Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra

Music Director & Conductor

Ms. Paula DeWit is a well known musician and conductor with a great interest in the artistic direction of both choirs and orchestras. She has excelled with the support and encouragement of her friends, family and fellow musicians.

After studying music at Queens University and the Canadian Forces School of Music, Paula played trumpet for the Canadian Forces for 11 years. During her tenure she was featured regularly as a vocal soloist. She performed extensively throughout Canada, the USA, Belgium, France and Germany.

After obtaining her conducting credentials at Capilano University, Paula continues to enrich her conducting through international workshops in Canada and the United States. DeWit is a proud Rotarian.

Ms. DeWit is a Heinz Unger Award Nominee as well as a Honorary Paul Harris Fellow.

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Paula DeWit has prepared both the orchestra and chorus to perform beloved opera choruses and great choral masterpieces, including Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Handel’s Messiah and Handel’s Dixit Dominus, as well as excerpts from, Haydn’s Creation and Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium.

Paula is committed to the pursuit of fine detail in the making of great music, and is dedicated to inspire each of her singers and instrumentalists to a high standard of excellence.

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The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra is one of the only professional orchestras in the Fraser Valley and east of the Port Mann Bridge.  We also have a Baroque ensemble that performs on period instruments.



The Chilliwack Symphony Chorus is an auditioned 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.

Cantare Super Orchestram

Cantare Super Orchestram

We are thrilled to launch our baroque ensemble under the new name of Cantare Super Orchestram.  It means to sing over the orchestra which suits our wonderful collaborations with renown vocal ensemble Belle Voci

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