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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 August 16, 2017

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

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2017: July | August | September | October | November | December

2018: January | February | March | April

August, 2017

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.

Noon – a season's final free noontime variety concert by Tom Hamilton featuring the Wicks organ at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (2328 East 7th 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.

August 22, Tuesday:

12:15PM – guest recitalist Jacob Benda (Nativity of Mary Church, Bloomington) plays a noontime concert on the Wicks-Walker combination pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free!

August 23, Wednesday:

12:15PM – local soloist Jared Ostermann (St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson pipe organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church () in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Lunch available afterwards.

7PM – a concert by visiting recitalist David Jonies (Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago) will feature the 82-rank Wicks organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary (19th and Hennepin) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

August 27, Sunday:

1PM – prize–winning guest soloist Jonathan Ryan plays the inaugural concert on the new 49-rank Nordlie pipe organ (incorporating a considerable number of ranks from the previous instrument by Jaeckel) at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity () in New Ulm, MN. The instrument will be consecrated during the 10AM mass this morning, with special music.

August 29, Tuesday:

12:15PM – guest recitalist Benjamin Kolodziej (Perkins Chapel, SMU, Dallas, TX) plays a noontime concert on the Wicks-Walker combination pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free

August 30, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Andrew Paulson (Grace Lutheran, Fairmont, MN) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson pipe organ at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Lunch available afterwards.

September, 2017

September 6, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Kyle Quanbeck (Peace Lutheran, Sioux Falls) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson pipe organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 West 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Free/donation.  Lunch available afterwards.

September 13, Wednesday:

12:15PM – resident soloist Marilyn Schempp plays a noontime concert on the 54–rank Schlicker–Hendrickson pipe organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 West 33rd Street)  in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Lunch available afterwards.

September 17, Sunday:

4PM – a concert featuring young members of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (Jacob Benda, Cristiano Rissotto, Jessica Park, Joel Anderson, Anne Phillips, and Christopher Ganza), playing works by Franck, Mozart, Vierne. Durufle, Aivars Kalejs, Frank Ferko, and Tournemirethe on the 39– rank Reuter pipe organ in the splendid acoustics of St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church (630 Wayzata Boulevard, E) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

September 20, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Ken Mannes (Salem Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD) plays a noontime concert on the 54–rank Schlicker–Hendrickson pipe organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 West 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Free/donation. Lunch available afterwards.

September 23, Saturday:

7:30PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnston plays the American premiere of the "Preston Toccata" by Ann Millikan, plus works by Liszt, Alain and Durufle, as part of a solo concert on the Foley–Baker pipe organ at the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Mark (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. A pre–concert talk with the composer begins at 6:30PM.

September 24, Sunday:

3PM – guest soloist Kola Owolabi (University of Michigan faculty) plays music by Muffatt, Cabanilles, Coreea, Bach, Handel, Pamela Decker, Calvin Hampton and Maurice Duruvle on the Gabriel Kney pipe organ in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas on the campus of the University of St. Thomas (Cleveland at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

September 27, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Jeffrey Thormodsgard (student at Augustana College, Sioux Falls) plays a noontime concert on the 54–rank Schlicker–Hendrickson pipe organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 West 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Free/donation. Lunch available afterwards.

September 28, Thursday:

7:30PM – the annual autum recital by the indomitable Bethel University professor Stephen Self, who will share substantial and intriguing works by Bach, Reger, Jolivet and Guillou while playing the 67–rank Blackinton pipe organ in Benson Great Hall on the Bethel University campus in Arden Hills, MN. Free.

October, 2017

October 1, Sunday:

3PM – a guest appearance (and MN debut) of University of Alabama professor Faythe Freese, playing the Glatter–Götz/Rosales pipe organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (4100 Robert Street  South) in West Saint Paul, MN. 

October 13, Friday:

7:30PM – internationally touring recitalist Raul Ramirez makes his Twin Cities debut in concert on the Blackinton pipe organ at the Benson Great Hall on the campus of Bethel University (3900 Bethel Drive) in Arden Hills, MN.  Free.

October 14, Saturday:

6:15PM – resident musician Cristiano Rizzotto plays a free concert on the 28–rank K.C. Marrin mechanical–action pipe organ at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (145 Jersey Avenue South) in Golden Valley, MN. Free admission/donation; wine–reception.

October 15, Sunday:

3PM – University of Minnesota organ professor Dean Billmeyer plays works by Bach, Sowerby, Böhm, Franck, Albright and Reger on the recently upgraded 38–rank Möller organ at Elim Louheran Church (3978 Wesdt Broadway) in Robbinsdale, MN. Free.

October 21, Saturday:

7:30PM – resident musician David Jenkins presents a solo recital on the splendid Noack mechanical–action pipe organ in the St. Mary's Chapel of the Saint Paul Seminary (2115 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

November, 2017

November 11, Saturday:

10AM – visiting recitalist Gail Archer (Vassar and Barnard Colleges and Columbia University) presents a lecture–performance on Music by Women Composers for the Organ, featuring the new Nordlie instrument organ at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (3930 Rahn Road) in Eagan, MN.  Free, sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

November 12, Sunday:

3PM – visiting recitalist Gail Archer plays a solo concert on the new Nordlie pipe organ at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (3930 Rahn Road) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free/donation.

4PM – associate resident musician Mark Paisar plays works by Bach, Bruhns and Vierne on the 1965 Casavant organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (4100 Lyndale Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

November 19, Sunday

4PM – guest soloist and acclaimed composer Rachel Laurin plays a solo concert on the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church () in Rochester, MN.  Free/donation.

November 30, Monday:

7PM – the world–acclaimed Vienna Boys Choir presents a concert of sacred music at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman (530 Main Street) in La Crosse, WI.  Admission. Tickets on sale now.

December, 2017

December 3, Sunday

6:30PM – former resident musician Lynn Trapp returns to accompany the Minnesota Chorale, led by Kathy Romey, in the annual “Sing–Along Messiah” at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  Bring your own score or borrow one.  Free/donation.

January, 2018

TBA

February, 2018

February 3, Saturday:

??? – a workshop with venerable American organist and teacher Wilma Jensen at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (901 ???) in Mahtomedi, MN.  Open to the public.

February 18, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist David P. Jenkins (St. Paul Seminary/University of St. Thomas) plays a concert on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free

February 21, Wednesday

12:15PM – guest soloist Jeffrey Daehn presents a noontime concert on the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

February 28, Wednesday

12:15PM – guest soloist Sebastian Modarelli presents a concert on the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free/donation.

March, 2018

March 7, Wednesday

12:15PM – guest soloist Lois Marsh presents a concert on the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free/donation.

March 14, Wednesday

12:15PM – guest soloist Cheri Benson presents a concert on the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free/donation.

March 21, Wednesday

12:15PM – guest soloist Paul Kosower presents a concert on the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free/donation.

April, 2018

April 14, Saturday:

9:30AM – a workshop/master class for organists led by visiting recitalist Vincent Warnier (St. Etienne du Mont, Paris) in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel of the University of St. Thomas (Cleveland Avenue at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

April 15, Sunday:

3PM – a guest recital by French organist Vincent Warnier (St. Etienne du Mont, Paris), playing the Gabriel Kney tracker–action organ in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel of the University of St. Thomas (Cleveland Avenue at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

4PM – resident soloist Lee Afdahl presents the annual "Lee and Friends" concert featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

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