North Island Choral Society

Spring Concert

Mozart Requiem – Tickets are now on sale at Blue Heron Books in Comox and at the House of Colour in Courtenay. Cash only.

NICS is excited to present the Mozart Requiem in 2 concerts: Friday evening March 31 at 7:30 pm and Saturday afternoon April 1 at 2:00 pm at St George’s United, 505 6th Street, Courtenay.

What will you experience?

A glorious sound with a 59 voice SATB choir with 4 soloists – Jennifer Rasor, soprano; Lisa Stephens Deith (Alto), Adam Dyjach (Tenor); and Chris Bellamy (B). All but Adam are Comox Valley singers. Adam is from Victoria and has sung on our stage in April 2017.

A 16-piece orchestra of strings, winds, brass, and timpani. The two trumpeters are from Victoria. Steve Donegan is a member of the Naden Band of the Royal Navy and has been one our guest before in April 2017 and again April and Nov 2019. Stevan Paranosic is first trumpet in the Vancouver Island Symphony and new to our stage.

Hope to see you in the audience. Here is a link to the program notes.

Mary Gray, President
North Island Choral Society

The choir meets every Tuesday evening 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Membership fees are $100 per session ($10 per year for membership), $30 for students, Winter and Spring sessions.

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 for more than 20 years and is proud of the choir’s many accomplishments and continued growth.

Elvera Penner – Accompanist

Elvera, an accomplished musician, has been working with soloists, choirs and instrumentalists since leaving high school.  She has earned her Associate of the Royal Toronto Conservatory (ARTC) and teaches piano as well as accompanying church community and school choirs.  Elvera has been with the North island Choral Society since 1992.