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April Concert
Capilano University Festival Chorus is a choir open to community members interested in enhancing their musical abilities while experiencing the joy of singing together. This second term we will be performing alongside the Capilano Instrumental Ensemble in works from the Renaissance period: Madrigals, Polychoral Motets, and Consort Pieces. The dress rehearsals and concert will take place April 7, 14 and 15 (please see schedule for exact times).

COVID protocols in Spring 2023
All singing will be done with masks this next term. Any students experiencing symptoms of illness are required to stay home. The director will have Zoom available so you can follow along online.

Joining the Festival Chorus
All singers new to the choir are encouraged to have an assessment/interview with Dr. Zakresky before the first session to ensure they are placed in the appropriate voice section. Please email kevinzakresky@me.com for more information.

Familiarity with choral scores and some degree of music literacy would be an asset in enabling registrants to fully enjoy the Festival Chorus. Some choral experience would also be beneficial.

About the Festival Chorus
Capilano University Festival Chorus sings a vast range of choral music from the medieval period to newly commissioned works in collaboration with the Capilano University student choirs.

Recent concerts include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. A sampling of other major works performed in the past includes Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Castelnuovo Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano, Ramirez’ Misa Criolla, and requiems by Mozart, Brahms, and Fauré.

Prerequisites

New students need to schedule a Zoom audition with the instructor before registering. Please email kevinzakresky@me.com to schedule the audition. Once approved, you can register in the course. Alternatively, you may register prior to this audition, but be advised that if you do not meet the requirements at the audition, you will not be allowed to continue. A full refund will be issued.

Registration

2 sittings of this course are listed below. Add a course to your cart to register.

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Wednesday 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Total sessions 14

Course Reference Number (CRN) 91004

Instructor Kevin Zakresky

Important dates

  • Apr 7 7 – 9:30 p.m. Dress Rehearsal: BlueShore Theatre
  • Apr 14 7 – 9:30 p.m. Dress Rehearsal: BlueShore Theatre
  • Apr 15 7 – 9:30 p.m. Performance: BlueShore Theatre

Wednesday 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Total sessions 13

Course Reference Number (CRN) 93051

Instructor Kevin Zakresky

Important dates

  • Dec 2 7 – 10 p.m. Dress Rehearsal: BlueShore Theatre
  • Dec 3 6:30 – 10 p.m. Performance: BlueShore Theatre

Contact

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CapU Lonsdale
250-125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V7L 0G5
604 984 4901
cs@capilanou.ca

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