Elora Festival Set to Launch 37th Season

SPONSORED CONTENT

24 Performances – 5 Intimate Venues – 1 World-Class Festival!

It’s almost that time of year again when the community of Elora is filled with the sights and sounds of the most beautiful music in the world. After 37 years running one of Ontario’s signature festivals, artistic director and conductor, Noel Edison and staff are now expertly prepared to offer a world class festival sure to excite music lovers of every variety.

This summer from July 8th to 24th the Elora Festival enters its 37th anniversary season, standing proud as one of Ontario’s signature festivals. Drawing capacity crowds from across Canada and the United States this year they’ve assembled another exciting lineup of international headliners that are sure to impress!

Home to the Juno and Grammy award nominated Elora Festival Singers, Elora is no stranger to the high class level of performance you can expect to see this year.
July 8th
Opening Night Gala
What better way to launch the 37th elora-2016festival-advimg1Anniversary Season of the festival than with Mozart’s stirring and powerful masterpiece, Requiem Mass in D minor. Also featured is the premier of the beautiful River of Life by Canadian composer, Tim Corlis, acclaimed composer for the Elora Festival Singers’ Carnegie Hall debut. Joining your Festival Singers and full Orchestra for this glorious evening is the world- renowned Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Reception and fireworks to follow!

July 9th
Russell Braun
“Capable of the most elora-2016festival-advimg2powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes”
-Toronto Star.
You won’t want to miss one of Canada’s greatest baritones! Making a rare appearance at the Festival, Russell teams up with his wife and accompanist, Carolyn Maule, and the Elora Festival Singers for an enthralling afternoon of works by Vaughan Williams and others.

The Barra MacNeilselora-2016festival-advimg3
The Barra MacNeils have dazzled crowds with their riveting performances of Celtic music at sold-out concerts around the world.
-The Globe and Mail

Canada’s Celtic ambassadors come to Elora! For nearly three decades, this Cape Breton-based family group has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their showmanship. Known for featuring songs in both English and Gaelic, step dancing, and numerous instruments, this is sure to be a sold-out show!

July 15th elora-2016festival-advimg4
Chanticleer
“the world’s reigning male chorus” -New Yorker magazine

Critically acclaimed as an “Orchestra of Voices,” Chanticleer comes to Elora from San Francisco, from where this award-winning ensemble has performed and sold over 1 million recordings since 1981. This sensational male choral ensemble is a must-see!

July 22ndelora-2016festival-advimg5
The Molly Johnson Songbook
“…the kind of sweetly sardonic voice that doesn’t need glossy studio production to sound good…”
– UK Evening Standard

Juno-award winning Molly Johnson is truly one
of the world’s greatest jazz voices. Come and hear this Canadian icon with her stellar lineup: Mike Downes (Bass), Robi Botos (Piano), and Terry Clark (drums). It’s a who’s who of jazz greats performing Molly’s own compositions, music by Billie Holiday and other classics.

July 23rdelora-2016festival-advimg6
National Youth Orchestra
“…the annual summer concert of the NYOC is inevita- bly the best of the year.”
-Globe and Mail
You rarely hear an orchestra concert like this in a lifetime: 100 of Canada’s most talented young play- ers assembled on stage in a program that includes Berlioz, Barber, Adams, and Bernstein’s exciting West Side Story Symphonic Dances.

July 24thelora-2016festival-advimg7
Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir
“…explosive, rocking and always inventive.”-Montreal Gazette
There’s no better way to close the Festival than by celebrating with the JUNO award-winning Montreal Jubilation Choir, finally making their debut in Elora! Prepare for an incredibly uplifting show — you won’t be able to stay in your seats!

There’s no better way to close the Festival than by celebrating with the JUNO award-winning Montreal Jubilation Choir, finally making their debut in Elora! Prepare for an incredibly uplifting show — you won’t be able to stay in your seats!
For more info on the 27th Annual Elora Festival or to purchase tickets visit elorafestival.ca or call 1 (519) 846-0331