Elim Park Christmas Festival and Rock This Town Orchestra

Saturday, December 2, 2017 2PM ONLY — Rock This Town Orchestra Christmas Spectacular • The ultimate Brian Setzer Orchestra tribute band, playing all your favorite Christmas tunes in an upbeat, energetic swingin’ style! Blending a vibrant fusion of the American sounds of classic 50’s rock & roll and big band swing with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture – with colorful, festive stage props and maybe even a visit from a particular jolly old elf.  Special Festival Ticket Prices: $15/$10/Kids under 12 FREE

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A Carnegie Hall to Nelson Hall Christmas

DECEMBER 15, 2017 • 2PM & 7:30 PM — Beloved brother-brother singing act, Will and Anthony Nunziata, will bring a stellar repertoire from their concert at Carnegie Hall straight to Nelson Hall for a Broadway style Christmas celebration! Accompanied by their Broadway pianist and plenty of good humor and brotherly banter, this is sure to be a fun, festive concert event.

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Bennett Family Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 • 2PM and 5:30PM   — Enjoy the festive sounds of handbells, vocals, instrumentals, accordions and more as this talented, musical family celebrates birth of Jesus Christ.  This Christmas concert features a combination of new and familiar Christmas carols such as Good Christian Men Rejoice, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, O Holy Night and more. A Free-will offering is suggested and will be collected at the door.

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The Waterbury Chorale Chamber Singers

Wednesday, December 20 • 7:00 PM — The Chamber Singers of the Waterbury Chorale, directed by Joseph Jacovino,  present “Wishing You A Merry Christmas” which will feature traditional and popular Christmas carols such as “Love Came Down at Christmas”, “Carol of the Bells,” “White Christmas,” and more. Since its inception in 1967, the Waterbury Chorale performs sacred and secular repertoire that expands over five decades. Filled with energy, excitement, and passion, the Waterbury Chorale has delighted audiences both domestically and internationally. Join us as we present unforgettable musical experiences that have been highly acclaimed! We look forward to seeing you! Free and Open to the Public. 

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Evening of Piano & Flute on February 10th

Saturday, February 10, 2018 — An Evening with Piano and Flute featuring a variety of romantic, classical selections.


Tara Lesco performs as piano soloist and accompanist in the Hartford and New Haven areas. She has played in the pit orchestras of several musicals, including Pippin, West Side Story, and Jekyll and Hyde. She has served as accompanist for a touring company performing throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to performing, Tara has spent many years involved in music therapy programs across CT and has served as a music director, as well as a worship leader in several churches. Tara holds B.Mus and M.M. degrees from The Hartt School in Music History and Piano Performance, respectively. She has studied with the late Susan Tannenbaum, Watson Morrison, and Paul Rutman. She teaches piano at Neighborhood Music School in New Haven and in her own private studio in Wallingford. 

Tricia Macaboy Blanks is a Sr. Administrative Assistant at Kaman Precision Products, a Division of Kaman Aerospace, in Middletown, CT. She grew up in Hamden, CT and currently lives in Wallingford with her husband, Ray, and has two grown daughters, Katelyn and Emily. Tricia has been playing the flute for over 40 years, with two early musical highlights being selected as one of seven flutists from the eastern seaboard to participate in the Eastern Musical Festival in North Carolina and also playing in the first chair position in the CT All-State Orchestra in her senior year of high school. Over the years, she has performed with many musical groups, including the Hamden Symphony, the New Haven Youth Symphony, the Porch Players, the Earl Banquer Woodwind Quintet, the Orion Trio, and the Charter Oak Flutes. She currently serves as the music librarian and flute section leader of Wallingford’s “R” Band, as an ensemble musician for the Middlesex Vocal Chords and the Wallingford Chorus, and freelances around the state, playing in pit groups for musical productions and in local churches for special services and weddings, as well as serving in the music ministry in her own church, White Oak Baptist in Cheshire.


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Galvanized Jazz Band

FEBRUARY 20, 2018 • 7:30PM — The best in traditional New Orleans jazz and a local favorite, this is about the most fun you can have without trying. Galvanized Jazz band boasts years of musical experience, talent and tradition in the form of swing, struts, stomps, spirituals, and a colorful parade of parasols.

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