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.
“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.
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.