Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series

Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series
at South Congregational Church
242 Salmon Brook Street,
Granby, CT 06035

The Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series for 2016-2017
Founded in 2011 by members of South Congregational Church, Granby’s new classical music series is devoted to honoring the life and work of Bruce Porter, and his contributions as an organist and director. We will present four events in the upcoming season, thanks to the support of an Artscape grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the generous donations received from those in the Farmington Valley community who have attended concerts at South Church for the past several years.


Granby Education Foundation Grant awarded to the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series for the 2016-2017 Season. Fêtes Galantes, with Tina Chancey, pardessus de viole, opens the series on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 4 pm.
The Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series, in its fifth year of presenting programs at South Congregational Church in Granby, CT, has received a grant from the Granby Education Foundation's Community Grant Program for the 2016-2017 Season. The overarching goal of the Granby Education Foundation is to nurture excellence in education and to support innovative and creative educational projects which will enhance the lives of community members of all generations.

The Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series has planned an exciting season for 2016-2017, one which will provide programs to interest adults and children alike. The grant from the Granby Education Foundation will be used to present four concerts by an array of excellent musicians at South Church in Granby. Two of the concerts in the 2016-2017 BPMMS season, the Fêtes Galantes performance on October 9, 2016, and the concert by the winners of the Connecticut Young Artists Piano Competition on April 23, 2017 are collaborative projects new to the series.

On Sunday, April 23 at 4 pm, the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series will host two of the winners of the CT Young Artists Piano Competition (YAPC) for 2016, Tom Hicks of Great Britain, and Chengcheng Yao of China. This will be the first year of a new partnership for the BPMMS, initiated by the YAPC founder Bridget de Moura Castro. The Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series appearances by these young virtuosi have been awarded as part of the prize for winning the competition, as are the honoraria they will receive for performing on the series.

The Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series is held in the sanctuary of South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby CT. The church is wheelchair accessible. Admission to the concerts is free, with a suggested donation of $10 at the door to support the continuance of the series. For more information please contact the South Church office at 860-653-7289

Sunday Services

Service Times

  • 8:30 am ~ Meditative
  • 10:30 am ~ Celebrative



Everyone is welcome to partake of communion.

  • 1st Sunday Each Month


Additional Info

SCC Happenings

Wed Mar 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Living and Leading From Your Soul
Thu Mar 30 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Sat Apr 01 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Mind, Body & Soul Centering Workshop
Wed Apr 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Property Meeting
Thu Apr 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Thu Apr 13 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Wed Apr 19 @12:00AM
SouthWind Submission Deadline
Thu Apr 20 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Fri Apr 21 @ 6:30PM -
Finding Your Sacred Self Workshop
Sat Apr 22 @ 7:30PM -
Salmon Brook Music Series Presents David Wilcox