North Island Choral Society


Fall, 2024

Tentative plan:

We will be doing parts of things from the past, to celebrate our 40 years. The registration form will be posted in early August 2024.

  • Fall 2024:  There will be an intermission. 
  • First half will include
  • Mozart, Requiem                          Requiem and Kyrie
  • Charpentier                                  Midnight Mass
  • Haydn, The Creation                    Heavens are Telling
  • Vivaldi, Gloria                               First Movement
  • Bach, Cantata 147                        Sixth Movement
  • Britten                                          Ceremony of Carols
  • Bibel                                              Ave Maria
  • Humming Chorus
  • Anvil Chorus
  • Hebrew Slaves
  • Second half will include a selection of Messiah choruses. 


Paul Colthorpe – Artistic Director

Paul arrived in the Comox Valley in 1991 with his Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Education (U. Vic.),  He has taught secondary school band and choir and elementary classroom music.  He is also Director of Music Ministries at Comox United Church.  His mantra of “music by and for the community” has served him well.  He has been the Artistic Director of the North Island Choral Society since 1995, almost 30 years and is proud of the choir’s many accomplishments and continued growth.

Julie Matthews – Accompanist

Somewhat of an enthusiastic keener about most parts of life, when Julie is not teaching private music lessons, accompanying, composing, song writing, recording, or taking music lessons herself, she can be found passionately growing food, fermenting vegetables, making cheese, quilting, or tending her beehives. Julie is thrilled to be accompanying North Island Choral!.

Performing Arts Comox Valley
BC Choral Federation

Mary Gray – President
Joyce Falkowski – Secretary
Ruth Hibberson – Membership, Website
Deirdre Rennie – Member at Large
Unfilled- Vice President
Maureen May – Librarian
Jo-Anne Preston – Publicity
Unfilled – Treasurer