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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 January 20, 2015

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

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2015: January | February | March | April | May | June

January, 2015

January 20, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Kraig Windschitl 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

January 22, Thursday:

7PM – a senior recital by David H. Anderson on the Holtkamp organ in Boe Memorial Chapel at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Free.  

January 24, Saturday:

8AM–4PM – a January Jubilee workshop for church musicians with guest clinician Tom Trenny, sponsored by the Sioux Falls chapter of the American Guild of Organists, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Pre-registration required by January 19.  Contact Marilyn Schempp:  mmschempp@sio.midco.net

January 27, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist William Chouinard 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

January 25, Sunday:

4PM – the annual Hymn Festival (“Heaven and Earth in Little Space”) presented by Susan Paolo Cherwien and organist David Cherwien at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (3115 Victoria Street North) in Roseville, MN. 

4PM – organist colleagues Jeffrey Patry and John Salveson present “Music She Wrote”, works by women composers including Diane Bish, Elizabeth Sitrling, Libby Larsen, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and others, on the Goulding and Schultz pipe organ at Sacred Heart Church (4087 Broadway Avenue) in Robbinsdale, MN.  Free.  They’ll repeat the program at the Lutheran Church of Christ the King in Bloomington on February 8.

 

February, 2015

February 1, Sunday:

3PM – guest artist Andrew Galuska and the Christ Singers present a free concert on the newly expanded Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (2nd Avenue and 11th Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

4PM – guest soloist David Fienen plays works by Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Jan Bender on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN.  Donation.

February 3, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Paul Barte 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

February7, Saturday:

10AM– an audio-visual ‘performance’ by Michael Barone, sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, ranging over many areas under the general topic “So Much Music, So Little Time!”.  Come at 9:30 for preludial sociability, and bring low expectations but hope to be entertained; in the UBS Forum of Minnesota Public Radio Headquarters (480 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

February 8, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Lee Afdahl and Friends present the annual 'organ plus' concert featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

4PM – guest soloist Jason Engquist plays the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN.  Donation.

4PM – organist colleagues Jeffrey Patry and John Salveson present “Music She Wrote”, works by women composers including Diane Bish, Elizabeth Sitrling, Libby Larsen, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and others, on the Goulding and Schultz pipe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (8600 Fremont Avenue South) in Bloomington, MN.  Free.  

 

February 10, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist David Jenkins 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

February 12, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist John Eggers 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.

February 15, Sunday:

2:30PM – over 350 voices from choirs of seven churches…Central Lutheran, Saint Olaf Catholic, Hennepin Avenue Methodist, Plymouth Congregational, Westminster Presbyterian, the Basilica of Saint Mary, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral…join together for a Downtown Choral Festival featuring works by Louis Vierne, Dominick Argento, Maurice Duruflé, William Byrd, and the premiere of a new piece by Timothy Takach on text by Michael Dennis Browne, taking place at Central Lutheran Church (333 South 12th Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free admission/donation.  

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends present “Music of Love”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

February 24, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Christopher Ganza 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

February 25, Wednesday:

12:15PM – the Rev. Scott Schilbe plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

7:30PM – a concert of works by composers from the Renaissance to today featuring the Age to Age Choral Ensemble (Brennan Michaels, director) and organist Lynn Trapp playing the Lively-Fulcher instrument at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.

February 28, Saturday:

9:30AM–3:30PM – the annual Pipe Organ Discovery Day, sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, a superb opportunity for young students with some keyboard experience and an interest in learning more about the pipe organ, with a ‘hands on’ opportunity.  Program at two churches in Saint Paul, MN starting at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church (1900 Wellesley Ave.) and continuing at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (1935 St. Clair Ave).   A free pizza-lunch is included, but pre-registration is required.  Information online at www.tcago.org or email PhilAsgian@gmail.com

 

March, 2015

March 1, Sunday:

3PM – guest artist Stephen Distad presents a free concert on the newly expanded Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (2nd Avenue and 11th Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

4PM – sopranos Robin Helgin and Sandra Schoenecker join Aaron David Miller for a concert featuring the Jaeckel organ in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue…use rear entrance) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

4PM – guest soloist Marilyn Schempp plays the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN.  Donation.

