Events& News

New Wellespring Studio Recording & Video

Anna & Christian have collaborated in recording a studio version of the Gospel folk song, Poor Wayfaring Stranger- a crowd (and congregation) favorite at many of their performances. The song combines Anna's warm voice and resonant cello, with Christian's haunting Native American flute and guitar accompaniment. The Video feature's Christian's Photography, mostly in black and white.

March 2020

March 28th- Christian with his father, Rev. Larry Nielsen @ Delano United Methodist Church, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
As part of Delano UMC's 150th anniversary year, all living pastors who have served Delano will be returning to preach. Christian's father Larry was an interim pastor four seven months while Christian was working on the music team. They will be returning together for music and a message on what should be a joyful worship service!
March 15th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
March 5-8 WELLEPRING @ du Nord Couple's Getaway Weekend
Christian and Anna Lee Roberts will be providing music & imagery experiences for this relaxing, long weekend couple's retreat at Camp du Nord near Ely, MN
registration at:
https://account.ymcamn.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Product-Search/CAT/FAMILY/BR/62/KW/getaway/AUTO/Y?_ga=2.155372925.778974990.1581925252-464897425.1581925252

Glenfields, Glencoe

PRIVATE

March 28th

Orchard Estates, Glencoe

PRIVATE

March 17th

Winthrop Good Samaritan

PRIVATE

March 3rd

The Moments

PRIVATE

March 9th & 23rd

Summerwood Assisted Living

PRIVATE

March 4th & 18th

New Perspective Waconia

PRIVATE

March 12th & 26th

Emerald Crest Victoria

PRIVATE

March14th

February 2020

Feb 16th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
Feb 8th- WELLESPRING @ Minnetonka INDOOR Farmers Market, 11am - 1pm
Come join Anna & Christian for a couple sets of great music at the Minnetoka Community Center as part of a vibrant, indoor market.
14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka

The Moments

PRIVATE

Feb 10th & 24th

Summerwood Assisted Living

PRIVATE

Feb 5th & 19th

New Perspective Waconia

PRIVATE

Feb 13th & 27th

January 2020

Jan 26th- Good Samaritan United Methodist, Edina 10 AM- ALL WELCOME
Christian will be joining the very talented music team and choir, playing mostly Native American flute, but other instruments as well. Good Samaritan is a congregation that welcomes all people 
Jan 25th- Glenfields Senior Living, Glencoe. PRIVATE
Jan 20th- Grand Meadows Senior Living, Glencoe. PRIVATE
Jan 19th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.

The Moments

PRIVATE

January 13th & 27th

Summerwood Assisted Living

PRIVATE

Jan 1st & 15th

New Perspective Waconia

PRIVATE

Jan 9th & 23rd

Emerald Crest Victoria

PRIVATE

January 18th

December 2019

Led by Christian, with only a ukulele!

Come and sing your favorite Christmas Hymns on last time this season! There will also be some fun non-church Christmas songs at the end. All are welcome!!!!!

December 24th- 2nd Annual
WELLESPRING CHRISTMAS EVE at Lyndale Lutheran, 10 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME
After all the fanfare and busyness of the season, come spend an evening of quiet reflection, lessons, carols, meditative music and poetry in a welcoming country church. Come take time to listen to the silent night and be together in fellowship and community. 

Blue Christmas Service

St. John's UCC, Bongards

Christian will be providing all of the music for this healing service.

Description from the church:

Blue Christmas?
Yes, blue as in the blues. As in "I am feeling blue."
Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays.

Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, experiencing a miscarriage during pregnancy, and a variety of other human situations can make parties and Christmas celebrations awkward and painful for many people – both in our congregations and in the community.

St. John’s will be hosting this Blue Christmas service featuring musician Christian Nielsen. If you know someone in your circle who has experienced loss or change that might be causing them pain or grief, extend an invitation and let them know they are welcome to come and be a part of this community worship.

Together, we will honor our feelings of sadness, and be met with the eternal hope that comes in the Christmas message: that you are never alone, that God meets us in our sad times, and walks with us on our journey.

December 15th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.

