Music

 

Due to the COVID - 19 pandemic all music rehearsals are suspended until further notice!

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

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

Covenant Presbyterian has a few options to express yourself through music.
Check back to see when these are happening again:

...Chancel Choir: rehearsals are Thursdays, 7pm, Music Room

...Campanile Bell Choir: rehearsals are Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30pm, Sanctuary
Contact Nancy DavidsonCampanile Handbell Ensemble Director

...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.

The Jean A. Mortland Memorial Scholarship
...was established in 2007 in memory of Jean A. Mortland because of her appreciation for excellent music and advocacy for higher education. Jean was a member of Covenant for 40+ years and taught at Capital U. Law School. Her faith was service oriented and socially active, and her leadership at Covenant was a gift of intellect, passion, and strength. She left a substantial bequest to us supplemented by donations made in her memory. Her family wanted the fund to reflect her love of music, higher education and the Christian faith. The recipient is selected by the Worship and Arts Commission. Applicant should be pursuing a college or graduate degree in music or theology, a member of Covenant or associated closely in some manner, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their vocation. Also considered are overall GPA, financial need, and written recommendations. The candidate must be enrolled in the institution of higher learning to which the gift will be directed. Deadline is March 15. For information and an application form, contact Ingrid Smith, 614-451-6677.

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."