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, Andrew Greenwood, Crystal Hicks, and Stanley Tsang – 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 present two to four concerts each season, usually on Sunday afternoons.
At the beginning of the 2014-15 season, Gregory Douglas Johnson joined “The Met” as the Artistic Director, and, as always, looks forward to working with the members of the orchestra each year. 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 Greg’s gentle guidance and ready humour, our musicians prepare for an exciting season.
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We are a non-profit organization, and we stay afloat with the revenue from ticket sales and generous donations from our patrons. If you love Classical music – and want to keep orchestral music alive in our community – you can contribute at Donate. If you would like to give on a regular basis, please consider joining the NEW Supporters Club . (All donations over $25 are tax-deductible.)
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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.