Dr. Warren Apple, Director of Music and Organist
Dr. Apple came to Covenant Presbyterian Church in September 2011. He has his Doctor of Music Arts (organ major, church music secondary) from Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester NY. He also has a Master of Music (organ major, choral conducting secondary) Eastman School of Music. He has been a student at Vienna (Austria) Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts studying Organ and Harpsichord.
He previously held a position of Principal Organist and the Director of a 80 member Chancel Choir, a Sanctuary Choir of 40 members, a male Chorus, Women's Chorus, Contemporary Choir, Chamber Choir of 18 members and Covenant Handbells at Venice Presbyterian Church for the last 15 years. He has also led an Instrumental Ensemble.
Dr. Apple is an Adjunct instructor of music at State College of Florida. He is an instructor of Applied piano, organ, voice and music history. He also has been an instructor of music appreciation and jass history at Edison College.
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If you enjoy receiving the benefits of the smaller-scale classical niche that this series offers, please help us to continue to edify and enrich our community while pursuing "excellence in all things and all things to God's glory!"
All concerts are open to the community at no charge. Offerings are gratefully received, since the concerts are not fully funded by Covenant's operating budget. Covenant is indebted to the Friends of the Concert Series whose outstanding financial support makes these performances possible. You can become a Friend of the Concert Series at any level:
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Please make check payable to Covenant Presbyterian Church and mail to Covenant Presbyterian Church Concert Series 2439 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33901.
Thank you for supporting the Concert Series!
MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES AT COVENANT
We extend an invitation to all singers, including our teens, to join the choir! We promise great fellowship and fun singing! Chancel Choir rehearsals begin September 6, 2012 and will be every Thursday from 6:55 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Music Room.
The Concert Choir is comprised mostly of members of the Chancel Choir but is also available to members of our community. It performs several times throughout the year as part of the Covenant Concert Series, usually accompanied by full orchestra. Highlights of the concert season include the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts. Works of recent years include: Messiah by Handel; Requiems by Rutter, Brahms, and Durufle; Te Deum by Haydn and Raph Vaughn Williams; and Gloria by Rutter. Rehearsals: Four or five Saturday morning rehearsals prior to each concert.
Jubilate Ringers is an auditioned handbell choir for adults. Performing on a five-octave set of Malmark bells, this outstanding ensemble plays for worship once each month and performs at the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts. The Jubilate Ringers have often played for the Holiday House at the Edison Home and have performed with the Southwest Florida Symphony. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary beginning September 5, 2012.
The Instrumental Ensemble is a small group of volunteers from within the congregation who play various musical instruments. The Instrumental Ensemble will present a Prelude from time to time and help to accompany congregation hymns. New members are welcome to audition by contacting Dr. Warren Apple, Director of Music. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Music Room beginning on September 5, 2012.
Children's Chapel Choir
Chapel Choir is in full swing. ALL kids, whether their families are members of Covenant or not, are welcome to join us at 11 a.m. Sunday mornings in room D-1/6 for a 45 minute rehearsal. Children ages 5 through grade 6 are eligible to be one of our Chapel Choir members. If you have any questions, please call Betsy Randolph, Director of Chapel Choir at 239-694-0202 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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