Cairn University offers a wide variety of ensembles and bands to churches, schools, camps, outreach events, and conferences in the greater Philadelphia region. See below for more details and to request a group for your event.

On The Way

On The Way is an outreach band of Cairn University students who travel the country leading worship and serving the Lord. OTW performs contemporary worship services designed to fit many styles and audiences, while intentionally pointing people towards Christ. On The Way has performed in churches, schools, youth groups, camps, theaters, conventions and stadiums.

Chorale (approx. 45 members)
Directed by Dr. David Shockey

The University’s concert choir. Touring and performing for audiences across the country and around the world, the University Chorale performs major choral works from the standard repertoire. Among the featured selections are oratorios, hymn settings, and spiritual arrangements. This unique cross-section of the University has representatives of nearly all of the 60+ degree programs offered at Cairn. The Chorale also collaborates with area choirs and choral organizations in the Philadelphia region and is the hosting choir for the annual Cairn Choral Festival.

Chamber Singers (approx. 15 members)
Directed by Dr. David Shockey

A select choral ensemble made up primarily of music majors joined by students from across the university. Repertoire includes sacred and secular music for small vocal ensemble from various periods in music history (primarily classical and predominantly a cappella). The Chamber Singers perform for holiday celebrations, banquets, special services, and other special artistically oriented events.

Handbell Choir (approx. 15 members)
Directed by Mr. Kenneth Borrmann

A five-octave choir with four-octave choir chimes. The Handbell Choir performs classical and sacred music which feature dynamic techniques and compositional approaches within the context of the handbell repertoire. Soloists and instrumentalists frequently collaborate with the Handbell Choir on concert programs. Contact us for more information on how this might suit your musical taste.

Jazz Ensemble
Directed by Mr. Jay Kratz

A traditional jazz band that also includes woodwinds, brass, and strings, this ensemble is a show-stopper. Students students are trained as an ensemble as well as in their individual growth resulting in presentations and concerts that feature standard jazz tunes as well as music composed by members of the group.

Laudate (approx. 7 members)
Directed by Mr. Kenneth Borrmann

Laudate (praise) is a select group of highly skilled, dynamic, and spiritually mature music majors that study in the School of Music at Cairn University. Their ministry takes them to schools, churches, and special events in the greater Philadelphia area and beyond. The ensemble seeks to bring  glory to the Master Musician through performances of sacred, classical, and non-classical repertoire. The members of Laudate also offer masterclass sessions for educational environments in order to encourage the next generation of musicians in their musical growth.

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