2021-2022 Season 

NOTE: All CapU Classics Concerts take place at 11:45am-12:45pm and are live-streamed from the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts on the North Vancouver Campus.  These concerts are free to the general public.


24 - CapU Classics Concert - Orchid Ensemble

                                    Lan Tung, erhu/Chinese violin and vocal

                                    Dailin Hsieh, zheng/Chinese zither

                                    Jonathan Bernard, percussion

Acclaimed as “one of the most adventurous groups uniting Eastern and Western musical traditions,” the Orchid Ensemble will present a program embracing a variety of styles ranging from Taiwanese and Chinese music, World Music, New Music to Creative Improvisation.  



15 - CapU Classics Concert - The same song…only different

                                    Heather Pawsey, soprano

                                    Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano

Poems so powerful they inspired more than one composer.  Compare and contrast how the same set of words produces vastly different music by Fauré, Debussy, Rorem, Vaughan Williams and more. 

29 - CapU Classics Concert - Halloween with The Meeks Duo

                                    Scott Meek and Clare Yuan, piano duo

Transcriptions with a Halloween theme by arrangers from around the world, including brand new transcriptions by Scott Meek.




2 - 8pm - CapU Instrumental Ensemble Concert - Sheltering Sky: A Concert in the Clouds

Featuring a range of pieces observing different perspectives of the sky, including John Mackey’s Sheltering Sky, Robert W. Smith’s In a Gentle Rain, and Richard Saucedo’s Into the Clouds! Also included are smaller chamber works by Bach, Mozart, and Barber, and some newer textural pieces by Michael Maiorana and Alex Shapiro. All seats $10. 

3 - 11:45am - Music Diploma Student Recital

4 - 8pm - CapU Choral Concert - Blow blow, thou winter Wind!

Choral concerts return to Capilano University with an eclectic mixture of music celebrating northern landscapes, Beethoven's quirky sense of humour, Shakespeare's perspective on gender politics in the 16th Century and a Christmas bow to top off the whole package.  All seats $10. One show only.



21 - CapU Classics Concert - Beethoven’s Battle Symphony

                                    Carl Petersson, piano

Featuring Beethoven’s transcription of Wellington’s Victory for piano and…cannons! Also works by Scarlatti, Liszt and Ravel.


4 - CapU Classics Concert - Tres Guitarras

Miri Kim, Matthew Silverman, Stephen Boswell - The Capilano Guitar Trio

An eclectic concert of works from Jacobean England, Baroque and Classical Italy, modern Spain, South America and folk and popular music from around the world.


4 - CapU Classics Concert - Canadian Reflections

                                    Laudate Singers

                                    Lars Kaario, conductor

A Program of all-Canadian music including three past composers-in-residence who are graduates from Capilano University.

5 - 7pm - Music Diploma Performance Competition - a live event at the BlueShore Theatre

25 - 11:45am-12:45pm Student Showcase - featuring top prize winners of the Music diploma program performance competitions


 7 - 7pm, BlueShore Theatre:CapU Instrumental Ensemble and Sutherland Secondary Band Joint Concert

CapU Instrumental Ensemble and Sutherland Secondary Band join forces for a special night of performances. With such a varied programme, from beautiful almost hymn-like music to musical theatre show-stoppers, there’s bound to be something for everyone. The concert will be directed by Chris Bevis from Sutherland Secondary Band, and Karen Nakajima from CapU Music.

9 - 8pm, BlueShore Theatre: Capilano University Chamber Singers and Festival Chorus

"The World in 6 Songs" 

Our choirs will perform a variety of a capella and accompanied works from historical and contemporary composers loosely illustrating the ideas put forward in Daniel Levitin's book, "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature". Explore the six fundamental song types: friendship, joy, comfort, religion, knowledge and love as crafted by composers from BC Indigenous cultures and English madrigalists to Capilano alumnus Chris Sivak and our director, Geordie Roberts.