"With a pure, clear voice, MacIsaac sang with simplicity and great artistry. Her voice soared in the high register, filling the hall."

-Victoria Times Colonist


Selected Engagements and Repertoire

Elizabeth MacIsaac has maintained a distinguished and active performing schedule in addition to her teaching career. Some highlights are listed below:


Selected Vocal Activities and Performances

Orford Chamber Music Series: Abbey St. Benoit du Lac, QC July 2, 2018, with Suzie LeBlanc: Chants des Ursulines transcribed from the archives by E MacIsaac

Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BCOct 2017 Collaborative new work: “The Line” TRIpod Dance Collective and Continuum Consort

Continuum Consort, Victoria, BC  1998- 2021. Commissioned works and period performances of early music. See separate page

Raincoast Voices: Victoria, BC   2011-2020  Renaissance a cappella octet

Duo Laude Medieval Ensemble  Concert tours of France, Summers 2009-2011 with Pat Unruh, vielle 

Artspring, Saltspring Island, BC "Six Mixed" Continuum Consort with TRIpod Dance company June 7, 2009

Music of Delos: concert tour of South Korea  June 2007. Newly commissioned works, Continuum Consort

Darya Persian Ensemble, Vancouver Island                               Concert Tour  2007-2009 Traditional settings of texts by Hafez

PAN New Music Festival, Seoul, Korea    Festival and Concert Tour   Nov 2005. New works by Canadian and Korean composers. Masterclasses Seoul Universities

Duo with David Ponsford, harpsichord   Concert Tours of Wales,  Summers 1999, 2001

CBC Radio Broadcast: The French Noel with Burney Ensemble, Vancouver, BC       Dec 2000

Shakespeare Festival, "The Eve of St. Marks, an Elizabethan masque", Victoria, BCAug 2000, author Naomi Lester

Cardiff Conference on Music in 18th Century Italy, Wales  July 1998 Michaela Comberti (violin), Sebastian Comberti (cello),David Ponsford (harpsichord

Hornby Music Festival , Hornby Island BC Aug. 1996 The Well-Tempered Baroque Ensemble

Les Ateliers Upic, Paris, France Chants sacrés et profanes:  March 1996  sponsored by French Ministry of Culture. Medieval and avant garde juxtaposition

Le Duo Boy-MacIsaac ,Paris, France   1993-1995City- sponsored concerts in gothic churches of Paris   

 A Musician's Tour of 18th Century Ireland, Dublin, Ireland     July 1994 Baroque concert for Conference of St. Paul of the Cross, Passionists

Selected Solo Oratorio Engagements

Vox Humana, Victoria, BC    Arvo Pärt Passio                        March 2013

St. Cecilia Orchestra, Sidney, BC    Vivaldi Gloria                   April 2007

Pender Choral Society, Pender Island, BC   Handel Messiah        Dec 2006

Jubilate Choir, Duncan, BC      Mozart Missa Brevis                  Dec 2006

Capriccio Choir, Victoria, BC  Bach Christmas Oratorio            Dec 2004

Whitehorse Community Choir,, YT     Handel Messiah             Nov 2004

St Cecilia Orchestra, Sidney, BC    Vivaldi Magnificat              Nov 2004

Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Victoria, BC  Handel Messiah        Dec 2003

Portland Baroque Orchestra, Victoria, BC     Handel Messiah        Dec 2001

St. Cecilia Orchestra and Choir, Sidney BC    Bach Magnificat        Dec 2001

 Selected Presentations, Workshops and Guest Conducting

West Coast Concert Choir Festival, Mill Bay, BC  Adjudicator    April 2021

Podium Conference, Montreal, QC  Presenter  POSTPONED (COVID)    May 2020  La présence des religieuses dans l’histoire du motet français des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles

Greater Victoria School District Music Teachers Conference Clinician     Feb 18, 2020

French Mélodie Competition, Victoria Conservatory of Music           Adjudicator     Feb 12, 2020

Choralies International Festival, Vaison-La-Romaine, France    Guest Conductor    Aug 2019  Introduction to French Canadian repertoire

West Coast Choir Festival, Mill Bay, BC       Adjudicator    April 2019

University of Victoria Medieval Conference, Victoria, BC      Presenter/Performer    Feb. 2, 2019 Musical Illumination in the Songs of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)

Choral Canada Conference, Saint John’s, NL Presenter     July 2018  A Rich Legacy from 18th Century Quebec: Music of the Ursuline monastery

Choral Canada Spotlight Concerts, Saint John’s, NL                            Conductor     July 2018 Ensemble Laude guest choir for Canadian national choral conference Podium

Association of Baltic Studies Conference, Stanford University, CA          Presenter    May 2018 Pärt Uusberg: A Distinct New Voice in the Estonian Soundscape

Lancement du Pôle culturel du Monastère des Ursulines, Québec, QC  Presenter/Vocalist   May 2018 with Suzie LeBlanc, soprano : Chants des Ursulines

National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference, Baton Rouge, LA  Nov 2017 Presentation and Poster Session: 17th Century Ursuline Vocal Music in Quebec 

Choralies International Festival, Vaison-La-Romaine, France              Conductor    Aug 2016 Invited guest choir Ensemble Laude and choral tour of South of France

AMSV Renaissance Music Workshop, Victoria, BC     Voice Clinician     Feb 2016 Co-clinician with NY renaissance wind ensemble Pfiffero.

Europa Cantat, Pecs, Hungary  Presenter  Summer 2015 Canadian Choral Repertoire Presentation and Reading session

En Musique l’An Neuf , Alsace, France       Guest Conductor and Clinician    Dec 2013   Week-long choral workshop with concert in Münster Cathedral for Musica International.

Choralies International Festival, Vaison-La-Romaine, France                 Presenter    Aug 2013       Reading session: Contemporary Canadian Choral Composers and Repertoire