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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Twin cities Chapter, American Guild of Organists

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Organ Events Calendar

Upcoming organ events in and around Minnesota.

Last updated on May 1, 2015

Related link: link Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

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2015: May | June | July |August

May, 2015

May 1, Friday:

7:30PM – a Members Concert sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, with performances by Jane Horn, Stephen Hamilton, Jonathan Orwig, William J. Wilson, Samuel Holmberg, Kim Crisler, Jeffrey Patry, Jennifer Anderson,Sharon Kleckner, and Christopher Ganza, featuring the 48-rank Reuter organ at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church (9201 Normandale Boulevard) in Bloomington, MN.  Free.  Public invited!

May 2, Saturday:

7:30PM – a concert featuring sopranos Marissa Brengman Hansen and Nora O’Sullivan, and organist–pianist Sebastian Modarelli utilizing the Wicks/Rieger-Kloss pipe organ at the Church of St. John the Evangelist (11 Fourth Avenue) in Rochester, MN. 

May 3, Sunday:

2PM – the annual J. Isabelle Dyck and SE MN AGO Chapter Student  Scholarship Winner’s Concert featuring the Casavant organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  

3PM – resident musician Eric Floan and Friends present an all-Bach concert on the 39-rank Hendrickson tracker-action organ at Central Lutheran Church (259 West Wabasha Street) in Winona, MN.  Free/donation.

3PM – guest soloist Diana Lee Lucker plays Josef Rheinberger’s Organ Concerto No. 2 in g with the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra, featuring the Holtkamp-Dobson pipe organ at Westwood Lutheran Church (9001 Cedar Lake Road) in Saint Louis Park, MN.  Donation.

4PM – with the Mississippi Valey Orchestra led by Henry Charles Smith, Chorus Polaris, the Colonial Chorale, and Christ Presbyterian Chancel Choir present Francis Poulenc’s Gloria at Augustana Lutheran Church (4100 Robert Street South) in West Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

7PM – an evening of French choral and organ music, including the Messe Solennelle by Louis Vierne and other works by Franck, Saint-Saens and Dubois, featuring the Oratorio Chorus led by Joyce Larson and organist Peder Flaten at St. John’s Lutheran Church (4842 Nicollet Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation. 

May 5, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist James Hicks plays works by Marcel Dupre and Diana Lee Lucker during the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free

May 9, Saturday:

1PM – a concert of music for organ, orchestra, soloists and chorus to benefit Twin Cities Catholic Charities, including the Missa Brevis Joannis de Deo by Haydn and the Concerto for Organ and Strings by John Cook, presented by Lynn Trapp and featuring the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

May 10, Sunday:

2PM – resident musician Robert Murphy teams up with Classic Brass Incorporated for a family-friendly Mother’s Day concert featuring four French composers (Lefebure–Wely, Gigout, Vierne and Dubois) played on the 31–rank Levson pipe organ at St Mark's Lutheran Church (2499 North Helen Street) in North Saint Paul, MN.  Free/donation.

3PM – guest soloist Diana Lee Lucker plays Josef Rheinberger’s Organ Concerto No. 2 in g with the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra, featuring the Holtkamp-Dobson pipe organ at Westwood Lutheran Church (9001 Cedar Lake Road) in Saint Louis Park, MN.  Donation.

4PM –resident musician Kraig Windschitl plays a free Mothers Day Concert on the Rodgers Infinity/Möller pipe-electronic organ at Olivet Lutheran Church (7150 Rolling Acres Road) in Victoria, MN.

May 12, Tuesday:

7PM – students in the BM Performance and Church Music degree programs perform, beginning on the Dobson organ in Studio A and moving to the Holtkamp organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Free.

12:35PM – guest soloist Melanie Ohnstad plays works by Marcel Dupre and Diana Lee Lucker during the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free

May 14, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Allan Mahnke plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

7:30PM – resident musician Sean Vogt and instrumentalists from the Minnesota Orchestra collaborate in a program of music for Brass and Organ, including a rare performance of Stephen Montague’s “Behold a Pale Horse” and featuring the recently-expanded Aeolian-Skinner instrument at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. 

