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Symphony Gets Crackin'

See Nutcracker Ballet Dec 13

Released by Lynne Preston, Chilliwadk Symphony Orchestra


e sure to start off this Christmas season with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus annual Christmas concert! All are invited to the elegant and visually stimulating performance, featuring the local talents of the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, the Ladies Show Choir, Belle Voci, and the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.


Excerpts from the classic Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite, an enchanting tale told with the combined richness of beautiful music and ballet, and a traditional favourite for over 100 years, will begin the line-up of many seasonal treasures the CSO has planned for the evening. 


“We are excited to work hand in hand with the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance on this performance,” says music director Paula DeWit.  The entire first half of the evening will be dedicated to the Nutcracker Suite.  Following the intermission, the CSO chorus, together with the orchestra will present some of the most beloved carols of Christmastime. 


The Bernard Elementary school children will also be on the stage to sing with the orchestra and chorus.  “It is a delight to work with these wonderful young people from Bernard, and we can’t wait to give them this experience!” adds Ms. DeWit.  Also in this second half of the evening, Belle Voci, the CSO a capella choral group, are to perform Pentatonix’s version of “Silent Night.”  As well, the Ladies Show Choir will entertain the audience with “Walking on the Air” from the well known movie “The Snowman.”


“Once again, we are happy to have our young “side-by-side” players join the orchestra for part of the concert.  It is truly a privilege to bring so many performers together for one performance,” notes Paula DeWit.


Wesley Hawkins, the young Chilliwack pianist who wowed attendees at last year’s Piano Extravaganza, will enhance the festive ambience of the lobby’s entertainment.


On the evening of December 13th, with The Nutcracker and so much more, the Chilliwack Symphony & Chorus, now celebrating fifteen years of entertainment to dedicated audiences, offers a sparkling touch to the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas!


The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus are pleased to announce the continuation of the special family price for this concert and for the remainder of the season.

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus “Nutcracker Suite” happens on December 13, 2014 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Performance is 7:30 pm.  Tickets are available in person at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre box office, by phone at 604-391-SHOW or online at
  Pricing: general $25, student $15, family $60





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