The Nijmegen Student Orchestra CMC

The Nijmegen Student Orchestra Collegium Musicum Carolinum is a symphony orchestra consisting mainly of students, former students and employees of Radboud University and HAN. Thanks to the enthusiasm of the members and the conductor, a great variety of works can be played. In recent years the orchestra has performed works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Mahler, Sibelius, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, amongst others.

One major program is usually studied and carried out (usually several times) every six months. In addition, we often give extra concerts or work on other projects. We also regularly go on tour. In recent years there have been tours to Belgium (2014), Poland (2015), Austria (2017), Germany and Czech Republic (2018), Hungary and Slovakia (2022) and Belgium and the Czech Republic (2024). The programmes are studied at the weekly rehearsals and the semi-annual repetition weekend.

In addition to rehearsals, we also organize other activities, such as a dinner ride, a potluck picnic and gala events. Several members have set up chamber music ensembles, and the weekly rehearsals are completed in the pub.

Photos: Rene Knoop, Veerle Bastiaanssen