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Twin cities Chapter, American Guild of Organists

Pipedreams Regional
Organ Events Calendar

Upcoming organ events in and around Minnesota.

Last updated on February 16, 2017

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

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2017: February | March | April | May | June

February, 2017

February 16, Thursday:

8:15PM visiting soloist James Hicks plays a program of music by Scandinavian composers on the Holtkamp pipe organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

February 18, Saturday:

7:30PM – visiting soloist James Hicks continues his Nordic Journey with performance of Scandinavian repertoire on the Hilgreen-Lane/Hendrickson organ in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. Free/donation.

February 19, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist Mary Newton (St. Barnabas Lutheran, Plymouth) plays a concert on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 21, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Christopher Wallace (Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Edina) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

February 24, Friday:

7:30PM – the choirs of Normandale Community College and Christ the King Lutheran Church, led by Mark Jaros, with organists Jeffrey Patry and John Salveson, present works by former Notre Dame Cathedral organist Louis Vierne, including the Messe Solennelle and the entire Fourth Organ Symphony, featuring the Reuter pipe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (8600 Fremont Avenue South) in Bloomington, MN.

February 25, Saturday:

9:30AM-3PM – the annual Pipe Organ Discovery Day for young keyboard players (between grades 3 & 12) curious about the pipe organ, sponsored by the Twin Cities chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and featuring visits to Central Presbyterian Church (with two pipe organs), the Church of Saint Louis, King-of-France (with two pipe organs) and Minnesota Public Radio (source of PIPEDREAMS). Try out the organ with your own fingers and feet, and learn how a pipe organ works!. The event is free, but pre-registrations is required through Philip Asgian: 651-293-9115 or philasgian@gmail.com

February 28, Tuesday:

6:15PM – guest soloist Gedymin Grubba (from Poland) plays the first in a new series of concerts featuring the KC Marrin pipe organ at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (145 Jersey Avenue South) in Golden Valley, MN. Donation. http://www.goodshepherdgv.org/Concerts

March, 2017

March 5, Sunday:

2PM – award-winning theatre organist Richard Hills presents a program of hits from the Great American Songbook, plus some British light orchestral classics, featuring the Wurlitzer organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI.  Admission.  www.thephipps.org

March 7, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Joseph Trucano (Pipedreams, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Shoreview) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

March 8, Wednesday:

12:15PM – sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Rachel Kresha plays the Jaeckel pipe organ in a Lenten noonday concert at Pilgrim Congregational Church (2310 East 4th Street) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation. www.arrowheadago.org

March 9, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Mary Bonde (Trinity Lutheran, Waconia) plays a ‘Second Thursday’ lunchtime organ concert on the Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

March 12, Sunday:

4PM resident musician Lee Afdahl and Friends presents a concert featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free.  www.fpcrochester.org

4PM – the Voices of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (from London, England) presents a special concert following their appearance during the previous week’s ACDA convention, presenting unaccompanied choral works at the Episcopal Church of Saint John the Evangelist (60 Kent Street, at Portland) in Saint Paul, MN. General seating, free parking, donation. Early arrival suggested. The choir also participates in morning worship at 10AM.

March 14, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Isaac Drewes (student, St. Olaf College Northfield) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

March 15, Wednesday:

12:15PM – sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, David Tryggestad plays the Marrin pipe organ in a Lenten noonday concert at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel on the campus of the College ov St. Scholastica (1001 Kenwood Avenue) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation. www.arrowheadago.org

March 17, Friday:

7PM – conductor David Cherwien leads the National Lutheran Choir in a program of Music of Early Lutheran Masters at Trinity Lutheran Church (210 Seventh Street South) in Moorhead, MN. Admission. (see also Saturday and Sunday)

7:30PM – guest soloist Stephen Hamilton plays Marcel Dupre's Passiontide epic "The Stations of the Cross/Le Chemin de la Croix" featuring the historic Johnson & Son pipe organ in the chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel (170 Good Counsel Drive) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Admission/suggested donation.

March 18, Saturday:

7PM – conductor David Cherwien leads the National Lutheran Choir in a program of Music of Early Lutheran Masters at 1st Lutheran Church (1100 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN. Donation.

March 19, Friday:

4PM – conductor David Cherwien leads the National Lutheran Choir in a program of Music of Early Lutheran Masters at Central Lutheran Church (333 South 12th Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

March 21, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Christopher Ganza (Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Minneapolis) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

7:30PM – faculty recitalist Stephen Self presents his spring solo concert (always with interesting and unusual repertoire!) featuring the Blackinton pipe organ in the Benson Great Hall at Bethel University (3900 Bethel Drive) in Arden Hills, MN. Free.

