Ensemble Laude Choral Society


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For many years, Ensemble Laude was under the umbrella of the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) and operated with Elizabeth MacIsaac at the helm. The choir decided that its goals could best be reached as an independent organization, thus, in 2009, the Ensemble Laude Choral Society (ELCS) was born.

ELCS is a registered non-profit society within British Columbia and has charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency. Like the choir, its purpose is to encourage and promote education and performance of choral music. As such, we focus on the research, performance, and enjoyment of medieval, early, and unique multicultural music, frequently in collaboration with other singers and instrumentalists.

The 2019/2020 season is the 20th Anniversary of Ensemble Laude.

Current board members are Marnie Latour, Tricia Orme, Marin Evergreen, Corinne Brosz, Ian Bullen, Shirley St Pierre, Monika Rose, Jessica Stewart, Rebecca Garnham, Kerri Prunkl, Breanna Bokstrom.

Ensemble Laude Choral Society seeks diverse, skilled, and engaged candidates to join our 11-member Board of Directors. Board members are entrusted stewards who provide leadership and oversight for the organization. Learn more about Board Roles and Responsibilities.
Do you have a passion for choral music? You could make a difference in this unprecedented and challenging time for arts organizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic by helping our organization weather the storm and come back singing when it is safe to do so.

We are looking for people to join the Board of Directors who have:
 a commitment to the mission of Ensemble Laude;
 knowledge about and/or experience with the choral or performing arts sector, non-profit boards
and governance or interest in developing this skill;
 ability to think strategically and engage in sound, collaborative decision-making;
 people with strong research, policy writing, financial management, and/or leadership skills
 strong interpersonal and communications skills; or
 experience with fundraising and building successful donor and sponsor relations.
We have several Members-at-Large positions available. Terms begin after our AGM in September for one year, although a three year commitment is encouraged. A board orientation manual and new board member training is provided.
The board meets online monthly except December and July. Board directors are expected to serve on one or more of the board committees which meet as needed. Board committees include Finance, Human Resources, Governance & Nominations, Grants, Sponsorship and Fundraising, and Special Projects.
If this sounds like you, we’d like to talk! Please write to info@ensemblelaude.org