ABOUT

The Elora Singers, under the direction of Dr. Mark Vuorinen, has established an international reputation as one of Canada’s finest professional choirs. Founded in 1980, it is the ensemble-in-residence of the Elora Festival for three weeks each summer, in addition to presenting a regular concert series, producing recordings, and touring across Canada and internationally.

A group picture of The Elora Singers

Artistic Director and Conductor: Mark Vuorinen

Mark Vuorinen is Artistic Director and Conductor of The Elora Singers and the Elora Festival and Waterloo Region's Grand Philharmonic Choir.  He is also Associate Professor and Chair of Music at Conrad Grebel University Colleve at the University of Waterloo and is the President of Choirs Ontario.

Executive Director: Laura Adlers

Laura Adlers has been Executive Director of The Elora Singers and Festival since March 2020.  Recognized for her leadership skills, she has worked primarily with performing artists and arts organizations in Canada and abroad and is known particularly for her work with Canadian and international choirs over the past thirty years.

Board of Directors

Peter Barr, FCA, FCPA, Board Chair
Retired Deloitte Partner

Justin Gorgi, Treasurer
Accounting Manager
Chartered Professional Accountant
Calibre LLP

Laura Robertson, Secretary
Operations Manager
Focus Assessments/CBI Health Group


Dr. Kate Hoad-Reddick
Experiential Learning Developer & Instructor
College of Arts, University of Guelph

Zack Leighton
Senior VP
Sub Management Group

Norman Lord
Management Consultant, retired

Alan Ralston
Chair, Board of Directors
Ralston CanSafe Inc.

Ken Seiling
Retired Regional Chair
Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Naheed Somji
Digital Marketing Consultant

Julie Wilson
Legal Resources & Innovation Lawyer
Gowling WLG

Kate Wright
Ex-Officio, Professional Singer, The Elora Singers

Mark Vuorinen
Artistic Director and Conductor

Laura Adlers
Executive Director

Vision, Mission, and Values

To be a performing arts organization that gives the gift of inspiration, hope and joy directly to individuals and communities through immersive and meaningful experiences born of collaborative endeavour.

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