Christine Chepyha of the B.C. Choral Federation presents award to artistic director Elizabeth MacIsaac of Ensemble Laude Women’s Choir. Submitted

Ensemble Laude women’s choir to perform in Victoria, Oak Bay this weekend

Choir will sing enchanting winter hymns at Champagne Tea, Spellbound

Award winning women’s choir Ensemble Laude is set to play a pair of upcoming holiday matinees this weekend.

The group will perform the Champagne Tea Concert, Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Pacific Opera Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Rd., and Spellbound, Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. with special guests the Oak Bay High Women’s Choir at Centennial United Church, 612 David St.

Ensemble Laude’s artistic director Elizabeth MacIsaac of Saanich was recently awarded the Amy Ferguson Award by the B.C. Choral Federation. The award is given to an outstanding choral director who is also an excellent vocal teacher fostering superior vocal practice.

Spellbound brings medieval and nordic pieces followed by songs from Northern Europe, Finland and Estonia and Canada, including commissions from Sarah Quartel, Kathleen Allen and Eleanor Daley.

Tickets to the Champagne Tea Concert are $95 and come with “songs, tipples and petit fours,” available through Brown Paper Tickets, Ivy’s Bookshop and Long & McQuade.

Tickets to Spellbound, Dec. 16 are $20 advance, $25 at the door, $15 for students and free for children 12 and under, available at Ivy’s Bookshop, Long & MacQuade, and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

reporter@saanichnews.com

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