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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 June 17, 2019.

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

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2019: June | July | August

For theatre-organ fans, remember that the Wurlitzer instruments at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo, ND and at the Heights Theatre on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights, are generally played prior to Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. film showings. Contact the theaters for specifics, just to be sure.

June, 2019

June 18, Tuesday:

12:10PM – resident musician Chad Winterfeldt (Gustavus Adolphus College) plays a noontime recital on the Hoppe instrument at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

12:15PM – student soloist Noah Klein (Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

June 19, Wednesday:

Noon – Vicki Gornick plays the Estey pipe organ at St. Josephís Catholic Church (113 SW 4th Street) in Chisholm, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Claribell Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund.

Noon – resident musician Sarah Carlson plays a solo concert on the new Casavant organ at 1st Lutheran Church (900 Bemidji Avenue North) in Bemidji, MN. Free/donation. Ample parking.

June 25, Tuesday:

12:10PM – guest soloist Garrett Steinberg (Mankato) plays a noontime recital on the Hoppe instrument at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Karl Robson (St. John's Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase, MD) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

June 26, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime variety concert featuring the organ at Wesley United Methodist Church (303 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 Claribell Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund.

June 29, Saturday:

4PM – guest soloist John Varona (Christ United Methodist, Rochester) plays in an every-other-weekly summer series concert on the historic 1886 Johnson-1929/2013 Casavant organ of 41 ranks at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway Street) in Winona, MN. Co-sponsored by the Church and the SE Minnesota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free/donation.

June 30, Sunday:

7PM – in his Minnesota debut, innovative Anglo-American organist and jazz keyboard player Kit Downes applies his engaging new music to the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf RC Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Co-sponsored by ECM Records and American Public Mediaís Pipedreams. Free/donation.

July, 2019

July 2, Tuesday:

12:10PM – guest soloist David Mertesdorf (Minneapolis) plays a noontime recital on the Hoppe instrument at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

July 2 (Tuesday) and 3 (Wednesday):

7:30PM – guest soloist Olivier Latry (Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) presents a concert for the Minnesota Beethoven Festival on the 39-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Central Lutheran Church (259 West Wabasha Street) in Winona, MN. Admission.

July 9, Tuesday:

12:10PM – resident musician Mark DeGarmeaux (Bethany Lutheran College) plays a noontime recital on the Dobson instrument in Trinity Chapel on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College (700 Luther Drive) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist David Cherwien (Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

July 10, Wednesday:

Noon – guest soloist Joshua Kindgren (Woodlake Lutheran, Richfield) plays the first in a 4-program summer series of hour-long concerts featuring the 51-rank Schantz pipe organ at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church (17205 County Road 6) in Plymouth, MN.

Noon – a free noontime concert by Tom Hamilton featuring the Barton/Berschdorf pipe organ in the Auditorium of the Hibbing High School in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Claribell Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund Fund.

12:15PM – local soloist Joanne Rodland inaugurates the 13th season of the Northfield Noontime Organ Recital Series with a performance on the 26-rank Dobson organ at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (500 Third Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

July 11, Thursday:

Noon – guest organist Sarah Carlson and trumpeter Craig Swarz present a noonday concert on the Berghaus pipe organ at St. John’s Lutheran Church (803 First Street West) in Park Rapids, MN. Free.

July 13, Saturday:

4PM – guest soloist Daniel Lewis (St. Paul’s Episcopal, Winona) plays in an every-other-weekly summer series concert on the historic 1886 Johnson-1929/2013 Casavant organ of 41 ranks at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway Street) in Winona, MN. Co-sponsored by the Church and the SE Minnesota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free/donation.

July 16, Tuesday:

12:10PM – resident musician Nathan Madsen (Bethany Lutheran College) plays a noontime recital on the Dobson instrument in Trinity Chapel on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College (700 Luther Drive) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Charles Echols (St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

July 17, Wednesday:

Noon – guest soloist Carolyn Diamond plays the second in a 4-program summer series of hour-long concerts featuring the 51-rank Schantz pipe organ at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church (17205 County Road 6) in Plymouth, MN.

Noon – a free noontime concert by Justin Rubin 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 Claribell Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund Fund.

12:15PM – local soloist Brian Carson continues the 13th season of the Northfield Noontime Organ Recital Series with a performance on the 26-rank Dobson organ at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (500 Third Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

July 18, Thursday:

7PM – local guest soloist Chuck Lenz plays the first in a series of summer concerts on the 39-rank Casavant organ at St. Thomas More Catholic Community (1079 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free. Reception afterwards. Families welcome!

