(203) 245 - 2739 mainoffice@fccmadison.org

Music Program

For information, please contact Nathan Bayreuther, Director at:
(203) 245 – 2739, ext 21, or email nbayreuther@fccmadison.org

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!

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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. Signed to the Arabesque Records label in New York in the spring of 2014, 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.

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

Feb
14
Sat
7:00 pm Valentine’s Day Concert/Dance
Valentine’s Day Concert/Dance
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Valentine's Day Concert/Dance @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
Looking for something fun – and FREE – to do on Valentine’s Day? Join us as the Nathan Bayreuther Jazz Quartet fills the church house auditorium with music! Light refreshments will be served. While dancing is[...]
Mar
6
Fri
12:15 pm Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Mar 6 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
The 1930 Moller organ console For the ninth year in a row, the First Congregational Church of Madison is sponsoring lunchtime organ concerts at the church during five Fridays in Lent.  The public is invited[...]
Mar
13
Fri
12:15 pm Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Mar 13 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
The 1930 Moller organ console For the ninth year in a row, the First Congregational Church of Madison is sponsoring lunchtime organ concerts at the church during five Fridays in Lent.  The public is invited[...]
Mar
20
Fri
12:15 pm Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Mar 20 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
The 1930 Moller organ console For the ninth year in a row, the First Congregational Church of Madison is sponsoring lunchtime organ concerts at the church during five Fridays in Lent.  The public is invited[...]
Mar
27
Fri
12:15 pm Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Mar 27 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
The 1930 Moller organ console For the ninth year in a row, the First Congregational Church of Madison is sponsoring lunchtime organ concerts at the church during five Fridays in Lent.  The public is invited[...]
Apr
3
Fri
12:15 pm Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series
Apr 3 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Five Fridays Lenten Concert Series @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
The 1930 Moller organ console For the ninth year in a row, the First Congregational Church of Madison is sponsoring lunchtime organ concerts at the church during five Fridays in Lent.  The public is invited[...]
Apr
25
Sat
7:00 pm Project: “Music Heals Us”
Project: “Music Heals Us”
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
Project: "Music Heals Us" @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
Project: Music Heals Us While Guilford and Madison are close enough to New York City to take advantage of the high quality of the arts available at Lincoln Center, the desire of PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS[...]
May
17
Sun
4:00 pm Pianist Thomas Pandolfi: “One Si...
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi: “One Si...
May 17 @ 4:00 pm
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi: "One Singular Night" @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
Thomas Pandolfi Join us as American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI presents music of George Gershwin and Marvin Hamlisch on our historic 1875 Steinway grand piano. Pieces include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (the 1927 solo version), Nobody But[...]
Jun
7
Sun
3:00 pm Shoreline Soul
Shoreline Soul
Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm
Shoreline Soul @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
Angela Clemmons Directed by the shoreline’s own Angela Clemmons, the Shoreline Soul concert is the culmination of five, two-hour workshop sessions. The participants will perform the traditional and contemporary gospel songs they’ve learned in the[...]
Sep
19
Sat
7:00 pm Pianist James D’Leon
Pianist James D’Leon
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Pianist James D'Leon @ First Congregational Church of Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States
Pianist James D’Leon Pianist James D’Leon will return to First Congregational Church to play the 1875 Steinway Grand for a great new program. Pieces will include Cesar Franck’s Prelude, Fugue and Variation for piano, Liszt’s[...]
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