March 3, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist David Saunders 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

March 4, Wednesday:

12:15PMRosalie Alcoser plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

March 10, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist George Fergus 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

March 11, Wednesday:

12:15PMCynthia Betz plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

March 12, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist John Salveson 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.

March 14, Saturday:

7:30PM –performance of Bach’s Saint John Passion by soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bach Society of Minnesota led by Paul Boehnke, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church (1900 Wellesley, at Prior) in Saint Paul, MN.  Pre-concert talk at 6:30PM. 

7:30PM – a program ‘celebrating the joy of flight’, with works by William Dawson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre and others, featuring the Oratorio Society Chorus led by Matthew Mehaffey, with organist Helen Jensen, playing the 2005 Glatter-Götz/Rosales pipe organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 Robert Street South) in West Saint Paul, MN.  Admission. 

March 18, Wednesday:

12:15PMGail Thurnau plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

March 21, Saturday:

10AM–4:30PM –a Bach’s Birthday Bash, five free hour-long programs featuring members and friends of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presented in Minneapolis at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist (9AM, a live Classical MPR broadcast), 1st Unitarian Society (10:30AM), Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church (1PM), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (2:30PM) and Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (4PM).  

March 22, Sunday:

1PM – a celebration of the late Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus, featuring performances by soprano Maria Jette, pianist Stephen Swanson, organist/cellist Joseph Trucano, vocalists Shanta Hejmadi, Emily Greenleaf, Bill Haugen and David Winkworth, featuring the Paulus “Mass” and “The Road Home” with a festival choir led by Jennifer Anderson, at Central Presbyterian Church (500 Cedar Street) in Saint Paul, MN.  Donation

March 23, Monday:

7:30PM – a special appearance by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, led by Stephen Cleobury, in concert at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Admission.

March 24, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Jessica Park 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

March 25, Wednesday:

12:15PMAndrew Galuska plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

March 29, Sunday:

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

April, 2015

April 3, Friday:

7:30PM – a rare performance of the Saint Mark Passion (1920) by English composer Charles Wood  (commissioned by Eric Milner White, the same cleric who initiated the famous Lessons and Carols service at King’s College, Cambridge) featuring Raymond Johnston and the choir and organ of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  

April 9, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Mark Fideldy 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.

April 11, Saturday:

 9AM to ?? – come to hear young players participate in the Regional Competition for Young Organists, sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuring the Schlicker pipe organ at Mount Oliver Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. 

7PM – resident organist Mark Fideldy provides an organ accompaniment to the classic Cecil B. DeMille silent film King of Kings featuring the Reuter pipe organ at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN.  Donation. 

April 12, Sunday:

2PM –internationally acclaimed recording artist Wolfgang Rübsam plays a program of works by Bach and Reger on the Gabriel Kney tracker-action organ in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel of the University of Saint Thomas (Cleveland at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

April 14, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Stephen Hamilton 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

April 19, Sunday:

3PM – in a program featuring 20 Fingers and 4 Feet, soloists Carolyn Diamond and Diana Lee Lucker present a concert of organ duos, piano duos, and music for organ, piano and harmonium, featuring the Hendrickson pipeorgan at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Donation.

4PM – guest soloist Isabelle Demers (concert organist from Baylor University) plays a free concert featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends celebrate Gerrit and Bette’s 40th wedding anniversary with 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.

4PM – guest artist Joel Bacon (faculty at Colorado State University) plays a free concert on the Holtkamp organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (210 Seventh Street South) in Moorhead, MN.

April 21, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Dean Billmeyer 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

April 25, Saturday:

1PM – guest recitalist Philip Brisson (cathedral organist, Louisville, KY) plays works by Bach, Locklair, Widor, Partini, and the Grande Piece Symphonique by Franck on the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 8th Street South) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

April 26, Sunday:

3PM – a solo recital by special guest Aaron David Miller (featuring repertoire and improvisations) playing the newly revised Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free.

May, 2015

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:

3PM – resident musician Diana Lee Lucker plays Josef Rheinberger's Organ Concerto No. 2 in g with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, featuring the Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Donation.

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.

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. 

May 17, Sunday:

3PM – soloist Kathrine Handford teams up with William Schrickel's Metropolitan Symphony for a rare performance of Alexandre Guilmant's Symphony No. 2 for Organ and Orchestra, featuring the 108-rank Casavant-Schantz organ at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. Free.

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 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.

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.