Symphony Orchestra

The Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra is committed to the exploration and performance of major orchestral literature from the 18th century to the present.


The 2015-16 season will be an exciting one for the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra. In addition to four major on-campus orchestra concerts, plus the Christmas Festivals and the Commencement Celebration Concert, the Symphony Orchestra will be going on a concert and ministry tour to southern California during Spring Break!

For their major concerts, the orchestra plays music from the wide gamut of symphonic forms and eras, from the Baroque and Classic eras, to large Romantic and Twentieth-Century works, and on to music of our time. The orchestra will collaborate with the college choirs on several occasions, and will also premier a new work written for the orchestra by award-winning composition faculty member, Dr. Shawn Okpebholo.

The tour will be a combination of playing and ministering in churches and in Christian schools, and will also include a service project. And, oh yes, there will be opportunities for fun, refreshment and relaxation in the warmth of southern California.

If you play an orchestral instrument—strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp—there is a good chance that there is a place in the orchestra for YOU! I hope to see you at auditions!


Dr. Daniel Sommerville, conductor

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