Prairie College bids farewell to Brian Doerksen

Doerksen Farewell

After four years of service at Prairie College, and many lives being touched through his teaching and mentorship in the Music and Worship Arts Program, Brian Doerksen is having to resume full time residence in British Columbia, for family reasons.

But before his departure he gave us a “farewell concert” in Prairie’s North Auditorium, on the evening of April 14.

The concert featured some of his older pieces, well recognized by his faithful fans and then selections from his newest release, “Gratitude” available on CD and vinyl.

Also featured with Brian were 2017 grads of the Music and Worship Arts Program, with them showcasing their works from their EPs from last year - Carly Reirson and Matt Hankins among them.

As Brian introduced these performers he spoke of how their creations had touched him and what being part of the process has meant as he sees these young people develop their skills and ministries.

The concert was free but an offering was taken and the funds raised will be going into the further development of the Music and Worship Arts Program.