meet the performers
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.
The Hillgreen-Lane organ in Christ Chapel was built by in 1962. It has been significantly altered in the last 30 years. These renovations, carried out by David Engen, and more recently by the Hendrickson Organ Company of St. Peter, include a new console with solid state combination and relay, moving several ranks of pipes from an antiphonal position in the basement into the main organ above the balcony, restructuring the Swell mixture, and extensive repairs following the tornado of 1998. It currently contains 55 ranks, encompassing 3,187 pipes, played from a four-manual console