Paul Colthorpe

Paul Colthorpe

Choral Director


May 25 - July 4, 2020

The Festival Choir invites singers from all of the Valley’s many choirs.   It is a non-auditioned group and places in it fill up quickly. You can register as a quartet of all four voices and save on registration fees.

We understand that you are concerned about the current global health emergency with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. At this time we want to assure you that CYMC is moving forward with our plans for our upcoming 2020 programs in July.

Please be advised that if for any reason our 2020 programs are canceled we will provide full refunds for your fees. But in the meantime, we do not anticipate having to cancel our programs.


Mondays & Wednesdays, May 25 – June 29, (tba rest of dates), 7 pm to 9 pm.  The final concert will be July 4th, 2020 at St George’s United Church, Courtenay.

Rehearsals will be held at Highland Secondary School, 750 Pritchard Rd., Comox



Individual registrations: $100 for 10 rehearsals and Grand Finale Concert.  Early Birds – $85 to May 25, 2020

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


Beethoven Mass in C major, op.86, movements ii (Gloria) and v (Agnus Dei)

Download scores:


Bach Cantata ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben‘, BWV 147, mvmt. vi and x

Download scores:

Wohl mir, das ich Jesum habe

Jesus bleibet meine Freude


Rutter “For the Beauty of the Earth” or “Down by the Riverside” TBA


Hard copies of vocal scores may alternatively be picked up at:

890 Islington Cr., Comox (wicker basket by front door) after the CYMC Board Decision takes place in mid-May.



There are many fine aids online to assist with individual practice. YouTube and Cyberbass are good starts. Here are some suggestions:

Beethoven: on cyberbass  on YouTube here and here.

Bach: on cyberbass and on YouTube here and here.

Rutter: on YouTube here and here and here and here.