Elizabeth MacIsaac enjoys a reputation
in her own country and abroad as an artist of great expressive
range and technical accomplishment. Her reputation is very much
centred around her performances of early music but in the past
several years has expanded her vocal interests to include music
from 18th to early 21st century. A strong interest in contemporary
music has led to premieres of works by international composers
such as David Loeb, Nicolai Sani and Canadians John Abram and
Ms. MacIsaac lived and performed throughout Europe from 1990
to 1996, sustaining a busy schedule as a touring artist. Among
other engagements, Ms. MacIsaac performed extensively with the
French early music ensemble Musicantique. In 1994, she travelled
to Dublin as featured guest artist for an international conference
of Passionist Monks, performing "A Musician's Tour of 17th
Century Italy". She was also music director and teacher
at several international schools.
Since relocating to Victoria in 1996 Elizabeth MacIsaac has continued
her active and varied career as a performer. For many summers,
she returned to Britain and Wales to concertize with the distinguished
harpsichordist/organist David Ponsford.
Ms. MacIsaac is the founder of the Victoria based women's medieval
vocal group "Ensemble Laude", which recorded its first
CD in 2002.
In the West, she has performed on several occasions with the
Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Victoria Symphony, the St Cecilia
Orchestra, CappriCCio Vocal Ensemble and the Burney Ensemble.
As well she has appeared with the Palm Court Orchestra, and the
Whitehorse Community Choir.
As soloist with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra,
Elizabeth MacIsaac has received enthusiastic responses from audiences
and critics, ("MacIsaac has a wonderful voice, bright, expressive
and pure!"), the Palm Court Orchestra,
("Elizabeth MacIsaac's clear sparkling voice and delightful
manner charmed the full house") and the Portland Baroque
Orchestra, ("With a pure clear voice MacIsaac sang with
great simplicity. Her voice soared in the high register, filling
the hall."), as well as with the
Pacific Baroque Orchestra and numerous chamber ensembles ("Possessed
of a warm flexible clear-toned voice, MacIsaac
to the most obscure material in her expressive performances.")