Current Season

Concert Season 2017 – 2018

Ensemble Laude is currently at Podium 2018 in St John’s, Newfoundland, culminating in an East Coast tour!

Podium concert dates:

Monday July 2, Cameo performance at The Rooms, 1:00 pm.

Tuesday July 3, Spotlight performance at the Cochrane Centre, 2:00 pm.

Tour dates:

Thursday July 5, Concert at St. George’s Heritage Church Music Venue, Brigus, Newfoundland, 7:00 pm.

Saturday July 7, Concert at Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland, 7:00 pm.



 Seekers and Seers

Saturday, June 23, 7:30 pm

First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria


Tickets $20/$25 door/$15 student/12 and under free

Buy tickets for June 23 online HERE

Tickets available at Ivy’s Bookshop and Long & MacQuade, Victoria.

Sunday, June 24, 2:30 pm

Providence Farm Chapel, 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan

SOLD OUT (some rush seating available)

Tickets $20/$25 door/$15 student/12 and under free

Tickets available at Ten Old Books in the Duncan Garage.

Buy tickets for June 24 online HERE

NOTE: Seating limited so please come early to ensure seat of your choice.

An exhilarating journey of song before we wing our way to the east coast to perform as a Spotlight choir at Canada’s Podium Festival! Featuring a new commission by Victor Zupanc with special guests, storyteller Anne Glover; Kelby MacNayr percussion and Douglas Hensley on oud and guitar.

Ensemble Laude presents its spring concert at the First Metropolitan Church. Featuring the premiere of a new commission by Canadian composer Victor Zupanc in collaboration with storyteller Anne Glover, this dynamic program will also be presented at the national Podium choral conference in St John’s, Newfoundland, where Ensemble Laude will be showcased as a Spotlight choir.

Ensemble Laude’s new commission is The Tale of Mahjabin, based on the famed Sufi folktales of old Persia. Renowned composer Victor Zupanc, originally from Victoria and now well-known in the United States, created this work for the choir in collaboration with internationally acclaimed storyteller Anne Glover. Victoria audiences may already be familiar with the wonderful Anne Glover, storyteller extraordinaire! Ms. Glover created the storyline for Ensemble Laude’s spring commission and will be our narrator at its premiere June 23.  Anne Glover has melded together three traditional Sufi tales to create a storyline unique to Ensemble Laude that reflects our modern world.  Douglas Hensley accompanies on oud, Kelby MacNayr on percussion, and Ensemble Laude provides the electrifying vocals in Farsi and English.

The other pieces in this concert form a golden musical braid that twines together the works of Canadian composers (including Sarah Quartel, Kathleen Allan, and Victoria’s Denis Donnelly), medieval and traditional pieces (such as Le Pommier Doux, arranged by the choir’s very own Elizabeth MacIsaac), and Nordic works, including Bruremarsj by Tone Ophus and the exhilarating Siin Mu Rõõmumaa by Ester Magi. 

Care & Share Tickets

Introducing our Care & Share Tickets! Purchase a ticket or more for those who may not be able to attend a concert. Tickets may be purchased through Canada Helps for a charitable donation receipt and will be distributed by Bridges for Women community organization in Victoria.


 With grateful thanks to our funders:

E and J Schlichting