Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra
Welcome to the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra
Residents from the Fraser Valley and Lower mainland will not need to travel to Vancouver for their concert needs. They won’t need to pay out of town high-ticket prices and parking fees; instead, they can enjoy locally produced, first class concerts from the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (CSO) is a non-profit society, incorporated in August 1999. The late Maestro John van Liempt and Maestra Paula DeWit, founded the CSO. It was initially created to offer Chilliwack music lovers their own first class symphony orchestra and chorus. Since its inception, the CSO has grown into a touring orchestra consisting of professional musicians.
The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra.
The musicians of the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra come from varied musical backgrounds.
Chilliwack Symphony Chorus
The Chilliwack Symphony Chorus is serious about making good music in a fun environment.
Chilliwack Children’s and Youth Choirs
Our vision for the Chilliwack Children’s and Youth Choirs is to aspire young singers in Chilliwack by giving them the opportunity to grow and develop as musicians, performers, and members of our community.
Chilliwack Symphony 2021-2022 Season Events
CSO Baroque Ensemble
Heilwig von Koenigsloew
Shin Jung Nam
Soprano Sinéad White
Countertenor Shane Hanson
Tenor Thomas Lamont
Bass Dave Rosborough
Bevin van Liempt
Under the direction of Paula DeWit
MESSIAH IN THE VALLEY!
Join Belle Voci and the CSO Baroque Ensemble for selections from Messiah!
Thursday December 9, 2021
Holy Rosary Cathedral
646 Richards Street
Friday December 10, 2021
St James Catholic Church
2777 Townline Road, Abbotsford
Saturday December 11, 2021
St Joseph Catholic Church
20676 Fraser Highway
Sunday December 12, 2021
Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church
9165 160 Street, Surrey
Our amazing musicans.
The People Who Make Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra
The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra is one of the only professional orchestra’s in the Fraser Valley and east of the Port Mann Bridge.
The Chilliwack Symphony Chorus is a performance choir and we love to sing for people. We have openings in all voice types. Interested singers must be willing to make a year long commitment and must be able to read music.
The Starlets are retro style singers who will take you back to the Gatsby era (roaring twenties through to the thirties) with a mixture of authentic vintage and modern pop songs arranged to sound like songs of the times, to a 1940s wartime tribute (Andrews Sisters), to swing.
The CSO News.
Your Source of News about The Chiliwack Symphony Orchestra
Sonja Strimbei An enthusiastic singer since childhood, Sonja started with voice lessons and choir in elementary school. She went on to sing with her high school choir, and also joined the choir at a private girls’ school in Tokyo, Japan, where she studied on exchange....
Jim Banman was born and raised in Vanderhoof, BC. He started playing piano at the age of 8 and began giving piano lessons at the age of 16. At 17 he spent a summer at the Banff School of Fine Arts for gifted youth. After high school he attended Trinity Western...
Caroline Olsen is a versatile string performer in the first year of doctoral studies in viola performance with Prof. Marina Thibeault at the University of British Columbia. Caroline first became interested in period performance through early music ensemble singing and...