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
MESSIAH IN THE VALLEY!
Belle Voci & CSO Baroque Ensemble December 8-12,2022
Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Friday December 16 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre and Saturday December 17 at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church in 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
Keyboardist Stephen van de Burgt has presented recitals in Canada, the United States and Europe, both solo and with various ensembles. He has obtained a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance from the University of Washington under the direction of Carole Terry, and has...
As a classically trained violinist with a strong traditional folk background from her Slovak heritage, Majka Demcak performs music from the Baroque and Classical eras with zest and an improvisational freedom, compelled by a search for enchantment and magic in all the...
As one of Vancouver’s more active and versatile organists, Michael Dirk is equally at home offering solo concerts, accompanying the many fine choirs/ensembles of the region, improvising an entertaining accompaniment to a silent film, or serving liturgically in various...
Bevin van Liempt was born into a musical family and has developed his own niche in the music industry. Bevin is the rehearsal pianist for the Chilliwack Symphony Chorus, Belle Voci and the Handel Society of Music. He is one of the Music directors and the rehearsal...