Welcome to Laudate Singers Society – the home of our two choirs: Laudate Singers and Paragon Singers. 

Thank you for joining us this season – and what a season it was! We emerged out of the COVID-19 pandemic with a new choir and stronger than ever before. We live streamed all regular series concerts – something that we will continue to do.

Thank you for attending our regular series concerts – both in-person and live streamed. Laudate Singers and Paragon Singers performed J.S. Bach’s beloved CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, cantatas 1, 3 & 6, with Baroque Orchestra and brilliant soloists on December 17, 2022 at West Vancouver United Church. On March 11, 2023, Laudate Singers presented an a cappella concert FROM DISTANT LANDS at Highlands United Church. On May 5, 2023, Paragon Singers and Laudate Singers sang together once again at West Vancouver United Church, with guest organist Angelique Po in CLASSICAL EUROPE, performing works by Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Bruckner, and Jan Dismas Zelenka with selections by Canadian composers Sewepagaham, McIntyre, and a new work by our composer-in-residence André Luiz Machado.

Laudate Singers resumed their musical leadership in the Remembrance Day concert at Victoria Park Cenotaph and their free family Christmas concerts in North and West Vancouver. The choir was also invited to be part of the Vancouver Inter Cultural Orchestra’s 20th Anniversary celebration concert. Laudate Singers performed in A CHORAL FEAST on Nov. 27, 2022 with several of Vancouver’s finest choirs at the Orpheum, hosted by Vancouver Chamber Choir.

On June 1-13, 2023, members of Paragon Singers and Laudate Singers will embark on a tour or Salzburg, Vienna, and Czechia, singing selections from our recent Classical Europe concert. If you are in the Lower Mainland, join us for our Farewell/Pre-tour concert on Tues., May 30, 2023 – 8 pm at St. Andrew’s United. If you are in Austria or Czechia while we’re there, we would love to see you! Scroll down for a complete list of tour dates.

 We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lars Kaario
Artistic Director


From Distant Lands

Paragon/Laudate Tour – Austria & Czechia!

Members of Paragon Singers and Laudate Singers are going on tour with artistic director Lars Kaario and organist Angelique Po! Bid us farewell at our pre-tour concert  St. Andrew’s United, North Vancouver on Tues., May 30 at 8 pm before we leave for Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. Admission by suggested $10 donation.

Tour Dates:

  • Sat., June 3 – 6:30 pm @ Neue Kirche Maxglan – Maximiliangasse 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Sun., June 4 – 10:00 am @ Salzburg Cathedral Domplatz 1a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Mon., June 5 – 11:00 am @ Monastery St. FlorianStiftstraße 1, 4490 St. Florian, Austria
  • Mon., June 5 – 4:30 pm @ Melk AbbeyAbt-Berthold-Dietmayr-Straße 1, 3390 Melk, Austria
  • Tues., June 6 -12:45 pm @ St. Stephen’s Cathedral – Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Weds., June 7 – 7:00 pm @ Schubert’s Church (benefit concert) – Marktgasse 40, 1090 Vienna, Austria
  • Thurs., June 8 – 9:00 am @ Stift KlosterneuburgStiftspl. 1, 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria
  • Sat., June 10 – 2:00 pm @ St. Giles ChurchHusova 234/8, 110 00 Staré Město, Prague, Czechia
  • Sun., June 11 – 2:00 pm @ St. Nicholas Church – Old Town Square, Prague

Laudate Singers Society thanks Cheri Ewaskow at Ellison Travel. Without her, this tour would not have been possible.

Missed the Classical Europe concert on May 5th? Can’t make the farewell concert on May 30th? Livestream tickets from the May 5th concert are still available until May 31st! Click on the link below:

Laudate Singers gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver through the Arts & Culture Grants Program of the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission, the District of West Vancouver through their community grant programs, the Province of BC, and the Canada Council for the Arts. 

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