The Elora Singers, an all-professional Grammy and JUNO-nominated chamber choir, was founded in 1980. Through regular concert series, touring and recordings under the Naxos label, the Elora Singers has established a reputation as one of the finest chamber choirs in Canada. The Elora Singers is known for its rich, warm sound and clarity of texture. The choir is renowned for its diverse styles and for its commitment to Canadian repertoire. Since 1997, the choir has been the professional core of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. As the choral ensemble-in-residence of the Elora Festival, The Elora Singers concerts are always a huge hit.
In the summer of 1979, professor Michael Purves-Smith fell in love with the beautiful village of Elora and dreamed of establishing a festival of music there fashioned after the world-renowned Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts. With the help of like-minded residents the first Three Centuries Festival was held in the summer of 1980. The annual Festival continues to grow in stature and fame. Over its 39 years of making beautiful music it has presented popular Canadian luminaries Maureen Forrester, Holly Cole, Sarah McLachlan, Gordon Lightfoot and many more. 2019 is the 40th celebration. Stay tuned!

Chris Sharpe

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