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 the True King. 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.

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). 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 stage a full-length Broadway Musical (Waiters, High Cotton, Good News, Once Upon A Mattress, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie Get Your Gun, The Drowsy Chaperone) or a themed Revue such as Broadway Lights, Reel Music: Songs of the Silver Screen, and the very popular Soda Pop Shop, bringing the best music of the 50's and 60's to the stage.

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. In addition, Mr. Rutter auditioned and hand-selected a small soli ensemble of women from the mass choir - congratulations to CCS alumni and students Lydia Rhoa (Soprano 1) Claire Young (Soprano 2), Hannah Goodnight, Sarah Hoenigmann, and Caroline Schrope (Altos).