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The 2022 – 2023 season for the CMO begins with our first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Location: 46420 Brooks Avenue, Chilliwack at 7:15 p.m.

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Here is another opportunity to enjoy some of our CMO musicians in concert. RICK BARKER (Violin), SUZANNE GRESHAM (Violin), SHANNON GOLDSMITH (French Horn), and BARRY EGGEN (Trombone) will be performing with the Fraser Valley Symphony on Sunday, June 5th at 3:00 in the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Details are below.)

EventBrite sales are now closed.

However, tickets still can be purchased at the door!

Featured pianist, Jane Hayes, previously has played with the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra in November 2018 for an evening of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Here is another chance to hear some of our CMO members perform again before the summer hiatus.

Margaret Smiley (Oboe/English horn), Ken Kimberley (Trumpet), Mary Eggen (French Horn), and Barry Eggen (Trombone) will be in concert with Shannon Goldsmith (French Horn) as she conducts the Cascadia Concert Band in Abbotsford on Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

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JACKSON HOWARD, a winner of our 2019 “Rising Stars” Competition, will perform with The Fraser Valley Symphony on Sunday, April 3rd, at the Matsqui Auditorium in Abbotsford. A former trombonist with the CMO, he will perform David’s Concertino for Trombone. The concert begins at 3:00. Tickets are available ONLINE : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-sunday-april-3-2022-tickets-172456651487 . . . or at the door.


The “Heroes and Villains” had their day.

*See our PHOTO GALLERY for images from our concert

A digital version of The Program is available here :

We made the local paper. Read about us here:

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CMO is pleased to announce that ANYA McRAE will be providing instrumental music during the 30 minutes proir to our concert on March 27th.

If you were fortunate to have attended our last concert, Christmas 2021, you will have heard her lovely harp music. 

The concert begins at 3:00.  Doors open at 2:30.  Come early and enjoy the music of Anya and her harp.

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The CMO had an exciting rehearsal this evening, March 16th, with our guest soloist, Mr. Andrew Greenwood. His voice filled the room and was a delight to hear. Please join us on SUNDAY, MARCH 27th at 3:00 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Chilliwack. It will be a musical afternoon to enjoy and remember for a long time to come!

Please click on UPCOMING CONCERTS & TICKET INFORMATION above. Then, click on the link to go directly to the EventBrite online order forms.

Even if you are unable to attend, please consider supporting the CMO and Arts & Culture in Chilliwack by purchasing a ticket or two as gifts for someone else!

HEROES AND VILLAINS :  An operatic and cinematic musical journey from hero to villain . . . and everything in between.  

Popular Vancouver Baritone, Andrew Greenwood, will be in concert with the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra for an afternoon of music on Sunday, March 27th, 2022 at 3:00 in the Christ Lutheran Church located at 9460 Charles Street.  Doors will open around 2:00 to allow for the proper PHO’s COVID Protocol procedures in effect at that time.

A diverse program of music about “Heroes and Villains” from the movies, the Broadway stage, and opera is planned.  Tickets are available at EventBrite.com and EventBrite.ca with prices of $30 (+ 2.84 site fee) for Adults  /  $25 (+  $2.54 site fee) for Seniors and Students.  Free Raffle for a door prize, too!


We are looking forward to performing again this season. The word around town is that our ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas concert last December was “enjoyed by all.” Do you need a boost to get through the winter blahs . . . here’s your chance to do so!

Please join us for an enjoyable afternoon of music for the whole family.


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  • Thanks to Paula Q. for preparing and providing this digital version of the programme.

And from previous seasons . . .

Another season has come and gone. A “Big Thank You” to the attendees, supporters, and followers of the CMO. We look forward to seeing you all again. There are THREE concerts planned for 2022/23 – autumn, winter, and spring. Check back here for updates about us . . . and announcements about our upcoming concert schedule.


Sunday, March 27th at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at EventBrite.com and at the door.

The Full CMO Program of Musical Selections is posted on our UPCOMING CONCERTS & TICKET INFORMATION page.

“Another discovery was the Amonasro of Andrew Greenwood. The young baritone from Vancouver’s voice has a seductive texture. His focused but nevertheless round sound had sufficient power and at the same time creamy elegance. He was able to manipulate Aida with an extremely refined and beautiful vocal sound.”   (Das Opernglas, February 2011)

Mr. Greenwood has appeared in many productions throughout BC, Canada and Europe with title and leading roles in Macbeth, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, La Boheme, and The Barber of Seville.  He also is highly praised as a concert and oratorio singer with such works from Handel, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Orff, Bach, Verdi, Mozart, and Brahms.