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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 August 26, 2014

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

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2014: August | September | October | November | December

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

August, 2014

August 31, Sunday:

2PM & 7PM – afternoon and evening sessions for a community hymn-sing, the Grand Finale of the weekend’s North American Festival of Wales, a congregation-participation event, called a gymanfa, where everyone follows the lead of guest conductor Meirwyn Walters and accompanist Steve Jenson, with the intent of raising the roof at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1200 Marquette Avenue South) in downtown Minneapolis, MN!  Admission. 

September, 2014

September 19, Friday:

7PM – a 25th Anniversary Concert by Dr. Jesse Eschbach (University of Texas, Denton) on the Jaeckel pipe organ (Opus 11, in French style) at Pilgrim Congregational Church (2310 East 4th Street) in Duluth, MN.  A Saturday morning master-class on French repertoire is open to he public.

7:30PM– winner of the 2012 American Guild of Organists Young Artists Competition, guest recitalist Daryl Robinson plays a free concert on the Blackinton pipe organ in the Benson Great Hall of Bethel University in the Arden Hills neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN.

September 21, Sunday:

4PM – guest carillonneur Tiffany Ng plays the final special summer concert on the 56–bell Rochester Carillon in the tower of the Mayo Clinic's iconic Plummer Building (200 1st Street SW) in downtown Rochester, MN. Free.

4PM –a celebratory community evensong featuring the 100–voice Saint Olaf Cantorei (led by James Bobb) and the Möller pipe organ at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (700 Snelling Avenue South) in Saint Paul, MN,  The public is invited!  Afterwards, a TCAGO member dinner and installation of chapter officers.

4PM – guest soloist Aaron David Miller plays the inaugural concert on the new pipe organ by local builder KC Marrin at St. Boniface Catholic Church (501 Main Street) in Cold Spring, MN. 

4PM – staff organist Mark Rich plays a free solo concert of ‘Music from Germany 1637-1837’), including works by Franz Tunder (400th anniversary this year), plus a piece by American composer Gerald hear (who formerly worked in Rochestra), featuring the 62-rank Wicks pipe organ at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 Third Avenue SE) in Rochester, MN.  

September 25, Thursday:

7:30PM –guest soloist Janette Fishell (Indiana University, Bloomington) plays the Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner/Quimby pipe organs at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free admission/donation. 

September 28, Sunday:

3PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnston plays the Second Symphony of Louis Vierne and music by Guy Bovet on the newly improved Foley-Baker pipe organ at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mark (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.   

October, 2014

October 3, Friday:

7:30PM – a hymn-festival, “Make Music for Your Lord to Hear”, led by guest organist Daniel Schwandt (Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago) featuring the 32-rank Moeller-Obermeyer organ at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church (100 North Oxford Street) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free, public invited.

October 5, Sunday:

3PM – guest artist Kraig Windschitl plays 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 – resident organist Jeremy Haug and friends celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Schantz pipe organ at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (301 County Road 19) in Excelsior, MN. Reception to follow. Free.

4PM – trumpeter David Baldwin joins 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.

7PM – guest Ukrainian organist Volodymyr Koshuba plays works by Strauss, Lachner, Guilmant, Vierne, Willan and Stravinsky on the Rieger-Kloss pipe organ at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 Third Avenue SE) in Rochester, MN. 

October 11, Saturday:

7:30PM – guest soloist John Behnke (from Concordia University, Mequon, WI) plays the inaugural concert of the pipe organ recently installed at First Lutheran Church (505 Holdt Street West) in Battle Lake, MN.

7:30PM – the Lake Wobegon Brass Band teams up with Canon Musician Raymond Johnston for a CD release celebration program of music “Beyond Far Horizons” featuring the newly revised Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.

October 12, Sunday:

4PM –resident musician Lisa Drontle plays the second in a series of inaugural concerts on the new KC Marrin pipe organ (built in Cold Spring) at St. Boniface Catholic Church (501 Main Street) in Cold Spring, MN.

6PM - the Lake Wobegon Brass Band returns to team up with resident musician Bill Chouinard for a CD release celebration of music “Beyond Far Horizons” recorded with and featuring the 1927 Casavant/Schantz Sanctuary pipe organ at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. Freewill offering.

