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


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

CSO Baroque Ensemble

Chloé Meyers
Heilwig von Koenigsloew

Caroline Olsen

Shin Jung Nam

Michael Vaughan

Christina Hutten

Soprano Sinéad White
Countertenor Shane Hanson
Tenor Thomas Lamont
Bass Dave Rosborough




Belle Voci

Sylwia Karwowska
Jaime Rene
Sonja Strimbei
Gabriella Vauttour

Meghan Katai
Raphaella Vautour
Maria Vautour
Rachel Vrouge

Rob Workman
Johny Michel
Michael Molnar
Joseph Vautour

Jim Banman
Jonathon Leung
Christopher Suen
Bevin van Liempt


2021-2022 SEASON


Jesu Meine Freude
Members of the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra Baroque Ensemble and Belle Voci joined together for an intimate presentation of "Jesu Meine Freude" by J.S. Bach. The a cappella ensemble will also sing a few gems such as Pearsall's gorgeous "Lay a Garland" and the beautiful Agnus Dei from Missa Papae Marcelli.

Saturday September 4, 2021
2 PM and 7:30 PM
Chilliwack Cultural Centre
9201 Corbould Street

Messiah in the Valley!
Join Belle Voci and the CSO Baroque Ensemble for selections from Messiah!

Thursday December 9, 2021
7:30 PM


Friday December 10, 2021
7:30 PM

St James Catholic Church
2777 Townline Road, Abbotsford

Saturday December 11, 2021
7:30 PM

Location to be Determined


Sunday December 12, 2021
7:30 PM

Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church
9165 160 Street, Surrey

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

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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 players

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...

Messiah Soloist

Thomas Lamont is an operatic tenor from New Westminster, British Columbia. He performs regularly across the lower mainland as a classical repertory artist. Some of his recent engagements include Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with Burnaby Lyric Opera,...

CSO Baroque Players

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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