Help Support Your Community Orchestra

IMG_3145The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra is your local orchestra composed of volunteer, local musicians working to bring high quality, diverse concerts to our community of Chilliwack. We are supported by ticket sales and fundraising so your donations are very valued to us. The cost of producing concerts and renting venues is very challenging and all donations are appreciated. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.

If you wish to support us financially, please send your cheque to: Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra, PO Box 2076 Sardis Station Main, Chilliwack BC V2R 1A5.

We also have a Sponsorship Program for businesses. For more information please email


Meet our 2017/18 Season’s Soloists


Angela Cavadas ~ violinist

Angela Cavadas is a distinguished violinist who has been the recipient of many major awards, including, the First Prize of the CBC Young Artists Competition at the age of 19.  Renowned violinists Steven Staryk and Ruggiero Ricci were among the mentors in her musical training.  She has worked with Mario Bernardi, John Elliot Gardiner and Monica Hugget to name a few.


The Somerset Trio

Cellist Ben Goheen holds his Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from UBC, where he studied with Eric Wilson.  While attending the university, he held the Principal Cello position for the UBC Symphony.  He currently enjoys performing with many other symphonies across British Columbia including the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Island Symphony and Prince George Symphony.  He also loves playing with small chamber ensembles.

Violinist Alana Lopez is both a gifted performer and dedicated music teacher who has developed a palate for all genres of music.  Alana currently performs with the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Island Symphony.

Pianist David Antoniuk, is a graduate of Trinity Western University with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance.  March 2016, David thrilled the audience with his interpretation of Chopin’s Piano Concerto with the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra which was his orchestral debut.  We enjoyed working with David and are thrilled to be having this opportunity once again.


The Fab Fourever

Six years ago the Fab Forever, a highly successful, local Beatles tribute band and the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra collaborated on a concert that even the Beatles never performed, a full orchestra onstage to backup  their music.  This wonderful experience is going to be repeated on March 10th at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.  Tickets will be going on sale in time for Christmas giving.  Don’t miss out on this outstanding experience, last time it sold out!

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Kevin Davey ~ John Lennon

Charles Boname ~George Harrison

Paul Kaszonyi ~ Ringo Starr


Dr. Janice Fehlauer ~ pianist

Janice Fehlauer, born and raised in Chilliwack, was our first soloist ten years ago on stage at the GW Graham Theatre.  Since that time, Janice moved to Houston, Texas and acquired her MA and Phd in Piano Performance.  Janice attended UBC for her undergraduate degree working with world renown pianist Jane Coop.  She earned her Masters Degree at the University of Northern Texas where she was awarded Most Outstanding Graduate Student by the faculty and her Phd. from the University of Houston.  A winner of numerous awards including the gold medal at the Wideman International Piano Concerto Competition,  and first place at the University of Northern Texas Concerto Competition.  Janice is an active international solo performer and also works with the Dallas Opera.  She is also an dedicated piano teacher, conducts piano Master Classes and is also an accomplished Violinist.

BEETHOVEN PLAYS BALL with the Somerset Trio and the Metropolitan Orchestra

trio-15_d1450Join us on January 21st. 3pm at the GW Graham Theatre  for the second concert in our Three Concert 10th Anniversary Series.  A program taken from the master Beethoven injected with a bit of humour. Guest soloists, The Somerset Trio, will be joining us for the rousing Beethoven Trio for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra.   You may purchase tickets as a series of three at an advantageous price of Adults $60.00 and Students $30.00  or as single tickets Adults – $25.00 and Students – $15.00.  Ticket sales will be: at the door on the day or at The Book Man, Long and McQuade and King’s Music.   Tickets will be on sale Oct 1, 2017.

The Fab Fourever and the Met, THEY’RE BACK!

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fab4_and_cmoSix years ago Beatles Tribute Band the Fab Fourever and the Met Orchestra collaborated in a concert like none other.  Even the Beatles never appeared on stage with a full orchestra!  If you are a fan of Beatle’s music DO NOT miss this fabulous concert. To be performed at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 10th @7pm, 2018 repeated on March 14th at the Mission Clarke Foundation Theatre.  Tickets are on sale now  through the Chillwack Cultural Centre Box Office, 604-391-SHOW and the Clarke Foundation Theatre in Mission for the Mission performance.  What a wonderful Christmas present a set of tickets would make!  Adults $45.00 and Students $30.00.


The Met Orchestra Tenth Anniversary Celebration with Dr. Janice Fehlauer – SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURES

imagesOur first soloist, ten years ago, was Chilliwack born Pianist Dr. Janice Fehlauer.  Janice has graciously agreed to return to Chilliwack from her current home in Houston Texas to perform the superb Grieg Piano Concert for our SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURES CONCERT.  May 27th, 3pm at the GW Graham Theatre,  this concert will be part of our Special Tenth Anniversary Three Concert  Series.  Tickets will be on sale from October 1st. at The Book Man, Kings Music, Long and McQuade and at the GW Graham Theatre door. Series of three concerts for Adults $60.00 and Students $30.00.  Single tickets Adults $25.00 and Students $15.00.

Get to know your community orchestra – The Chilliwack Metropolitan –


The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra is Chilliwack’s non profit, volunteer, community orchestra. Founded in 2008 by local musicians who wished to perform full symphonies, concertos and work with world class guest soloists we volunteer our time and talent to perform four concerts per year for Chilliwack concert goers.  The orchestra has continued to grow and now includes 40-50 members, performs four concerts per year at both the GW. Graham Theatre and the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.  We also have an active Community Outreach Program having  performed  in 2016/17 at the Vedder Legion and the Gwynne Vaughn Plant Sale.  The 2017/18 Season will be a celebration of our Tenth Anniversary and we will be welcoming back our special friends The Fab Fourever, and Dr. Janice Fehlauer.  The Somerset Trio and Violinist Angela Cavadas round out the seasons guests.

Our Conductor, Gregory Douglas Johnson, is now starting his fourth year with the orchestra and the members appreciate his lyrical style, love of music and gentle sense of humour. It his been his dream from the age of 18 to conduct a symphony orchestra. Greg has his Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting and is also an accomplished musician in his own right.

This season’s Concert Master is Richard Barker, who is a well known musician in the Chilliwack music scene.