 

October 18, Saturday:

7:30PM – celebrated soloistist Ron Rhode provides a musical tour, “A Century of the Theater Organ”, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

October 19, Sunday:

4PM – faculty recitalist David Jenkins plays works by Tunder, Bach, Walcha, La Cour and Tournemire on the Noack tracker–action pipe organ in the St. Mary Chapel of the Saint Paul Seminary (2260 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

4PM – a concert of “Organized Rhythm”, music for organ and percussion, featuring Clive Driskill-Smith (organ, sub-organist at Christ Church, Oxford)) and Joseph Bramley (Professor of Percussion at the University of Michigan) at First Presbyterian Church (650 7th Avenue North) in Fargo, ND.  Admission, sponsored by the Red River Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

October 26, Sunday:

6PM - the tenth annual Tricks and Treats with the Mighty Organ concert presented by Bill Chouinard on the 1927 Casavant/Schantz sanctuary pipe organ at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. The performance, with added special lighting and effects, is designed with young listeners in mind, and children are invited to come in costume and join in the costume parade around the room. Refreshments and treats for kids of all ages will be served after the program. Come early for Papa Murphy's pizza sold by the slice in the Youth and Sports Center from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Freewill offering.

October 30, Thursday:

7:30PM – guest soloist Jean–Baptiste Robin (Versailles Chapel, Poitiers Cathedral) plays the Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner/Quimby pipe organs at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby) in Saint Paul,MN. Free admission/donation.

November, 2014

November 2, Sunday:

3PM – guest artist James Hamman plays 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.

November 9, Sunday:

2PM – the acclaimed young American soloist Nathan Laube 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.

2PM – prize–winning Minnesota native recitalist ist Joseph Ripka returns to the region to play the third in a series of inaugural concerts on the new KC Marrin pipe organ (built in Cold Spring) at St. Boniface Catholic Church (501 Main Street) in Cold Spring, MN.

November 16, Sunday:

4PM – the celebrated recitalist Jan Kraybill (Kansas City Symphony) plays works by Buxtehude, Bach, Handel, Brahms, Guilmant, Eben and Dupre on the Rieger-Kloss/Wicks organs of the Church of St. John the Evangelist (11 Fourth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.   

November 21, Friday:

7:30PM – internationally acclaimed virtuoso Stephen Tharp plays a solo concert on the Glatter–Götz/Rosales organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 Robert Street South) in West Saint Paul, MN. Free.

8PM – the outstanding internationally touring Finnish virtuoso Kalevi Kiviniemi presents a solo concert on the Hillgreen–Land/Hendrickson pipe organ at Christ Chapel of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. (See also 11/23)

November 22, Saturday:

7:30PM – a program featuring the choral and organ music of Franz Liszt, featuring the Cathedral Choral Society led by Raymond Johnston (who plays the newly revised Foley-Baker pipe organ) at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.

November 23, Sunday:

4PM – the outstanding internationally touring Finnish virtuoso Kalevi Kiviniemi presents a solo concert on the 108–rank Casavant pipe organ at Central Lutheran Church (333 South 12th Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

December, 2014

December 13, Saturday:

7:30PM – A Downton Abbey Christmas” featuring post-Edwardian music for the season performed by the Oratorio Society of Minnesota soloist, chorus and orchestra, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.

December 14, Sunday:

4PM – the annual multi–choral Christmas Concert, featuring the new KC Marrin pipe organ (built in Cold Spring) at St. Boniface Catholic Church (501 Main Street) in Cold Spring, MN.

December 20, Saturday:

2PM – virtuoso soloist David Wickerham plays Christmas favorites, excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nuncracker), and musical enhancement to the Laurel and Hardy short Big Business, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

January, 2015

January 4, Sunday:

3PM – a free concert (artist TBA) 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.

January 11, Sunday:

4PM – harpist Rachel Brandwein joins 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.

January 18, Sunday:

2PM – resident musician Aaron David Miller provides accompaniment on the 97-rank C.B. Fisk pipe organ to a Charlie Chaplin silent film in the main sanctuary of House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 Mary 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, a morning and afternoon series of free concerts in the Twin Cities, details TBA.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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.  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.

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.