With members from the Richmond Chorus, Bella Voci, and the Chilliwack Children and Youth Choirs, the CMO’s “Voices” is sure to be a night of high-calibre music.

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus joins with other choirs to create Voices, a celebration of BC composers

The Richmond Chorus and Chilliwack’s Children and Youth Choirs join the CSO for a night of regional music

The season may be winding down for the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (CSO), but they’ve as invigorated as ever to present their latest musical showcase on Mar. 3: Voices.

A celebration of B.C. composers, Voices presents an exclusive opportunity to audiences: the chance to listen to live music composed by living musicians who all call this beautiful province of ours home.

READ MORE: Children and Youth Choirs join Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra

“It’s really quite unique,”explains Paula DeWit, the CSO’s music director and conductor. “It’s very different than our normal offering, and very affordable.”

With a focus on provincially-composed music, the CSO is inviting the Richmond Chorus, Bella Voci, and Chilliwack Children and Youth Choirs into the fold for a night of high-calibre music. The choirs will perform together as well as separately, with the evening’s repertoire showcasing the works of well-known British Columbia composers and arrangers but with a twist.

“It’s totally different music,” adds DeWit. “We’re only doing strings this time, so I had to (compose those) parts (myself) … and when I shared it with the composer, he said he was thrilled!”

With the season ending in May, there aren’t many chances left to see the CSO is action: after Voices, their next notable performance is their annual fundraising event, a Notable Feast Gala with Roy and Rosemary, which will be near the end of April.

READ MORE: Chilliwack’s Paula DeWit nominated for national music award

The show, which begins at 7:30 p.m., takes place at the First Avenue Christian Assembly. Tickets start at $15, and can be purchased online at ChilliwackSymphony.com, or by calling the CSO Box Office at (604)795-0521.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

On Oct. 19, gospel musician, Rob Berg, hosts first concert in Chilliwack in 25 years

Held at the Sardis Community Church, the concert celebrates his career and new album release

Outgoing Chilliwack board chair says anti-SOGI trustees won’t be allowed in schools

Candidates’ anti-LGBTQ rhetoric makes for awkward situations with students, teachers, administrators

Valley Huskers fall to Vancouver Island Raiders in regular season finale

The Huskers now roll into the B.C. Football Conference playoffs and a date with the Okanagan Sun.

The Fraser Valley Comedy Festival hosts its first annual 10-day festival

With low-cost shows featuring top comics, the FVC Festival is sure to tickle your funny bone

Naked man jumping into Toronto shark tank a ‘premeditated’ stunt: official

The man swam in a tank at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Sockeye run in Shuswap expected to be close to 2014 numbers

Salute to the Sockeye on Adams River continues until Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

B.C. man who abducted and assaulted 11-year-old girl has parole rules tightened

Brian Abrosimo made ‘inappropriate and sexualized’ comments to female staff

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

Elderly pedestrian killed in Burnaby collision

Police are looking for witnesses

Most Read