Music & Choirs

A strong, vibrant Music Ministry is an integral part of worship services at The Congregational Church of New Canaan. We see music as a potential pathway to God.

Participating in Music

Whether you are a singer, a handbell ringer, a keyboardist, an instrumentalist, or an active listener, our church welcomes and nurtures your talent. Through its seven active choirs, the Music Ministries provide a place for everyone to participate. We also encourage everyone to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord” during Worship Services on Sundays – either in the choir or as a member of the congregation.

We look forward to this musical experience with you, and encourage you to learn more about and come sing with one of our choirs. New members are welcome at any time!

The Mary Bradley Clarke Fund

Mary Bradley Clarke was the wife of The Reverend Merrill Fowler Clarke, minister of The Congregational Church of New Canaan from 1922-1950. Mrs. Clarke sang in the Chancel Choir, and was vitally interested in the ministry of music. During her time here, much was done to improve the quality and interpretation of the heritage of church music, and to introduce appropriate new forms of musical worship into the worship services. In her last will and testament, Mrs. Clarke bequeathed monies to the Music Ministry of The Congregational Church designated to provide singers and instrumentalists for special musical programs. The Mary Bradley Clarke Memorial Fund was established in 1973.

In May of each year, a concert is held in celebration of her continuing legacy to this church and to the wider community. The concert is free and open to the public. Contact Jody Blaine Davis for more information at or (203) 966-2651 x827.