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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 funk 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. Some ensembles are audition-based and some are classroom-based. When you’re part of an ensemble at Providence, you’ll gain academic credit as well as enhance and refine your musical skills, talents and performance abilities. All ensembles also perform at Providence and some even tour across Canada, through the USA, and in the United Kingdom. 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.

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 a select group of 20-40 students providing audiences with a stimulating musical experience. They perform at two Providence events during the academic year. Auditions are required and are held at the beginning of the Fall semester. Students in the University Choir will receive 0.5 academic credits per semester. Students pay a $112 fee to join.

Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers is a group of 12-24 students who present high-quality acapella repertoire of various styles, eras and genres. They perform multiple times, both locally and at Providence, and do a choir tour. Auditions are required and are held at the beginning of each semester. Students in The Chamber Singers will receive 1.5 academic credits per semester. Students pay a $337 fee to join.

Both groups are directed by Dr. David Sawatzky.