Paul Comeau, Repetiteur

Besides being the choir's regular rehearsal pianist for many years, Paul Comeau writes programme notes for Three Spires Singers' concerts, occasionally stands in to take rehearsals, plays harpsichord and/or chamber organ in concerts, has played piano concertos with Three Spires Orchestra and has had his compositions performed by the choir.



 Paul Comeau has been musically active in Cornwall for about forty years, as professional accompanist, teacher and concerto soloist. 


He has been involved for many years with the rehearsal and performance of choral music and is in demand as a continuo player.  His choral compositions have been performed in in Truro Cathedral, St John's College Cambridge and York Minster; some have also been broadcast on BBC Radio3, as well as appearing on several discs.

In addition to teaching piano at home and accompanying, Paul visits Truro School and Truro High School, assisting with theory teaching, aural coaching and A level work.

Aside from choral music, he is very interested in chamber music. He is pleased to have performed much of the standard repertoire for various combinations of instruments and piano with many of the leading musicians in the county. In 2014 he organised a Piano Marathon in Truro Cathedral, in which forty-five pianists took part in a complete performance of Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues, with money raised going towards the purchase of a new grand piano for the Cathedral. Following on from this, Paul has organised a series of fundraising lunchtime concerts that take place annually on Tuesdays from May to September, each concert placing the piano in a different context.


More than just accompanist

Although his primary function for Three Spires is to accompany choir rehearsals, his role has gradually expanded into one of general musical assistant. He helps with auditions, takes sectional rehearsals where necessary and has deputised at full rehearsals; on one occasion he stood in to conduct a concert at very short notice when the Music Director was unwell.

Paul is on the Three Spires committee in an advisory capacity, writes programme notes for nearly all of our concerts and plays chamber organ/harpsichord continuo. He has also performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Shostakovich with the Three Spires Orchestra. 

Paul met his wife, Camilla, over thirty years ago through the choir. They have two sons, now both professional keyboard players. 

"The Three Spires organisation has been a hugely
fulfilling part of my life for over 30 years"

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