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 Friday, January 20, 2017, at 7 pm (with a snowdate of Jan 27), Jason Roberts, improv organist extraordinaire, returns to the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series to provide live musical improvised accompaniment for Buster Keaton's "The General," a fast-paced comedy adventure from the early days of cinema. Keaton's 1927 film is based on a true story from the Civil War era recounted by William Pittinger, one of the train engineers involved, whose book about it was titled "The Great Locomotive Chase." In Ebert's 1997 review of "The General," he called it a "Masterpiece about a southern railway engineer who has only two loves in his life-- his locomotive and the beautiful Annabelle Lee." Come to the movie on Friday, Jan. 20...Bring your family and friends! This is the fourth silent film the BPMMS has hosted. The 2016 film was Buster Keaton’s "The Navigator", and the entire audience was dissolved in belly-aching laughter throughout the movie, adults and children alike. Don't miss it!

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

Thu Feb 23 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Wed Mar 01 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Property Meeting
Thu Mar 02 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Fri Mar 03 @ 7:00PM -
Good Co. Theater presents James and the Giant Peach
Sat Mar 04 @ 2:00PM -
Good Co. Theater presents James and the Giant Peach
Sat Mar 04 @ 7:00PM -
Good Co. Theater presents James and the Giant Peach
Sun Mar 05 @ 2:00PM -
Good Co. Theater Presents James and the Giant Peach
Thu Mar 09 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Thu Mar 16 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Sat Mar 18 @ 7:30PM -
Salmon Brook Music Series Presents Cricket Tell the Weather