Emerald Crest Victoria

PRIVATE

December 14th

Wellespring The Waters of Edina

PRIVATE HOLIDAY EVENT

December 12th

Wellespring at Presbyterian Homes Minnetonka Shores

PRIVATE HOLIDAY EVENT

December 10th

Presbyterian Homes Minnetonka Shores

PRIVATE HOLIDAY EVENT

December 9th

Path Of Grace United Methodist Women Christmas Brunch

PRIVATE

December 7th

Christian will be providing music and images for this program. This is open to all in the area who may be having a tough time facing the upcoming holidays due to the loss of a loved one. Ridgeview Hospice is the program through which Christian Nielsen Music provides music therapy services. It's always an honor to reunited with our hospice families, and to be joined by other members of the community who are struggling with grief and loss. 

The Moments

PRIVATE

December 2nd & 16th

Summerwood Assisted Living

PRIVATE

December 4th & 18th

New Perspective Waconia

PRIVATE

December 12th & 26th

November 2019

November 16th Glenn Fields Long Term Care, Glencoe, MN (private)

New Perspective Senior Living Minnetonka

PRIVATE

November 8th

New Perspective Senior Living Waconia

PRIVATE

November 14th

Summerwood Assisted Living

PRIVATE

November 6th & 20th

The Moments

PRIVATE

November 4th & 18th

November 17th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.

October 2019

October 10th & 24th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)

Wellespring The Waters of Edina

PRIVATE EVENT

October 17th

October 7th & 21st- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
October 2nd & 16th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
October 20th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.

September 2019

September 3rd @ Minnetonka Farmers Market 3-7pm
Come get some fresh veggies, BBQ, and other interesting things at the Minnetonka Farmers Market! And listen to me! :)
Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd
September 3rd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
September 12th & 26th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
September 4th, 9th, 16th & 23rd- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
September 15th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
September 4th & 18th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
September 28th Glenn Fields Long Term Care, Glencoe, MN (private)

August 2019

August 8th & 22nd New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
August 7th & 21st- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
August 7th- WELLESPRING & Christian Solo @ Chaska Farmers Market
Come join us at the bustling Chaska Farmers Market! Christian plays solo from 4-5 & Anna joins and Wellespring plays from 5-7.

Chaska City Hall

1 City Hall Plz, Chaska, Minnesota 55318

August 10th- All My Relatives presentation & performance, sponsored by Delano Diversity Task Force @ The 221: 221 2nd St. North, Delano, Minnesota 55328

Native American spirituality, philosophy, history, and justice issues explored through music performance, presentation, interactive music making, and discussion.

Christian is a musician, composer and hospice music therapist, who has studied Native American music, culture, history and healing. He’s served the area as a church musician and music therapist for 20 years, playing guitar, ukuleles, Native American flute, percussion, and sings. Native spirituality has been a large part of his own faith journey. He has performed and presented in many Minnesota churches about music, healing, and about the intersection of indigenous and Christian beliefs. Not Native American himself, Christian does not speak for any particular group, but shares his love of Native American music, and speaks about his own experience, as well as history and justice issues.
August 21st Christian Plays solo @ Chaska Farmers Market 4--6:45
Come join me at the bustling Chaska Farmers Market!

Chaska City Hall

1 City Hall Plz, Chaska, Minnesota 55318

July 2019

July 11th & 25th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
July 1st, 15th, 19th & 29th- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
July 3rd & 17th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
July 12th Glenn Fields Long Term Care, Glencoe, MN (private)
July 13th- WELLESPRING @ Minnesota United Methodist Women's Conference, Kelly Inn, St. Cloud (private)
July 14th- Delano United Methodist Church Outdoor Worship Service- 10:30-11:30 AM- Picnic to follow!
Christian returns to Delano UMC! It will be an outdoor service, with Christian providing and leading all music. Grab your lawn chair and come on out! 
July 21st- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 9:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.

