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.

Just Posted

At the age of 95, local bowler shows no signs of slowing down

Olive Olmsted has bowled for more than 55 years

Colwood wins Victoria Flower Count for a five-peat

The 43rd annual Flower Count had over three billion blossoms counted in total

Royal Bay junior boys bring back lacrosse banner

The Ravens sent three teams to the provincial championships

Langford fundraiser for kidney disease is a success

Maureen Hobbs thinks B.C. Transplant says it best: “Live life. Pass it on.”

Preschool group helps release fish into Glen Lake

The number of fish released correlates to the number of fish caught per year

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Anti-pipeline protestors block Kinder Morgan tanker near Seattle

Protest was spurred on by the 28 anti-Kinder Morgan activists arrested in Burnaby

Women’s Expo seeks to empower women this weekend

Victoria Women’s Expo set for Saturday and Sunday at Pearkes Recreation Centre

Mount Douglas Mathletes enjoying success by the numbers

Saanich Grade 9s walk away with top five spots in Island math competition

B.C. cyclist races to first win of the season in New Zealand

Casey Brown captures Enduro title by more than two minutes at Crankworx Rotorua

Notorious Russian troll farm also took swipes at Canadian targets

Targets included oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Cirque du Soleil aerialist dies after fall during Florida show

Longtime performer fell while performing in VOLTA

Some surprises in new book about B.C. labour movement

“On the Line” charts history of the union movement back to the 1800s

Canada earns second Paralympic Games silver in 20 years

Held 1-0 lead in para hockey game from 12:06 of first to dying seconds of third and lost in overtime

Most Read