Review by David Richards
Elora ON July 9, 2016
Summer traditions in Ontario have for many people meant getting out of the city and enjoying the sun, finding a place of solitude near water, and refreshing their spirits in nature. Gazing at the stars on a dark night and contemplating the wonder of our existence is a ritual.
Raising our voices in song under the umbrella of the Universe’s galaxy must surely have been the joy of Beings throughout time but I am not sure how or when going to concerts became a part of the summer experience. Towns and cities across the province have embraced the idea of music being the highlight of one’s vacation experience.
The Elora Festival is a gem in the rich world of summer music. Begun 37 years ago in the historic community of Elora ON just north of Guelph, and under the artistic direction of it’s founding director Noel Edison, The Elora Festival offers a rich musical experience centred around outstanding choral music.