Sunday, November 1, 2015, 3:15 PM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
from Toccata and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
César Franck (1822-1890)
Pastorale, Op. 19
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
from Sonata No. 2 (1937)
Godfrey Tomanek (1925-2015)
Joseph Callaerts (1838-1901)
Toccata in E Minor, Op. 29
Nathan J. Bayreuther began his career as a professional organist at age thirteen at the First Congregational Church in New London, Connecticut. Hired as the full-time Director of Music five years later in 1999, he quickly established himself as an organ recitalist, performing at various venues across the state. In 2005, he was hired as Director of Music Ministry at the First Congregational Church of Madison. He currently studies with Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez; past instructors have included Dr. Judith Mack and the late Czech organist and composer Godfrey Tomanek.
Mr. Bayreuther has received numerous accolades, awards and scholarships, and in the spring of 2014, he signed with the Arabesque Records music label in New York. He has served on the Executive Boards of the New London and New Haven County Chapters of the American Guild of Organists and has also served as an organ scholarship adjudicator. A recipient of the Colleague Certification from the AGO in 2004, he performs organ concerts on a regular basis across the region and also serves as organist for the New England Chamber Choir and Orchestra based in Cromwell.
He lives with his wife and son in Wallingford, Connecticut, and can frequently be found sailing the waters of Long Island Sound in his spare time.