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.
2020/2021 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
Chartered Professional Accountant
Laura Robertson, Secretary
Focus Assessments/CBI Health Group
Dr. Kate Hoad-Reddick
Experiential Learning Developer & Instructor
College of Arts, University of Guelph
Sub Management Group
Chair, Board of Directors
Ralston CanSafe Inc.
Retired Regional Chair
Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Digital Marketing Consultant
Legal Resources & Innovation Lawyer
Ex-Officio, Professional Singer, The Elora Singers
Artistic Director and Conductor
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.