Local Ensemble strikes a chord

Ensemble Laude and its chamber group, Encanta, returned triumphant from the International Choral Kathaumixw

Ensemble Laude’s chamber grup Encanta won first place in Equal Voice at the International Choral Kathaumixw – the only Canadian choir to have a first place showing.

Ensemble Laude and its chamber group, Encanta, returned triumphant from the International Choral Kathaumixw, held in Powell River July 3 to 7, with Encanta awarded first place and Ensemble Laude second place in the category of Equal Voice (men’s or women’s choirs).

Directed by Elizabeth MacIsaac, Ensemble Laude is well-known in the Victoria music scene, having won Monday Magazine’s Favourite Vocal Ensemble for the last three years in a row.

The International Choral Kathaumixw is a five-day choral festival filled with concerts, common song singing, choral and vocal solo competitions, conductor’s seminars and social events.

The festival is a place where all can learn from each other and from world renowned choral personalities. Up to 40 choirs from around the world take part together with soloists, guest conductors and the orchestra in residence.

Encanta repeated its award-winning performances on the awards night – as the only Canadian choir to have won first place in a category.

Competing and performing with choirs from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, China, Philippines, Australia, Canada, and United States, Ensemble Laude sang alongside some of the finest musicians on the international choral stage.

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