String students perform in the Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra (NCSO), performing traditional and contemporary professional orchestral works and concerti. Student composer's works are often read at the end of each semester and advanced works are chosen to be featured in concert. The 80-member ensemble is open to all music majors and offers a minimum of two concerts each semester.
Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
The Nazareth College Chamber Orchestra (NCCO) makes their appearance during both symphony orchestra concerts as well an entire concert of chamber orchestra literature at the end of the semester.
Rehearsal Time: Fridays, 1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
Through the variety of small ensembles offered, trios and quartets are formed at the beginning of each semester. Literature is determined by each chamber music coach with input from ensemble members. Chamber groups perform each semester in string recitals, college ensemble performances and at various venues throughout the community.
The orchestra recently performed in Nassau, Bahamas with the National Youth Choir in December 2014.