Music

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.

 

 

2013/2014 CONCERT SERIES
Friday, November 15, 2013 
Lillette Jenkins-Wisner
Jazz Pianist and Singer
 Friday, December 13, 2013 
Covenant’s Festival of Christmas Music
Friday, January 31, 2014 
Ralph Votapek
Concert Pianist
Sunday, February 16, 2014 
Eugene Lowry
Jazz Pianist
 Sunday, March 2, 2014 
Washington Saxophone Quartlet
 Sunday, March 9, 2014 
Wheaton Conservatory Choir 
 Friday, March 21, 2014 
Trio of the Americas
 Friday, April 11, 2014 
Covenant Spring Concert
 
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. 
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Click here for a full Concert Series brochure!

 

 

You are invited to become a Friend of the Concert Series.

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:

 

  • Archangels ($1000 and up)
  • Angels ($500-$999)
  • Composers ($250-499)
  • Conductors ($100-$249)
  • Singers ($50-$99)
  • Instrumentalists (up to $49)

If you are interested in making a tax-deductable donation please mail the following:

  • Name (Your name will be printed in the concert program.)
  • Optional Name (IN HONOR OF or IN MEMORY OF)
  • Address
  • City/State/Zip
  • Email (optional)

 

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

 

Chancel Choir

We extend an invitation to all singers, including our teens, to join the choir!  We promise great fellowship and fun singing!  Chancel Choir rehearsals will be every Thursday from 6:55 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Music Room.

 

Concert Choir

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.

 

Handbell Choir

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.

 

Instrumental Ensemble

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.

 

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 11:15 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 cantabile8@gmail.com 

 

 

 

April 23, 2014

 

WORSHIP SERVICE 10 a.m.

Sunday School at 9 a.m.

 

Worship Bulletin for 4/27/14

Announcements for the week 

 

 

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

 

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