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

 

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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 & Friends 
- Jason Keefer, organist 
 

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

...Chancel Choir: rehearsals are Thursdays, 7pm, Music Room
   Special Craig Courtney Christmas Music Sunday, Dec. 16. If you want to join the choir for this special  Christmas Music Sunday, we work on his music Thursdays after regular choir practice 7:45-8:30pm. (see below for more information.)

...Campanile Bell Choir: rehearsals are Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30pm, Sanctuary
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.

Cantos para Amigos - Songs for Friends
Sun., Oct. 28, 3:00pm
Open to all. Free admission.
Fabulous music of Spain & Latin America by Carlos Guastavino, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Joaquim Serra, Joaquin Turina,
Jaime León, Alberto E. Ginastera

Musicians: Andrew Carlson, violin; Cora Kuyvenhoven, cello; Lori Sen, mezzo-soprano; Darci Bultema, soprano; Phillip Everingham, piano; Abra Bush, soprano; Helen Allen, soprano; 

 

 

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Join This Special Music Opportunity! 

A Craig Courtney Christmas
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
8:30 & 11:00am Services
Craig Courtney, our featured composer/arranger for Christmas Music Sunday, is coming to work with us and direct both services Sun., Dec.16. Mr. Courtney's published works include more than seventy sacred choral octavos, five vocal collections, and four extended works for choir and orchestra. Compositionally, Mr. Courtney combines his training and background as a pianist, a cellist, a vocal coach, an accompanist and a choral director to create works that bear his unique style. In demand throughout the country as a choral clinician and featured composer, Craig Courtney now resides in Columbus." -- from the Lorenz Corporation Website
If you want to just join for the Dec. 16 Sunday, we work on his music Thursdays after regular choir practice 7:45-8:30pm.  Cherie Brooks, Director of Music

Craig Courtney: Director & Guest Artist
Pianists: Katie Wynkoop & Cherie Brooks
Flute: Christa Perry
Alto Saxophone: Janelle Riddle
Oboe: David Lehnus
Percussion: Paul Valdiviez

CD's From Tracy Keenan's Concert...
“All Your Life: From Eden to Apocalypso” are available for $10 (to defray recording costs), and come with a booklet of lyrics and acknowledgements of the many talented folks who performed. See display in the hallway. (Musicians who performed the concert, of course, get theirs for free.) Checks can be made payable to “Covenant.” Write “Tracy's CD” in the memo line.

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."