Music is no invention of ours; it is a gift of God.
~Martin Luther

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Rebecca Bowles
Choral Director


The Program

CCS choral students have many musical opportunities and each year is full of rich experiences that help students grow, lead, and strive for musical excellence in honor and praise of our Lord. Choir classes are often paired with CCS's other fine arts offerings of AP Music Theory and Music Appreciation, to improve not only their vocal and theory skills but delve into the inner workings of musical composition. Our junior high choir focuses heavily on the foundational vocal techniques, providing tools to help our singers decipher and translate their sheet music into beautiful song. The senior high choir continually attacks difficult rhythms, harmonies, and languages to fuse many voices into one blended sound.

The Competitions

Covenant Choirs annually compete in Florida Vocal Association (FVA) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) events, earning superior and excellent ratings. In addition, CCS singers compete statewide to consistently fill coveted spots in the Florida All-State Choirs through the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA). We are proud to have placed a student in each and every Florida All-State Choir, from middle school through high school, and to carry on our history of success in that arena. Covenant singers are also selected yearly to sing in the Stetson Honors Choir and Stetson Men's Choir at Stetson University. 

The Shows

Every fall, choral students either stage a full-length Broadway Musical (Once Upon A Mattress, Annie Get Your Gun, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Music Man) or perform in the variety show Broadway Lights, featuring smash hits from the greatest shows to ever hit Broadway. This school year's Broadway Lights show will include selections from The Lion King, In the Heights, The Wizard of Oz, Waitress, Annie, Aladdin, Funny Girl, and more!

The Tours

  • 2005, Carnegie Hall, under the direction of the Head of Choral Music at Stetson University, Dr. Duncan Couch.

  • 2007, Carnegie Hall, under the direction of distinguished conductor Marios Papadopoulous, Music Director at Oxford. 

  • 2009, England. Covenant Concert Choir traveled to England and performed a Cathedral Concert tour, singing in such remarkable venues as the Trinity Church in London, the Bath Abbey, and the Gloucester Cathedral.

  • 2011, Lincoln Center, under the direction of Dr. Mark Deakins, the Choral Director at Georgetown, performing the Fauré Requiem.

  • 2012, Atlanta. Covenant Concert Choir traveled to Georgia to compete in Atlanta's Peachtree Classic Festival.  We were awarded the following: "Best Choir Overall," "Best Women's Choir Overall," "Best Soloist" - Amanda Dixon. In addition, CCS qualified for the National Sweepstakes round, ranking with choirs nationwide. 

  • 2014, Carnegie Hall, under the direction of world-renowned composer/conductor, John Rutter, performing Rutter's Gloria and Te Deum.