Led by Paula Roberts and accompanied by Charlie Austin, EKOSingers is an adult choir of about forty auditioned vocalists who love to sing, learn, and grow as musicians and share with others the joy of choral music that moves, grooves, or soothes... everything from pop tunes, jazz, doo-wop, and swing, to gospel, ballads, and world music.
Our diverse repertoire is selected for audience appeal and to provide singers with an interesting, full-spectrum range of music styles and challenges. The choir is led by two professionals widely recognized for their experience, skill, and commitment to excellence, founding director Paula Roberts and pianist / arranger the accomplished jazz musician Charlie Austin.
You can hear us during free community concerts and sing-outs throughout the year - at City Hall during the Christmas season and at various hospitals, fairs, festivals, and more - as well as during two season finale concerts at the TransAlta Arts Barns in May.
Founded in 1980 as a young adult choir supported by the Kiwanis Club of Edmonton, the choir has evolved over the years into an independent organization, although the relationship with the Kiwanis Club remains close and mutually supportive.
What We Do
Today EKOSingers produces high quality public performances annually at venues in the Edmonton area, and frequently performs for various non-profit organizations and lead singalongs at hospitals and seniors' residences. EKOSingers has participated in musical outreach programs such as Vancouver Sings, and represented Canada at Middfest International in Middletown, Ohio. We travel every few years, most recently to Cuba and to St. John's Newfound for the international choral festival Festival 500. We gather donations annually for the Edmonton Food Bank at our Christmas concert.