Reaching a High Note: Fairfield Cellist Appointed ‘Artist-in-Residence’ at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — September 29, 2014 – An accomplished musician who has captivated audiences in his young career, Fairfield resident Niles Luther has been named ‘Artist-in-Residence’ at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church (GHCC).

Luther will play in many performances at the church throughout the 2014-2015 season, and will complement the church’s well-known music program that is a force of creative expression of many voices and talents. As Artist-in-Residence, Luther will be an active artist engaging the church community, and will touch the hearts and minds of the congregation with music and collaboration. The notion of having an artist-in-residence also builds on the GHCC’s commitment to encouraging its young members to embrace their passions and gifts.

“It is such an honor to be the first ever artist-in-residence at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church,” said Luther. “I grew up in this church and now to give back in the best way I can through music is something incredibly special.”

“I, and our church have known Niles his whole life, and we have seen him grow as a person, as a Christian, and active church member, and as a musician,” said GHCC Co-Pastor Rev. David Rowe. “Month by month, his passion and commitment for and to the cello became clear. He wants to make a difference with his life and his career as a musician. It is obvious when you talk with him about life and music, and it is obvious when you watch him perform.”

To check the schedule for all music programs and performances at GHCC, please visit or call 203.259.5596.

About Niles Luther

Niles Luther has graced many stages, performing in nearly 100 concerts encompassing his alma mater, Fairfield Warde High School, as well as in private events. In addition to participating in the Fairfield Warde chamber, concert and symphonic orchestras, Luther has played with the New Haven Symphony Youth Orchestra, and during his junior year of high school, attended the Manhattan School of Music pre-college program in New York City.  Luther has also used his talents to give back to the community where he has performed in numerous fundraisers — including Concert for Newtown, which he directed and was a featured performer.  Currently, Luther is studying with master cellist Ole Akahoshi of Yale University in preparation for Conservatory auditions for the 2015-2016 academic school year. To learn more about Niles Luther, please visit

About Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

The Greenfield Hill Congregational Church is located at 1045 Old Academy Rd, Fairfield, CT was founded in 1725 and has grown to a membership of almost 1000 members.  Led by Rev. Dr. David Rowe and Rev. Dr. Alida Ward, the church is a vibrant and effective community with the feel of a small town.  Members come from many religious backgrounds and find their church home at Greenfield Hill where they are greeted with the respect and encouragement needed to grow a “can-do” spirit. With a very active mission serving others from their own backyard to halfway around the world and through a very lively Sunday school, legendary youth work, and numerous volunteer opportunities, anything is possible within the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church. For more information, visit or, email or call 203.259.5596.

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