Our Lady of Light Musicians
Meet the musicians who bring joyful praise to God each week. Next time you see one of these wonderful singers, you can introduce yourself and find out more about our Music program here at Our Lady of Light. Our enthusiastic volunteers will be happy to answer your questions about rehearsal times and cantor/choir/instrumentalist opportunities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions you may have.
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Grace Angel was raised in beautiful SW Florida and is a junior at Ave Maria University majoring in Music and Accounting. She has always loved music and says that “music permeates every aspect of my life.” Before she was born, she would move with joy during her mother’s church choir rehearsals. She is very grateful to God for all of her musical gifts, and for the opportunity to participate in Our Lady of Light music ministry singing and socializing with other choir members. She thinks it’s beautiful how OLOL choir brings people together with a similar point of interest. She has developed her love for music by studying piano, organ, and voice, and, after graduation, hopes to continue working in music ministry to glorify God. She also loves spending time outdoors and contemplating nature.”
Lucy is a Senior at Estero High School who loves to sing in her school choir and theater. She’s a baptized Catholic at Our Lady of Light and a member and group leader of the Anchor youth program here at OLOL. Lucy has been singing at the church since elementary school and currently serving as a cantor.
Linda has lived in Florida since 1978. She was a founding faculty member at FGCU in the College of Education. She has been involved with music her entire life through choirs, symphony choruses, musical productions and for those who know what it is…tamburitza groups in Pittsburgh. She believes that music is a beautiful prayer that God finds joyful.
Dianne has been a part of the OLOL music ministry since 2006 as a choir member and cantor. She is a classically trained musician and vocalist. She attended a private Catholic girls’ fine arts academy from K-12th grade where she played 3 instruments in a symphony orchestra and sang in choir from a very young age. She holds a B.A. in English and Theatrical Arts and a Master’s in Special Education. Dianne considers music an enhancement to worship and is honored to serve in the music ministry.
CHRISTINA has been singing as a cantor for Our Lady of Light for about five years. She and Joe, her husband of 49 years keep busy with children and grandchildren, exercise and golf when they are in Florida. An elementary and preschool music teacher for 35 years before retiring in 2006, she continues to cantor and sing in a Choir at St. Louis University when she is there.
Bob retired to Florida and immediately joined the Our Lady of Light choir. From past experience, he knew that choir would be a great way to meet people; giving one purpose, and goals. “Our weekly rehearsals keep me focused while I continue to learn new music.. As they say, “Use it or lose it”. Our choir is not a singing competition nor a test of abilities. It is simply a group of people with a desire to sing, and inspire the congregation to join in the mass.
Come give us a try! You’ll enjoy the music, the friendships, and the opportunity.” He adds “He who sings, prays twice.”
Rick has been singing in the Our Lady of Light choir since 2018 and joined the OLOL Spirit & Song ensemble on percussion in 2022. Rick feels that singing in the choir is a blessing that provides a chance to really connect with worship. Rick’s love for music stretches back to his High School days in Intl. Falls, Minnesota where he played in the HS Jazz Band and the marching band. In 2016 Rick founded the Last Call Band in SW Florida which offers an array of 60’s to 80’s music to local communities. Rick’s Motto is “You don’t want to leave this earth with your music still in you.” Amen!
Zachary Rappley is a husband and father whose primary passion is passing on the beautiful mysteries of the Catholic faith to his children. He also enjoys glorifying God through music at Our Lady of Light and at his home parish, Corpus Christi Chapel in Naples where he plays the piano and sings. A graduate of Ave Maria University, he currently works as a scientist at Arthrex.