Carol Anne Parkinson has been a long-time contributor to the Comox Valley music world, particularly when it comes to singing.
The long-time Comox Valley resident has immersed herself in the local arts scene, and the entire community has benefited.
Not only is she a highly regarded vocal teacher, to singers of all ages, her name is synonymous with many of the choirs and musical organizations in the community.
She was the founding director of the Nova Voce Choral Society which she directed from 1995-2008.
She has been the director of the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre’s festival choir, and is the part of the Celebration Singers team, as musical director for the men’s choir ‘Men of Notes.’
Celebration Singers director Jennifer Forsland said working with Carol Anne has been a great experience.
“Carol Anne is a community treasure and powerful member of our arts community,” said Forsland. “Her roots in the Comox Valley run deep as she has been the source of inspiration and quality music education for many years. Her dedication to choral artistry and vocal music is outstanding. As founder of the Nova Voce Choral Society, she has established a legacy of excellence for singers of all ages who continue to enjoy a lifelong love of singing and community music. Collaborating with her in the Celebration Singers has been an absolute joy. She brings a high level of skill, enthusiasm, humour and grace as well as a collegial attitude that uplifts all around her. It is a privilege to work with and learn from her. Congratulations, Carol Anne on this well-deserved recognition.”