The Collegium Musicum symphony orchestra deals with at least two major projects each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Each project ends with two concerts. The repertoire is varied, with all music styles from baroque to modern. For example, in recent years we have played the Enigma variations of Elgar, but also the Tenth Symphony of Shostakovich and An American in Paris of Gershwin. You can find more projects here. Usually a project consists of a large work for orchestra and a piece in which we guide the large choir.
The orchestra is conducted by conductor Jeppe Moulijn. Thanks to his ambition and dedication, we can create a fantastic concert every time!
In June 2020 we will play Bruckner’s symphony no. 6 and together with the big choir the four works of Verdi in Quattro pezzi sacri.
In December 2020 we play Death Island by Rachmaninoff and Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns. Together with the big choir we perform Nänie by Brahms and Toward the unknown region by Vaughan Williams. Do you also want to play with our orchestra? Send an email to the Commissioner of the Orchestra: [email protected] or register via the audition form.
The orchestra rehearses every Monday evening from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. The rehearsals are in the Lipsius building of Leiden University, room 2.34. Look on the contact page for how to get here. In addition to the normal rehearsals, there is a rehearsal weekend every semester. This weekend is on the 13th and 14th of June 2020.