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Twin cities Chapter, American Guild of Organists

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Organ Events Calendar

Upcoming organ events in and around Minnesota.

Last updated on June 27, 2016

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

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2016: June | July | August

June, 2016

June 28, Tuesday:

12:10PM – guest musician Emily Bruflat plays a summer noontime concert that features the 3-manuel Robert Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Donation.

12:15PM – Jeff Patry plays a noontime summer series concert on the Reuter-Wicks-Walker organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

June 28, Tuesday:

9AM-noon – the first part of a two-day Summer Organ Workshop for all students and organ-interested individuals, featuring Jesse Eschbach (Professor of Organ at North Texas State University), Carol Donahue (long-time Duluth-area organist), and organ builders Daniel Jaeckel and David Rollin. This day (at the Jaecker Organ Shop, 1600 London Road, Duluth) includes discussion about careers and the organ and a workshop about what an organist should know about organ building and maintenance. Sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the AGO. Students admission is free; adult cost $25/2-days or $15/1-day. Pre-registration required by 6/27: email Karen Sande: jknsande@charter.net

June 29, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Alan Berg featuring the pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (2201 2nd Avenue East) in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

Noon - a free noontime concert by Joseph Trucano featuring the Holtkamp organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (1420 South 6th St) in Brainerd, MN as part of the Lakes Area Summer Organ Series.

12:15PM - guest musician Ryan Hulshizer plays a summer noontime concert that features the 71-rank Hendrickson organ at Wayzata Community Church. Free..

June 30, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Mark Fideldy plays  the 32-rank Reuter pipe organ at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

9AM-noon – the second part of a two-day Summer Organ Workshop for all students and organ-interested individuals, featuring Jesse Eschbach (Professor of Organ at North Texas State University), and Carol Donahue (long-time Duluth-area organist). This day (at 1st United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Road, Duluth) includes discussion about the physical and mental elements of making beautiful music and a master class on reducing performance anxiety and improving practice methods. Sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the AGO. Students admission is free; adult cost $25/2-days or $15/1-day. Pre-registration required by 6/27: email Karen Sande: jknsande@charter,net

July, 2016

July 3, Sunday:

2PM - Sam Backman continues the series of summer Sunday organ recitals as part of The Basilica organ’s 65th Anniversary Concert Series. Anticipating July 4, the program will feature classic musical Americana by way of Sousa’s Washington Post March and Ives’ Variations on America. Sam has been serving the parish of Good Shepherd as Music Director and Organist and now prepares to leave the Twin Cities to pursue doctoral studies at Oklahoma State University. The recital is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be gratefully received.

July 5, Tuesday:

12:10PM – guest musician David Mertesorf plays a summer noontime concert that features the 3-manuel Robert Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Donation.

July 6, Wednesday:

12:15PM - guest musician Tim O'Shields plays a summer noontime concert that features the 71-rank Hendrickson organ at Wayzata Community Church. Free.

12:15PM – pianist David Miller and organist Richard Collman present music by Buxtehude and Denis Bedard featuring the 27-rank Gabriel Kney tracker-action organ at the United Methodist Church (1401 S. Maple Street) in Northfield, MN. Free.

July 7, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Andrew Jacob plays  the 81-rank Schlicker-Dobson pipe organ at Normandale Lutheran Church (6100 Normandale  Road) in Edina, MN.  Free.

7PM –guest organist Samuel Backman presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

July 12, Tuesday:

12:10PM – guest musician Charles Luedtke plays a summer noontime concert that features the 3-manuel Robert Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Donation.

12:15PM – Paul Soulek plays a noontime summer series concert on the Reuter-Wicks-Walker organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

July 13, Wednesday:

Noon – Justin Rubin plays the Moeller organ at First Lutheran Church (2201 East 3rd Avenue) in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – guest soloist Rosalie Alcoser (from 1st Presbyterian, Red Wing) plays works by Bach, Travis and Langlais during a noontime concert on the 53-rank Johnson-Schlicker-Rutz pipe organ at 1st United Church of Christ (300 Union Street) in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15PM - guest musician Carolyn Diamond plays a summer noontime concert that features the 71-rank Hendrickson organ at Wayzata Community Church. Free.

July 14, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Dan Oie plays  the 18-rank Reuter pipe organ at Redeemer Lutheran Church (115 West Wayzata Boulevard) in Wayzata, MN.  Free

July 17, Sunday:

Kathy Borgen, Organist and Director of Music at Saint Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, continues The Basilica’s series of summer Sunday organ recitals celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the organ’s dedication. Program highlights include Daniel Roth’s Fantaisie fuguée sur Regina Caeli and Henri Mulet’s Tu es Petrus from Byzantine Sketches. The recital is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be gratefully received.

July 19, Tuesday:

12:10PM – guest musician Ron Shilling plays a summer noontime concert that features the 3-manuel Robert Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Donation.

12:15PM – Mary Newton plays a noontime summer series concert on the Reuter-Wicks-Walker organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

July 20, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Jan Bilden & Martha Mutch featuring the Gould organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (501 East 23rd Street) in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship.

Noon – a free, summer noon-time concert by Cathy Taylor on the Allen electronic organ at the Lutheran Church of the Cross (5064 County Road 13) in Nisswa, MN.

