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...

CSO Baroque Ensemble

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

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

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...

Messiah Singers

Messiah Singers

Sonja Strimbei An enthusiastic singer since childhood, Sonja started with voice lessons and choir in elementary school. She went on to sing with her high school choir, and also joined the choir at a private girls’ school in Tokyo, Japan, where she studied on exchange....

Messiah Singers

Messiah Singers

Jim Banman was born and raised in Vanderhoof, BC. He started playing piano at the age of 8 and began giving piano lessons at the age of 16. At 17 he spent a summer at the Banff School of Fine Arts for gifted youth. After high school he attended Trinity Western...

CSO Baroque players

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

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

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...

CSO Baroque Players

CSO Baroque Players

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...