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Worship Schedule

Sunday @ 10:00am
Traditional Worship

3rd Wednesday (each month)
@ 7:30pm. Laity led, informal worship.

The 10:00am Worship is

Broadcast on Madison Cable Access Channel 18:

  • Sunday, 12:00pm
  • Monday, 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 9:00 am




Music at the Meetinghouse

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Music has always held an important role in the church’s history. Our Music at the Meetinghouse concert series is dedicated to bringing others closer to Christ by hosting music events for everyone to enjoy in our sanctuary.  If you would like more information on these events, please contact Nathan Bayreuther, at: (203) 245-2739, ext. 21, or e-mail him at: nbayreuther@fccmadison.org.


Music at the Meetinghouse Presents:

Roy Assaf Jazz Trio

Friday, February 21st, 7:00 pm



Upcoming Events - 2013-2014 Season

Events highlighted in red are organized by the Music at the Meetinghouse concert series (Featured Events). 

Non-highlighted events are concerts organized and promoted by the artist (Hosted Events).



Saturday, September 21 - 7:00 pm

Internationally-renowned pianist James D'León takes command of the 1875 Steinway Grand with a special concert featuring music by Beethoven, Liszt, Takemitsu, Montague, and Saint-Saëns. A native of South Korea and an offical "Steinway Artist", James is known as a rare and versatile pianist who is just as comfortable playing a concerto as he would be playing a full solo recital or accompanying an instrumentalist or singer. He continues to dazzle audiences and keep them on the edge of their seats with his commanding technique and searching interpretations.


Sunday, October 6 - 3:15 pm talk; 4:00 pm concert

The 13-member Baroque ensemble, "Circle of Friends" will be performing, on period instruments, works by Corelli, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, Boyce and Marcello. They will be joined by oboe soloist Sarah Davol, and Metropolitan Opera tenor Glenn Alpert. Roslyn Young, a violinist and Guilford native, began her studies at the New Haven Neighborhood Music school, eventually earning her diploma in Salzburg, Austria. The Memorial Concerts are performed by Roslyn's former colleagues. 


Thursday, October 24 - 6:30 pm

The United Girls' Choir is Connecticut's fastest-growing youth choir. UGC currently has chapters located in Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Hamden, Killingworth, Milford, North Haven and Shelton, as well as advanced, regional ensembles based in North Haven, Madison, and Shelton. The advanced ensembles of the UGC have performed Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker with the New Haven Ballet and have participated in concert tours to destinations throughout the Northeast.


Friday, October 25 - 7:00 pm

Prepare to be spooked! Organist Nathan Bayreuther performs haunting and exciting music on the historic 1930 Möller pipe organ just before Halloween. Pieces include Vierne's Fantômes, Saint-Saëns's Danse Macabre, Widor's Allegro vivace from Symphony No. 5, and many surprises along the way. This concert is for all ages! Director of Music Ministry at the First Congregational Church of Madison, Nathan has received numerous awards, accolades and scholarships. His organ performances have been labeled "breath-taking" and "stirring" and he continues to perform across the region.


Sunday, November 10 - 4:00 pm

Entitled Abraham, Martin and John: Rejoicing in Hope, the Shoreline Chorale will be presenting American music commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War and Gettysburg Address, and the 50th anniversaries of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Founded by the Shoreline Arts Alliance, The Shoreline Community Chorale is in its 31st consecutive year and explores choral literature in a broad variety of choral styles.


Saturday, December 7 - 7:30 pm

Music Director William Boughton will conduct members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and singers in a presentation of Benjamin Britten's St. Nicholas, op. 42 and A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28. St. Nicholas is a glorious cantata celebrating the life and legend of the man who inspired Santa Claus. Add A Ceremony of Carols to welcome the Christmas season! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Symphony's website at http://www.newhavensymphony.org/page/event/st-nicholas-308.htm.


Sunday, December 8 - 4:00 pm

Since 1963, A Better Chance has been opening the door to educational opportunities for thousands of young people of color in this nation. Their mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. Join us on this date as the Madison chapter presents their holiday concert.



Saturday, December 21 - 4:00 pm

Madison Cultural Arts will present its 17th annual holiday concert featuring the Trinity Girls Choir and the and the United Girls Choir Madison Chamber Singers and Consort Divisions. The choirs’ repertoire of music will include music from Hanukkah as well as traditional Christmas carols and popular holiday songs.


Friday, February 7 - 7:00 pm

Tenor Richard F. Donohue will be accompanied by his father, Richard Wm. Donohue, for this special presentation of Schubert's Winterreise, a song cycle for voice and piano. Composed in two parts in 1827, each part contains twelve songs based on poems by Wilhelm Mueller.


Friday, February 14 - 7:30 pm

Rising Classical Music Stars David Gale and Roslyn Huang will present a Duo-Recital to celebrate Valentine's Day, performing works by Leclair, Brahms, Schumann, and Moszkowski. Both Mr. Gale and Ms. Huang are top prize winners of international competitions and proteges of legendary violinist, Aaron Rosand. Joining them will be internationally-acclaimed collaborator, Riko Higuma.


Friday, February 21 - 7:00 pm

Delivering fresh color to the world of music, the Roy Assaf Trio blends traditional jazz with Middle Eastern rhythms, singable melodies and danceable rhythms. Featuring Israeli pianist Roy Assaf, drummer Jake Goldbas and bassist Raviv Markovitz, they have performed across North America at venues such as The Blue Note and the Rubin Museum of Art. Assaf has toured internationally and has played with some of the world's most influential jazz bands.


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Saturday, March 15 - 7:00 pm

Lauded for "nonstop virtuoso skills" (Times Herald-Record, New York), the Asylum Quartet plays everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music, and klezmer. The four classically-trained saxophonists met as graduate students at the Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut.



Sunday, March 16 - 4:00 pm

Under the direction of Richard William Donohue, the New England Chamber Choir (NECC) will be presenting beautiful and moving music for Lent. Based in Cromwell, this group of gifted amateur singers and musicians has performed only the best choral music from Gregorian chant to classically-inspired music written today. NECC typically performs 13 concerts a season and has performed for the past 35 years all over the state.


March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 - 12:15-12:45 pm

Bring your lunch into the sanctuary and enjoy a half-hour of inspirational music by guest organists during the last five Fridays of Lent.  Performed on the historic 1930 Moller organ, this unique and popular series is free to the public as the First Congregational Church of Madison's Lenten gift to the community.  Come as you are!


Friday, May 16, 7:00 pm

We are very proud to present organist Rhonda Sider Edgington as a Featured Concert! Rhonda is a creative and eclectic musician with a diverse repertoire and wide range of musical interests. A Fulbright scholarship recipient, she performs on a regular basis in Europe and the United States. She is often commended for her innovative programming and exciting playing and has also been featured on the nationally-syndicated radio program Pipedreams. This is a concert not to be missed!


If you would like more information on these events, please contact Nathan Bayreuther, at:

(203) 245-2739, ext. 21, or e-mail him at: nbayreuther@fccmadison.org.


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