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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 March 31, 2014

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

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2014: February | March | April | May | June | August

March, 2014

March 31, Monday:

8:15PM – prize–winning Hungarian soloist Laszlo Fassang presents a free concert on the Gabriel Kney tracker–action organ in the acoustically superb St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel of the University of St. Thomas (Cleveland Avenue at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN.

April, 2014

April 2, Wednesday:

12:15PM – organist April Beckman presents a free Lenten Organ Recital featuring the Casavant instrument at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street Southwest) in Rochester, MN.

April 5, Saturday:

7PM – organist Dee Ann Crossley plays the Saint-Saens "Organ Symphony" in concert with the Mississippi Valley Orchestera conducted by the venerable Henry Charles Smith, featuring the Glatter–Götz/Rosales pipe organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 South Robert Street) in West Saint Paul, MN. This program is repeated April 6, Sunday at 4PM at 1st Lutheran Church (1555 40th Avenue NE) in Columbia Heights, MN. Free/donation.

7PM – resident musician Frank Trnka (with special guest, John Hinners, great-grandson of the Hinner’s Company founder) plays the historic Hinners pipe organ at Prospect Park United Methodist Church (22 Orlin Avenue SE) in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis…near the Witches Hat Tower. Free…donations accepted for a local social–services center.

April 6, Sunday:

3PM – flutist Debra Stolarcek and organist Eileen Nelson Ness present a 30–minute concert prior to a Service of Compline at Salem Lutheran Church (115 North Washington) in Albert Lea, MN. Free.

4PM – the young American virtuoso Christopher Houlihan plays an all–Bach concert on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Plymouth Congregational Church (1900 Nicollet Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.

April 8, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Gregory Peterson plays 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 9, Wednesday:

12:15PM – soprano Nora O'Sullivan and organist Sebastian Modarelli present the last of five free Lenten Organ Recitals featuring the Casavant instrument at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street Southwest) in Rochester, MN.

April 10, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Mary Joy Rieder 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.

8PM – students from Bethany Lutheran, Gustavus Adolphus, and Martin Luther Colleges will present a free concert on the Schantz pipe organ in the Chapel of Christ on the Martin Luther College campus in New Ulm. The public is cordially invited.

April 11, Friday:

7:30PM – Gustavus Adolphus College student organist David Lim plays works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Alain, Bedard and Vierne on the Hilgreen–Lane–Hendrickson in Christ Chapel on the college campus in Saint Peteer, MN. Free.

April 13, Sunday:

11AM – organists Janice Derksen and Andrew Hackett collaborate with conductor William Mathis and the Hennepin Chamber Singers and Orchestra for performances of the Requiem by Gabriel Faure and the Concerto for Organ, String and Timpani by Francis Poulenc, during worship service at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (511 Groveland) in Minneapolis, MN.

2PM – a concert of Oratorio and Organ Ovations, featuring a 60-voice choir and accompaniments and solos played by William Kuhlman (emeritus Professor of Organ from Luther College, Decorah), featuring the Casavant pipe organ at Bethel Lutheran Church (920 Third Street) in Hudson, WI. Sponsored by the Phipps Center. Admission.

6:30PM – student soloist Tony Ouradnik plays works by Bach, Mendelssoh, Holst and Vierne on the Hilgreen–Lane/Hendrickson pipe organ in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. Free, public invited.

April 18, Friday:

1PM and 7PM – conductor Jason Branham leads community choristers in performances of Theodore Dubois' Passiontide cantata "The Seven Last Words of Christ" (with organ accompaniment on the Jaeckel pipe organ) at 1st Lutheran Church (1100 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN.

7:30PM – a performance of Passio by Arvo Pärt by the Cathedral Singers, led by Raymond Johnston, at Cathedral of Saint Mark (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

April 26, Saturday:

1:30PM – guest artist Gregory Peterson (from Luther College, Decorah, IA) plays works by Bach and Mulet on the Lively–Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

April 29, Tuesday:

12:35PM – resident musician Brian Carson plays 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, 2014

May 4, Sunday:

11:30AM – a special post–service organ concert by guest soloist Joseph Trucano (recent Eastman School Masters graduate) , features the newly refurbished Steere & Turner pipe organ at Central Presbyterian Church (500 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Mr. Trucano will also play the organ throughout the preceding service.

