Artistic Director

Lars Kaario

For more information about founder and Artistic Director Lars Kaario, please click here.

Composer in Residence

André Luiz Machado

André Luiz Machado is a classical singer and an award-winning composer of music for film, games and the concert hall. He has been working internationally within film and visual media, writing music for projects in the UK, USA, Canada and award-winning Brazilian films. In 2018 he won Best Score at the Los Angeles Film Awards and was also nominated for the Crystal Pine Award at the International Sound & Film Music Festival, in Croatia. André Luiz Machado has a master’s degree in Composition of Music for Film and Television at the University of Bristol (UK), and a bachelor’s degree in Singing and Composition at the Federal University of Goiás (Brazil). He immigrated to Canada in 2020, and decided to make Vancouver his new home. He joined Laudate Singers in 2021 and he is very pleased to be its composer in residence for a second season.


Miriam Davidson

Assistant Conductors

Marco Del Rio – Paragon Singers

Laura Kaario – Laudate Singers


Loren Davidson


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