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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 October 14, 2019.

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

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2019: September | October | November | December

2020: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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.

October, 2019

October 15, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Katie Moss (Messiah Methodist Church, Plymouth) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

October 16, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Lawrence Lawyer plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

October 18, Friday:

7:30PM – guest soloist Peter Westerbrink from the Netherlands plays a solo concert on the 57-rank Brunzema-Casavant pipe organ in the B. J. Haan Auditorium of Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA.

October 19, Saturday:

7:30PM – resident musician David Jenkins plays a solo recital on the Noack mechanical-action instrument in the St. Mary Chapel of the St. Paul Seminary (2260 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

October 20, Sunday:

2:30PM – resident organist Raymond Johnston plays a solo concert on the Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation

October 22, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Samuel Libra (University of Washington, Seattle) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

October 23, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Michael Ferguson plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

October 25, Friday:

7:30PM – guest soloist John Schwandt plays works by Flor Peeters, Helmut Walcha and Paul Manz in a concert commemorating the Paul Manz Centenary, featuring the Schlicker organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.

7:30PM – guest soloist Christoph Mantoux (France) plays a solo concert of works by German and French composers on the 50-rank Rosales/Glatter-Götz pipe organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 South Robert Street) in West Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

October 26, Saturday:

9AM-noon – guest presenters Paul Westermeyer, David Cherwien and Mark Lawson offer a series of talks and workshops commemorating the Paul Manz Centenary, featuring the Schlicker organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Advance registration recommended.

7:30PM – special guest recitalist Hector Olivera plays a concert on the Rieger-Kloss/Wicks organs of the Co-Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (11 Fourth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

October 27, Sunday:

5PM – St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will present J. S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 80 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott with orchestra, soloists, and choir. Beer and German fare from Waldmann Brewery will follow at a reception afterward. St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church is located at 100 North Oxford Street, Saint Paul, a block north of Selby Avenue at the intersection of Oxford St and Laurel Avenue. Free.

6PM – resident musician Bill Chouinard presents the 15th annual Tricks and Treats with the Mighty Organ family event featuring the 108-rank Casavant-Schantz pipe organ at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. The performance is replete with special lighting and video effects, designed for young listeners who are invited to come in costume and parade around the room. Refreshments and treats for kids of all ages. Com early for pizza sold by the slice from 5-6PM in the Youth and Sports Center next door.

October 29, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Sylvia Marcinko Chai (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Tampa, FL) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

October 30, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Christopher Ganza plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

October 31, Thursday:

4:30PM –as part of a weekend celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Dobson pipe organ (Opus 10, 1979), students present an Organ Vespers Service in the Chapel at Bethany Lutheran College, (700 Luther Drive) in Mankato, MN. Free.

5-7PM – celebrate Halloween in costume during the Trick and Treat with Pipescreams holiday concert played by members of the SDAGO chapter on the 38-rank Aeolian-Skinner/Schoenstein pipe organ at 1st Lutheran Church (327 South Dakota Avenue) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free.

7:30PM – take a terrifying romp into the visual extravagance of one of the great silent era horror films, Phantom of the Opera (1925) as organist Tom Erickson brings the film alive with the Sheldon’s Kilgen Theater organ’s sound effects, percussions, and pipes, at the Sheldon Theatre (443 West 3rd Street) in downtown Red Wing, MN. Tickets $10.

8:15PM – faculty and students present the annual Pipe Screams Hallowe’en Celebration featuring the Holtkamp organ in Boe Chapel of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free. Come in costume, if you dare! :)

November, 2019

November 1, Friday:

7PM – as part of a weekend celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Dobson pipe organ (Opus 10, 1979), Christopher Young (Indiana University faculty) presents a solo concert in the Chapel at Bethany Lutheran College, (700 Luther Drive) in Mankato, MN. Free/donation.

November 2, Saturday:

10AM – as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of its installation, students and faculty present a Mini Marathon Concert on the Dobson Pipe Organ (Opus 10, 1979) in the Chapel of Bethany Lutheran College (700 Luther Drive) in Mankato, MN. In the afternoon, Lynn Dobson talks about this instrument and the evolution of his company over the ensuing 40 years (1:30PM) followed by a Hymn Festival led by Bethany alum Jacob Weber (3:30PM). The public is invited; free admission.

November 3, Sunday:

2:30PM – touring soloist Chelsea Chen plays the Reuter pipe organ in the SDSU Performing Arts Center in Brookings, SD.

November 5, Tuesday:

12:35PM – resident soloist Michael Caraher (SLKoF Organ Scholar) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

November 6, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Richard Gray plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

November 12, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Joseph Trucano (Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, Shoreview) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

November 13, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Liisa Keränen plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

November 17, Sunday:

3PM – a guest recital by acclaimed young soloist Chelsea Chen featuring the Casavant organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

November 19, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Joel Anderson (St. Olaf RC Church, Minneapolis) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

November 20, Wednesday:

12:30PM – resident organist Joel Anderson plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

November 22, Friday:

7PM – guest soloist Jens Korndörfer (1st Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA) plays a solo concert on the 33-stop Nordlie pipe organ in the chapel of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.

