2021 ELORA FESTIVAL ONLINE

AUGUST 5 - 28, 2021

FEATURING

2021 Elora Festival Online

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JASON MAX FERDINAND SINGERS

Russell Braun

RUSSELL BRAUN

Carolyn Maule

CAROLYN MAULE

Rolston String Quartet - Shane Gray

ROLSTON STRING QUARTET

Katie Schlaijker

KATIE SCHLAIKJER

Tõnu Kaljuste

ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR

Dr. Mark Vuorinen, Artistic Director

MARK VUORINEN

Colm Feore

COLM FEORE

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FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND ENSEMBLE

AND THE ELORA SINGERS

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Save by ordering Festival Passes or Weekend Passes!

You can also order individual concert tickets or, if you want to view concerts premiering over several weeks, you can purchase tickets for multiple concerts.

CONCERT INFORMATION

August 5
7:30 PM

Reflection: Music for Choir and Solo Cello
The Elora Singers & Katie Schlaikjer, Cello

The Elora Singers perform a mix of a cappella repertoire spanning centuries and pieces for choir and cello.

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August 7
7:30 PM

New Beginnings
The Jason Max Ferdinand Singers

The newly-formed Jason Max Ferdinand Singers gave their stunning debut performance online at the Live from London Festival. The Elora Festival is proud to present them in this program of gospel-inspired music and African-American spirituals.

Concert sponsored by Peter Barr and Wendy Donohue

August 12
7:30 PM

Out to Sea
Russell Braun and Carolyn Maule in Recital

Canada’s foremost baritone Russell Braun in recital with pianist Carolyn Maule. Included in the program are Stanford’s Songs of the Sea, with the tenors and basses of The Elora Singers.

August 14
7:30 PM

Festival of the Sound presents "Classic Vienna"
Rolston String Quartet and Friends

In a continuation of the long-standing festival exchange tradition, Festival of the Sound provides this concert, featuring some of Canada’s finest chamber musicians.

Haydn String Quartet op74 #3
Rolston String Quartet

Beethoven Septet in Eb
Mark Fewer, violin
Hezekiah Leung, viola
Bryan Cheng, cello
Joel Quarrington, bass
James Campbell, clarinet
Kathleen McClean, bassoon
Kenneth MacDonald, horn


This concert is available to watch until August 21 at 11:59pm.

Elora Festival Online Festival Pass holders receive a 15% discount on Festival of The Sound passes. Please select this option when you purchase your pass to receive the promo code.

August 14
9:00 PM

The Elora Singers at Twilight 
Music for the End of the Day

This program evokes the ambiance of a candlelit a cappella concert, including excerpts from Rachmaninov’s Vespers, Renaissance and modern music for the end of the day. The sounds of plainsong, polyphony and rich modern harmonies offer a late-evening program.

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August 19
7:30 PM

Estonian Calendar Songs: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor

One of the Baltic’s premiere professional choirs, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, presents a program of songs by Veljo Tormis,  inspired by important events in the Estonian calendar.

We Will Return Again
(Kord me tuleme tagasi,
text Jaan Kaplinski)

Estonian Calendar Songs:
Martinmas Songs
St. Catherine's Day Songs
Shrovetide Songs
Swing Songs
St. John's Day Songs

The Viru Oath
(text Hando Runnel)

Concert sponsored by

August 21
7:30 PM

The Elora Singers: Cover Story

Cover Story is a light-hearted program of folk song arrangements and covers of contemporary popular music by such diverse artists as Annie Lennox, the Beatles, Björk, and Carly Simon.

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August 26
7:30 PM

Choral Dances
VOCES8

VOCES8, the celebrated vocal ensemble from the United Kingdom, presents Choral Dances, recorded in London’s VOCES8 Centre featuring music from Benjamin Britten to Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington.

Concert sponsored by

August 28
7:30 PM

Poetry & Song
The Elora Singers & Colm Feore

Poetry & Song blends words and music as we hear Canadian stage actor Colm Feore narrate the program, which includes the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Canadian composer Stephanie Martin, based on poetry by Robert Frost.

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TICKET INFORMATION

We are offering variable ticket prices, providing an opportunity to pay what you are able, based on your current circumstances.

We ask you to consider how many people in your household will be watching the concert(s) with you, and how much you would normally spend to attend a live concert.

Special rates for students and arts workers are available.  Proof of eligibility may be required.


The 2021 Elora Festival Online will be accessed using the same email address that you use when purchasing your tickets.

When you purchase your tickets, you will be sent a confirmation message with the link.  Please be sure to check your spam and junk mail folders in case the confirmation ends up there.

We will also send you the link on the day of the event.


Tickets may be also be purchased by calling the box office at (519) 846-0331. Due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the Elora Festival office is open from Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm for phone inquiries only.

FESTIVAL PASS

$180  |  $250  |  $350
$80 for students

WEEKEND PASS

$40  |  $70  |  $100
$25 for students

SINGLE CONCERT

$25  |  $40  |  $60
$15 for students

To purchase individual concert tickets, please use the links in the concert list above or click on the event in the calendar below.

To purchase tickets for concerts across different weekends, please use our multiple concerts link.

Thank you to our Festival Sponsors

Peter Barr and Wendy Donohue

Ken and Susan Edwards

Laura Robertson and Steve Hornett