New Season Set To Open

New Season Set to Open Another season of inspiring music for The Valley Concert Society will begin at the end of the month with the visit of Les Voix humaines on Wednesday, October 30, in the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. Renowned … Read More

Remembering Rudy Baerg

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news that Valley Concert Society board member Rudy Baerg passed away on Tuesday, September 17. At the time of his passing, Rudy was the longest-serving member of the board, … Read More

Annual General Meeting

This is a reminder that The Valley Concert Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, September 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Centre of the Best Western Regency Inn, 32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. The public is invited … Read More

Announcing the Winner!

I am pleased to report that we at The Valley Concert Society are well ahead of last year’s pace in subscription renewals. We have held the draw for a free subscription among all those who subscribed by June 30. The … Read More

Free Subscription and AGM

  The Valley Concert Society enjoyed a highly successful season in 2018/19 based on very positive reviews of the concerts and on an increase of 30% in attendance. A sincere thank you to the many who contributed to that success … Read More

Clarifying The Reserving of Seats

  The Valley Concert Society introduced the option to reserve seats for the first time this past season. Feedback was by and large positive throughout the year. In the transition to the coming season, we have become aware of some … Read More

And the Two Shall Become One

There is a form of two-piano entertainment, often including singing, which is promoted as “dueling pianos”. It embodies a sense of rivalry and competition. One-upmanship becomes a game between the participants. We had two pianos at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium … Read More

A Note About Reserved Seating

A Note About Reserved Seating During the current Valley Concert Society season, the board introduced reserved seating as a benefit of membership. For each membership of $10 purchased, we reserved one seat which was yours for the duration of the … Read More

Bergmann Duo Caps a Great Season

  The Bergmann Duo will put an exclamation mark on a wonderful season for The Valley Concert Society when they perform at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The husband-and-wife team of Marcel and Elizabeth … Read More

An Octet of Random Thoughts

Here is an octet of random thoughts about an octet of cellos (and a post script as an encore). Where did that sellout come from? We have had very good audiences this year, all about the same size. There was … Read More

Ô-Celli Goes Latin

When Ô-Celli performs for The Valley Concert Society on Friday evening, April 5, at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, the program will have a decidedly Spanish flavor. The cello octet is touring this program through B.C. after which it will be … Read More

Ô-Celli

The Valley Concert Society is excited to present Ô-Celli at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. After the moving performance by cello soloist Bryan Cheng along with his sister Silvie on piano, we will hear … Read More

A Word With You About You

We have just enjoyed an evening of great music brilliantly performed. It has become my custom recently to reflect on the music or the performers or some other aspect of the presentation from the stage. Today I wish to turn … Read More

Saved From Oblivion

When people debate whether a contemporary work of art is truly great or not, someone is sure to put off the final assessment into the future by appealing to the test of time. “History will judge.” And so History has … Read More

Imitation and Homage

The Diderot String Quartet will present a program entitled Imitation and Homage at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Saturday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include two well-known string quartets by Haydn and Mozart and an obscure but … Read More

The Diderot String Quartet

The Valley Concert Society is delighted to open 2019 with the outstanding Diderot String Quartet presenting a program of music from the Classical Period on Saturday, January 12 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. The musicians of the Diderot Quartet are … Read More

The Medium is the Message

This was a concert with a message. Cantus carefully crafted a program that examined the twin poles of connectedness and alienation from various angles. And if the message in the songs was not clear enough, the narration guided us to … Read More

Win a Free Subscription!

Now is a great time to get your subscription to the 2018-19 season of the Valley Concert Society. Besides ensuring your seat at six outstanding musical performances, you will have the opportunity to win one additional free subscription if you … Read More

2018 Season Review

I would like to extend a warm word of appreciation to all who were part of the Thirty-fifth Anniversary Season of the Valley Festival Singers. Whether you were a part of our audience, a volunteer who assisted with concerts, a … Read More

Kai Gleusteen – MasterClass

Canadian born violinist, Kai Gleusteen started at the age of five years old in his native city, Calgary. Early on, he met with success in national music competitions in addition to receiving top academic awards. Already at a young age, … Read More

Thomas Pandolfi – Workshop, Concert and MasterClass

The young American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often … Read More

Memories of Ensemble Caprice

My mind is swirling with memories of our first concert last night. The incredibly agile but utterly musical recorder playing. Ziya emerging from the wings with rattles around his ankle. Sophie echoing Matthias’ melodies from backstage. The nightwatchman entering with … Read More

Volunteering at our Concerts

Hi, Are you interested in volunteering at our concerts? The Valley Concert Society depends on the valuable service of our volunteers. We have had many reliable and helpful people contribute their time and service over the years. You are invited … Read More

Welcome to the 33rd Season

Welcome to the 33rd season of the Valley Concert Society.  We are proud of our ongoing commitment to Abbotsford and area as we present another season demonstrating the breadth and depth of classical music to the community. Our season begins … Read More