David Cherwien


David Cherwien (b. 1957) has served the Lutheran Church as a full time musician for over 20 years in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Chicago, Seattle, and Berlin, and has also served on the faculty at Gustavus Adolphus and Elmhurst Colleges. He holds degrees in Organ Performance, Theory and Composition, and Choral Music Education, and has studied in Berlin, Germany and Aix-en-Provence, France. Cantor Cherwien's specialty and passion is in congregational song, with an improvisational/creative approach in order to encourage meaningful and vibrant participation. His ministry is wide spread through the country through his frequent hymn festivals, workshops, guest appearances, and over 100 publications.

David was installed as Mount Olive's third Cantor in August of 2001. He currently serves as Artistic Director of the National Lutheran Choir.