All church performances inside a building are cancelled through August, unless other arrangements have been made. Customized music videos, live-streamed performances, as well audio/video editing services are available. Christian is also available to guest speak through video as well. Please contact us for more information.

Christian performs a Native American Flute

prelude at Basilica of St. Mary's, Minneapolis 

Sacred Spaces & Gatherings

Christian plays in churches of all Christian denominations. He has also played in Synagogues, Zen Meditation spaces, and for Native American Ceremonies. Christian has played for hundreds of funerals and many weddings in a wide variety of settings. He also performs at hospital and hospice bereavement services.

He sings, song leads, plays guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes and ceremonial percussion. He leads a guitar only liturgy most third Sundays at Lyndale Lutheran Church. Christian has played in Churches throughout the Twin Cities Metro and greater Minnesota.

He has performed improvised Native American flute & Organ duets with Mark Sedio and Philip Brunelle, and other organists. He also in a musical duo, called Wellespring with fellow music therapist, cellist, guitarist, and singer, Anna Lee Roberts.

Christian offers a broad repertoire of traditional hymns, old spirituals, country gospel, and some contemporary music. He is also an experienced worship leader and speaker. He brings diverse musical and spiritual influences into worship and ceremony. Christian can range from deeply meditative, to joyous & high energy.

Meditative Church Sampler - Christian Nielsen
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Christian Nielsen
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"Whether you're singing or playing- it's not like other musicians- it's just so healing- that must be because you use music to heal others every day."


This is a partial list of Churches where Christian has performed or been involved in services

  • All Saint's Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America

  • Augsburg College Chapel

  • Basilica of St, Mary's, Minneapolis

  • Centenary United Methodist Church, Mankato

  • Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

  • Chaska Moravian Church

  • Church of the Ascension, Norwood Young America

  • Delano United Methodist Church

  • Excelsior United Methodist Church

  • Faith Lutheran Church, Waconia

  • First Lutheran Church, Glencoe

  • Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Chaska

  • Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church

  • Hokah United Methodist Church

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brownton, MN

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gaylord

  • Lanesboro United Methodist Church

  • Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Delano

  • Lyndale Lutheran Church, Maple Plain

  • Minnetonka United Methodist Church

  • Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church, Belle Plaine

  • Our Savior's Church, Sacred Heart

  • Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis

  • Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN

  • St. James Lutheren Church, Howard Lake

  • St. John's Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine

  • St. John's Lutheran Church, Chaska

  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Jordan

  • St. John's United Church of Christ, Norwood Young America

  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waconia

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis

  • St. Mary's Catholic Rectory, Arlington, MN

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waverly, MN

  • St. Micheal's Catholic Church Gaylord

  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Arlington, MN

  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Watertown, MN

  • St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Cloud

  • St. Peter Lutheran Church, Watertown, MN

  • Stillwater United Methodist Church

  • Temple Israel, Minneapolis

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Gaylord

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Watertown

  • Waconia Moravian Church

  • Wesley United Methodist Church

  • White Bear Lake United Methodist Church

  • Unity Unitarian Church, St. Paul

  • Zion Lutheran Church, Arlington​