March 22, Wednesday:

11:45AM – Elizabeth, Abigail and Rachel Frank play at Christ Lutheran Church (320 North 28th Street) in Superior, WI. Free/donation. www.arrowheadago.org

12:15PM – sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Brian Knapp a plays the Wicks pipe organ in a Lenten noonday concert at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (4901 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN. Beginning at 11:45AM, Elizabeth, Abigail and Rachel Frank play at Christ Lutheran Church (320 North 28th Street) in Superior, WI. Free/donation. www.arrowheadago.org

March 25, Saturday:

9AM-4PM – the annual Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuring the Schlicker organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. The public is invited! http://www.tcago.org

2PM – organist Lawrence Lawyer plays the featured part in the Saint-Saens 'Organ' Symphony (No. 3) as Daniel Rieppel leads a concert by the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby) in Saint Paul, MN.

March 28, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Bryan Dunnewald (student, Curtis Institute; organ scholar, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

March 29, Wednesday:

12:15PM – sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Jeff Urbaniak plays the Casavant pipe organ in a Lenten noonday concert at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church (610 99th Avenue West) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation. www.arrowheadago.org

April, 2017

April 4, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Catherine Rodland (St. Olaf College, Northfield) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

April 5, Wednesday:

12:15PM – sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Jason Branham plays the Jaeckel pipe organ in a Lenten noonday concert at 1st Lutheran Church (1100 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN. Simultaneously, Beverly Vavra plays at Emmanuelt Lutheran Church (3756 Fair Street) in Barnum, MN Free/donation. www.arrowheadago.org

April 6, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloists Kathryn Schenk & Allan Mahnke (Cross of Glory Lutheran, Brooklyn Center) plays in a ‘Second Thursday’ lunchtime organ concert on the Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

April 8, Satruday:

9:30AM-1:30PM – the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists sponsors a Pipes, Pedals and Pizza event for young musicians curious about the pipe organ, featuring the Hilgreen-Lane/Hendrickson organ in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. Free/donation.

April 14, Friday:

1PM & 7PM – conductor/organist Jason Branham leads Twin Ports musicians in performances of Theodore Dubois' "The Seven Last Words of Christ" at 1st Lutheran Church (1100 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN. Donation.

7:30PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnston leads and accompanies a musical meditation for Good Friday, including Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s The Denial of Saint Peter and Franz Liszt’s Via Crucis, featuring the Cathedral Choir and the recently renovated Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

April 22, Saturday:

7:30PM – visiting soloist Sarah Herzer (from the Castle Church, Wittenberg, Germany, presents a solo concert on the Hilgreen-Lane/Hendrickson organ in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (800 West College Avenue) in Saint Peter, MN. Free/donation.

April 23, Sunday:

3PM guest recitalist Vincent Dubois (from Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) plays the Gabriel Kney tracker-action organ in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel on the campus of the University of Saint Thomas (Cleveland at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

April 25, Tuesday:

12:35PM –organ students from St. Olaf College, Northfield play a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

April 30, Sunday:

3PM – organist Bill Chouinard contributes the important pipe organ sound to a performance of Holst’s "Planets" during a concert of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marlene Pauley, featuring the Hendrickson pipe organ at at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

May, 2017

May 2, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Gregory Peterson (Luther College, Decorah, IA) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

May 7, Sunday:

3PM – organist Bill Chouinard contributes the important pipe organ sound to a performance of Holst’s "Planets" during a concert of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marlene Pauley, featuring the Hendrickson pipe organ at at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

May 9, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Federico Andreoni (St. John the Evangelist Church, Montreal) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

May 11, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Mark Rodriguez (Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Minnetonka) plays a ‘Second Thursday’ lunchtime organ concert on the Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

May 13, Saturday:

7:30PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnston conducts orchesteral performances of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Requiem, featuring the Cathedral Choir and Choral Society at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Come at 6:30 for ‘musical conversations’. Donation.

May 16, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Jessica Park (DMA student, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

May 23, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Gail Archer (organist at Barnard and Vassar Colleges, NY) plays the season’s final noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

June, 2017

June 10 Saturday:

7:30PM – theatre organist Dave Wickerham presents a ‘summer sizzler’ program of light-music favorites featuring the Wurlitzer organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission. www.thephipps.org