November 23, Saturday:

7:30PM – a program of music by Benjamin Britten, including the Hymn to Saint Cecilia, Rejoice in the Lamb, and the cantata Saint Nicholas, presented with organ, choir and orchestra led by Raymond Johnston, at the Cathedral of Saint Mark (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

November 24, Sunday:

4PM – long-time resident musician Theo Wee is celebrated for her 50 years service in a special concert featuring the recently renovated Johnson-Schlicker organ at 1st United Church of Christ (300 Union Street) in Northfield, MN.

November 27, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist John Varona plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

December, 2019

December 1, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician David Cherwien leads an Advent Procession Service with the Mount Olive Cantorei and featuring the Schlicker organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.

4PM – resident musician Aaron David Miller, with soprano Krista Costin, flutist Barbara Leibundguth, and oboeist Sarah Carmack present Advent Cantatas by Telemann featuring the Jaeckel pipe organ in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (rear entrance at 797 Summit Avenue) Saint Paul, MN. Free.

5PM – a Service for Advent with Carols, featuring the Cathedral Choir led by Raymond Johnston, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

December 3, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda (St. John the Baptist RC Church, Excelsior) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

7:30PM – guest soloists Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault present a concert of organ duets, including holiday fare, featuring the 108-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at Northrop (84 Church Street SE) on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus in Minneapolis, MN. Free.

December 4, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Jessica Park plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

December 8, Sunday:

6:30PM – conductor Kathy Romey and the Minnesota Chorale lead a ‘Sing-Along-Messiah’ event with organist Lynn Trapp accompanying on the Lively-Fulcher pipe organat St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Scores provided, or bring your own. Free/donation.

December 10, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Christopher Stroh (St. Mary Basilica, Minneapolis) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

December 15, Sunday:

2:30PM – resident Canon Musician Raymond Johnston reprises his popular performance of Olivier Messiaen’s suite for Christmas, La Nativité du Seigneur, on the Foley-Baker pipe organ at the Cathedral of Saint Mark (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

December 17, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Paul Barte (Ohio University, Athens, OH) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

December 20, Friday:

7:30PM – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, with choir and organ led by Raymond Johnston, featuring the Foley-Baker pipe organ at the Cathedral Choir led by Raymond Johnston, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. See also Sunday.

December 22, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Mark Fideldy presents a program of Christmas music on the 32-rank Reuter organ as part of the Vespers Service at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road), Hopkins, MN. Free/donation.

5PM – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, with choir and organ led by Raymond Johnston, featuring the Foley-Baker pipe organ at the Cathedral Choir led by Raymond Johnston, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. See also Sunday.

January, 2020

January 7, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist David Jenkins (St. Paul Seminary) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 11, Saturday:

7PM – a program of British Music for Choir and Organ featuring baritone Justin Staebeil, a PopUp Choir led by Ahmed Anzaldua, and organist Noah Horn, featuring the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

January 12, Sunday:

4:30PM – resident musician Catherine Rodland performs the Fifth Organ Symphony by Louis Vierne in concert on the Holtkamp organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

January 14, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Dean Billmeyer (University of MN School of Music) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 21, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Michael Ging (New Hope Lutheran Church, Missouri, City TX) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 26, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist Kirk Michael Rich (All Saints Episcopal, Atlanta) plays a solo concert on the Skinner/Schantz organ at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (60 Kent Street) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

January 28, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Cristiano Rizzotto (Good Shepherd RC Church, Golden Valley) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February, 2020

February 4, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Christopher Ganza (Cathedral of St. Paul) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 7, Friday:

7:30PM – guest soloist Eric Plutz (Princeton University Organists) plays a program in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Notre Dame Cathedral organist Louis Vierne (1870-1937), including three of the Vierne symphonies and featuring the 82-rank Wicks “Centennial” Organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary (1600 Hennepin Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free/donation.

February 8, Saturday:

9AM-noon – a workshop on the music of Louis Vierne, presented by Norwegian organ professor Jon Laukvik. Location TBA.

7:30PM – resident musicians David Jenkins, organ and harpsichord, and Chris Kachian, guitar, present a chamber music program involving the Noack mechanical-action instrument in the St. Mary Chapel of the St. Paul Seminary (2260 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 11, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Andrew Scanlon (East Carolina University, Greenville, NC) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 15, Saturday:

7PM – guest soloist Tyler Boehmer plays a solo concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.

February 16, Sunday:

2:30PM – guest organist Scott Turkington plays a solo concert on the Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

February 18, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Christopher Wallace (Our Lady of Grace RC Church, Edina) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 23, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Aaron David Miller, with harpist Rachel Brandwein, presents a concert featuring the Jaeckel pipe organ in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (rear entrance at 797 Summit Avenue) Saint Paul, MN. Free.

March, 2020

March 1, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician David Cherwien leads a Lent Procession Service with the Mount Olive Cantorei and featuring the Schlicker organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.

March 3, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Aaron David Miller (House of Hope Presbyterian, St. Paul) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

March 6, Friday:

7:30PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda presents Pamela Decker’s “The Seven Last Words and Triumph of Christ” an other works in concert on the historic 1877 Johnson & Son pipe organ in the chapel of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (170 Good Counsel Drive) in Mankato, MN.

March 8, Sunday:

2:30PM – guest organist from England David Goodenough plays a solo concert, inclouding the Sonata Eroica by Jongen, on the Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

March 10, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Isaac Drewes (St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

March 15, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist (McGill University in Montreal) Hans-Ola Ericcson will play a concert on the Noack mechanical-action pipe organ in the St. Mary Chapel of the Saint Paul Seminary (2260 Summit Avenue) in St. Paul, MN. Free.

March 17, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Bryan Dunnewald (Mannes School of Music, Manhattan) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

March 21, Saturday:

9AM-5PM – the annual Bach’s Birthday Bash happens this year to fall on the actual birthday! Come and celebrate. Details TBA.

March 22, Sunday:

2PM – guest soloist Dave Wickerham plays timeless hits from the 1940s to the ‘60s and beyond, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

March 24, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Michal Szostak (Warsaw, Poland) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

March 27, Friday:

9AM-5PM – the annual Young Artists Competition sponsored by the Twin Cities Chaper of the American Guild of Organists, featuring the Schlicke pipe organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Free.

7PM – the annual Bach Birthday Bash, with the AU Chorale and performers from the South Dakota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuresd the 33-stop Nordlie pipe organ in the chapel at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.

March 27/28, Friday/Saturday:

8PM – guest soloist Cameron Carpenter appears with the Minnesota Orchestra in performances of the Symphony Concertante for Organ and Orchestra by Joseph Jongen, featuring the 108-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ recently reinstated in Northrop’s main auditorium (84 Church Street SE) on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

March 31, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Dorothy Young Riess (Las Vegas, NM) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

April, 2020

April 10, Friday:

7:30PM – a program of music for Good Friday, including Le Reniement de St. Peter by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Franz Liszt’s Via Crucis, with the Cathedral Singers and organ led by Raymond Johnston, featuring the Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

April 19, Sunday:

4PM – a Solemn Vespers service, featuring a Magnificat setting by Kevin Vogt, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the inauguration of the Noack mechanical-action pipe organ in the St. Mary Chapel of the Saint Paul Seminary (2260 Summit Avenue) in St. Paul, MN. Organ builder Fritz Noack will attend. Free.

4PM – resident musician Aaron David Miller presents a solo concert featuring the Jaeckel pipe organ in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (rear entrance at 797 Summit Avenue) Saint Paul, MN. Free.

April 21, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Elaine Mann (Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

7:30PM – faculty soloist Dean Billmeyer presents a program featuring the 108-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at Northrop (84 Church Street SE) on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

April 24, Friday:

7:30PM – guest French organists Oliver Vernet and Céedic Meckler present a program of organ duets on the 108-rank 1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz pipe organ at St. Andrew’s Luthern Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. Free/donation.

April 25, Saturday:

2:30PM – participants in the SDAGO Organ Academy present a concert on the 21-stop Nordlie pipe organ at Hope Lutheran Church (1700 South Cliff Avenue) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free.

April 26, Sunday:

3PM – the inaugural event celebrating the expansion by Martin Pasi of the celebrated pipe organ by Walter Holtkamp, Sr. at St. John’s Benedicting Abbey Church in Collegeville, MN.

April 28, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Jeffrey Patry (1st Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

May, 2020

May 1, Friday:

7:30PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda plays solo selections and accompanies the Great River Chorale (led by Mary Kay Geston) and choirs from the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University (led by André Heywood), featuring music by Jonathan Dove, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eriks Esenvalds, Will Todd and Craig Phillips, and using the Schlicker pipe organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (4310 County Road 137) in Saint Cloud, MN.

May 3, Sunday:

2PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda plays solo selections and accompanies the Great River Chorale (led by Mary Kay Geston) and choirs from the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University (led by André Heywood), featuring music by Jonathan Dove, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eriks Esenvalds, Will Todd and Pamela Decker, and using the Noack pipe organ in the Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Benedict’s Monastery in Saint Joseph, MN.

4PM – guest soloist Paul Jacobs (Juilliard School) plays a concert on the Casavant organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (4100 Lyndale Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation, plus reception.

May 5, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Sharon Kleckner (St. Paul, MN) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

May 9, Saturday:

7:30PM – Edward Elgar’s grand oratorio The Dream of Gerontius, presented by soloists, choir and orchestra led by Raymond Johnston, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

May 12, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Joby Bell (Appalachian State University, Boone, NC) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

May 19, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Timothy Strand (Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

June, 2020

June 6, Saturday:

4PM – resident musicians of the Bach Tage Orchestra and guest soloists present Bach’s Cantata No. 85 in concert at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.

June 7, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician David Cherwien accompanies and guest conductor Kathy Romey leads performances including Bach’s Cantata No. 78 in concert at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.

7:30PM – the annual Members Recital presented by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuring the 67-rank Blackinton pipe organ in Benson Great Hall on the campus of Bethel University in Arden Hills, MN. Details TBA. Free/donation.

June 13, Saturday:

7:30PM – guest soloist Justin LaVoie plays everything from classics to jazz on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

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