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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 April 27, 2017

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

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2017: April | May | June | July | August

April, 2017

April 29, Saturday:

9AM-1PM – the annual Pedals, Pipes and Pizza extravaganza for musically curious young folks from grades 3-12 who are invited to learn pipe organ history, how pipe organs sound, how they're built, and how to play them, featuring the 34-rank 1988 Robert Sipe tracker-action organ at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary (280 E. 4th Street), with and 11:30 A.M. performance by five local scholarship students on the newly installed Holtkamp-Schantz-Hoppe organ at St. Michael's Catholic Church (4901 E. Superior Street) in Duluth, MN. Free admission, public is invited to the 11:30 concert. Sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

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.

3PM – guest soloist Kraig Windschitl plays the inaugural concert on the new organ at Holy rosary Church (215 South Washington Avenue) in Medford, WI. 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 19, Friday:

7PM - University of MN doctoral candidate Jessica Park presents works by Grigny, Buxtehude, Bach, Alain and Vierne on her final doctoral recital on the Holtkamp-Dobson organ at Westwood Lutheran Church (9001 Cedar Lake Road) in Minneapolis, MN. Free.

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

June 11, Sunday:

POE – a ‘Pipe Organ Encounter” at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, for teens ages 13-18 who have achieved an intermediate level of keyboard proficiency (previous organ study not required), with individual lessons, workshops, concerts, organ crawls, a visit to a local organ-builder’s shop, access to six major instruments, and a professional faculty. Sponsored by the South Dakota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Application deadline is May 16, 2017.

June 14, Wednesday:

12 noon – emeritus organist-in-residence Diana Lee Lucker opens a summer season of noonday organ concerts on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

June 21, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Kyle Black plays a noonday organ concert on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

June 28, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Cynthia Betzplays a noonday organ concert on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

July, 2017

July 5, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Matt Haider plays a noonday organ concert on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

July 12, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Sharon Kleckner plays a noonday organ concert on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

July 19, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Joshua Lindgren plays a noonday organ concert on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

July 26 Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Christopher Stroh plays a noonday organ concert on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

August, 2017

August 2, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Christopher Ganza plays a noonday organ concert on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

August 9, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Carolyn Diamond plays a noonday organ concert on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

August 16, Wednesday:

12 noon – resident organist Kraig Windschitl plays a noonday organ concert on the 70-rank, 4-manual 1998 magnum opus Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

 

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