Make a Joyful Noise unto the Earth

Psalm 100 tells us what we should do! Music at Chapel by the Sea gives you the opportunity!

Take a break from your hectic life’s schedule and join Chancel Choir or Chapel Bells or both!! A rewarding experience in music as well as fun and fellowship is yours for the asking. For more information, check out the groups below and/or call:


Music Ministries at 239-463-3173 ext. 25.

Michael Melnikov, Director of Music Ministries


Michael Melnikov, Director of Music Ministries/Organist is pleased to announce that the 2018/2019 Concert Series dates have been set. Be sure to save the dates! Notice that all of our concerts will be on Thursday evening. A free-will offering will be accepted at each concert. Call Lois Doggett at 239-463-3173 for details.


Chapel Christmas Concert Presented by Voices of Naples.  

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 7 p.m.  

Chapel by the Sea is honored to once again host Voices of Naples, under the direction of Dr. Douglas Renfroe, as they present an evening of Christmas and Holiday favorites. The talented vocal ensemble will be accompanied by pianist, LaVon Mattson, and a string quartet from the Southwest Florida Symphony. Voices of Naples was formed in 2002 to provide an opportunity for singers in and around Naples to study and perform choral music. Members are selected by referral and short audition, and study an eclectic repertoire ranging from classical to pop. Voices of Naples is a Florida not-for-profit corporation, which provides scholarships to outstanding students in our area.


Music to Touch the Heart – A Celebration of Love.  

Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 7 p.m.  

Featuring Bass Baritone, Dr. Douglas Renfroe And Soprano, Carolann M. Sanita.  

Dr. Renfroe is an internationally acclaimed bass baritone who has performed throughout Europe and the United States. In 2010, he was appointed the Artistic Director of the Voice of Naples, an auditioned choral ensemble, who traveled in May 2017 to Rome, Florence and Venice. Included in this tour was a special concert at the Vatican. Dr. Renfroe was the Director of Music and Fine Arts at Beach United Methodist Church from 2008 to 2014.

Ms. Sanita has a rich and lyrical voice that allows her to sing in various style. Together the musical aura of these artists has thrilled audiences with their musical beauty and vocal blend. Together the musical aura of these artists has thrilled audiences with their musical beauty and vocal blend.




Alma College Choir Michigan Presbyterian College  

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – 7 p.m.

The Alma College Choir, from Michigan Presbyterian College, tours across the United States each February singing concerts, visiting public schools and participating in worship services. The choir’s extensive touring is one of the primary ways the college builds and maintains close ties with the church community. The singers are all undergraduate students between the ages of 19 and 22.

The choir will sing an 80-minute program of sacred classics, spirituals, and Scottish, Irish and American folk songs. If you attended the Alma Choir’s concert at Chapel in 2015, you will want to tell friends and neighbors not to miss this year — for it will be a great evening of friendship and song.


Memory Makers Big Band–Friday,March 22, 2019-7 p.m..

  This 17-piece traditional Big Band will start its 6th season in November of this year and is directed by Ray North, who, along with core members, has a lifetime in the Indiana Big Band scene. The Memory Makers concentrate on Big Band dance music from the 1920’s through today and will be performing in Chapel’s Silver Hall for your listening and dancing pleasure. All members of the Memory Makers are volunteers, and the Band operates as a non-profit organization, with excess proceeds going to music education charities each year.


2018-2019 Concert Series Information

The Chapel’s adult vocal choir prepares anthems year round, including two services during “season” as well as special worship services throughout the year. Solo voices as well as special groups often perform during services. Rehearsals are Wednesday mornings at 11:00 AM and Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM.
The Chapel Cats offer “praise and worship” songs the first Sunday of each month (Communion Sunday). The group is comprised of singers and instruments. If you would like to share your talents, give our Music Director, Michael Melnikov a call at (239) 331-5301. Practice is held the Wednesday before Communion Sunday at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary.
The adult Chapel hand bell choir prepares special selections for various worship services throughout the year. Practices are Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM and, when required, Sunday mornings at 8:45 AM.
The Chapel Chimers prepare special selections for various worship services throughout the year. It is open to beginners as well as experienced chimers. Practices are Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM.

The sanctuary at Chapel by the Sea seats 621 people.



Two grand pianos are located in the Sanctuary. In the choir/organ loft is a Kawai. On the main floor is the newly purchased Steinway Omega model; the largest of the Steinway’s “small grands”.

The Otto Altenburg piano is now located in Silver Hall, where it will be utilized for children’s concerts and other musical events. This was dedicated by Carl Matheny in memory of his wife, Donna Matheny, in 2013.


Pipe Organ

A Möller organ, opus 11846, was installed in the church in 1992 and in 2013 festival trumpet pipes were added.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 32 stops. 17 registers. 24 ranks. 1506 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes. With the installation of Festival Trumpets there are 35 stops and 1567 pipes.

Electric key action. Electric stop action. Draw knobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedal board. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


Unenclosed prepared for
16′ Bordun 8′ Holzgedackt
8′ Principal 8′ Erzahler
8′ Hohlflote 8′ Erzahler Celeste
4′ Octave 4′ Spitzflote
4′ Gedecktflote 2′ Flotenprinzipal
2′ Super Octave 1- 1/3′ Quinflote
IV Tks. Mixture IV Rks. Scharf
8′ Trompette 8′ Cormorne Tremulant
16′ Festival Trumpet
8′ Festival Trumpet
(prepared for)
enclosed 32′ Untersatz
8′ Flute a cheminee 16′ Principal
8′ Viole de Gambe 16′ Bordun
8′ Viole Celste 8′ Octave
4′ Principal 8′ Bordun
4′ Flute Ouverte 4′ Choralbass
2′ Flute Courte III Rks. Mixture
II Rks. Cornet 16′ Posaune
IV Rks. Plein jeu 8′ Trompette
16′ Basson 4′ Hautbois
8′ Trompette
8′ Hautbois


Hand Bells – 5 octave set of Malmark English hand bells


Chimes – 5 octave set of Malmark hand chimes