Nashville Praise Symphony is a select group of some of the finest church musicians in the greater Nashville area.

The orchestra of approximately 50 players was founded in 2002 by the Nashville Instrumental Directors Association (NIDA), a group of local church music leaders that meets monthly for fellowship, encouragement, and sharing of ministry ideas. The orchestra is conducted by well-known arranger and instrumental director, Mr. Camp Kirkland.

Nashville Praise Symphony concerts include exciting and inspirational orchestral arrangements of hymns, praise songs, classical pieces, and patriotic favorites. The family-friendly concerts are designed to be worshipful as well as entertaining.

All NPS concerts are free. However, an offering is taken at each concert to benefit a unique ministry here or abroad. As NPS conductor Camp Kirkland recently noted: “We view this orchestra as a ministry to the orchestra, the listener and in support of Christ-focused ministries around the world.” Nashville Rescue MissionHope House International, and Global Missions Project are among the ministries that have benefited through concerts by Nashville Praise Symphony. Through these concerts, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to support these and numerous other ministries.

Nashville Praise Symphony has several recordings available including the most recent recording “Doxology”.

We hope to see you soon at one of our concerts!

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