July 8 at 7:30 PM
The Elora Festival’s return to live concerts will open with J.S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor, a work compiled and created by the master composer near the end of life, and drawing on music and life experiences from his rich and long career. The utter joy of the Gloria, the heavenly sounds of the Sanctus and the tranquility of the Dona nobis pacem make this masterpiece the perfect way to return to live performance!
Mark Vuorinen, conductor
The Elora Singers
Elora Summer Program artists
Hélène Brunet, soprano
Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Signed to Atlantic/Warner Records at the tender age of nineteen, 4-time Juno nominee and modern-day Renaissance women Sarah Slean has since released 1 albums in over 10 countries worldwide- but perhaps the most astonishing aspect of her artistry is its breadth. Sarah returns to the Elora Festival stage in collaboration with The Elora Singers.
July 14 at 7:00 PM
Choral music is a way of life in the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Elora Singers bring to life a program of music from these rich choral countries including repertoire by Arvo Pärt, Rytis Mažulis, Peteris Vasks, Cyrillus Kreek, and our festival friend Ēriks Ešenvalds.
July 15 at 7:30 PM
With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” The Grammy-winning ensemble takes the stage in the Elora Festival’s Gambrel Barn and will join forces with The Elora Singers! With impeccable musicianship and entertaining antics, this concert is sure to be a highlight of the festival!
Sponsored by Ralston CanSafe Inc.
July 17 at 4:00 PM
Voice of the Weaver is a five-movement concerto for bass clarinet and chamber choir by the Halifax based composer Peter Anthony Togni and Mary Louise Martin, a Mi’kmaw artist, poet and writer from Millbrook First Nations in Nova Scotia.
Peter-Anthony Togni, composer
Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet
Mary-Louise Martin, poet
The Elora Singers
Sponsored by Randall Howard and Judy McMullan and the Centre Wellington Community Foundation.
July 22 at 7:30 PM
TorQ and the Elora Singers joined forces to commission three new works for percussion quartet and choir, composed by some of North America’s leading diverse voices, Carmen Braden, Melody McKiver and Leila Adu-Gilmore. The composers bring unique voices to this project, and were meaningfully chosen due to their relationship with nature and its influence in their artform.
July 24 at 3:00 PM
The 2022 Elora Festival concludes with an afternoon Sing-IN and you’re invited to join! At the heart of our closing program, is a recent The Elora Singers commission, On Love, by Tim Corlis, and American composer Jake Runestad’s moving The Hope of Loving. And there will even be music for you, our audience, to sing.
No experience required, just a love of song!