Organist Buendorf Returns for Christ Chapel Recital Posted on October 26th, 2009 by

Organist Timothy D. Buendorf

Organist Timothy D. Buendorf

St. Paul organist Timothy Buendorf, Gustavus class of 1988, returns to Christ Chapel on Friday, October 30 for for an alumni organ recital beginning at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

For his recital, Buendorf has chosen a program that includes, among other works, selections from Bach’s Leipzig Chorales, Mendelssohn’s Andante with Variations and Cesar Franck’s Fantasie in A Major. It is, as Buendorf writes, “a program that covers a wide variety of musical styles and demonstrates the wide range of tonal colors that the organ can produce.”

Timothy D. Buendorf graduated from Gustavus in 1988 with a major in church music. During his years at Gustavus, Tim studied organ with David Fienen and Norma Aamodt-Nelson, and was organist at Trinity Lutheran Church. He went on to attend the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts where he earned a Master of Music degree. Following an appointment as Chapel Organist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Tim returned to Minnesota in 1997 where he has held church music positions at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and Saint Mark’s Catholic Church before taking his present appointment as Chapel Organist at the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul.

Friday’s recital in Christ Chapel is free and open to the public. Timothy Buendorf’s recital begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Chapel narthex.


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