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Performing Arts

Love music? Enjoy performing? Excellent! At Providence, you don’t have to be a music major  to be part of the performing arts. From day 1 on campus, you can express your God-given musical and theatre talents through a variety of performance opportunities, open to all.

Love Music?

Want to sing in a choir? Perform with a string quartet or jazz band? Show your love for Jesus through a contemporary praise and worship group? All of our music ensembles are run by our expert faculty and are open to all students, regardless of your major. We have both auditioned and non-auditioned ensembles. When you’re part of an ensemble at Providence, you’ll become part of a special community and gain the opportunity to enhance and refine your musical skills and talents, relieve stress, and increase your general well-being.  All ensembles also perform at Providence and some even tour across Canada, through the USA, and Internationally.  Participation in all ensembles is free for all non-music students and those not seeking academic credit.  Registration is required to earn academic credit and have it counted towards a student’s arts requirement. If you’re looking for an ensemble to perform at your church, youth group or school, please contact the Performing Arts Assistant.

From voice to piano, guitar to drums, you can take lessons at Providence. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, you’ll learn in a supportive environment from highly trained Providence instructors. Take it for credit or just enjoy participating.

From the Providence Players to our Full-Length Production, theatre opportunities are available to all students at Providence. You can earn credit or just have fun.

If you live in the greater Providence communities, including the Hanover and De Salaberry municipalities, you may take lessons and classes through the Providence Performing Arts School

Providence offers two worship groups that seek to bring people into the presence of God through music.

Aslan's Child

Aslan's Child performs both new and well-known worship songs in a fresh, innovative way and they perform in local communities, in the Providence chapel, and do a music tour. 

Once Lost

Once Lost brings a lighter sound to both new and familiar songs, inviting multi-generational audiences into worshiping the God of creation. They perform in local communities and in the Providence chapel. 

Auditions are required for both worship bands are held only at the beginning of the fall semester and each group takes 4-7 students. Students in either band will receive 1 academic credit per semester. Students pay a $225 to join either group. Contact Dr. Michalis Andronikou if interested.

From guitar ensembles to string trios, string duets to violin and piano duos, there are many possibilities for instrumental ensembles at Providence. The type of ensembles depends on the students who want to participate and the instruments they play. You can also create your own ensemble and ask a faculty member to coach your group.

University Choir

The University Choir is open to all students and faculty providing audiences with a stimulating musical experience. No auditions are required.  They perform at two Providence events during the academic year – at the annual Christmas concert held at the beginning of December, and the Spring Concert held late in the winter semester.  This Christmas, among the many pieces we are performing will be Snow Angel by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel, and in spring the choir will be performing Handel’s Messiah with the Eastman Choral Association.  Students registered in University Choir will receive 0.5 academic credits per semester.

Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers is a group of 16-24 students who present high quality a cappella repertoire in a variety of styles and from various eras. They perform multiple times at Providence and throughout Manitoba.  They also embark on an annual tour.  Auditions are required for participation in the choir and are only held at the beginning of the fall semester.  Students accepted into the choir must commit to the full year.  Students registered in Chamber Singers will receive 1.5 academic credits per semester.

Both groups are directed by Dr. David Sawatzky.