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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 May 2, 2016

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

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2016: May | June | July | August

May, 2016

May 3, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist David H. Anderson  (Bethlehem Lutheran, Bayport, MN) 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 6, Friday:

7PM – music for trumpet and organ by “Deux Voix” (trumpeter Justin Langham and organist Stephen Distad) featuring the Möller pipe organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1710 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN, sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the AGO www.arrowheadago.org .  Free. (See also Saturday, May 7)

7:30PM – a Reger Festival concert, celebrating the monumental work of German composer Max Reger (1873-1916) on the 100th anniversary of his death (May 11, 1916), featuring solo organ works, transcriptions, songs and chamber works using the 108-rank 1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz pipe organ at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN.  www.tcago.org

May 7, Saturday:

10AM – guests Langham and Distad present a workshop on trumpet/organ repertoire at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1710 East Superior Street) in Duluth, MN.

7:30PM – Saint John’s University organ scholar Joel Kumro plays his graduate recital on the Noack mechanical-action pipe organ in the Sister’s  Chapel at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN.  Free.

May 8, Sunday:

 3PM – Dr. Stephen Hamilton will be performing works of Langlais, Franck, Alain, Kenton Coe, and Bach at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale; 3978 West Broadway, Robbinsdale MN 55422. Free and open.

May 10, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Stephen J. Hamilton (concert organist, 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

May 12, Thursday:

  12:30PM – guest soloist Kristina Langlois plays a noontime ‘Second Thursday” concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN.  Free.

May 13, Friday:

7:30PM – a program or music for Twenty Fingers and Four Feet, works for piano-and-organ duets, featuring resident musicians Diana Lee Lucker and Carolyn Diamond and featuring the Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free. 

May 15, Sunday:

2PM – student participants in the Southeast Minnesota AGO Chapter Scholarships present a concert on the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

4PM soloist Kathrine Handford presents Alexandre Guilmant’s Symphony No. 2 for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 91 with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra led by William Scrickel, featuring the 1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz organ at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Rod) in Mahtomedi, MN.

May 17, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Richard Spotts (concert organist, Doylestown, PA) plays works by Tournemire during 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 21, Saturday:

7:30PM – resident musician Raymond Johnston conducts the Gloria by Poulenc and Benedicite by Vaughan Williams with choir and orchestra at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.  www.ourcathedral.org

May 22, Sunday:

3PM – with guest organists Samuel Backman and Atsuko Schlough, resident musician Scott Turkington leads a Spring concert of music by Vivaldi, Bach, Arvo Pärt, Mozart, Franck, Faure and Handel, featuring singers and instruments of the Schola Cantorum and Choral Scholars of Holy Family Church and Academy at Holy Family Catholic Church (5900 West Lake Street) in Saint Louis Park, MN.  Donation.  www.hfcmn.org

4PM – a program exploring ‘How an Organ Works”, with resident musician Aaron David Miller playing the Jaeckel instrument in the Elizabeth Chapel of House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summitt Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  http://www.hohchurch.org/concerts-and-recitals

May 24, 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

May 26, Thursday:

7PM – guest organist Brian Carsoon presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

June, 2016

June 4, Saturday:

4PM – instrumental masterpieces (Orchestral Suite #2 and Brandenburg Concerto #2) as part of the annual Bach Tage led by David Cherwien at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (31st and Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.

June 5, Sunday:

2PM – guest soloist Dennis James (Fox Theatre, Detroit) plays the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ in accompaniment to the feature-length silent film “Peter Pan” at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission. http://thephipps.org/

3PM – regional soloist Christopher Ganza (from Our Lady of Lourdes, Minneapolis) plays the Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the splendid chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1200 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free.

4PM – Bach’s Cantata 76 (Die Himmel erzählet die Ehre Gottes) as part of a Bach Tage vespers service, with conductor Kathy Romey and organist David Cherwien, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (31st and Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.

June 8, Wednesday:

7PM – the parish choir, accompanied by organist Christopher Ganza, presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

June 16, Thursday:

12:10PM – the first program in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series, with rotating venues, beginning with a performance by Brice Peterson on the 36-rank van Daalen tracker-action pipe organ (celebrating its 40th anniversary) at Zion Lutheran Church (241 5th Avenue North) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

June 23, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Lorna Wolthoff plays  the 81-rank Schlicker-Dobson pipe organ at Normandale Lutheran Church (6100 Normandale  Road) in Edina, MN.  Free.

June 30, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Mark Fideldy plays  the 32-rank Reuter pipe organ at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

July, 2016

July 7, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Andrew Jacob plays  the 81-rank Schlicker-Dobson pipe organ at Normandale Lutheran Church (6100 Normandale  Road) in Edina, MN.  Free.

7PM –guest organist Samuel Backman presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

July 14, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Dan Oie plays  the 18-rank Reuter pipe organ at Redeemer Lutheran Church (115 West Wayzata Boulevard) in Wayzata, MN.  Free.

July 21, Thursday:

12:10PM – a performance by Brice Peterson and Friends featuring the 36-rank van Daalen tracker-action pipe organ (celebrating its 40th anniversary) at Zion Lutheran Church (241 5th Avenue North) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

July 28, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Joseph Trucano plays  the 32-rank Reuter pipe organ at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

August, 2016

August 2, Tuesday:

7PM – soprano Elena Stabile, accompanied by organist Christopher Ganza, presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

August 4, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Jack Swanson leads a hymn-sing featuring the 81-rank Schlicker-Dobson pipe organ at Normandale Lutheran Church (6100 Normandale  Road) in Edina, MN.  Free.

August 7, Sunday:

3PM – regional soloist Kanen Hanson Sande (from 1st Lutheran, Duluth) plays the Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the splendid chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1200 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free

August 11, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, James Hild plays  the 22-rank Schantz pipe organ at All Saints Lutheran Church (15915 Excelsior Boulevard) in Minnetonka, MN.  Free.

August 18, Thursday:

12:10PM – the final program in the new West-Metro Symmer Organ Series, with rotating venues, beginning with a performance by various artists on the 36-rank van Daalen tracker-action pipe organ (celebrating its 40th anniversary) at Zion Lutheran Church (241 5th Avenue North) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.