Choir Staff Singers

We welcome the following individuals as staff singers of the

Parish Choir 2017--2018 season


Carol Sabatino, soprano

Carol Sabatino was born in Cheshire in the north of England and has been singing since the age of five. She moved to the USA and resided with her family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and while there sang at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. Moving to Naples, Florida in 1994 Carol was a staff singer at Trinity-By-The-Cove Episcopal Church in Port Royal for 20 years.

Carol is married to Joseph Sabatino. They have four married children and six grandchildren; two of whom were born just this year. She and her husband have recently moved to Bonita Springs and she is delighted to be part of the music ministry at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, enjoying re-connecting with old friends and forming new friendships, and sincerely appreciates the warm welcome that she has received. She loves nature and the outdoors, cycling, swimming, beach walks, gardening anything that creates a reason to be outdoors.


Arienne Fort, alto

Arienne Fort was born and raised in Lima, Peru where she has participated in different choirs since the age of seven. In 2014, she attended Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, Michigan to study voice. Since then she decided to pursue a music career. She moved to Ft. Myers the past fall and is currently a voice performance major at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Apart from singing, Arienne loves acting and dancing. She also enjoys outdoors activities, like trekking or hiking and she never misses an opportunity to travel since she loves discovering new places, learning about different cultures and admiring all types of landscapes -- either the sunset on a beach or the sunrise in the mountains.



Walter Griffeth, bass

Walter Griffeth was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He attained his Associates Degree from Broward College and is currently a music education major at Florida Gulf Coast University. Choral music is a very big part of his life and future.   Mr. Griffeth has sung in the choir of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, Naples under the direction of John Fenstermaker and also has toured with the Florida Grand Opera during their production of Rigoletto. He has a love for the outdoors and sports.

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