Peter Niedmann's music is widely performed throughout the United States and has garnered unanimous critical acclaim. His choral music has been sung at The White House and the Papal Mass in St. Louis 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.”
His hymns and service music are included in two hymnalsWonder, Love, and Praise (Episcopal) and The New Century Hymnal (United Church of Christ). His music is published by Augsburg-Fortress, GIA, Thorpe-Theodore Presser, Concordia, Paraclete, and Selah. Commissions include: Harvard University Choir; First Presbyterian, Tuscaloosa, AL; First Congregational, Columbus, OH; Archdiocese of Hartford, CT; Chorus of Westerly, RI; Anglican Singers, New London, CT; Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT; AGO Region I 2005 Convention.
Peter Niedmann was twice awarded conducting fellowships with Sir David Willcocks by The Chorus of Westerly, Rhode Island. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he studied organ with Christa Rakich and composition with William Penn, he also studied at the Hartt School of Music.
Born on October 12, 1960 in New London, Connecticut, he received his early choral and organ training with George Kent in the Choir of Christ Church and The Chorus of Westerly, Rhode Island. Mr. Niedmann was a prize winner at the 1992 American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation. He was a member of the faculty of the Hartt School, University of Hartford. Mr. Niedmann is Organist & Director of Music at Church of Christ, Congregational (UCC) in Newington, Connecticut. He is Sub-Dean of the Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and in 1991 was awarded the organization’s Associate Certificate.
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