Music

Worship Through Song

Music moves the heart and feeds the soul. If this is a particular talent of yours, or you just love to sing, we invite you to sing with us. We have everything from amateurs to world-class musicians. They all share a contagious enthusiasm for the beauty and power of music in worship.
Contact Cherie Brooks, Director of Music, cheriebrooks@covenantpcusa.org

Special artists: worship services often include special guests from both within and outside of the congregation. Instrumentalists, smaller vocal ensembles, and more such as...
- Dave Powers & Friends 
- Jason Keefer, organist 
 

Covenant Presbyterian has a few options to express yourself through music:

Chancel Choir: Off for the summer (Begins rehearsing in the fall Thur. nights at 7pm.
• Pickup Sunday Aug. 20. Be at church by 10:15am in the choir room to practice a simple song. We’ll present it as a choir at the 11am service. If you’ve been interested in singing with the choir, come “try us out.”
• Thurs., Aug. 17, 7pm. Regular Thursday choir rehearsals start again.
• Open House, Thurs., Aug. 31, 7pm. Check out what we do. We’ll start performing again on Sun., Sept. 3 for the 11am service. Come sing with us! All voices welcome.

Campanile Bell Choir: rehearses Tuesday nights at 6:15 beginning Aug. 22
Contact Nancy Davidson, Campanile Handbell Ensemble Director
ndavidson7@gmail.com

Joyful Noise Choir and Bell Choir: preschool and elementary aged children rehearse Sundays during Wiggle Worship and Treasure Finders. (See Children's Ministry). Katie Wynkoop will work with our Treasure Finder kids (ages 3 - 5th grade) each week at 10:10am after they leave Gathering in Fellowship Hall. Wiggle Worship children from our 11am service will also have choir practice with Katie. Stay tuned to your email and church communications for updates from Katie Wynkoop about the start of rehearsals at the end of the summer.

Vocalists...

Whitney Dodds, soprano, has an undergraduate degree from Otterbein College and a Masters degree in Vocal Performance with a specialization in Singing Health from The OSU. She has taught voice to students of all ages at Capital and Muskingum Universities, and has given private voice lessons to many students in Central Ohio. In addition to teaching, Whitney was a classical radio host for 91.9 WUOT in Knoxville, TN, and currently works for the CAPA box office. 

James Eder, bass, received his Bachelor of Music from The OSU and his Master of Music from The U. of Tennessee, both in Vocal Performance. Acclaimed as “laugh-out-loud funny” and “marvelously sinister," James has appeared on stages throughout the country and the world performing in a variety of operas and concerts. He spent several summers performing with the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC and was a Resident Artist and Cornetti Scholar with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. 

Jason Guthrie, tenor, is a member of the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus, active in all ensembles including the main chorus, Vox (the select ensemble), and Illuminati (the sacred outreach ensemble.) He has been a featured soloist in more than 40 concerts including character roles in three theatrical Chorus productions. Jason has training in Opera Performance from Ohio U., and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems. 

DeMeeshia Marshall, alto, is in her senior year at The OSU studying Vocal Performance. She was last year's first place winner for "The Voice of Columbus." DeMeeshia sings with the gospel band, "Schuyler Johnson & Company."