Festival Choir

CYMC Festival Choir

June 5 – July 15, 2017

Individual registrations: $100 for 10 rehearsals, plus outreach concert (TBA), and Grand Finale Concert.  Early Birds – $85 by May 10, 2017

Group Special:  Sign up as a quartet (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), and pay a group rate of $300.

All registrations are on a first come first served basis until the choir is balanced and full.

Repertoire, scheduling details, and registration forms to come soon!
Photo of Carol Ann Parkinson

Carol Anne Parkinson, Director

Carol Anne Parkinson has been surrounded by music her whole life. With a barbershop singing grandfather and a piano teaching mother, it is no surprise that Carol Anne has dedicated her life to sharing her love of music with others.

As a choral director, Carol Anne’s ‘forte’ is the ability to teach singing as she goes, and to really conduct for singers.  Her focus has always been vocal health and good technique, and her own singing background is a definite plus when it comes to choral directing.

A joyful singer, voice teacher, and conductor, Carol Anne received her Bachelor of Music from UBC in 1995. She was the founding director of the Nova Voce Choral Society which she directed from 1995-2008. For the past decade, she has been the owner/operator of Kindermusik with Carol Anne, focusing her time and energy on providing the best possible start in music for children ages newborn to seven. She has been a featured soloist with the Capilano College Music Program, CYMC, Timbre!, NICS, and with many churches. She has cherished choral memories as part of the award-winning Capilano College Singers under the direction of Lars Kaario, the UBC Choral Union under the direction of the late Diane Loomer, the University Singers with James Fankhauser, and has recorded two CD’s with the Vancouver Cantata Singers (also under the direction of James Fankhauser).

Carol Anne is currently singing with Island Voices Chamber Choir. She resides in Comox with her husband, her two energetic home-schooled boys, and her wheaten terrier.

Sean Mooney, Accompanist

seanmooneySean Mooney has been accompanying choirs, collaborating with other musicians, and teaching piano in the Comox Valley for many years. He is well known for his versatility, virtuosic piano skills, and his ability to convey the subtleties of any style of music.  Sean earned his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in Ontario and was a top competitor in piano competitions.

Sean’s friendly, easy-going nature makes working with him a pleasure. He teaches private piano lessons in Comox, accompanies a wide variety of choral groups, and annually performs momentous piano works.