The music program at Covenant has many opportunities for you to share your musical gifts! There is a Chancel Choir, New Day Ensemble, Youth Band, Exodus; Middle, High School and Adult Handbell Groups, Liturgical Dance Group, Children's Choirs (4K-2nd Grade & 3rd-8th Grade), as well as opportunities for solo and small ensemble presentations in worship. If you have a love of music and a passion for the arts, then we have a place for you at Covenant. Contact Music Coordinator, Melissa Hinz.
Adult Chancel Choir
All are welcome! The Covenant Chancel Choir is open to anyone of high school age or older who has a desire to sing praises to the Lord! The choir practices Thursday evenings from September through May and sings in worship 3 to 4 times per month at the 11:00am service. The choir also prepares larger works or special services several times a year occasionally collaborating with other local churches for special services or concerts. If you have any questions, please contact Music Coordinator, Melissa Hinz.
New Day Ensemble
The New Day Ensemble is open to singers and instrumentalists alike. The group assists in leading the 9:00am service most weeks throughout the year with a mix of contemporary and traditional music. New Day practices on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm and anyone is welcome to join at any time. If you think you might like to give it a try, stop by a rehearsal or speak with Ben Welch, Covenant's Contemporary Worship Music Coordinator at 608-513-1062.
Covenant's High School worship band, Exodus, led by Covenant's Youth Ministries Coordinator, Steve Royalton leads us in song and spirit in worship ten Sundays during the year. The band is comprised of six high school youth and two adults. The ensemble includes drums, electric bass, electric keyboard, guitar, mandolin, percussion, and vocals. Using a blend of musical genres that include contemporary Christian, mainstream pop/rock, and some traditional favorites, the group strives to keep Christ at the center of the worship experience.
Middle School Hand Bells
Come and try ringing a few bells and see what fun it can be! There are four "seasons" of High School & Middle School Hand Bells so players can participate based on their seasonal schedule. A "season" is comprised of 3 weeks of rehearsals and participation in a worship service. Come and be a part of this team as we make some joyful music. Contact Ann Larget for more details about how to be a part of this music ministry before the next "season" begins.
- Celebration Choir
All Kindergarten-8th grade children are invited to come sing with the Children's Celebration Choir! Celebration Choir meets from 10:50-11:20am in Room B103. Children come to choir from Sunday School. After choir, they should either return to worship (K and 1st graders can go to Kaleidoscope), or go home with their parent.
Contact Molly Peterson, Children's Music Coordinator, for more information about children's music at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Schoenstein Pipe Organ
The organ was built by the Schoenstein Organ Company of San Francisco, California specifically for Covenant Presbyterian Church. The registration of the instrument or choice of pipes and sounds, was made by then organist Sam Hutchinson in collaboration with the builder, Jack Bethards. The purchase and installation of the organ was made possible by a generous gift of long-time member, Virginia Malmquist. The organ consists of over 2,700 pipes ranging in size from 16 feet long to just a few inches long. It was installed in its current location behind the front chancel area in 1997. For more detailed information click here.