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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 November 29, 2016

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

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2016: December

2017: January | February | March | April | May | June

November, 2016

November 29, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Kathrine Handford (Lawrence University, Appleton, WI) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

December, 2016

December 4, Sunday:

6:30PM – the annual “Messiah” Sing-Along, let by Cathy Romey, with members of the Minnesota Chorale and organist Lynn Trapp at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis. MN. Bring your own score or borrow one at the event. Free/donation.

7:30PM – a special holiday concert presented by members and friends of the Twin Ports chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuring historic 1898 Felgemaker pipe organ in the Sacred Heart Music Center (201 West 4th Street) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation.

December 6, Tuesday:

12:15PM – a free organ concert for the Advent season featuring the Noehren pipe organ at Calvary Episcopal Church (111 Third Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

12:35PM – guest soloist Mark Rodriguez (Immaculate Heart of Mary, Minnetonka) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

December 8, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Kristen Falc Uhlenberg (St. Paul) plays a ‘Second Thursday’ lunchtime organ concert on the Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

December 11, Sunday:

3PM – newly appointed resident musician Paul Kosowar plays a concert of works by Franck, Walcha, Bach, Reger’s Fantasy on “Wachet auf” on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 Fifth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

December 13, Tuesday:

12:15PM – a free organ concert for the Advent season featuring the Noehren pipe organ at Calvary Episcopal Church (111 Third Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

12:35PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda (Nativity of Mary Church, Bloomington) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

7PM – University of MN graduate student Jessica Park presents a lecture-recital devoted to the Trio Sonatas of J.S. Bach featuring a student chamber ensemble and the Van Daalen instrument in the Organ Studio at Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota School of Music (West Bank) in Minneapolis, MN. Free.

December 16, Friday:

7PM – organist Richard Clarke accompanies A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church (630 East Wayzata Boulevard) in Wayzata, MN.

December 18, Sunday:

4PM – an annotated program of 'Yuletide Echoes' played by Garritt Lamain on the pipe/electronic organ at St. Stephens Lutheran Church (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN. Donation of cash, check or non-perishable items for the Neighbors Food Shelf.

4PM – resident musician Andrew Birling plays a Twilight Organ Concert for Advent on the 29-rank Hendrickson mechanical-action organ at Trinity Episcopal Church (322 Second Street) in Excelsior, MN. Free/donation. www.trinityexcelsior.org

5PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnston leads and accompanies A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring the Cathedral choir and the recently renovated Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

December 23, Friday:

7:30PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnston leads and accompanies A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring the recently renovated Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

January, 2017

January 10, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist James Bobb (St. Olaf College, Northfield) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

January 12, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Ralph Johansen (Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, MN) plays a ‘Second Thursday’ lunchtime organ concert on the Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

January 13, Friday:

7:00PM – visiting soloist David Higgs (Eastman School of Music) plays a varied concert program on the Holtkamp pipe organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

January 17, Tuesday:

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

January 22, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist Timothy Strand (Gloria Dei Lutheran, Saint Paul) plays a concert on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 24, Tuesday:

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

January 27, Friday:

7PM – guest soloist Robert Horton plays a solo concert on the magnum-opus Jaeckel pipe organ at 1st Lutheran Church (1100 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN. Donation.

January 29, Sunday:

4PM – resident artist Tom Ferry plays a concert on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 31, Tuesday:

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

February, 2017

February 7, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist David Saunders (Christ the King Catholic Church, Toledo, OH) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

February 9, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist David Fienen (St. Peter) plays a ‘Second Thursday’ lunchtime organ concert on the Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

February 11, Saturday:

8:30AM-noon – visiting recitalist and recording artist James D. Hicks presents an illustrated demonstration of music by Scandinavian composers, as related to his series of CDs in the Nordic Journey series from Pro Organ, presented on the Schlicker pipe organ in Buetow Auditorium of Concordia University (Hamline and Concordia Avenues) in Saint Paul, MN. Everyone is welcome; free! http://www.tcago.org

February 12, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist Kristina Langlois (Augustana Lutheran, West Saint Paul) plays a concert on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 14, Tuesday:

