The Elora Singers Proudly Announce Live Concerts…And a New Christmas CD!
The Elora Singers are excited to announce a return to in-person performances this fall, with 6 limited-capacity live concerts, along with three online broadcasts and a brand new recording; just in time for Christmas.
Beginning this coming Saturday, November 13, The Elora Singers will present two live concerts in Kitchener, ON; Bach and Handel: Music for Advent & Christmas. With excerpts from Messiah and Bach’s two Advent Cantatas, the concert features chamber orchestra and soloists from The Elora Singers, and marks our first performances since March 2020. The program will be recorded for an online broadcast on December 4.
Next, we feature a world-premiere performance in On Love, presented online on November 20. The Elora Singers commissioned a new work from Canadian composer Timothy Corlis set to the poem by Kahlil Gibran and sung in English and Arabic. Artistic Director Mark Vuorinen says, “This setting of these beautiful words of love and unity seemed the perfect message to present; of love and unity as we reemerge from the challenging months behind us into a season of hope and light.”
The fall season wraps up with a beloved Elora Singers tradition, our annual “Festival of Carols”. Presented online on December 18, and with four in-person performances on December 21 and 22, this concert features traditional and contemporary arrangements of seasonal favourites, featuring repertoire from our new CD, Radiant Dawn, available November 21.
We are closely following all guidelines from the Ontario Public Health offices and have also limited the capacity of our live concerts to 50%, in order to maintain socially distanced seating and attendees must show proof of vaccination and remain masked. All our performers are fully vaccinated and we are conducting rapid tests daily.
Not everyone, however, will be ready to return to in-person performances. As such, all our online broadcasts will be available to watch on-demand through January 7, 2022.
Tickets for all concerts are on sale now through our website: www.elorasingers.ca