The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra, your community orchestra, was founded in 2008 by local volunteer musicians who were dedicated to performing high quality symphony concerts for the patrons of the eastern Fraser Valley. For over a decade we have presented some of the very best in guest soloists including Dr. Janice Fehlauer, Dr. Robert Silverman, Jennifer Lim, Dr. Sarah Davis Buechner, Jane Hayes, Sibohan Raupach, and Andrew Greenwood – just to name a few! We also have presented innovative collaborations with other musical organizations such as the Beatles tribute group (The Fab Fourever) as well as members of the Chilliwack Players Guild.
We generally present two to four concerts each season, usually on Sunday afternoons.
We are a non-profit organization, and we stay afloat with the revenue from ticket sales and generous donations from our patrons. Our goals are to have fun together by producing beautiful music and to foster a love for art and, especially, music in our local community. If you would like to learn more about our orchestra, feel free to send us an email at :
If you love Classical music – and want to keep live orchestral music alive in our community – please consider making a donation here. It’s tax-deductible, and we would appreciate it so much!
Artistic Director – Gregory Douglas Johnson, MA Orchestral Conducting.
At the beginning of the 2014-15 season, Greg joined “The Met” and, as always, looks forward to working with the members of the orchestra. He is an accomplished conductor and musician, and has a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting. He is also teaching music in elementary school and directs other music groups in the Fraser Valley. With his gentle guidance and ready humour, our musicians are preparing for an exciting season.