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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 July 18, 2018

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

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2018: July | August | September

July, 2018

July 21, Saturday:

4 PM – soloist Jeffrey Daehn (Rochester, MN) plays an hour-long summer concert on the 41-rank Casavant organ at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway) in Winona, MN. Free/donation.

July 22, Sunday:

3 PM – guest soloist Thomas Fielding (St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, MI) will play a solo concert in the summer series featuring the 54-rank Noack pipe organ in the splendid chapel of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (5250 Justin Road) just outside La Crosse, WI. Enjoy Sunday brunch beforehand at the Culina Marianna Café in the Visitor’s Center. Concert admission is free (a freewill offering will be accepted).

4 PM – visiting soloist Kimberly Schafer (Chicago Bell Advocates, IL) plays a free concert on the carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 24, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist David Lim (Saint Paul) plays a noontime recital on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Bethlehem Lutheran (720 S. 2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

July 25, Wednesday:

12 noon – emeritus organist Diana Lee Lucker plays the final concert in the summer series featuring the 70-rank 4-manual Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

12 noon – a free noontime concert by Karen Sande & Friends play the Moeller organ at First Lutheran Church (2201 East 3rd 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 Fund.

12:15 PM – soloist Noah Klein plays a noonday concert on the 9-rank Reuter pipe organ at All Saints Episcopal Church (419 Washington Street) in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15 PM – guest soloist Michael Rathke (LeMars, IA) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Church lunch available afterwards for $7.

July 28, Saturday:

6:15 PM – guest soloist Christopher Henley (1st United Methodist Church, Talladega, Alabama) plays a free concert on the Kevin Marrin pipe organ at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (1456 Jersey Avenue) in Golden Valley, MN. Free/donation. Reception refreshments afterwards.

July 29, Sunday:

2 PM – guest soloist Katie Moss (Messiah United Methodist, Plymouth, MN) presents the first of four summer concerts on the 82-rank Wicks pipe organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary (1700 Hennepin Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. Free parking.

4 PM – visiting soloist Laura Ellis (University of Florida, Gainesville) plays a free concert on the carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 31, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist Sean Connolly (Sleepy Eye) plays a noontime recital on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Bethlehem Lutheran (720 S. 2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

August, 2018

August 1, Wednesday:

12 noon – a free noontime concert by Tom Hamilton featuring the pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (2201 2nd Avenue East) 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.

12:15 PM – resident soloist Marilyn Schempp plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Church lunch available afterwards for $7.

12:15 PM – soloist Stephen May plays a noontime concert on the 53-rank Johnson/Rutz pipe organ at 1st United Church of Christ Congregational (300 Union Street) in Northfield, MN. Free.

August 3, Friday:

5 PM – in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Antonin Dvorakís 100-day stay in Spillville, IA, organist Joan DeVee Dixon and pianist Alice Fiedlerova will present his music featuring the 1876 Pfeffer pipe organ on which Dvorak himself played at St. Wenceslaus Church (207 Church Street) in Spillville, IA, the oldest Czech Catholic church in the United States. Free/donation.

August 4, Saturday:

4 PM – soloist Sue Fortney Walby (1st Presbyterian Church, La Crosse, WI) plays an hour-long summer concert on the 41-rank Casavant organ at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway) in Winona, MN. Free/donation.

August 5, Sunday:

2 PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda (Nativity RC Church, Bloomington) presents the second of four summer concerts, including the Minnesota premiere of Pamela Deckerís The Seven Last Words and Triumph of Christ, on the 82-rank Wicks pipe organ in the Basilica of Saint Mary (1700 Hennepin Avenuye) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. Free parking.

4 PM – resident musician Dave Johnson plays the season’s final free concert on the carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

August 6, Monday:

7 PM – guest soloist Daniel Forger, professor of mathematics, computational medicine and data science at the University of Michigan, presents an all-Bach concert (Toccata in F, BWV 540; Trio Sonatas Nos. 2-4-5, BWV 526-528-529; Fantasy in g, BWV 542) on the Dobson pipe organ in the Chapel at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1200 South Marquette Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN. Free.

August 7, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist Kraig Windschitl (Wayzata) plays a noontime recital on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Bethlehem Lutheran (720 S. 2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

August 8, Wednesday:

12 noon – a free noontime concert by Parker Hinnenkamp featuring the Gould pipe organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (501 East 23rd Street) 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.

12:15 PM – soloist Joanne Rodland plays a noontime concert on the 26-rank Dobson pipe organ at St. John’s Lutheran Church (500 erd Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15 PM – guest soloist Mary Newton (Plymouth, MN) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Church lunch available afterwards for $7.

August 12, Sunday:

2 PM – resident musician Christopher Stroh and baritone Tucker Moore present a concert including the Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams and other sacred vocal and organ ‘favorites’ featuring the 82-rank Wicks pipe organ at the Basilica of St. Mary (1700 Hennepine Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. Free parking.

3 PM – guest soloist Kevin Vaughn (Gloria Dei Lutheran, South Bend, IN) will play a solo concert in the summer series featuring the 54-rank Noack pipe organ in the splendid chapel of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (5250 Justin Road) just outside La Crosse, WI. Enjoy Sunday brunch beforehand at the Culina Marianna Café in the Visitor’s Center. Concert admission is free (a freewill offering will be accepted).

August 14, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – resident musician Christine Schulz plays a noontime recital on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Bethlehem Lutheran (720 S. 2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

August 15, Wednesday:

12 noon – a seasonís final free noontime variety concert by Rachel Kresha 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.

12:10 PM – resident musician Libby Laufers, with guest Carolyn Diamond plays the second of three monthly Suburban Summer Series organ concerts, featuring the Reuter pipe organ at Our Savior Lutheran Church (23290 Highway 7) in Excelsior, MN. Free/donation.

12:15 PM – soloists Janean Hall and Larry Archbold present a noontime concert on the 48-rank pipe organ in Skinner Chapel (405 1st Street East) on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15 PM – guest soloist Zachary Brockhoff (1st Lutheran, Sioux Falls) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Church lunch available afterwards for $7.

8 PM – resident musician Christopher Stroh, with saxophonist David Davis and the Basilica Chant Schola present a concert for the Feast of the Assumption, including music by DeGrigny. Duprť, and Tournemire, and the premiere of the complete Dances of Our Lady by Minnesota composer Monte Mason, featuring the 82-rank Wicks pipe organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary (1700 Hennepin Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. Free parking.

August 18, Saturday:

4 PM – soloist John Mulyck (St. martinís Lutheran Church, Winona) plays the summer series concluding hour-long concert on the 41-rank Casavant organ at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway) in Winona, MN. Free/donation.

August 29, Wednesday:

Noon – resident musician Sarah Carlson, joined by the Turtle Island Ensemble, plays a noontime concert on the new Casavant pipe organ at 1st Lutheran Church (900 Bemidji Avenue North) in Bemidji, MN. Free.

September, 2018

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