The Comox Valley Children’s Choir is ready to launch its fall session. Photo by Karen McKinnon

Comox Valley Children’s Choir starting its fall session

The Comox Valley Children’s Choir is ready to launch its fall session on Sept. 18 and 25, with Bring-A-Friend Day.

All interested children and parents are welcome to attend the first two rehearsals as friends (even if you don’t know someone in the choir) at Queneesh Elementary (2345 Mission Road, Courtenay) in the band room at no cost. Following the first two open rehearsals, the regularly scheduled 12-week choral session will continue, and registration will remain open through Sept. 25.

“We’d love to welcome some new voices to the chorus this fall,” said board member John McNamee. “Research has determined that singing with others is beneficial for the mind, body and spirit and young people can benefit for even longer if they are exposed to choral singing at an early age.”

Director Sophie Simard has prepared an exciting collection of choral pieces, workshop opportunities, and performances for the season, culminating with a concert on Dec. 4.

The choral program offers a choir for singers 10 and under and a youth choir for singers 11 and up; the choirs are a fun, non-competitive, un-auditioned, and welcoming space for children and youth to discover their voices.

Singers are welcome to join at any intake point throughout the choral year, in either September, January, or April.

Further details and online registration can be found at

Just Posted

Courtenay achieves climate action milestone

The City of Courtenay’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in corporate… Continue reading

Shipping container housing for homeless to open this month at Courtenay site

Project is partnership of Comox Rotary and Dawn to Dawn and will help address housing needs

Annual Denman Island shoreline cleanup set to tackle growing debris

The annual cleanup is set from Sept. 21 to 28, and is looking for volunteers

Temporary street closures upcoming in downtown Courtenay

Work is underway on a section of Fitzgerald Avenue in preparation for… Continue reading

VIDEO: Comox base commemorates Battle of Britain at service

Event hosted by 888 Wing with help from 19 Wing Comox to honour Canada’s role

VIDEO: Drone footage documents work to free salmon at Big Bar landslide

Video shows crews working to remove rocks and wood, and transporting salmon by helicopter

Man who crushed Nanaimo RCMP cars with stolen truck gets more jail time

Majore Jackson, 34, sentenced to two more years in jail in provincial court in Nanaimo

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Victoria father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

B.C. Ferries wants input on concepts for a Horseshoe Bay terminal re-design

Ferry corporation accepting public feedback until Oct. 13

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

Three dogs found shot dead in Prince George ditch

The three adult dogs appeared to be well cared for before being found with gunshot wounds, BC SPCA says

B.C. party bus company to be monitored after 40 intoxicated teens found onboard

Police received tip teens and young adults were drinking on party buses and limousines in Surrey

Rick Mercer calls out Conservative candidate in B.C. for fake meme

‘Not true. All fake. Please Stop,’ tweeted Rick Mercer in response

Most Read