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Organ Recital Series featuring Kraig Windschitl & Schola Cantorum

Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas


Sunday, December 9, 2012 - Sunday, December 9, 2012

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University of St. Thomas Saint Paul, MN 55105



On Sunday, December 9, at 3 PM, organist Kraig Windschitl will perform organ chorales of Bach on the Gabriel Kney pipe organ at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University of St. Thomas, in Saint Paul. He will be joined by the UST Schola Cantorum, directed by Aaron Brown. The recital is sponsored by the UST departments of music and campus ministry in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Gabriel Kney pipe organ in the chapel

The program will include settings by Bach of the chorales Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
(three settings), Meine Seele erhebet den Herren (two settings), and KyrieGott Vater in Ewigkeit. The Schola will sing the Latin chants upon which the chorales are based.

Kraig Windschitl earned the Bachelor of Arts from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, with majors in Organ Performance and Theology.  His graduate study was at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, where he earned the Master of Music in Organ Performance with a cognate in Sacred Music.  His teachers have included Kim Kasling, Larry Smith, Marilyn Keiser, and Judith Kresnicka.

Kraig currently serves as Co-Principal Organist at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis/Victoria, MN.  With over 13,000 members, Mount Olivet is the largest Lutheran congregation in North America. Kraig has also served St. John’s University as adjunct music faculty in the areas of music theory, ear-training, and keyboard instruction. Kraig maintains a private studio through the Mount Olivet School of Music, where he teaches students of all ages.  Most recently, Kraig has accepted the position of Chapel Organist and Carillonneur at Breck School in Minneapolis. Kraig is a member of the North American Guild of Carillonneurs. Also a member of the American Guild of Organists, he serves on the Program Committee of the Twin Cities Chapter.

Aaron M. Brown is the Director of Liturgy and Chapel Music in the Campus Ministry Department and the Director of the Liturgical Choir and Schola Cantorum in the Music Department at the University of St Thomas. His graduate degree is in Liturgical Music from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.