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 one-day event provides a festival atmosphere full of opportunities to learn, explore and perform with highly regarded mentors and other string players.
The 2014 Calvin Honors 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. Students will also have opportunities to worship and sit under the teaching of theologians with more than 1,000 other Symposium participants from around the globe.
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 Symposium runs January 30-February 1, 2014. Calvin Honors Orchestra participants must commit to participation on Friday, January 31, 2014. The cost is $25 and includes lunch and dinner on Friday, January 31. Other meals can be purchased on campus.
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(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.)
Banner Artwork: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe
Calvin Center Art Gallery, Jan 7–Feb 22, 2014