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.