Bill Chouinard, resident organist at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, plays a varied program of organ classics, including some transcriptions, upon the church's fabulous 1927 Casavant / Schantz pipe organ.
Bill Chouinard is Organist and Music Coordinator at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, a position he has held since 1988. Mr. Chouinard, whose past organ teachers include Dean Billmeyer, Kim Kasling, and Edward Berryman, serves as organist for religious conventions, frequently is a workshop presenter on service playing and improvisation techniques, and has played for numerous hymn festivals, most recently for the annual conference of The Hymn Society in The United States and Canada.
He has appeared several times on live national radio broadcasts on the St. Paul Fitzgerald’s Wurlitzer theatre organ and has performed on the public radio program “Pipedreams.” Mr. Chouinard’s credits also include performing with the Minnesota Orchestra, playing on compact disc recordings on both organ and harpsichord, and touring as a guest organ soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to keyboard duties, Mr. Chouinard is a very active freelance bassist in the Twin Cities, performing frequently both live and in studio with many album credits for both electric and upright bass. Bill resides in White Bear Lake with his wife and three children.