Our church organist is Mr. Mahlon Peterson, having joined us in October of 2016.
Mr. Peterson began studying organ in high school and has been a church organist all his adult life. He has served as Director of Music at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury Connecticut and at St. Paul Church in Woodbury. He was appointed Minister of Music at the Congregational Church of Nagutuck in 2002, where he served directing the Adults’, Children’s, and Hand Bell Choirs until 2015.
He and his wife Amelia have a home in Hampden, Massachusetts. Amelia has a doctorate in music conduction from UConn and is the director of Musical Studies at Western New England University.
At Somers Congregational, Mr. Peterson directs the Senior Choir in addition to performing solo works on organ or piano for each service.