Music Events


All events take place in Crill Performance Hall with free admission unless otherwise noted.

A Quiet Night of Faculty Jazz

Classic jazz improvisation by PLNU Music Department faculty Bob Magnusson, string bass; Brenda Martin, piano; Ian Cler, guitar.

Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.


A Hot Night of Cool Jazz

PLNU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Swingin' Sisters, and jazz band present jazz standards.

Friday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.


Alumni Composer Exposition

PLNU Music Department composition graduates present their work.

Friday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.


PLNU Cultural Events: The Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra: Arranged and Composed By

The Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra presents an evening of music.

Saturday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.

$15 adults / $12 seniors, students, military



Second Annual Piano Extravaganza

PLNU piano faculty Victor Labenske and Brenda Martin with guest pianist Kay Etheridge, University of San Diego.

Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.



Traditional and contemporary choral music by the Point Loma Singers; vocal jazz by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Swingin' Sisters.

Friday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.


Jazz at the Point: PLNU Jazz Band with special guest Christopher Hollyday, alto sax

The PLNU Jazz Band presents its fall concert with alto sax man Christopher Hollyday.

Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.

$5 general  / FREE to PLNU community (students, faculty, staff, alumni)


PLNU Cultural Events: Randall Bills, tenor

Internationally reknowned operatic tenor Randall Bills performs a concert of classical repertoire.

Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.

$15 adults / $12 seniors, students, military


Point Loma Opera Theater: Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel

PLNU's student opera club, Point Loma Opera Theater, presents the beloved children's folk tale Hänsel und Gretel, in its nineteenth century operatic incarnation by Engelbert Humperdinck. The opera will be sung in the original German with supertitles projected above the stage in English.

Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

 Saturday, November 12, 2:30 p.m.

 Sunday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets at 619-849-2782 (Dr. J. Craig Johnson) and at the door

$18 general / $14 seniors & military / $8 students with current ID


PLNU Concert  Band Homecoming Concert: Into the Deep

PLNU Concert Band's annual "Guys in Ties / Girls in Pearls" event. The concert theme this year is "Into the Deep." Dessert reception follows.

Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.

$5 general / $3 with PLNU ID


Cider Celebration Christmas Show

PLNU Department of Music's Christmas concert for the entire family with Concert Choir, Chorale, Extol, and orchestra - and special guests like The Grinch, Santa, and Rudolph!

Friday, December 2, 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 3, 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

$10 general admission

Click here to buy tickets.


Point Loma Choral Union: Handel's Messiah

Annual performance of Georg Friedrich Handel's immortal oratorio by PLNU student and community choir, chamber orchestra, student soloists.

Sunday, December 4, 3 p.m.

Brown Chapel

Freewill offering



PLNU Chamber Orchestra: From Mozart to the Movies

PLNU Chamber Orchestra's winter concert includes works from Eine kleine Nachtmusik to Themes from Pirates of the Caribbean.


Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.