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Cairn University Chorale, “Music for the Cathedral and the Heart” (POSTPONED)

March 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

After thoughtful consideration, the 1867 Sanctuary Committee is sad to announce that this concert has been postponed in response to serious public health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.

Please join the Cairn University Chorale under the direction of Dr Steven McCollum as they present their Italy 2020 tour program of acappella cathedral music. This concert falls the week after the Chorale’s return from touring Rome, Spoleto, and Florence, Italy featuring an all acappella program of music suited for the cathedrals of central Italy. You will not want to miss this special concert featuring the music of Sweelinck, Rheinberger, Ives, Moses Hogan, and Stacey Gibbs. Admission is free.

Dr. Steven McCollum

Dr. Steven McCollum has been active as a music educator for the past 25 years, teaching students of all ages. During that time, his choirs have won awards for their artistic excellence, performed at music educators conferences, traveled internationally, and created notable recordings.

Before coming to Cairn in 2017, Dr. McCollum was the director of music at Patrick Henry College, where he oversaw the curriculum development of the college’s growing music program; directed the PHC Chorale; and taught music history, conducting, and music pedagogy. He also was the creator and administrator of the Patrick Henry College Youth Music Academy, a consortium of high school music ensembles that serve as teaching labs for the college’s music students. In addition to his leadership at Patrick Henry College, Dr. McCollum served as the director of choral/vocal activities at Simpson University and as the chair of the music department at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Several of Dr. McCollum’s historical choral editions have been published by Sunhawk Music Publishers and National Music Publishers. He has been a conducting fellow at the Oregon Bach Festival and with Chorus America, where he was privileged to study with Helmuth Rilling, Anton Armstrong, Ronald Staheli, and Duain Wolf. He often serves as an adjudicator of music festivals and as a curriculum consultant for private schools in the mid-Atlantic.

Cairn Chorale

The Chorale is Cairn University’s auditioned, mixed-voice touring choir which travels domestically each year and frequently travels abroad representing the institution with artistic distinction. The ensemble performs a wide variety of musical repertoire, with a primary focus on acappella literature. The majority of the singers in the ensemble are studying music in college, but membership in the ensemble is open to all Cairn students with advanced pre-college experience or ability. As such, the ensemble membership represents a broad cross-section of the over seventy degree programs offered at Cairn University. For more information, please contact Dr. Steven McCollum: smccollum@cairn.edu

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.


March 22, 2020
6:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map