String Ensembles Retreat at Camp Charis

 Please note: this activity is for members of the VSOSoM's Preludio, Intermezzo and Sinfonietta string ensembles only.  Please contact the VSO School of Music at 604-915-9300 x. 101 for more information and to register.

The VSO School's three youth string ensembles will come together this April to makemusic, deepen skills, perfect repertoire and most importantly have fun at a special weekend camp in a superb retreat facility in Chilliwack.

- The camp begins at 6pm on Friday April 27, and ends at 2pm on Sunday April 29, after an informal concert for parents. You can download a detailed schedule as part of the online registration process.
- Carla and Harold Birston, Bo Peng and additional VSO School string faculty members will lead rehearsals providing intensive tuition on the coming term's repertoire.
- Parent supervisors will be on hand to look after participants and guide entertainment activities.


The VSO School is offering a coach service taking campers to and from the camp in Chilliwack. There are two pick-up / drop-off points on the way:
* VSO School of Music (843 Seymour St., Vancouver)
* South Surrey Athletic Park (20th & 148 Sts., South Surrey)
The coach service charge is $50 return. You must enter "yes" when prompted in the registration process in order for your camper to use the coach service.

Please note: this service requires a minimum amount of participants to be booked. If the service is not requested by enough people, the coach will not be booked, and you will be informed by April 11 in order to make alternative travel plans.

8 week sessions. Sats. 9:30-10:15am or 10:30-11:15am
Sep 26 - Nov 14 / Jan 16 - Mar 5 / Apr 16 - Jun 4 (no classes on
statutory holidays)8 week sessions. Sats. 9:30-10:15am or 10:30-11:15am
Instructors: Carla Birston; Harold Birston; Bo Peng; additional string faculty
Recommended for: Members of VSOSoM Preludio, Intermezzo & Sinfonietta ensembles
Dates and Times: 6pm Friday, April 27 -
2pm Sunday, April 29, 2017
Fee: $230 - includes all accommodation, meals and snacks, entertainment and approx. 12hrs of music tuition
(Additional $50pp fee if using the coach service)
Minimum enrollment required

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