Musicians in Residence

St. John’s Episcopal Church is both visually and sonically beautiful – the perfect venue for concerts of many types. In addition to the concerts of our Music at the Red Door series, St. John’s the musical home of a number of artists and ensembles.

The New World Trio

For more than three decades, the New World Trio has brought the excitement and intimacy of chamber music to live audiences throughout New England. Founded in 1985 by violinist Anhared Stowe, New World provides a unique experience for music lovers with its mix of both standard repertoire and contemporary works. With each performance, New World brings new vitality to established masterworks; these are paired with contemporary pieces, with each complementing the other in depth and beauty. “…New World has been (Hartford’s) one reliable source of chamber music since its founding…” says the Hartford Courant. The New World Trio is in residence at St. John’s starting with their 2017-2018 season. Visit for details.

The Madsingers

Although the name implies “madly singing,” or “singing angrily,” the actual play on words is “madrigal singers.” This long-established group meets on Wednesday mornings (9:30-11:00) to sight-sing great unaccompanied choral music. Although madrigals are a staple of the group’s repertoire, sacred and secular choral works of any type are included, as well as canons and more. Members are encouraged to submit ideas. The time together is a fast-paced mix of true sight-reading and learning, as Director Mattie Banzhaf provides fascinating informal historical and musical perspective. All interested singers are welcome to join! Contact Mattie for details at