What the Messiah means to me.

I am a “Rocker” by heart. I grew up listening and playing classic rock music. It wasn’t until I joined the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus in 2018 where my mind was immediately blown by the intricate beauty and message of Handel’s Messiah. During my first season, I had the pleasure of standing in the front row of the chorus (behind the harpsichord) and listening to the amazing talent and beauty of the symphony orchestra led by the amazing Maestro, Paula Dewit. There were moments where I almost missed my vocal cues as I was encapsulated by the beauty of this sacred music. This will be my 3rd season joining the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Belle Voci in Handel’s Messiah. Making music with these talented musicians has fostered in me such a joy of singing and a love and respect for classical music. This Christmas, I invite you to join us for an evening of beautiful music at the Chilliwack Cultural Center on Friday, December 16th! I guarantee this will be a great addition to your Christmas season.  Shane Hipwell, CSO Chorus


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