7pm-- Wyatt Smith, Organ Recital

  • 22 Apr 2015
  • 7:00 PM
  • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Chapel, 11831 N. Seminary Drive Mequon, WI

Wyatt Smith organ recital

Wyatt Smith, a 2009 graduate of Luther Preparatory School and presently a graduate student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale School of Music, will present an organ recital on April 22 at 7:00 p.m. The recital will be held in the campus chapel and played on the chapel’s 25 rank tracker action instrument built by the Martin Ott Pipe Organ Company of St. Louis in 1991.

Besides works by Bach and Mendelssohn, Wyatt’s program includes a work he commissioned: Liturgy Live by Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra. The work intersperses chorale preludes which Bach composed for the liturgical year with the composer’s own improvisations. Detailed notes explaining the work will be included in the program. The Seminary Chorus will present several anthems accompanied by the organist. There will be a free-will offering during the intermission.

Wyatt began keyboard studies already in grade school with Mary Free, the wife of his pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rapid City, SD. His interests and talents blossomed with Mrs. Bethel Zabell, his teacher at Luther Preparatory School. He received the Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the University of South Dakota, graduating magna cum laude. He is presently involved in a master’s program at Yale and will eventually enter a doctoral program in organ performance. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, Historical Keyboard Society of North America, Music Teachers National Association and the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. He holds the Colleague and Service Playing Certificates from the American Guild of Organists. 

Contact: Prof. James Tiefel at 

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