Saskatchewan Choral Federation
 
 

Elektra Women's Choir

 

Vancouver’s Elektra Women’s Choir, founded in 1987 by co-conductors Morna Edmundson( Artistic Director) and Diane Loomer, C.M.,(Conductor Emerita) is regarded as an international leader in the classical women’s choir movement. Its mandate is to inspire and lead in the choral art form through excellence in performance and through the creation, exploration and celebration of women's repertoire.

EnChor Chamber Choir & Elektra Women's Choir in Concert
 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Knox United Church

838 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon

4:30 pm (doors open at 4:00 pm)

 

Tickets - $10 Adult, $5 Student/Senior

Under 12 free when accompanied by an adult

 

Elektra is known for its adventurous programming, seeking out music written specifically for women and commissioning new works. This spring of 2009 marked a unique landmark n the life of Elektra. Morna Edmundson, was appointed sole Artistic Director for the choir and her enthusiasm for continuing to augment the well established reputation of the choir is strong and secure.

Outreach programs are a priority for Elektra: Mira Youth Mentorship, Composer Reading Sessions, and Conductor Mentorship Programs. Elektra collaborates enthusiastically with other arts organizations such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, MusicFest Vancouver, and Chor Leoni Men's Choir.

Elektra has commissioned over 60 compositions in its 22 year history and houses a permanent invaluable resource for conductors on their website called “30 Top Picks”.

Elektra now has nine CDs available. It's ninth recording and its first self produced album Elektra's Garden, was released in 2009.

Morna Edmundson, Artistic Director

Morna Edmundson is one of Canada’s best-known choral conductors, principally through her decades of accomplishment as Co-Founder and now Artistic Director of Elektra’s Women’s Choir. Morna’s career as a choral musician has followed her passion for a cappella singing, for contemporary music, for early music, and for integrating the beauty of folksong traditions into choral repertoire. She has been Music Director of choirs of all voicings and ages, and is a frequent adjudicator and guest conductor at festivals. She is a longstanding member of the International Federation for Choral Music, and has been honoured to present sessions on her work for colleagues at many conferences locally and internationally.

Yawen Wang, Accompanist

Yawen Wang is an independent composer, musician and music director living in Vancouver, Canada. She manifests her abundant creativity through all possible channels on earth. A genre-defying artist, Yawen has created a body of work in the realms of music composition, gallery installation, performance art, musical theatre, music for dance, radio play, and film. Her representative works include Urinetown, The Musical! (Jessie Richardson Award, Best Production, 2007), Made in China (CBC/BBC Radio, 2004), Excursion (Jessie Nomination, Outstanding Original Musical, 1998), The Peach Project (cross-cultural opera, 2001) and The Difficult Mountain Paths of Szechwan (National Taiwan Symphony New Composition winner, 1992). She was the recipient of the explorPERFORMANCE Award 2005, and has been a frequent nominee for various awards, including The Future Generation’s Millennium Award (Canada Council for the Arts, 2000) and the AMSSA Riasat Ali Khan Diversity Award (2005), which recognize and celebrate her contribution in the Arts, Culture and Diversity.

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