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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 March 23, 2017

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

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2017: February | March | April | May | June

March, 2017

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 26, Sunday:

3PM – resident organist Stephen Self plays piano in accompaniment to violinist Sam Rudy in a program of sonatas by Beethoven, Schumann and Reger at Grace University Lutheran Church (324 Harvard Street SE) in the Stadium Village neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN. Free.

4PM – soloist Sarah Garner presents a program of music inspired by Heinrich Isaac (500th anniversary of his death), composer of the choral "O Welt, ich muss dich lassen", along with other end-of-life music by Sweelinck, Bach, and Brahms, featuring the Jaeckel pipe organ in the Elizabeth Chapel of House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summitt Avenue, rear entrance) in Saint Paul, MN. Free

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

March 29, Wednesday:

12:15PM – sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Jeff Urbaniak plays the Casavant pipe organ in a Lenten noonday concert at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church (610 99th Avenue West) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation. www.arrowheadago.org

April, 2017

April 2, Sunday:

2PM – a Friends and Family special organ concert will be presented by resident musician Louise Temte, assisted by tenors Andrew and Nick Temte and violist Busya Lugovier, featuring the 39-rank Austin pipe organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (612 Division Street) in La Crosse, WI. Free/donation. Sponsored by the Riverland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

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 5, Wednesday:

12:15PM – sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Jason Branham plays the Jaeckel pipe organ in a Lenten noonday concert at 1st Lutheran Church (1100 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN. Simultaneously, Beverly Vavra plays at Emmanuelt Lutheran Church (3756 Fair Street) in Barnum, MN Free/donation. www.arrowheadago.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 8, Satruday:

9:30AM-1:30PM – the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists sponsors a Pipes, Pedals and Pizza event for young musicians curious about the pipe organ, featuring the Hilgreen-Lane/Hendrickson organ in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. Free/donation.

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 18, Tuesday:

7:30PM – faculty recitalist Stephen Self presents his spring solo concert (always with interesting and unusual repertoire, including Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue; Karg-Elert’s Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue on B-A-C-H; two Preludes & Fugues by Henry Martin; two B-A-C-H Fugues by Schumann; and Lionel Rogg’s Meditation on B-A-C-H) featuring the Blackinton pipe organ in the Benson Great Hall at Bethel University (3900 Bethel Drive) in Arden Hills, MN. Free.

April 22, Saturday:

7:30PM – visiting soloist Sarah Herzer (from the Castle Church, Wittenberg, Germany, presents a solo concert on the Hilgreen-Lane/Hendrickson organ in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (800 West College Avenue) in Saint Peter, MN. Free/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

7:30PM – visiting soloist Sarah Herzer (from the Castle Church, Wittenberg, Germany), presents a solo concert on the Jan van Daalen organ at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul (corner of Snelling Avenue and Thomas Avenue). Free/donation.

April 30, Sunday:

3PM – organist Bill Chouinard contributes the important pipe organ sound to a performance of Holst’s "Planets" during a concert of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marlene Pauley, featuring the Hendrickson pipe organ at at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

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 7, Sunday:

3PM – organist Bill Chouinard contributes the important pipe organ sound to a performance of Holst’s "Planets" during a concert of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marlene Pauley, featuring the Hendrickson pipe organ at at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

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

June 11 Sunday:

POE – a ‘Pipe Organ Encounter” at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, for teens ages 13-18 who have achieved an intermediate level of keyboard proficiency (previous organ study not required), with individual lessons, workshops, concerts, organ crawls, a visit to a local organ-builder’s shop, access to six major instruments, and a professional faculty. Sponsored by the South Dakota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Application deadline is May 16, 2017.