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


Jay Lindsay, Accompanist

Jay Lindsay is a pianist, organist and composer based in New Haven. He performs frequently as a solo concert organist and accompanist throughout Connecticut. He holds a B.Mus from the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT and an M.Mus from the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore, MD. Jay is the music director at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wallingford where his responsibilities include playing the organ and directing the adult and youth choirs. In addition he maintains a piano teaching studio from his home where he teaches students of all ages and skill levels. When not making music, Jay enjoys tinkering with electronics, reading comic books, roasting coffee, and taking hikes with his dog, Gus, and cat, Maurice.