July 23, Tuesday:

12:10PM – guest soloist Sean Connolly (Sleepy Eye) plays a noontime recital on the Dobson instrument in Trinity Chapel on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College (700 Luther Drive) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Richard Gray (St. John the Evangelist Episcopal, St. Paul, MN) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

6:15PM – Polish organist Mateusz Rzewuski makes a guest appearance in the Saturday Concert Series featuring the K.C. Marrin tracker-action pipe organ at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (145 Jersey Avenue South) in Golden Valley. Free/donation, plus reception.

July 24, Wednesday:

Noon – guest soloist Liisa Keranan plays the third in a 4-program summer series of hour-long concerts featuring the 51-rank Schantz pipe organ at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church (17205 County Road 6) in Plymouth, MN.

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 Claribell Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund Fund.

12:15PM – local soloist Noah Klein continues the 13th season of the Northfield Noontime Organ Recital Series with a performance on the 26-rank Dobson organ at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (500 Third Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

July 27, Saturday:

4PM – resident soloists Sandy Todd, Nancy Edstrom Bachler & Jonelle Moore play in an every-other-weekly summer series concert on the historic 1886 Johnson-1929/2013 Casavant organ of 41 ranks at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway Street) in Winona, MN. Co-sponsored by the Church and the SE Minnesota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free/donation.

July 30, Tuesday:

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

12:15PM – guest soloist Cristiano Rizzotto (Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Golden Valley, MN) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

July 31, Wednesday:

Noon – guest soloist Kraig Windschitl (Wayzata Community Church) plays the last in a 4-program summer series of hour-long concerts featuring the 51-rank Schantz pipe organ at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church (17205 County Road 6) in Plymouth, MN.

Noon – a free noontime concert by Rachel Kresha featuring the Gould pipe organ at Our Saviorís 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 Claribell Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund Fund.

12:15PM – visiting soloist Bill Peterson (Pomona College, CA) continues the 13th season of the Northfield Noontime Organ Recital Series with a performance on the 26-rank Dobson organ at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (500 Third Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

August, 2019

August 1, Thursday:

7PM – local guest soloist Christopher Stroh plays the second in a series of summer concerts on the 39-rank Casavant organ at St. Thomas More Catholic Community (1079 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free. Reception afterwards. Families welcome!

August 6, Tuesday:

12:10PM – local soloist Grace Kunkel (Mankato) plays a noontime recital on the Holtkamp instrument at Bethlehem Lutheran (720 S. 2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Brent Nolte (Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

August 7, Wednesday:

Noon – the seasonís final free noontime concert by Steve Johnson featuring the Barton/Berschdorf pipe organ in the Auditorium of the Hibbing High School in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Claribell Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund Fund.

12:15PM – local soloist Stephen May continues the 13th season of the Northfield Noontime Organ Recital Series with a performance on the 26-rank Dobson organ at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (500 Third Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

August 10, Saturday:

4PM – guest soloist John Mulyck (St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winona) plays in an every-other-weekly summer series concert on the historic 1886 Johnson-1929/2013 Casavant organ of 41 ranks at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway Street) in Winona, MN. Co-sponsored by the Church and the SE Minnesota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free/donation.

August 13, Tuesday:

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

12:15PM – guest soloist Craig Hirschmann (Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

August 14, Wednesday:

12:15PM – local soloists Janean Hall & Larry Archbold conclude the 13th season of the Northfield Noontime Organ Recital Series with a performance on the 26-rank Dobson organ at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (500 Third Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

August 20, Tuesday:

12:15PM – student soloist Noah Carlson (Yale University, New Haven, CT) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

August 24, Saturday:

4PM – guest soloist Pastor Matthew Lehman (Zion Lutheran Church, Albert Lea) plays in an every-other-weekly summer series concert on the historic 1886 Johnson-1929/2013 Casavant organ of 41 ranks at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway Street) in Winona, MN. Co-sponsored by the Church and the SE Minnesota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free/donation.

August 27, Tuesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Kari Grant (Woodbury Lutheran Church, Woodbury, MN) plays a noontime recital on the Wicks instrument at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

August 29, Thursday:

7PM – local guest soloists Michele Plombon and Joe Haus (classical guitar) play a split recital in the final series of summer concerts on the 39-rank Casavant organ at St. Thomas More Catholic Community (1079 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free. Reception afterwards. Families welcome!

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