Elektra Women’s Choir invites audiences in Vancouver and South Surrey to rediscover the magic of the season with the return of Home: Christmas with Elektra.
Under the direction of artistic director Morna Edmundson, the famous 40-voice choir brings back an age-old tradition on the evening of November 26 at the Pacific Spirit United Church (2205 West 45th Avenue) and on November 27 during an afternoon performance at the Good Shepherd Church (2250-150 Street, Surrey).
The concert welcomes the Christmas season with the rich sounds of choral music.
Saxophonist Julia Nolan will join the choir on stage in November, bringing her talents to familiar vocals such as the Austrian Again, again, againand the breathtaking Shawn Kirchner Lo, how a rose E’er Blooming. Canadian composers Kathryn Parotta, Don Macdonald, Larry Nickel, Erica Phare-Bergh and Stephen Smith are represented with compositions ranging from upbeat Spanish vocals, Ríu, Ríu, Chíu to a new flowing secular piece, winter sun. Two Berlin composers, Christian Bährens and Winnie Brückner, offer contrasting works in flowing Latin phrases and lively rhythms, respectively.
Elektra is one of Canada’s most celebrated choirs, with frequent broadcasts on CBC Music, 17 CDs, an extensive YouTube channel of choral recordings, and an international reputation for excellence. Recent projects include the Canadian premiere of Shawn Kirchner The light of hope returns, with original illustrations by Kevork Mourad; the collaborative video project and the musical premiere, Water teachings; and, more recently, the world premiere of his largest commissioned work to date, Lost Words: A Book of Spellsbased on the best-selling novel by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.
Experience the rich, inviting sound of the world-class set this Christmas season. Tickets and information here.
Post sponsored by Elektra Women’s Choir