May 16, Saturday:

7:30PM – a double–bill of performances of Arthur Honegger’s “King David” (with chamber orchestra) and Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” (with organ, harp and percussion) featuring the Oratorio Society Chorus led by Matthew Mehaffey, with organist Helen Jensen, at Roseville Lutheran Church (1215 Roselawn Avenue West) in Roseville, MN. Come early for Musical Conversations at 6:30PM. Admission. 

7:30PM – a concert of orchestral and choral music by Sir Edward Elgar with the Cathedral Choir and Choral Society directed by Raymond Johnston at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Come early for Musical Conversations at 6:30PM.  Admission. 

May 17, Sunday:

3PM – organist David Cherwien and his wife Susan Paolo Cherwien lead a hymn festival featuring the Holtkamp organ and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the parish at Zion Lutheran Church (241 Fifth Avenue North) in Hopkins, MN.

4PM – resident organist Jason Engquist accompanies a service of Evensong and Mark Stahuyra conducts a concert featuring Handel’s “Dixit Dominus” with chamber orchestra at the Church of St. John the Evangelist (60 Kent Street) in Saint Paul, MN.  

May 19, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloistBenjamin Kolodziej plays works by Marcel Dupre and Diana Lee Lucker during the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free

May 22, Friday:

7PM – resident musician Robert Murphy teams up with the Twin cities premiere 18-piece high school brass group, the No Limit Brass Choir for selections by Gabrieli, Strauss, Grieg, and excerpts from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition featuring the 31-rank Levsen pipe organ at St. mark’s Lutheran Church (2499 North Helen Street) in North Saint Paul, MN. Donations benefit the No Limits Brass Choir Scholarship Fund.

May 24, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain presents music “In Memoriam”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

4PM – guest organists John Salveson and Jeffrey Patry present music by women composers (for organ and piano), including works by Diane Bish, Elizabeth Stirling, Libby Larsen, Fanny Mendelssohn and others) played on the 31-rank Levson pipe organ at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (2499 North Helen Street) in North Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

May 30, Saturday:

Daytime – join members and friends of the SE MN and Riverland AGO Chapters for an organ crawl in the La Crosse area, including the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  More information at www.semnago.org.

4PM – help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of musician extraordinaire Nancy Whipkey with a concert and reception saluting her for her decades of service at Ascension Episcopal Church (214 Third Street North) in Stillwater, MN.

May 31, Sunday:

POSTPONED 4PM – a guest appearance by acclaimed concert soloist Hector Olivera, featuring the recently restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.  

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends celebrate his 80th Birthday with special music featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

June, 2015

June 6, Saturday:

7:30PM – celebrated accompanist Clark Wilson provides musical enhancement to a Laurel and Hardy Silent Film Comedy Festival, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

June 7, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends celebrate his 80th Birthday with music on the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

June 27, Saturday:

7:30PM – Michigan native and assistant organist at the Nathional Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, Benjamin La Prairie will play the first of three summer organ recitals, part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, at 1st Evangelical Lutheran Church (1210 South Stephenson Avenue) in Iron Mountain, MI.  Admission.  See also June 28 and July 1. 

June 29, Monday:

7:30PM – Michigan native and assistant organist at the Nathional Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, Benjamin La Prairie will play the second of three summer organ recitals, part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (201 E. Ridge Street) in Marquette, MI.  Admission.  See also July 1. 

July, 2015

July 1, Wednesday:

7:30PM – Michigan native and assistant organist at the Nathional Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, Benjamin La Prairie will play last of three summer organ recitals, part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, at St. Joseph Catholic Church (701 Calumet Street) in Lake Linden, MI.  Admission. 

August, 2015

August 20, Thursday:

7:30PM – talented guest student organist Donald VerKuilen plays a solo concert featuring the recently-expanded Aeolian-Skinner instrument at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.