Layton James Music Director, Bethel Lutheran Church, Hudson, WI
Retired keyboardist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Trained as musicologist, taught at Cornell, Stanford, U. of Hawaii, Macalester College, Westminster Choir College, UW River Falls.
Harpsichord builder.
Available as guest conductor, guest soloist.


I play the organ and piano each week, direct the Bethel Chorale, design worship services, select music for traditional worship, and find professional instrumental and vocal soloists to complement worship. I am an improvisor at the keyboard. I compose hymn tunes, anthems, and arrange music by others for local performance. Fluent in four languages, I often do my own translations of Bach, Mendelssohn, Fauré, etc.


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Phone: 715-690-4503



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