Nicholas Filippides, Director

Nicholas Filippides is excited to be leading
the Branford Chorale in his second year as
the group’s musical director. He is a music
education graduate of the University of
Hartford's Hartt School of Music program
and is currently a MA candidate at Central
Connecticut State University, Music
Education. Nick is the music teacher at
North Branford High School, where he
teaches chorus, guitar, music history, and
directs the music of the North Branford
High School Musical.
Nick’s experiences include performances at
the Bushnell Theatre, ACDA Festival and
University of Connecticut's "Real Men
Sing" invitational chorus. When Nick isn't
surrounding himself in his current favorite
musics he spends his free time coaching and
participating in his favorite sport, Ultimate
Frisbee.

 

William Speed, Accompanist

William Speed joined the Branford Chorale in January 2016 and is delighted to be working with the group.  Bill is the Director of Music Ministries at the First Congregational Church of Guilford, helping singers, handbell ringers and instrumentalists to make a joyful noise.  He was trained as an organist at Westminster Choir College, Yale, and the Haarlem International Organ Academy.  Bill's alter ego is as a genetic researcher at the Yale School of Medicine.