The Mid-Day Music series at St. Paul's on the Green regularly gives visitors a chance to let the spirit of music provide a refreshing respite during otherwise hectic days.
The latest musical offering was provided Wednesday by trombonist Nate Reit of New York City. A professional musician who freelances around the city with different groups, he noted how the St. Paul sanctuary is an especially wonderful place to play a brass instrument.
"This is a beautiful church and the space sounds really, really nice," he said. "It's wonderful to play music in a nice church."
"I'm just happy to be here."
Vince Edwards, St. Paul's music director, and artistic director for Seabury Academy of Music and the Arts, which sponsors the Mid-Day Music program, said there are 26 such concerts throughout the year.
"We try to do a whole variety of things," he said. "We kind of see it as an outreach."
Many seniors will stay after the concerts to enjoy lunch downstairs and socialize, he said. The concerts themselves are free, with a request for donation, while the lunch costs $5.
"I just love the music," said Barbara Vota of Norwalk, who comes to the concerts often.
"I come for the half-hour of peace," she said. "And the music is always beautiful."
The next St. Paul concerts are Oct. 16, 23 and 30 and Nov. 6. For more information, check http://bit.ly/160X9rt