a world premiere are on the program as both choirs celebrate the arrangements and original compositions of our treasured colleague.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Event Title: Your One and Only Life: The Music of Stephen Smith
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $Regular $30 / Seniors $25 / Student $15 (with valid ID)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Tickets Tonight
  • Composer: --
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Description:

On March 5 and 6, 2016, we celebrate the choral music of one of Vancouver’s best-loved pianists and composers, our own accompanist Dr. Stephen Smith. Your One and Only Life (named for a song by Nova Scotia’s Susan Crowe) see Elektra together with The Vancouver Men’s Chorus and the director Willi Zwozdesky. Familiar songs, stunning compositions, and a world premiere are on the program as both choirs celebrate the arrangements and original compositions of our treasured colleague.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Event Title: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $Regular $30 / Seniors $25 / Student $15 (with valid ID)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Tickets Tonight
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  • Community Profile: --
Description:

Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra is the choir’s always-fresh, family-friendly take on the season. We are thrilled to welcome jazz vocalist extraordinaire, the incomparable Dee Daniels, with Jodi Proznick on bass, for an unforgettable, Elektra-style celebration of the season. We will also be joined by the Burnaby Central Women’s Choir and their director, Carrie Taylor.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Event Title: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Price: $Regular 30 / Seniors 25 / Student 15 (with valid ID)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Tickets Tonight
  • Composer: --
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  • Community Profile: --
Description:

Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra is the choir’s always-fresh, family-friendly take on the season. We are thrilled to welcome jazz vocalist extraordinaire, the incomparable Dee Daniels, with Jodi Proznick on bass, for an unforgettable, Elektra-style celebration of the season. We will also be joined by the Burnaby Central Women’s Choir and their director, Carrie Taylor.

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Event Title: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 205 West 45 Ave & Yew St, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $28
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra
Description:

Old and new flow seamlessly together in Elektra’s annual celebration of the Christmas season, Chez Nous.
With touchstones of treasured melodies such as Angels We Have Heard on High and The Huron Carol, we welcome you to the warmth of “our house” and the beauty of Elektra’s celebrated sound. Also on the program will be the world premiere of Winter’s Grace by Edward Henderson (poem by Luci Shaw), a work honouring the memory of the late Diane Loomer. Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights, in a new voicing for women’s choir will receive its world premiere.