Cello Competition Update

The semifinals of the Bader and Overton Canadian Cello Competition concluded on Thursday afternoon. I have heard that a number of you have listened to some of the music that was streamed online. Of the eight cellists who reached that … Read More

A Special Online Music Event

  With live music performances on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more artists are posting their music online. The same is happening to competitions. I would like to share with you one competition that has two points of connection … Read More

Looking Back and Looking Forward

  We had recently enjoyed a sublime performance at the piano by Charles Richard- Hamelin. And then our season came to a sudden and untimely end. I am not a superstitious person, but I could not help noticing that the … Read More

Sincere Appreciation

Challenging times often bring out the very best in people, and we are experiencing how this is true of the many who attend Valley Concert Society concerts. We are grateful to all those who have so generously donated the remaining … Read More

Cancellation and Refunds

  The Valley Concert Society regretfully announces the cancellation of the final concert of the 2019-20 season which was originally scheduled for Friday, May 1. We respect the need to avoid large groups and recognize that it is impossible for … Read More


  The Valley Concert Society announces that the concert with the Manhattan Chamber Players will not take place as scheduled on Friday, March 13, at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. We regret the inconvenience to our audience but support the need … Read More

Safety Precautions at the Concert

  With the rising international concern over COVID-19, The Valley Concert Society would like to share with you the measures that are being taken to ensure that everyone is able to safely enjoy the concert with the Manhattan Chamber Players … Read More

Manhattan Chamber Players

  The Valley Concert Society is delighted to present a piano quartet from the Manhattan Chamber Players at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. The Manhattan Chamber Players is a collective of musicians based in … Read More


  The Valley Concert Society is holding a masterclass for four outstanding young local musicians with pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin as clinician on Saturday, February 22, at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware St., Abbotsford. The society is committed to enriching the … Read More

Charles Richard-Hamelin in Concert

  The Valley Concert Society is delighted to bring the brilliant Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin to the stage of the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Friday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. Richard-Hamelin rose to international prominence after he won the Silver … Read More

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