The mission of Elektra Women's Choir is to inspire and lead in the choral art form through excellence in performance and the creation, exploration, and celebration of women's repertoire.
About ELEKTRA WOMEN'S CHOIR
Elektra Women's Choir, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Morna Edmundson, inspires a strong following through consistent excellence in performance, a rich palette of sound, and open and professional presentation of who we are and what we do. A beloved fixture on the Vancouver classical music scene for 30 years, Elektra presents a highly-regarded annual series of public concerts. The choir is known for its adventurous programming, seeking out music specifically for women and for Elektra Women's Choir. The singers in the choir are strongly committed to personal musical growth and sensitive performance of challenging repertoire. They are proud of the role they play in the nurturing of our Canadian composers and musicians. This multiple award-winning choir is renowned both nationally and internationally, works to encourage other women's choirs the world over, and is frequently heard on CBC Radio and on National Public Radio in the United States. In addition to public concerts, Elektra is committed to offering outstanding outreach programs for young singers, new composers and conductors. Elektra was thrilled to represent Canada and World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, Spain in summer 2017.
What People Are Saying
"Elektra Women’s Choir has the ability to reach into your heart, touch your soul and send you soaring. It is an honour to hear and to know Elektra. I’ve loved every minute and every note."
— Shelagh Rogers, O.C. Broadcaster and CBC icon
"I very much enjoyed my time with Elektra Women's Choir in the spring of 2013 as their guest artist, and found their artistry, musical sophistication and dedication truly inspiring. "
— Nancy Argenta, internationally-acclaimed Canadian soprano
"I enjoyed the complexity of the music and the artistic and emotional experience. I gained more through this program than simply singing or learning theory. I was surrounded by tender support and gracious encouragement. What could be more magical?"
— Mira Participant
"Many singers have shared that participation in Mira was a pivotal event in their development as musicians and leaders."
— Kelly Proznick, Choral Educator New Westminster BC
" It's so easy for classroom music to feel separate from the rest of the community, and Mira is a perfect opportunity to show students how much bigger our musical world is in Vancouver. Between this and your choral leadership day, I feel very lucky to have Elektra in town."
— Russell Cripps, choral teacher Vancouver BC