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Elektra's Garden

by Elektra Women's Choir

Beautiful, evocative music on themes of nature and love sung by Canada's premier women's choir.
Genre: Classical: Choral Music
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1. Scarborough Fair
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2. Five Hebrew Love Songs I Temuna (A Picture)
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3. Five Hebrew Love Songs II Kala Kalla (Light Bride)
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4. Five Hebrew Love Songs III Larov (Mostly)
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5. Five Hebrew Love Songs IV Eyze Sheleg! (What snow!)
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6. Five Hebrew Love Songs V Rakut (Tenderness)
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7. To Morning
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8. Let Me Fish of Cape St. Marys
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9. Kaipaava
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10. Historietas del Viento I El viento venia rojo
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11. Historietas del Viento II Viento estancado
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12. Historietas del Viento III La brisa
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13. Historietas del Viento IV ?Que doncella se casa con el viento?
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14. Harp of Wild
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15. Les Angelus
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16. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
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17. V'la l'bon vent
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18. Love Went a-Riding
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19. Here's to Song
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Elektra Women’s Choir

Vancouver’s Elektra Women’s Choir, founded in 1987 by co-conductors Morna Edmundson (new 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.

Elektra is known for its adventurous programming, seeking out music written specifically for women and frequently commissioning new works. These are some of the qualities that have allowed Elektra to maintain its place among the choral elite nationally and internationally. This spring marked a unique landmark in 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.

Elektra has a rich history of awards and national and international appearances. Elektra was Canada’s representative at the World Symposium of Music in Sydney, Australia and appeared by invitation at the National Convention of American Choral Directors in New York. In 2008 Elektra was an invited guest of the Northwestern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Vancouver. In recent years, Elektra has also appeared at several Podium conventions of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC). Multiple first place awards in the CBC biennial Choral Competition established Elektra as a leader in the choral community of treble voices worldwide.

Ongoing outreach programs are a priority for Elektra: Mira Mentorship Program for Young Singers (annually), Composer Reading Sessions (every 2 years), Conductor Mentorship Program (every 2 to 3 years), and a Women’s Singing workshop (every 2 years) ensure that Elektra’s music and activities are accessible to all.

Elektra participates enthusiastically in shared projects with other arts organizations such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, ArtsWay, MusicFest Vancouver, and Chor Leoni Men’s Choir. Each Christmas, Elektra welcomes a local children’s choir to sing alongside Elektra and in their own solo spotlight.

Besides the live performances it gives in Vancouver, it has become a valued resource, especially for conductors the world over looking to program the best of Canadian repertoire for treble voices. Elektra has commissioned nearly 60 compositions in its 22 year history. On its website, Elektra houses a permanent Canadian resource called “Thirty-Top Picks” (created with the assistance of the Vancouver Foundation). This resource has become invaluable to conductors from around the world. Ongoing updates and the development of a new international section are planned for the near future.

Elektra now has nine CDs available. Its first CD, Elektra Women's Choir (1992) was nominated for a JUNO award. Elektra's ninth recording and its first self produced album, Elektra's Garden was released May 2009. Elektra CDs are available through CDBaby.com and iTunes and are in constant demand locally, nationally, and internationally.


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Bruce Hoffman

Beautiful singing
This is one of my favourite Elektra CDs. It's hard to pick a favourite piece - the Whitacre set is gorgeous, and Yagüe's "Historietas del Viento" is ravishing, but if I had to only choose one (not easy!) I'd choose Diane Loomer's arrangement of Allister MacGillivray's "Here's to Song." For everyone that has ever had to say goodbye (and who hasn't?) this piece will move you with it's beautiful words and Elektra's sincere delivery.