Blue Notes singing group

Founded over 60 years ago, the Blue Notes are a philanthropic group of women who volunteer their time and talent for a good cause. Singing music from Big Band to Broadway, the group performs in four-part harmony for senior centers, assisted living venues and for a variety of audiences throughout Southern Fairfield County. Their director, Dr. Craig Scott Symons, is also the director of the First Congregational Church of Greenwich choir.

The DCA is proud to have the Blue Notes as a key part of our philanthropic mission.

Current members are: Martha Hathaway (Co-Chair), Karol Lee Trismen (Co-Chair), Nancy Brewer, Barbara Browning, Sheilah Cloud, Carol Coutts, Deanna Davis, Mary Flynn, Dona Garnett, Elaine Harding, Carol Hollyday, Gail Johnson, Jane Kellogg, Liz MacMaster, Carol Matton, Sharon Montero, Charity Poth, Nancy Powell, Robin Salmans, Susan Spain, Marilyn Tjader, Toni Worth and Lucia Zachowski.

Spring performances

  • Tuesday, February 3 – Elderhouse, Norwalk
  • Tuesday, February 17 - Long Ridge Rehab Center, Stamford
  • Friday, March 6 – Atria, Darien
  • Tuesday, March 17 – Norwalk Senior Center
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Sunrise Senior Living, Turn of River
  • Tuesday, March 31 – Maplewood at Darien
  • Tuesday, April 7 – Jewish Community Center
  • Tuesday, April 14 - Atria Stamford
  • Tuesday, April 21 – Sunrise Senior Living, Brighton Gardens
  • Tuesday, April 28 – Aurora Senior Living (Now Autumn Healthcare)
  • Friday, May 8 – Stamford Senior Center
  • Tuesday, May 12 – Westport Senior Center
  • Friday, May 15 – Lifetime Learners Institute

If you would like to have the Blue Notes perform for your group, please contact them at

Do you love to sing? Join the Blue Notes!

If you enjoy singing in harmony, what better way to combine your philanthropy and your talent than to volunteer with the DCA Blue Notes?

For the 2014-2015 season, rehearsals begin in September, with performances from late October through the holidays. The schedule is generally set for Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:30pm. But it’s not all work – this is a very collegial group whose members over time form strong bonds.

The Blue Notes also show their interest in philanthropy with their membership in the DCA, where their funds help with the DCA mission, to include scholarships for Darien High School graduates.

For information on membership in the Blue Notes and upcoming auditions, call the DCA at 203-655-9050 or Karol Lee Trismen at 203-656-1044/203-856-1544, or email us at