Music Program

For information, please contact Nathan Bayreuther, Director at (203) 245 – 2739, ext 21, or email

The First Congregational Church of Madison has a very active music program dedicated to spreading the Word of Jesus Christ. We have several adult and children’s choral groups, a rotating handbell choir, a magnificent 1930 Möller pipe organ, a restored 1875 Steinway Grand piano, the Music at the Meetinghouse concert series and much more. You are invited to take part!

Nathan J. Bayreuther, Director

Nathan J. Bayreuther began his professional career at age 13 as a substitute organist at the First Congregational Church in New London. Eventually hired as the Director of Music in 1999, he instituted an annual Lenten Organ Concert Series and also a Music Series of professional ensembles in 2002. He was hired as Director of Music Ministry at the First Congregational Church of Madison in 2005. Teachers have included Dr. Judith Mack and Godfrey Tomanek.

Chosen as the “director of choice” for city-wide interfaith services by the New London Clergy Association, Nathan has received numerous awards, accolades and scholarships including the Roberta Bitgood Organ Scholarship and the Colleague Certification by the American Guild of Organists. He has served on the Executive Boards of the New London and New Haven County Chapters of the AGO and has also served as an organ scholarship adjudicator. He performs concerts across the region and serves as the organist for the New England Chamber Choir and Orchestra based in Cromwell. He has also led the Nathan Bayreuther Jazz Trio since 1998. He lives with his wife and son in Wallingford and can frequently be found sailing the waters of Long Island Sound in his spare time.

Music at the MeetinghouseCONTACT MUSIC

26 Meetinghouse Lane
Madison, CT 06443
203-245-2739 ext. 21
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Upcoming Music Events

4:00 pm Music of the French Baroque
Music of the French Baroque
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Music of the French Baroque
Paris, during the reign of Louis XV, was a world center of art and culture, where people gathered in sumptuous salons to enjoy chamber music, poetry, song and clever discussion. The extraordinary ensemble, New York-based period[...]
4:00 pm The Bill Charlap Trio
The Bill Charlap Trio
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Bill Charlap Trio @ First Congregational Church | Madison | Connecticut | United States
One of the world’s premiere pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many of the leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and[...]