Monday, February 26, 2024

THE SCOOP | The Elmer Iseler Singers Choral Composition Workshop: Open For Submissions Till March 10

The Elmer Iseler Singers and Conductor/Music Director Lydia Adams (Photo courtesy of the artists)
The Elmer Iseler Singers and Conductor/Music Director Lydia Adams (Photograph courtesy of the artists)

The Elmer Iseler Singers and conductor/music director Lydia Adams are searching for new and in progress choral compositions for a workshop occasion on April 27. The deadline for submissions is March 10.

The occasion takes place in individual with the Elmer Iseler Singers and Lydia Adams on the Canadian Music Centre, and is freed from cost for composers.

The Elmer Iseler Choir

The Elmer Iseler Singers are a 20-voice skilled chamber choir. The JUNO Award profitable choir has been led by conductor and creative director Lydia Adams since 1998, with its forty fifth live performance season in 2023/24.

Named after founder Dr. Elmer Iseler, the choir was fashioned in 1979. Dr. Elmer Iseler, O.C., O.ONT. (1927–1998) left an indelible mark on Canadian choral singing throughout a 5 decade profession. He based Canada’s first skilled choir, the Competition Singers, in 1954. Iseler went on to conduct the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (a choir he had additionally sung in) for 33 years, whereas establishing EIS as a premiere chamber choir in 1979.

The Elmer Iseler Singers have grown as a company to accumulate a nationwide and worldwide status for efficiency. The choir’s general mandate of selling choral singing contains help for brand spanking new works and composers, in addition to rising composers within the discipline. Adams and the choir have commissioned greater than 50 compositions, largely from Canadian composers.

Lydia Adams was awarded the Order of Canada for her distinguished contributions to arts and tradition in Canada in June 2023.

As a company, they consider in professionalism in choral music, alongside the worth of neighborhood and the function it will probably play.

For Choral Composers

It’s an ideal alternative for brand spanking new and rising choral composers to listen to their works carried out by one of many metropolis’s premiere skilled choirs.

The EIS will workshop the compositions as an academic initiative. As well as,

  • Composer, conductor and singers will work together;
  • Subjects of dialogue embody colors, textures, phrasing, writing textual content for choirs, and extra;
  • The objective is to check out new concepts and/or provide help to develop work.

The Elmer Iseler Singers are encouraging Canadian rising composers, and hoping for a bunch that displays Canada’s variety, in addition to works that contain collaborations with Indigenous artists.

  • Discover out extra, and the shape required to submit your software, [HERE].

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