1:30PM – a concert by winners of the 2013-2014 Isabelle Dyck/SE Minnesota AGO Student Schlarship Auditions (Mariah Amundsen, Jonathan Beardall, Andrew DeZiel, Hope Giesen, Teresa Kramer, Grant Natzke, Peggy Pillers, Grace Pingree and Tyao–Vy Trah, featuring the Casavant organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

4PM – guest soloist Joby Bell (from Appalachian State University) plays a free concert on the 59–rank Wicks pipe organ at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 3rd Avenue SE) in Rochester, MN.

3PM – guest recitalist from England, Nigel Potts, plays a solo concert on the newly revised Foley-Baker pipe organ at the Cathedral of Saint Mark (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

4PM – organist Aaron David Miller accompanies the National Lutheran Choir in works by Britten, Mathias and Stanford during a program that also includes Frank Martin's Mass and the premiere of a new score by Zachary Wadsworth. David Cherwien conducts at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. Admission.

4PM – a multi-media presentation, "The Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Music of Bach", with performances by the resident musicians and Jaeckel pipe organ at 1st Lutheran Church (1100 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN.

May 6, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Mark Sedio plays 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 8, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Tom Ferry 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 9, Friday:

8PM – a 'members concert' featuring local soloists from the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Venue TBA. Free

May 11, Sunday:

4PM – internationally acclaimed virtuoso entertainer Hector Olivera plays the inaugural concert on the new Rodgers/Dewsbury pipe-electronic organ at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (13901 Fairview Drive) in Burnsville, MN.

May 13, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist David Saunders plays 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 18, Sunday:

2PM – visiting artist Brad Schultz (from Luther College, Decorah) plays a free solo concert on the Hendrickson pipe organ at Central Lutheran Church (259 West Wabasha Street) in Winona, MN.

7PM – conductor William Mathis leads a performance of the Mass in B–minor by J. S. Bach featuring choirs and orchestra of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (511 Groveland) in Minneapolis, MN.

May 20, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Jeffrey Jamieson plays the season's final 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 31, Saturday:

4:00PM – resident musician David Cherwien plays an all–Bach recital on the Schlicker organ to inaugurate the weekend's Eight Annual BACH TAGE at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3100 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.

7:30PM – in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare, and the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, Raymond Johnston conducts soloist, choir and orchestra in works by Walton (Henry V Suite) and Vaughan Williams (Serenade to Music and Dona nobis pacem) at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mark (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

June, 2014

June 1, Friday:

4:00PM – conductor Kathy Romey leads a performance of Bach's Cantata No. 172 ("Erschallet ihr Lieder") in a Vespers Service as the conclusion to the weekend's BACH TAGE at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3100 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.

June 3, Sunday:

3PM – guest recitalist Cristiano Rizzotto (University of Oklahoma) plays the second of six summer afternoon recitals on the splendid Noack mechanical–action pipe organ in the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the countryside near La Crosse, WI. Donation.

7:30PM – celebrated accompanist Dennis James provides musical enhancement to the Boris Karloff feature The Bells, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

June 26, Thursday:

7:30PM – resident music director Sean Vogt leads the Cathedral Choir and Schola and Apollo Male Chorus in a program featuring the Skinner and Aeolian–Skinner/Quimby pipe organs at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby) in Saint Paul,MN.

June 29, Sunday:

3PM – guest recitalists Michael Bauer (University of Kansas) and Marie Rubis Bauer (St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha) play the second of six summer afternoon recitals on the splendid Noack mechanical-action pipe organ in the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the countryside near La Crosse, WI. Donation.

July, 2014

July 13, Sunday:

3PM – guest recitalist Stephen Hamilton (Minneapolis) plays the third of six summer afternoon recitals on the splendid Noack mechanical–action pipe organ in the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the countryside near LaCrosse, WI. Donation.

July 27, Sunday:

3PM – guest recitalist Mary Newton (Plymouth, MN) plays the fourth of six summer afternoon recitals on the splendid Noack mechanical–action pipe organ in the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the countryside near La Crosse, WI. Donation. www.guadalupeshrine.org/

August, 2013

August 10, Sunday:

3PM – guest recitalist Erik Floan (Winona, MN) plays the fifth of six summer afternoon recitals on the splendid Noack mechanical–action pipe organ in the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the countryside near LaCrosse, WI. Donation.

August 21, Thursday:

7:30PM – guest soloist (and former Sacred Music Intern) Sam Holmberg plays the Skinner and Aeolian–Skinner/Quimby pipe organs at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby) in Saint Paul,MN.

August 24, Sunday:

3PM – guest recitalist Sister Mary JaneWagner (Milwaukee, WI) plays the final summer afternoon recitals on the splendid Noack mechanical–action pipe organ in the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the countryside near LaCrosse, WI. Donation.