The Chamber Orchestra is a select group of 20 to 30 string players who perform works for string orchestra and are regularly joined by some of Dordt's finest student and faculty wind players for performances of chamber orchestra music. String players at Dordt College divide their rehearsal time between the Chamber Orchestra and the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (NISO).
Directory of Instrumental Music Bradley Miedema conducts the Chamber Orchestra and serves as the music director for the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.
Recent Chamber Orchestra repertoire includes:
- Pavane, Fauré
- Symphony No. 6, Schubert
- Serenade for Strings, Elgar
- Romanze in C, Sibelius
- Adagio for Clarinet and Strings, Wagner
- Winter from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi
- Allegro for Strings, Donizetti
- Liebesleid, Kreisler
- Hungarian Dance No. 5, Brahms
- Symphony No. 104, Haydn
- Simple Symphony, Britten
- Concerto in E Minor for Flute, Oboe, and String Orchestra, Fasch
- I Crisantemi, Puccini
The Chamber Orchestra is also involved in a variety of tours throughout North America, and in May of 2012, the group performed in Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
Anyone interested in visiting a rehearsal of the Dordt College Chamber Orchestra may come to the Instrumental Music Room (M108) Monday nights from 7:30 to 10 p.m. (alternating between Chamber Orchestra and NISO) and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:05 p.m. Prospective students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and to submit an audition form.