June 2019

June 13th & 27th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
June 3rd & 17th- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
June 5th & 19th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
June 16th Glenn Fields Long Term Care, Glencoe, MN (private)
June 16th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 9:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
June 23rd- WELLESPRING @ Lyndale Lutheran Church's "HERE'S THE BEEF" Festival
Wellespring plays from 11:30-1:45, but there's more...
Join us at Lyndale Lutheran Church for an afternoon of worship outdoors and community!
ENJOY
- Worship with the Polka Sons of Worship @ 10:30AM
- ALL YOU CAN EAT community picnic lunch 11:30 - 1:30PM
- Music by Wellespring
- Silent auction
- Meat raffle
- Petting zoo
- WELCA Bake Sale

TICKETS
Can be purchased in advance at the church office, through a member or at the event.
PRICING:
Adults: $15
Under 12: $5
5 and Under: Free hot dog

Hope to see you there!
June 29th- WELLESPRING @ Keg & Case 10 AM- Noon

Keg and Case Market

928 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

May 2019

May 9th & 23rd- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
May 6th & 20th- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
May 1st & 15th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
May 10th WELLESPRING @ Westview Acres & Good Samaritan Mother's Day Event (private)
May 18th- WELLESPRING at Whalan Standstill Parade 10-11 AM
Downtown Whalen, near Gazebo
Anna and Christian are looking forward to returning to the Whalan Standstill Parade festival this coming Saturday morning, playing from 10 to 11 am, just before the Standstill Parade starts. This is a fun and unique festival in the picturesque, friendly small town of Whalan, which is only a few hours from Lanesboro. We’ll be near the gazebo. There’s great food, art, crafts, antique cars, and of course the famous parade that stands still (and the audience moves- quite an experience). Whalan is also home to the well known Aroma Pie Shoppe. Come on down to Whalan for a fun Saturday! 🎶🥧🥁🌞
May 19th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.

April 2019

April 11th & 25th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
April 8th & 22nd- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
April 3rd & 17th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
April 28th- WELLESPRING @ Presbyterian Homes, Lake Minnetonka Shores, Spring Park- 2:30-3:30 PM
April 18th- Holy Thursday at Lyndale Lutheran Church
6-7:30 PM
Looking forward to to playing for the Holy Thursday simple contemplative meal and service. During the meal I’ll be playing traditional hymns, spirituals, Native American flutes, and a little country Gospel in a meditative style. During the service there will be dramatic reading by the youth and we’ll be singing and having communion together, as Pastor Cheryl leads us in we remembering the Last Super.
April 21st- Easter at Lyndale Lutheran Church
8 AM- Sunrise Service
10:30 AM- Traditional Service
For both of these services, Christian will be collaborating with Nesa Black on the piano for special music & song leading. The 8 am service will start quietly and meditatively, and have more folk music. The 10:30 service will be a bit more of a traditional worship service, with many of the standard Easter Hymns. You are welcome to join us for one or both of these special service
April 28th- WELLESPRING Worship Service @ Bethel United Methodist Church
9:45 - 11 AM
Anna and Christian will be performing, leading a music-filled service, and Christian speaking during the message time. Prelude starts at 9:45 with service. Please come join us with this welcoming congregation. Christian has played at Bethel before and is looking forward to returning!
2116 Commerce Blvd, Mound, Minnesota 55364

March 2019

March 14th & 28th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
March 11th & 25th- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
March 17th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
March 6th & 20th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)

February 2019

February 14th & 28th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
February 11th & 25th- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
February 6th & 20th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
February 17th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.

January 2019

January 10th & 24th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
January 14th & 28th- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
January 2nd & 16th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
January 20th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.

December 2018

Wellespring Christmas Eve @ Lyndale, 2018 Video

(full video)

December is a very busy month! 
This calendar is based on bookings as of early November. MANY private events will be added to the schedule- too numerous to update them all. Events open to the public will be added as they're scheduled. Wishing all who celebrate a holiday season of joy and peace!
December 24th- WELLESPRING CHRISTMAS EVE at Lyndale Lutheran, 10 PM
ALL WELCOME
After all the fanfare and busyness of the season, come spend an evening of quiet reflection, lessons, carols, meditative music and poetry in a welcoming country church. Come take time to listen to the silent night and be together in fellowship and community. 
December 19th- Shorewood Landing Christmas Celebration (private)
December 16th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM- ALL WELCOME
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
December 11th- WELLESPRING Christmas Concert @ Westview Acres, Waconia 6:30
December 14th- The Garden House, Winsted (private)
December 6th- Ridgeview Hospice Holiday Hope Event, 6:30PM
This is a special time to support those who are facing a loss in coping with the Holidays. Music, Readings, and a message of hope and healing through grief. Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia, Auditorium
December 3rd & 17th- The Moments Memory Care- Lakeville (private)
December 6th & 20th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
December 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)

