What is the Calvin Honors Orchestra?
The Calvin Honors Orchestra is the official orchestra of the Calvin Symposium on Worship. The orchestra is designed for high school students who are gifted in the artistry of playing string instruments and desire to honor Jesus with those gifts. The two day event provides a festival atmosphere full of opportunities to learn, explore and perform with highly regarded mentors and other string players.
Music and More
The 2013 Calvin Honor Orchestra will be under the direction of former Calvin College Orchestra conductor Robert Nordling. Repertoire will include standard orchestral repertory as well as Prof. Nordling's arrangements of hymns and choruses, all in an attitude of worship. Former Calvin Seminary President and Grand Rapids Symphony violinist Neal Plantinga will speak about the opportunities/challenges of being a Christian and an artist. Calvin violin professor David Reimer will coordinate a range of activities from Bible Studies to string quartet performances. Students will also have opportunities to worship and sit under the teaching of theologians with more than 1000 other Symposium participants from around the globe.
What is the Calvin Symposium on Worship?
The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching. This ecumenical conference brings together a wide audience of pastors, worship leaders and planners, artists, musicians, scholars, students, and other interested worshipers. People come from around the world to gather for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning, seeking to deepen and integrate all aspects of worship, develop their gifts, encourage each other, and renew their commitment to the full ministry of the church. The theme for the 2013 Symposium is the Sermon on the Mount.
Email Dr. David Reimer (email@example.com) and include the following information:
4. Name of orchestra director or private lesson instructor
(Students who attend Christian High Schools in West Michigan or participate in the West Michigan Home School Orchestra may contact their orchestra director to be nominated for a seat in the Calvin Honors Orchestra.)
The cost is $15 per day.
The Symposium runs January 24-26, 2013. Calvin Honors Orchestra participants must commit to participation on January 25 & 26, 2013 (cost:$30).