MUSC 159: Chamber Orchestra/Springfield – Drury Civic Orchestra

1 credit hour

The Drury Chamber Orchestra is comprised of string, wind and percussion players drawn from the university community. In addition to regular season concerts, the Chamber Orchestra also collaborates with the opera workshop in a yearly, fully staged opera production. The Drury Consort, a subset of the Chamber Orchestra, is a select ensemble comprising the permanent members of Drury’s scholarship chamber ensembles (Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet, String Quartet) plus a few additional advanced instrumentalists. Among other events, the Drury Consort performs the university’s annual presentation of Sergei Prokofiev’s beloved Peter and the Wolf. Members of the Chamber Orchestra also perform in the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra (SDCO), a regional community orchestra comprising professional performers and educators, students at neighboring universities, advanced high school players and dedicated enthusiasts. The SDCO presents three full concerts yearly. Membership in the Drury orchestra program is by audition. Course fee required.