November 2018

November 25th- Lyndale Lutheran Church- How Sweet the Sound- ALL ARE WELCOME!
Christian will be leading a celebration of classic Hymns at Lyndale. All are welcome to come sing and be in worship together.
November 11th- Native American flute at Central Lutheran Church ALL WELCOME!
Christian returns to the beautiful sanctuary at Central to play his flutes in acoustics that are perfect for the instrument. He will be playing for 8:30 & 10:30 services, with extended flute preludes starting at 8:15 & 10:15. 
November 7th & 21st- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
November 1st, 8th, 15th, & 29th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
November 5th & 19th - The Moments- Lakeville (private)
November 1st, 8th, 15th, 30th- Auburn Meadows, Waconia (private)
November 5th, 12th, & 30th- Auburn Courts, Chaska (private)

October 2018

Oct. 21st- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
October 12th- The Garden House, Winsted (private)
October 7th, WELLESPRING Duo- Ridgeview Hospice Time of Remembrance, 6:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, Waconia
October 7th, WELLESPRING Duo- Tamarisk 25th Anniversary Celebration, 11am - 2pm
Ticketed Event- for more info, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1097113527123063/
11444 Tournament Players Parkway, Blaine, Minnesota 55449
October 8th & 22nd- The Moments- Lakeville (private)
October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th- Auburn Meadows, Waconia (private)
October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th- Auburn Courts, Chaska (private)
October 3rd & 17th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)

September 2018

September 27th- Private Party, Maple Grove
September 16th- Private Party, Plymouth
Sept. 16th- Lyndale Lutheran Worship Service, 10:30 AM
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
September 15th- Leading Musicians for Dean Sing-A-Long at the Everyone's Invited Picnic- Excelsior Commons
Christian's Song Leading featured in Dean Phillips for Congress campaign video
September 26th, 2018
Please note that Christian cares for and serves people regardless of politics. Christian has been inspired by the positive campaign of listening, conversation, and respect led by Dean.
Christian has song led at many of the campaign's parades. Christian was asked by the campaign to create a prerecorded sing-a-long with accompaniment track to help the moving marchers have a solid background to sing with. This allowed Christian or another member of Musicians for Dean to lead and direct the singing. Christian recorded guitar, ukulele, banjo, and a percussion track, which can be heard in the background.
September 6th, 13th & 20th- Auburn Meadows, Waconia (private)
September 6th, 13th, 20 & 27th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)
September 10th & 24th- The Moments- Lakeville (private)
September 5th & 19th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
September 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th - Auburn Courts, Chaska (private)

August 2018

August 26th- Christian providing music & song leadership for Lyndale Worship Service
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
August 10th- The Garden House, Winsted (private)
August 6th & 27th- The Moments- Lakeville (private)
August 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th- Auburn Courts, Chaska (private)
August 2nd, 9th, & 16th- Auburn Meadows, Waconia (private)
August 1st & 15th- Summerwood Chanhassen (private)
August 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 17th- New Perspective Senior Living, Waconia (private)

July 2018

July 22nd- Wellespring at Minnetonka United Methodist Church, 9:15 AM
July 15th- Christian providing music & song leadership for Lyndale Worship Service
In Addition to leading musical liturgy, Christian usually sings 2-3 special music pieces, and leads additional hymns, all solo, with just his guitar, ukulele, Native American flutes, and other instruments. Lyndale is a welcoming congregation in a beautiful country setting.
June 10th- Private Event
June 17th- Christian Speaking & Playing For Lyndale Worship Service
In Addition to playing & leading liturgy, Christian will speak about learning to listen to the spirit in his hospice music therapy work.
June 24th- Wellespring at Lyndale Lutheran Church's "Here's the Beef" Time TBA
Come Join Wellespring (Christian Nielsen & Anna Lee Roberts) for some great food and music.
June 15th- Worship at Lyndale Lutheran Church
June 21st- Private Event

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June 1st, 2018

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