There is perhaps nothing that says New England more than a town with a white-steepled church whose bells toll throughout the day. The Wilton Congregational Church is just such a church, but its carillon — the chimes that denote each quarter hour and send forth music into the community — is in dire straits. It needs to be replaced immediately and the church is reaching out for support to keep that tradition alive.
Bring the Music On! is a fund-raising concert planned for Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., featuring the church’s music director, Eugene Sirotkine, and pastor, the Rev. Dr. Anne Coffman. In addition to heading the church’s music ministry, Sirotkine was assistant conductor and chorus master with The New York Metropolitan Opera from 1999 to 2008 and is conductor and musical director of the Hudson Valley Singers. An internationally known pianist and choral conductor, he has performed and conducted in North and South America, Europe and Asia.