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 2021-2022 Season Events

2022-2022 SEASON


2022-2023 SEASON


Belle Voci & CSO Baroque Ensemble September 17,2022

Saturday September 17, 2022 at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church in Surrey

2022-2023 SEASON

Mozart's Requiem!

Belle Voci & CSO October 29,2022

Saturday October 29, 2022 at St James in Abbotsford

2022-2023 SEASON


Belle Voci & CSO Baroque Ensemble December 9-11,2022

Friday December 9, 2022 at St James in Abbotsford
Saturday December 10, 2022 at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver
Sunday December 11 at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church in Surrey.

2022-2023 SEASON


Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus  December 16,2022

Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Friday December 16 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

2022-2023 SEASON


CSO Chorus, Belle Voci & CSO Baroque Ensemble  April 1, 2023

Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Saturday April 1, 2023
Holy Rosary Cathedral

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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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CSO Baroque Ensemble

CSO Baroque Ensemble

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...

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CSO Baroque Ensemble

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...

CSO Baroque Ensemble

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...

Messiah Singers

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...

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