CYMC ends 46th season

The standing ovations, whistles and cheers for CYMC's Shrek the Musical still reverberate in Valley hearts and souls.

Steven Cogbill performs in CYMC’s Shrek the Musical.

It has been almost a month now yet the standing ovations, whistles and cheers for Comox Valley Youth Music Centre’s (CYMC) Shrek the Musical still reverberate in Valley hearts and souls.

The magical team of Mazey, Sterk, Burns, Hilliar and Jakubiec did it again, inspiring more than 40 teens to outdo themselves in CYMC’s 2013 musical theatre production.

Everyone who touched the show — set painters and movers, seamstresses and costume fitters, prop designers and collectors — played an invaluable role and were in turn enriched by the experience.

Island Jazz, directed by Patrick MacGibbon, gave its 20 students evenings to soak in rhythms and riffs. After classes they jammed at Zocolo Cafe, performed at Simms Millennium Park and delighted jazz lovers with their final concert in lovely Filberg Park.

Mounting a classical program is always a daunting task and Steve Denroche pulled it all together for the second year running. He orchestrated the 16 faculty, 42 students and produced six concerts over a span of two weeks. Concurrently, Sarah Hagen taught her five piano students while the Klazeks of Victoria taught our young string players.

CYMC started its life with the students of the Vancouver Youth Orchestra in 1967. It is heartening to see this aspect still going strong after 46 years.

Just Posted

Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue kept busy across the province

CVGSAR had a busy week, sending rescuers as far away as Invermere

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Glacier View residents take a ride on the river

Ground Search and Rescue guides floaters on Puntledge

Brewing up some community engagement

Insp. Tim Walton says goodbye to the Comox Valley

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

B.C. swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights can be misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Vancouver Whitecaps give up late goal in 2-2 draw with New York Red Bulls

Four of Vancouver’s next five games are at home

RCMP looking for missing Duncan teen

Dallas Macleod, 18, was last seen on Aug. 10

Most Read