Calvin Orchestra



In making music, all humans - whether they know it or not - celebrate God’s good creation. Christians who make music, offering their efforts up as an act of worship, knowingly join all creation in returning praise to the Creator who, in love, made it. In so doing, we can help music achieve its ultimate and highest purpose - to praise God who inspired it. The Calvin College Orchestra, therefore, is more than just a musical organization and as such has a broader mission than simply a musical one.

The Calvin College Orchestra is a nationally reputed ensemble of instrumentalists drawn from various academic disciplines throughout the college community. Along with its participation in campus-wide events and major tours, each semester the orchestra performs two major concerts. Concerts include Calvin Music Festival, a fall concert, a concerto concert, a spring concert, and accompanying the Calvin Oratorio Society in its annual production of Handel’s Messiah.

Calvin Orchestra rehearses Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:40-6:00 p.m.


Our Mission

“We worship God through the offering up of our music to Him in faith; We serve one another within the ensemble as a community of faith; We point people who listen to our music to Christ in faith; Thus we study and play music from many times and places rejoicing with God in His good creation."