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. 

Professional Orchestra

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 2020-2021 Season Events

2020-2021 SEASON


Your Professional Orchestra in the Valley
Bringing awareness and appreciation for music of the highest calibre.


Belle Voci

Sylwia Karwowska
Paula DeWit
Sonja Strimbei

Meghan Katai
Anabella Nootebos
Jaime Rene
Rachel Vroege

Andrew Whiteside
Lemuel Sánchez-Aldána
Cameron Engel

Jim Banman
Jonathon Li
Bevin van Liempt


2020-2021 SEASON

Join Belle Voci and the CSO for an intimate presentation of Jesu meine Freude & Advent Messiah! CSO Musicians will be playing on baroque instruments!  A real treat

Friday December 11, 2020
7:30 PM

St James Catholic Church
2777 Townline Road Abbotsford

Saturday December 12, 2020
7:30 PM

Location to be determined

Sunday December 13, 2020
7:30 PM

Sts Joachim & Anne Parish
2826 272 Street Aldergrove

Tickets are $40 each and must be pre purchased
(Only 30 tickets available for each presentation) 

CSO Baroque Ensemble

Chloé Meyers
Jiten Beairsto
Heilwig von Koenigsloew

Caroline Olsen

Shin Jung Nam

Michael Vaughan

Christina Hutten



simply cso

Your Professional Orchestra in the Valley. ​Bringing awareness and appreciation for music of the highest calibre.

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.

CSO Starlets

CSO Starlets

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. 

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Meet our musicians

Meet our musicians

We are so fortunate to make music with stellar musicians of Chloe's level.  We can't wait to work with her as our baroque specialist and concertmaster.  This is indeed a real treat. Violinist Chloe Meyers performs with early music ensembles across North America as a...

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Meet our musicians

Michael has been playing with the CSO for many years.  He is a solid musician!! Michael Vaughan grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and since 2004 has been living and performing in Vancouver, BC. Michael is assistant principal double bass with both the Vancouver Opera...

Meet our musicians

Jaime is such a joy to work with.  This wonderful singer adds beauty to the music. Jaime will be singing Alto in Jesu Meine Freude and soprano in Messiah!  Check out her wonderful Bio! Music has been a part of Jaime's life for as long as she can remember. She grew up...

Meet our musicians

Shin-Jung is a dream to work with.  She's an amazing musician. She is steady and great to make music with.  Check her out! Shin-Jung is originally from Daegu, South Korea. She has a Masters of Music degree from UBC and performs with many orchestras in BC, including...

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