The Coquitlam Youth Orchestra inspires young musicians through the discovery of great orchestral music in a vibrant social atmosphere, ultimately enriching the community with public performances. It has and continues to attract the finest young musicians from Coquitlam and the lower mainland. Rehearsals for the CYO are on Fridays at 3:45-5:15 for the Junior Orchestra, 5:30-7:15 for the Intermediate Orchestra, and 7:30-9:30 for the Senior Orchestra. All rehearsals are held at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.
The Conductor and Artistic Director, Reg Quiring, has performed as principal violist of the Vancouver Symphony, the Vancouver Opera, and the Quebec Symphony. He has taught violin and viola at all levels at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Academy of Music, and the Quiring Chamber Music School. These institutions as well as others have engaged him as conductor for their orchestras. Reg is very excited to take on the task of building a great youth orchestra for Coquitlam and its surrounding regions.