Winterfeldt Organ Recital Sunday in Christ Chapel

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by

Christ Chapel's Hillgreen-Lane Pipe Organ

Christ Chapel's Hillgreen-Lane Pipe Organ

The Office of the Chaplains and the Department of Music is pleased to announce a faculty organ recital by Assistant Christ Chapel organist Chad Winterfeldt in Christ Chapel on Sunday, February 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Winterfeldt’s program includes works by de Grigny, Bach, Statham, Demessieux, Hancock, Ferko and Messiaen. The recital is open to the public at no charge.

Dr. Chad Winterfeldt received a doctorate in organ performance from the University of Nebraska in 2004, where he studied with George Ritchie and Quentin Faulkner.  He also earned degrees in music at Concordia College, Moorhead, and Yale University.  A recent career highlight is the study and performance of J. S. Bach’s “Great Eighteen” chorale preludes in the fall of 2011.  He serves First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, as Director of Music and Gustavus as Assistant Organist at Christ Chapel and Director of Handbells.

This recital will be performed on Christ Chapel’s magnificent Hillgreen-Lane pipe organ which currently contains 55 speaking ranks of pipes, played from a four-manual, solid-state combination and relay console.

For this program, Winterfeldt has programmed a series of works for the church year, evening prayer and medieval chant. He will open the recital with de Grigny’s Pentecost work, Premiere Livre d’Orgue: Veni, Creator Spiritus, Bach’s Evening Prayer, Meine Seele erhebt den Herren and two works for Advent, Veni, Emmanuel by Heathcote Straham and Twelve Chorale Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes by Jeanne Demessieux. Winterfeldt continues with Fantasy on Divinum Mysterium for Christmas by Gerre Hancock, and three movements from Frank Ferko’s The Hildegard Organ Cycle. Chad Winterfeldt will conclude Sunday’s recital with a work for Epiphany, Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité by Olivier Messiaen.

This faculty recital by organist Chad Winterfeldt is free and open to the public. The recital begins at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel and will be followed by a reception for Dr. Winterfeldt.


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