The Elora Singers, under the direction of 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.
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 is the Executive Director of The Elora Singers and the Elora Festival, both under the artistic direction of Mark Vuorinen. Since 2019, Laura has navigated both organizations through the unique challenges of the pandemic, including strategic planning, financial management, artistic administration, board development, marketing, fundraising, outreach programming, and community engagement.
Board of Directors
Peter Barr, FCA, FCPA, Board Chair
Retired Deloitte Partner
Justin Gorgi, Treasurer
Chartered Professional Accountant
Laura Robertson, Secretary
Retired Operations Manager
Focus Assessments/CBI Health Group
Frey Communications Inc.
Experiential Learning Developer & Instructor
College of Arts, University of Guelph
Assistant Professor and Conductor
University of Guelph
ESRI Canada Limited
Chair, Board of Directors
Ralston CanSafe Inc.
Megan Korol Rooney
Retired Regional Chair
Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Digital Marketing Director
Legal Resources & Innovation Lawyer
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.