Sacred Winds Ensemble and Ministries

Christian outreach through the arts, music, and education.

Betsy Burkhart | Clarinet

What is one thing you enjoy about being a part of Sacred Winds? It is hard to identify just one thing I enjoy about being a part of Sacred Winds. I love being able to play my instrument with such great musicians, but I also love the people and the atmosphere that comes from making music for a higher purpose.

Shannon Seals | Trumpet

What is your most memorable experience with Sacred Winds? Quite honestly, the answer is: sitting here for the past 2 hours trying to figure out how to answer this question. There are too many amazing/memorable experiences that have occurred with this ensemble over the past 14 years that I can’t choose just one.

Audrey McMurray | Clarinet

What would you tell someone who is attending their first Sacred Winds event? It’s not your typical concert, and it’s no accident that you are there to experience it!

Jeremiah True | Bass Clarinet

What would you tell someone who is attending their first Sacred Winds event? Prepare to be BLESSED!!

John Surgener | Trumpet

What is one thing you enjoy about being a part of Sacred Winds? The spiritual commitment of our members AND being part of the excellent “music making.”

Thomas Mark Breadon Jr. | Bassoon

What is one thing you enjoy about being a part of Sacred Winds? The love shared between the musicians for both music and each other not only keeps us coming back but lifts the ensemble to a level of entrainment many ensembles can only strive for.

Nathan Ray Wilkerson | Percussion

What would you tell someone who is attending their first Sacred Winds event? Hold on to your seat, you won’t expect what you hear.

Nathan Tucker | Horn

What is one thing you enjoy about being a part of Sacred Winds? Playing great music at a very high level with purpose.

Nell Chaudoin | Flute

I love how I felt wanted appreciated from the first day I joined Sacred Winds. We are all together to reach the same goal of performing to the best of our ability and conveying a spiritual message to our audience.

Megan Ball | Clarinet

What is one thing you enjoy about being a part of Sacred Winds? I love the family atmosphere of Sacred Winds. It is so refreshing to have a group of talented musicians come together for fellowship and playing music to the glory of God.

Testimonials

“I am impressed that the group is not satisfied with merely playing the standard repertoire.”

Thomas W. Bolton, Ph.D.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Upcoming Events

Dec
17
Sun
6:00 pm Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus @ First Baptist Church | Pikeville | Kentucky | United States
Program Overture – Christmas Day by Gustav Holst Part One It’s Christmas by Ben Glover, David Garcia, and Mandisa Hundley O Children Come by Kristen Getty O Come, All Ye Faithful arranged by James Swearingen Magnificat by Keith and Kristen Getty[...]