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Dr. Chad Winterfeldt is Cantor of Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota. In that role, he guides the musical and liturgical aspects of worship in Christ Chapel. He teaches courses in church music, music theory and history, maintains an active organ studio and directs four handbell ensembles. In 2015, he was recognized by the Gustavus student body with the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. He serves the organ community as an active recitalist, adjudicator, and leader in the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Highlights of his performing career include a solo recital at Wenzelskirche in Naumburg, Germany, a complete performance of Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur, and a program of J. S. Bach at Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany. He holds degrees in organ performance from the University of Nebraska, Yale University, and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
His 2021 program will include the Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548 by J. S. Bach, a Trumpet Tune by Scott Hyslop, and the Choral-Improvisation sur le Victimae Paschali Laude by Charles Tournemire.