The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (CSO) is a non-profit society, incorporated in August 1999. The late Maestro John van Liempt and Paula DeWit, founded the CSO. It was created to offer Chilliwack music lovers their own first class symphony orchestra and chorus.
The CSO is Chilliwack’s finest and most prestigious cultural and music asset. To hear the world’s finest music masterpieces played by musicians and sung by singers from the Fraser Valley is an exhilarating and profound experience. Concerts leave patrons singing and humming our music on their way home.
The CSO is the hub for musical artistic life in Chilliwack. The orchestra and chorus, in addition to formal concerts, also perform at our annual fund raising gala, The Note-able Feast. Members of the CSO also perform as small ensembles at various functions.
The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus designs its performances to meet the musical tastes of Chilliwack and surrounding communities. Our concerts will include a variety of musical genres, such as Classical, Light Classical, Popular, Broadway and Jazz. The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus frequently consists of a 40-piece orchestra, 75-member chorus, 12 voice a cappella group, as well as a 20 voice ladies show choir.
We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors for their generous support: