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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 July 22, 2014

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

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2014: July | August | September | October | November | December

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

July, 2014

July 23, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Sam Black featuring the Van Daalen tracker organ at Saint James Episcopal Church (2028 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.

12:15PM – as part of the 8th season of free Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals, George Fergus plays the Dobson organ in Studio A of Christiansen Hall of Music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series, Tom Ferry (of Como Park Lutheran, Saint Paul) plays the 70–rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

July 23, Wednesday:

7:30PM – resident soloist David C. Jonies plays the second of three concerts as part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, this one featuring the organ at 1st Lutheran Church (1210 South Stephenson Avenue) in Iron Mountain, MI. Admission. See also July 21 and 25.

July 25, Friday:

7:30PM – resident soloist David C. Jonies plays the last of three concerts as part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, this one featuring the organ at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (201 East Ridge Street) in Marquette, MI. Admission.

July 23, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest Minnesota organist John Mettheis plays the 54-rank Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 West 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Donation, a light lunch is available afterwards for $6.

July 24, Thursday:

7PM – soloist Ed Copeland plays the Mighty Wurlitzer prior to showings of “Galaxy Quest” at the Heights Theatre (3951 Old Central Avenue) in Columbia Heights (NE Minneapolis), MN.  Admission.

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.

July 29, Tuesday:

12:10PMWayne Wagner plays a summer noonday concert on the 31–rank Holtkamp organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (720 South2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Free, public invited. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

12:15PMMatt Haider plays a free summer series concert on the 3-manual Wicks organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 Sixth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Public Invited!

July 30, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Jason Branham featuring the Gould 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.

12:15PM – as part of the 8th season of free Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals, Stephen May (from Faribault) plays a program on the 48–rank Möller pipe organ in Skinner Chapel of Carleton College in Northfield, MN.

12:15PM – as the final event in a free summer series, John Schultz (of Normandale Lutheran, Edina) plays the 70–rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

12:15PM – guest organist Sharon Buwalda plays the 54-rank Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 West 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Donation, a light lunch is available afterwards for $6.

 

August, 2014

 

August 3, Sunday:

4PM  guest carilloneurs Tiffany Lin and Michael Solotke play a free concert on the 49-bell carrilon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

August 5, Tuesday:

12:10PMKraig Windschitl plays a summer noonday concert on the 31–rank Holtkamp organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (720 South2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Free, public invited. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

12:15PMJames Hamman plays a free summer series concert on the 3–manual Wicks organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 Sixth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Public Invited!

7:30PM – Eastman School master's student Jacob Fuhrman plays works by Bach, Buxtehude, Weckmann, Schildt and Praetorius on the Nordlie tracker-action organ in the Chapel of Reconciliation on the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. Free.

August 6, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Blessed Sacrament Choir, featuring the Wicks organ at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (2328 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN. Donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship.

12:15PM – as part of the 8th season of free Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals, Rosalie Alcoser (from Rochester) plays a program on the 52–rank Johnson–Schlicker–Rutz pipe organ at 1st United Church of Christ (300 Union Street) in Northfield, MN.

12:15PM – guest Minnesota organist Christopher Stroh plays the 54-rank Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 West 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Donation, a light lunch is available afterwards for $6.

 

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.

4PM  guest carilloneur Julie Zhu (North Potomac, Maryland) plays a free concert on the 49-bell carrilon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

7:30PM   the legendary Karl Eilers plays the Mighty Wurlitzer organ to accompany “Ramona”, inaugurating a “Heights Silent Sunday Night” series at the Heights Theatre (3951 Old Central Avenue) in Columbia Heights (NE Minneapolis), MN. Admission.

August 12, Tuesday:

12:10PMChristine Schulz plays the season's final summer noonday concert on the 31–rank Holtkamp organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (720 South2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Free, public invited. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

12:15PMSue Fortney Walby plays a free summer series concert on the 3–manual Wicks organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 Sixth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Public Invited!

August 13, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Velda Bell, featuring the Wicks organ at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (2328 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN. Donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship.

12:15PM – as the final event in the 8th season of free Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals, Professor John Ferguson plays the 70–rank Holtkamp pipe organ in Boe Chapel of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

12:15PM – guest Minnesota organist David Lim plays the 54-rank Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 West 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Donation, a light lunch is available afterwards for $6.

August 17, Sunday:

4PM  resident carilloneur David Johnson plays a free concert on the 49-bell carrilon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

August 19, Tuesday:

12:15PM – William Kuhlman plays a free summer series concert on the 3–manual Wicks organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 Sixth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Public Invited!

August 20, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert on the Iron Range by Justin Rubin featuring the Kimball 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.

12:15PM – resident organist Marilyn Schempp plays the 54-rank Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 West 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Donation, a light lunch is available afterwards for $6.

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.

August 26, Tuesday:

12:15PMAudrew Galuska plays the season's final free summer series concert on the 3–manual Wicks organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 Sixth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Public Invited!

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!  Admission. 

September, 2014

September 19, Friday:

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 choral concert, featuring the 100-voice Saint Olaf Cantorei led by James Bobb sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Public invited!…location TBA.

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. 

October, 2014

October 5, Sunday:

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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

February, 2015

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 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:

7PM – performance of a Bach Passion by soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bach Society of Minnesota at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church (324 Prior Avenue South) in Saint Paul, MN.

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 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.

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 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.