North Island Choral Society delivering the Gift of Glory

Get ready as North Island Choral Society is bringing you the Gift of Glory this year, presenting Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio.

Get ready as North Island Choral Society is bringing you the Gift of Glory this year, presenting Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio as well as Vivaldi’s Gloria.

The choir is welcoming back by popular demand soloists Megan Skidmore, soprano; Amy Lelliot, soprano; Lisa Deith, alto; Chris Bellamy, baritone;  David Brown, tenor.

The choir is also proud to celebrate its 28 year of existence this year. North Island Choral Society started in 1983 and is the only classical choral group in the Valley, bringing a fast variety of pieces and composers to the community over the years.

The choir is about 60 voices strong and gathers weekly under the leadership of conductor Paul Colthorpe as well as pianist Elvera Penner. Colthorpe and Penner both joined in 1995 and have been with the society since.

With only days left, the choir is touching up final intricacies and is excited to present two great pieces for their annual christmas concert.

The concerts will be performed this Friday and Saturday at St. George’s United Church on Fitzgerald Street at Sixth Street in Courtenay. Both performances are at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and available at Laughing Oyster in Comox, at the Blue Heron and Videos ‘n More; the Home and Garden Gate in Cumberland and from any choir member.

— North Island Choral Society