12:35PM – visiting soloist James Hicks (recording artist, Bernardsville, NJ) plays a program of Scandinavian music on the Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of  France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

February 16, Thursday:

8:15PM visiting soloist James Hicks plays a program of music by Scandinavian composers on the Holtkamp pipe organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

February 19, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist Mary Newton (St. Barnabas Lutheran, Plymouth) plays a concert on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 21, Tuesday:

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

February 5, Saturday:

9:30AM-3PM – the annual Pipe Organ Discovery Day for young keyboard players (between grades 3 & 12) curious about the pipe organ, sponsored by the Twin Cities chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and featuring visits to Central Presbyterian Church (with two pipe organs), the Church of Saint Louis, King-of-France (with two pipe organs) and Minnesota Public Radio (source of PIPEDREAMS). Try out the organ with your own fingers and feet, and learn how a pipe organ works!. The event is free, but pre-registrations is required through Philip Asgian: 651-293-9115 or philasgian@gmail.com

March, 2017

March 5, Sunday:

2PM – award-winning theatre organist Richard Hills presents a program of hits from the Great American Songbook, plus some British light orchestral classics, featuring the Wurlitzer organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI.  Admission.  www.thephipps.org

March 7, Tuesday:

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

March 9, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Mary Bonde (Trinity Lutheran, Waconia) plays a ‘Second Thursday’ lunchtime organ concert on the Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

March 12, Sunday:

4PM resident musician Lee Afdahl and Friends presents a concert featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free.  www.fpcrochester.org

March 14, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Isaac Drewes (student, St. Olaf College Northfield) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

March 18, Saturday:

7PM – conductor David Cherwien leads the National Lutheran Cholir in a program of Music of Early Lutheran Masters at 1st Lutheran Church (1100 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN. Donation.

March 21, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Christopher Ganza (Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Minneapolis) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

March 25, Saturday:

9AM-4PM – the annual Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuring the Schlicker organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. The public is invited! http://www.tcago.org

2PM – organist Lawrence Lawyer plays the featured part in the Saint-Saens 'Organ' Symphony (No. 3) as Daniel Rieppel leads a concert by the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby) in Saint Paul, MN.

March 28, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Bryan Dunnewald (student, Curtis Institute; organ scholar, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

April, 2017

April 4, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Catherine Rodland (St. Olaf College, Northfield) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

April 6, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloists Kathryn Schenk & Allan Mahnke (Cross of Glory Lutheran, Brooklyn Center) plays in a ‘Second Thursday’ lunchtime organ concert on the Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

April 14, Friday:

1PM & 7PM – conductor/organist Jason Branham leads Twin Ports musicians in performances of Theodore Dubois' "The Seven Last Words of Christ" at 1st Lutheran Church (1100 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN. Donation.

7:30PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnston leads and accompanies a musical meditation for Good Friday, including Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s The Denial of Saint Peter and Franz Liszt’s Via Crucis, featuring the Cathedral Choir and the recently renovated Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

April 23, Sunday:

3PM guest recitalist Vincent Dubois (from Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) plays the Gabriel Kney tracker-action organ in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel on the campus of the University of Saint Thomas (Cleveland at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

April 25, Tuesday:

12:35PM –organ students from St. Olaf College, Northfield play a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

May, 2017

May 2, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Gregory Peterson (Luther College, Decorah, IA) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

May 9, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Federico Andreoni (St. John the Evangelist Church, Montreal) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

May 11, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Mark Rodriguez (Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Minnetonka) plays a ‘Second Thursday’ lunchtime organ concert on the Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

May 13, Saturday:

7:30PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnston conducts orchesteral performances of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Requiem, featuring the Cathedral Choir and Choral Society at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Come at 6:30 for ‘musical conversations’. Donation.

May 16, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Jessica Park (DMA student, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ) plays a noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

May 23, Tuesday:

12:35PM –guest soloist Gail Archer (organist at Barnard and Vassar Colleges, NY) plays the season’s final noontime concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

June, 2017

June 10 Saturday:

7:30PM – theatre organist Dave Wickerham presents a ‘summer sizzler’ program of light-music favorites featuring the Wurlitzer organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission. www.thephipps.org