Laudate Singers is a professional-level mixed chamber choir dedicated to high calibre perfomances of choral repertoire from medieval to the modern day. It strives to treat its listeners to a wide variety of excellent choral art music, to foster the love of choral music through performances, family events and educational outreach, to strengthen our sense of musical heritage and to commission and perform original Canadian compositions. Based on the North Shore of Vancouver, it primarily serves the areas of North and West Vancouver.
About LAUDATE SINGERS SOCIETY
This excellent choir was founded in 1995 under the direction of founder and director Lars Kaario. It offers intriguing choral concerts to its listeners, often collaborating with various professional instrumentalists or the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (vi-co.org). It supports its own composer-in-residence and has commissioned and premiered close to 60 choral works. Its 6 CDs are highly acclaimed:
- Christmas Journey
- Songs of Heaven and Earth
- A Baroque Christmas with Ray Nurse and La Cetra
- Celtic Journey with Amy Stephen and Michael Viens
- Voices, Sax & Syn with saxophonists Ross Taggart and Campbell Ryga and moogist Tim Tsang, and
- Voice of the Tango with Tangissimo (Linda Lee Thomas/piano, Ed Henderson/guitar and Jonathan Goldman/bandoneon).
Laudate's singers are highly trained, most with music degrees. The choir is at home with an eclectic mix of repertoire, and interpret each style convincingly. Indeed, Michael McGlynn, foremost Celtic composer and artist of Riverdance and Anuna fame, says about Celtic Journey, "The combination of such excellent voices under a decisive guiding hand is very refreshing to hear on such a stylistically difficult release. This is easily one of the finest available records in the Celtic genre of vocal music that I have ever heard."
Baroque concerts have become a specialty. Early music instrumentalist specialists enjoy working with Laudate Singers and the choir profits from their expertise and passion.
Please visit www.laudatesingers.com for current information and join our Facebook page (Laudate Singers) to know more about us and to share the love of music in general and choral music in particular.
What People Are Saying
"Is there anything that can make you smile more than a choir that is beautifully in tune and just 'there'? "
— Peter Togni, Choral Concert, CBC Radio 2
"I continue to be impressed with the high quality of this choir. Recently, it premiered my extended and difficult work, commissioned for Laudate Singers and Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. The performance was superb... Laudate Singers richly deserves support and highly recommend this choir."
— Dr. Stephen Chatman Professor, Head - Composition School of Music, U
"This concert was extremely beautiful, the choir was delicious, the choice of repertoire great, and the musicians wonderful... Music quality is what keeps me returning."
— a fan
"Thank you so much for a beautiful concert on Sunday. It was the perfect expression of everything I love about baroque music. The addition of the baroque trumpet and the countertenor was icing on a magnificent cake!"
— a fan
"North Vancouver's hidden artistic secret is Laudate, a world-class chamber choir that constantly pushes the envelope with innovative programming and commissions of new works. "
— a fan