12:15PM – faculty soloists Catherine Rodland and James Bobb share a program on the 90-rank Holtkam organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15PM - guest musician Steve Gentile plays a summer noontime concert that features the 71-rank Hendrickson organ at Wayzata Community Church. Free.

July 21, Thursday:

12:10PM – a performance by Brice Peterson and Friends featuring the 36-rank van Daalen tracker-action pipe organ (celebrating its 40th anniversary) at Zion Lutheran Church (241 5th Avenue North) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

July 26, Tuesday:

12:10PM – guest musician Kraig Windschitl plays a summer noontime concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (720 S 2nd St) in Mankato, MN. Donation.

12:15PM – Andrew Galuska plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

July 27, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime variety concert by Rachel Kresha featuring the Wicks organ at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (2328 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN. Donation.

Noon – a free, summer noon-time concert by Gayle Mortenson on the electronic organ at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (6311 Mildred Road) in Baxter, MN.

12:15PM – guest soloist Kraig Windschitl (from Mount Olivet Lutheran, Minneapolis) plays a solo concert on the 55-rank Holtkamp organ in the Music & Drama Center Auditorium (110 Winona Street) on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15PM - resident musician Diana Lee Lucker plays a summer noontime concert that features the 71-rank Hendrickson organ at Wayzata Community Church. Free.

7PM – guest organists Mary Zelinski, Emily Solomon, Phillip Radtke, and James Renfer share a concert featuring the 52-rank Casavant pipe organ at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church (1900 Wellesley Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

July 28, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Joseph Trucano plays  the 32-rank Reuter pipe organ at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

July 31, Sunday:

2PM - Catherine Rodland, acclaimed concert organist and member of the Saint Olaf College organ faculty, continues The Basilica’s series of summer Sunday organ recitals celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the organ’s dedication. The recital is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be gratefully received.

August, 2016

August 2, Tuesday:

12:10PM – guest musician Wayne Wagner plays a summer noontime concert that features the 3-manuel Robert Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Donation.

12:15PM – Lee Afdahl plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

7PM – soprano Elena Stabile, accompanied by organist Christopher Ganza, presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

August 3, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime variety concert by Lanae Ronchetti featuring the Van Daalen tracker organ at Saint James Episcopal Church (2028 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN. You can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship.

Noon – a free, summer noon-time concer by Patricia Lundeen on the 1964 Holtkamp organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (418 8th Avenue NE) in Brainerd, MN.

12:15PM – guest soloist Stephen May (from Our Merciful Savior Cathedral, Faribault) plays Rheinberger’s Sonata No. 5 on the 48-rank Steere/Moeller organ at Skinner Chapel (405 First Street East) in Northfield, MN. Free.

August 4, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Jack Swanson leads a hymn-sing featuring the 81-rank Schlicker-Dobson pipe organ at Normandale Lutheran Church (6100 Normandale  Road) in Edina, MN.  Free.

August 7, Sunday:

3PM – regional soloist Kanen Hanson Sande (from 1st Lutheran, Duluth) plays the Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the splendid chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1200 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free

August 9, Tuesday:

12:10PM – resident musician Christine Schultz plays a summer noontime concert that features the 3-manuel Robert Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Donation.

12:15PM – Christopher Stroh plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

August 10, Wednesday:

Noon – in the final program of this summer season, Jason Barnham plays the Barton-Berschdorf organ at historic Hibbing High School Auditorium (800 East 21st Street) in Hibbing, MN. Donation.

Noon – a free, summer noon-time concert by Laura Raedeke on the Allen electronic organ at Lutheran Church of the Cross (6064 County Road 13) in Nisswa, MN.

12:15PM – student recitalist David Lim (from Gustavus Adolphus College) plays works by Bruhns, Bach and Liszt during the final Northfield Summer Series concert on the 26-rank Dobson organ at St. John’s Lutheran Church (500 Third Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

August 11, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, James Hild plays  the 22-rank Schantz pipe organ at All Saints Lutheran Church (15915 Excelsior Boulevard) in Minnetonka, MN.  Free.

August 14, Sunday:

2PM - David Davis, saxophone, joins Basilica organist Chris Stroh in a series of summer Sunday organ recitals that are part of The Basilica organ’s 65th Anniversary Concert Series. The program draws inspiration from French roots and eclectic modern sources to celebrate Basilica Day. Highlights will include The Dances of Our Lady , a two-movement work for organ and saxophone by Minneapolis composer Monte Mason as well as a combination of French-sourced works for organ spanning Dupré and Duruflé to Oliver Latry. The recital is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be gratefully received.

August 16, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Matthew Lehman plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free. Matthew Lehman plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

August 17, Wednesday:

Noon – the series final free summer noon-time concert, featuring Cori Wrobel on the 1964 Holtkamp organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (418 8th Avenue NE) in Brainerd, MN.

August 18, Thursday:

12:10PM – the final program in the new West-Metro Symmer Organ Series, with rotating venues, beginning with a performance by various artists on the 36-rank van Daalen tracker-action pipe organ (celebrating its 40th anniversary) at Zion Lutheran Church (241 5th Avenue North) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

August 23, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Ceri Benson plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

August 28, Sunday:

2PM - Andrew Galuska, concludes the series of summer Sunday organ recitals for The Basilica organ’s 65th Anniversary Concert Series. The recital is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be gratefully received.

August 30, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Mark Rich plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.