Lars Kaario

Lars Kaario

Instructor - Music

Lars Kaario has built an impressive reputation as a conductor, singer and educator in his native Vancouver. His great love and commitment toward the choral arts is evident in his special abilities to inspire his singers/instrumentalists, and effectively communicate the enjoyment and subtleties of music to his audiences. His tremendous energy coupled with his excellent organizational skills and programming abilities have helped to characterize his concerts as "unforgettable, delightful, beautiful, and deeply satisfying musical experiences". Mr. Kaario is an ardent supporter of young musicians and composers and regularly commissions new works. He is keenly interested in and sensitive to performing Canadian music. He has received support for his work from national, provincial and local levels of government. Mr. Kaario is Director of Choral Studies in the Diploma of Music Program at Capilano University. He directs Capilano University Singers and the Capilano University Festival Chorus. He is also the head instructor in the University's Conducting Certificate Program. Lars is founder and director of the acclaimed professional chamber choir Laudate Singers. Other ensembles he has directed include Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, CBC Orchestra, West Coast Symphony, West Coast Summer Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Vancouver Cantata Singers, Greater Vancouver Operatic Society, and Theatre Under the Stars. He has performed leading roles in opera, light opera and music theatre. In oratorio, he has been tenor soloist in such works as Bach's B Minor Mass, Beethoven's Mass in C Major, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Mozart's Requiem with many of BC's major choirs and orchestras.