The goals of Covenant’s music ministry are to inspire and encourage the congregation in their faith journey and to glorify God through music.
Organ & Piano – Covenant Presbyterian Church installed its W. Zimmer and Sons pipe organ (II/33) in 1989. Covenant’s Yamaha Grand Piano is also used on a regular basis during worship services.
Carillon – Beginning in 1978, Van Bergen Bell Foundries began the installation of bells in our carillon. The final bell of our 31-bell carillon was installed in 2003.
Handbells – Covenant also owns a 5 octave set of Malmark handbells, a 5 octave set of Malmark handchimes, one djembe, a pair of congas and a set of bongos.
Angel Choir, ages 4 years through Grade 1, Wednesday evening, 6:10 – 6:35 p.m.
Rhythm, instrument playing (un-pitched percussion), creative movement, matching pitch, rhythmic reading, vocal technique, musical games and activities are taught. Sarah Colborn, Director.
Creation Singers, Grade 2 through Grades 6/7, Wednesday evening 6:40 – 7:05 p.m.
Young musicians build on the beginning musical skills learned in the Angel Choir and expand their vocal range. They develop an understanding that we praise God through our musical gifts in worship. Sarah Colborn, Director.
Youth, Middle School/High School – currently gather for casual singing following their Sunday evening fellowship dinner. They also prepare special music for Youth Sunday. High school students are invited to sing with the Covenant Choir which rehearses on Wednesday evening.
Covenant Choir, Adults, High School/College Students, Wednesday evening, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
The Covenant Choir sings regularly at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service and participates in special programs and events throughout the year. Reading music is helpful but not required. Lyn Patterson, Director
Handbell and Handchime Ensembles
Cherub Chimers, 2nd Grade, Wednesday evening, 6:10 – 6:35 p.m.
Using handchimes our second graders are introduced to ringing skills, learn basic techniques and begin learning to read music. Joyce Bowers, Director, assisted by Lynn Latimer.
Creation Ringers, 3rd – 5th Grades, Wednesday evening, 6:10 – 6:35 p.m.
This group builds on the basic skills learned in the Cherub Chimers. We focus on learning new techniques and playing as an ensemble. Charlotte Ealick, Director.
Jubellation Ringers, Middle-School through Adults, Sunday 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
This intergenerational group ranging from middle school through adults is designed for beginner and intermediate ringers. Music reading is helpful but not required. Musicality, handbell techniques, ringing as an ensemble – as well as having fun – are emphasized. Kaye Petkas, Director.
Celebration Ringers, High-School through Adults, Sunday evening 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The more advanced handbell ensemble rings 5 octaves of bells and chimes. Lyn Patterson, Director.
EnsemBells – Sunday evening 5:20-6:20 p.m.
This group of four individuals rehearses independently on quartet music in preparation for participation in Sunday morning worship services and other worship events throughout the year.