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Ensemble Laude, directed by Elizabeth MacIsaac, is a Women's Community Choir dedicated to singing multi-cultural choral repertoire AND Early Music (pre-1600). Formerly based at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, we welcome members of the public enthusiastic to pursue a passion for choral and chamber singing, as well as students at institutions such as VCM and UVic.
Ensemble Laude toured to France in 2016 for the Choralies Festival in Vaison-la-Romaine and around the Cote d'Azur. This season Ensemble Laude is a Guest Choir for the National Choral Conference in St John's Newfoundland, Podium.
The Ensemble performs several concerts in the Lower Vancouver Island each year. Members receive instruction in various choral styles, including early voice performance practices. Singers will need good intonation and vocal independence but are not required to have music reading skills. Experienced vocalists are offered solo and small group opportunities within the concert context. Last season Ensemble Laude offered 8 performances all told, raising funds for many different charities and bringing the glories of medieval and world repertoire to choral enthusiasts on Vancouver Island.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings 7:15-8:45 at Lutheran Church of the Cross (corner of Cedar Hill and Cedar Hill X Roads).
Auditions are held in the Spring and in August. We welcome women who love to sing a diversity of choral repertoire.
If you are interested in being a part of this unique choral experience and would like more information about joining Ensemble Laude and/or arranging an audition, please contact music director Elizabeth MacIsaac at 250-360-2434 or email@example.com