• Calgary Chinese Orchestra
    Calgary Chinese Orchestra
    Ages 7+


The Calgary Chinese Orchestra (CCO) was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to promoting Chinese music and instruments in a fun and joyful environment through education and performance.

Along with presenting its own annual concert, the CCO is an active force in the community, performing at various concerts and events including: the "Calgary Canada Day 150th Celebration" at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, the "2020 Lunar New Year Celebration" with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and "Opera in the Village" with the Calgary Opera, as well as charities and other fundraising activities throughout the years. 

The orchestra is comprised of many kinds of musical instruments, each with rich and ancient histories, with some unique only to China. Its members are all dedicated to carring on the abundant traditions of all the difffernt styles of music found in the many regions of China, as well as embracing the influence of Western music, utilizing the innovations of modern technology, and expanding upon the local arts scene through collaborations with other musical societies. 

Since 2018, the CCO has partnered with the Mount Royal University Conservatory and its orchestra program to expand the opportunity for CCO members to play music in a performance environment. Those wishing to participate in our program are encouraged to have at least one year of musical expereience playing an instrument before joining.    

If you are interested, have any questions, or do not play a Chinese instrument and wish to learn, please contact us at:  CalgaryChineseOrchestra@gmail.com

Artistic Director: Jeffrey Chao  

CRN Day Date Time Room Fee


Sunday Sep. 10, 2023 - Jun. 23, 2024 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ED2001 $425




For new students, you will need to create a log in ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 


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We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds so if you are interested, feel free to contact us at calgarychineseorchestra@gmail.com.




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