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Meet Our Director

Nathan J. Bayreuther
Director of Music Ministry

About Our Choirs

Adult, Youth & Children, Handbells, Spirit and WOW

Our Music Program

Instruments, Music Library

Sep
29
Sat
“Survivor’s Swing Band” Concert
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm

This seven-piece professional jaaz band generates energy and excitement wherever they perform! Based here in Connecticut, they play the classic melodies from the 1920s through the 1940s that everyone wants to hear. This event is FREE to the public, although a free-will offering will be taken to help support the Organ Restoration Fund.

A few years ago, a retired armament repairman looked for new ways to couple his substantial musical talents with his now-plentiful spare time.  Via the Wallingford Senior Center he sought other “seasoned” jazz musicians interested in gathering there for an occasional jam session.  Four sufficiently aged senior citizens showed up at the first meeting; together they didn’t sound bad and they sure had fun!  Other musicians joined in, and in time a seven-piece group was setting up every Friday afternoon to “rehearse” and entertain whoever else showed up at the senior center just to listen.  They became the WSC “house band”, eventually calling themselves the “Survivors” in acknowledgement of some of the original bandmembers who had passed away in the meantime, as well as in recognition of those beloved old melodies that remained favorites despite the passage of the decades. 
In the Fall of 2011 one member of this musical gang suggested taking the band on the road.  Encouraged by the others to go out and book some gigs, he did just that, lining up in short order several performance opportunities at other senior centers and assisted living facilities around the state. 
And, as they say, the rest is history: The “Survivors Swing Band” has now performed countless times (more accurately, on nearly 450 occasions in six years) at such facilities, and other venues as well, all over Connecticut and also beyond its borders, at malls, libraries, schools, restaurants, municipal auditoriums and gazebos, backyard parties, wedding celebrations, and even a hot dog stand (yes, really, a hot dog stand!). They have brought back some great musical memories for innumerable seniors and other fans (both young and old!) of Swing-era music. 
Oct
7
Sun
Roslyn Young Memorial Concert
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm

THE GRAND TOUR

Renaissance Music from England to the Continent

We invite you to join us this year as the New York-based period instrument ensemble, Primavera Consort, returns to Music at the Meetinghouse  to present a lively and varied program of vocal and instrumental Renaissance music from England, France and Spain. Susan Iadone, a well-know early music specialist, directs the ensemble of recorders and viols, and they are joined by soprano, Sarah Brailey.  This is the 15th Annual Roslyn Young Memorial Concert, and the ninth year to be included in the Music at the Meetinghouse series.  Tickets are $20, available at the door; under 18 admitted free.  There will be a pre-concert talk at 3:15 pm, and a reception at Angela Hubley Hall following the concert.

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Music at the MeetinghouseINFO & TICKETS

Nathan J. Bayreuther
Director of Music

26 Meetinghouse Lane
Madison, CT 06443

203-245-2739
ext. 21
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