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First Church of Christ, Bethany, Hires New Music/Choir Director

August 31, 2023
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First Church of Christ, Bethany, Hires New Music/Choir Director

First Church of Christ, UCC at 511 Amity Road in Bethany, CT (Bethany First Church) has hired Greg Wilfrid as music and choir director.  His first Sunday at the church was July 23.  Greg holds a B.M. and M.M. from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where he also earned his Kodály Certification.  He spent fifteen years serving at First Church West Hartford in various roles - most recently as their Assistant Music Director.

Greg presently teaches General Music and Choir at Louis Toffolan elementary school in Plainville, CT., and is also the director of a town-wide jazz band.  Greg has presented at Music Education workshops and conferences at the Collegiate, State, Regional, and National levels and performs regularly around the area with the Traditional Celtic folk group, “The Jolly Beggars,” who have recorded four albums together since 2010.  He regularly performs with the “Jolly Roger” a Traditional Celtic folk band from Connecticut on guitar, tenor banjo, mandolin, and vocals.  In addition, he is a solo singer – songwriter and performs traditional folk music all around Connecticut.

Bethany First Church is an open and affirming congregation and welcomes persons of all races, ages, and genders.  We invite you to come join us on Sundays at 9:30am and help us welcome our new Music Director to Bethany!  For more information, please visit www.bethanyfirstchurch.org or call the church office at (203) 393-3116.

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