Peter Niedmann is active as an organist and composer. His choral music is widely performed throughout the United States and has garnered unanimous critical acclaim. His music has been performed at The White House and a Papal Mass for Pope John Paul II. In the Ending of the Year, for chorus and orchestra, was singled out by American Record Guide magazine as the best new piece on Harvard University Choir’s CD, Carols from the Yard. The American Organist magazine has praised his music as “thoughtful, well-wrought, and appealing.”
In 1992, Mr. Niedmann was a prize winner at the American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation, held in Atlanta. He was a member of the faculty of the Hartt School, University of Hartford and was listed in Who’s Who in America. Mr. Niedmann is Organist & Director of Music at Church of Christ, Congregational in Newington, Connecticut. He has led seminars on organ improvisation, composition, and choral repertoire for the American Guild of Organists and the United Church of Christ Musician’s Association national and regional conventions. From 1993 to 1995, he was Dean of the Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and in 1991 was awarded the organization’s Associate Certificate.
Mr. Niedmann’s compositions are included in two hymnals—Wonder, Love, and Praise (Episcopal) and The New Century Hymnal (United Church of Christ). His music is published by Augsburg-Fortress, GIA Publications, Inc., Concordia, Paraclete, Thorpe-Theodore Presser, and Selah.