Paragon Singers

Laudate Singers Society is pleased to launch a new choir!

Paragon Singers is a mixed choir which focuses on major choral/orchestral works along with shorter choral gems both old and new. Lars Kaario is director.

Paragon means “a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality”. Paragon Singers will make wonderful music, even during extraordinary times – a perfect example of community, love and beauty.

This fall, Paragon Singers will give an informal concert exclusively for invited friends of the singers. The choir is enjoying composers as varied as Thomas Tallis, Miguel Matamoros, Morten Lauridsen and William Dawson.

We still have openings for the January-May term. Plans are to perform Mozart’s Requiem and Carmina Burana at the BlueShore Theatre on May 13 and 14, subject to provincial health orders. Singers are expected to have previous choral experience and a short, informal audition is required; all voice types are welcome. Contact or 604-729-6814 for more information.

Look for “Paragon Singers” on Facebook and Instagram. Join Laudate Singers Society’s email list to keep apprised of events by both Laudate Singers and Paragon Singers.

In Concert

Orff’s Carmina Burana & Mozart’s Requiem

BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

Laudate Singers, Paragon Singers, Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra
Lars Kaario – conductor

Mozart soloists: Veronica Roenitz, Janet Zathureczky, Jessica De Gaust, Sergio Jimenez, Barry Honda, Andrew Wilson

Carmina Burana soloists: Rachel Buttress, Kilian Benson, Cameron Killick

Friday, May 13, 2022 – 8:00pm

Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 8:00pm


Karine Lizotte
Ana Harland
Veronica Roenitz Elizabeth Dunbar
Alejandra Johnson
Maria Porubanskaya
Lisemari Kordoski
Christine Rozario
Maureen Nicholson
Jessica De Gaust (section leader)
Cara Elrod
Åsa Eidelof
Janice Moger
Janet Powell
Julie Peters
Anne Parker
Kim Aippersbach
Sydney Sorokan
Theresa Wang
Charmaine To
Anne Kaario
Joy Russell
Esther Lau

Sheila Lindfield
Wendy You
Besha Hu
Emma Penney
Erika Plettner
Evelyn Nodwell
Claire Weeks
Gabrielle Komorowska
Angelica Beissel
Patricia Harrington
Darcy Berka Gerhardt
Arlene Sullivan
Connie Hubbs
Jocelyn Macnab
Esther Lau

Kilian Benson (section leader)
James Tigchelaar
André Luiz Machado – (section leader)
John Borgerson
Buff (Gordon) Squire

Thomas Handley
David Woodhouse
Brian Dobbin
Peter Wing
Maris Pavelson
John Russell
Peter Zaenker – (section leader)