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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 13, 2014

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

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2014: October | November | December

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

October, 2014

October 21, Tuesday:

12:35PM – resident musician Brian Carson plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

October 24, Friday:

7:30PM – for its 40th year, “Silent Movie and Big Band Night” features Lance Johnson and the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, plus the Big Band All-stars led by David Ferreira, as well as showing of the Buster Keaton film “The Three Ages”, at the Fargo Theatre (314 Broadway) in downtown Fargo, ND this weekend.  The FM Horseless Carriage Club also provides for an antique and classic car show in front of the Theatre.  Ticket information:  701-239-8385.  Repeated Saturday, 10/25.

October 25, Saturday:

9:30AM to 12:30PM – a Two Harbors Organ Crawl, sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists beginning in Duluth with the Kimball organ at the Masonic Temple (4 West 2nd Street) and the 1923 Aeolian at 1st Presbyterian Church (300 East 2nd Street), and then heading north to hear the Hook & Hastings organ at Holy Spirit Church (227 3rd Street, Two Harbors).  The public is invited to participate.  Lunch afterwards, with group reservation by 10/23.  For more information:  jknsande@charter.net

4PM – resident organist Paul Stever hosts a family-friendly Hallowe’en Hoopla! concert, with ‘scary’ music, plus mask-making and cookie decorating afterwards, featuring the new Berghaus organ at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (1935 Saint Clair) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

5:30PM – resident musicians Mark Sedio and Carolyn Diamond (playing the 108-rank Casavant organ), with baritone Thom Dreeze, provide special music by Handel, Mendelssohn, and Sibelius, plus African-American spirituals and a Nigerian Suite for Organ in celebration of Reformation and Transformation during the weekend service at Central Lutheran Church (33 South 12th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  Donation. 

7:30PM – a concert of works by English composers (from Renaissance to today) featuring the Age to Age Choral Ensemble (Brennan Michaels, director) and organist Lynn Trapp playing the Lively-Fulcher instrument at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

7:30PM – for its 40th year, “Silent Movie and Big Band Night” features Lance Johnson and the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, plus the Big Band All-stars led by David Ferreira, as well as showing of the Buster Keaton film “The Three Ages”, at the Fargo Theatre (314 Broadway) in downtown Fargo, ND this weekend.  The FM Horseless Carriage Club also provides for an antique and classic car show in front of the Theatre.  Ticket information:  701-239-8385.  

October 26, Sunday:

6PM – the tenth annual Tricks and Treats with the Mighty Organ concert presented by Bill Chouinard on the 1927 Casavant/Schantz sanctuary pipe organ at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. The performance, with added special lighting and effects, is designed with young listeners in mind, and children are invited to come in costume and join in the costume parade around the room. Refreshments and treats for kids of all ages will be served after the program. Come early for Papa Murphy's pizza sold by the slice in the Youth and Sports Center from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Freewill offering.

October 28, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest musician Sharon Kleckner plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

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. The program includes the world premiere of Cathedral Fanfare for Two Organists by Stephen Paulus (Samuel Holmberg joins Messr. Robin for this) as well as the American debut of Robin’s Three Solos. Free admission/donation.

November, 2014

November 2, Sunday:

3PM – guest artist James Hamman plays a free concert on the newly expanded Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (2nd Avenue and 11th Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

3:30PM – soloist Laura Edman joins the 43–member Roseville String Ensemble (led by James Hainlen) in performance of Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani featuring the Moeller organ at Roseville Lutheran Church (1215 Roselawn Avenue West) in Roseville, MN.  Free.  Other works for strings by Vaughan Williams and Handel.  Come to the pre-concert conversation at 3PM.

November 4, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest musician David Anderson (student at St. Olaf College) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

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.

2PM – prize–winning Minnesota native recitalist ist Joseph Ripka returns to the region to play the third in a series of inaugural concerts on the new KC Marrin pipe organ (built in Cold Spring) at St. Boniface Catholic Church (501 Main Street) in Cold Spring, MN.

November 11, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest musician Sarah Carlson (1st Lutheran, Bemidji) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

November 13, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Joan DeVee Dixon plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

November 16, Sunday:

4PM – the celebrated recitalist Jan Kraybill (Kansas City Symphony) plays works by Buxtehude, Bach, Handel, Brahms, Guilmant, Eben and Dupre on the Rieger-Kloss/Wicks organs of the Church of St. John the Evangelist (11 Fourth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.   

November 18, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest musician James Bobb (faculty, St. Olaf College) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

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.

7:30PM – Sioux Falls Cathedral organist Jared Ostermann plays the inaugural concert on the new 3-manual Rodger pipe-electronic organ at the Church of Saints Anne and Joachim (5202 25th Street South) in Fargo, ND.  This hybrid instrument features 23 ranks of pipes with the remaining sounds digitally generated.  

November 22, Saturday:

9AM-noon – a master-class/workshop for organists and anyone interested in the finer points of organ performance, presented by Stephen Tharp (internationally renowned recitalist and recording artist) featuring the Glatter-Götz/Rosales pipe organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 Robert Street South) in West Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  Public invited!

7:30PM – a program featuring the choral and organ music of Franz Liszt, featuring the Cathedral Choral Society led by Raymond Johnston (who plays the newly revised Foley-Baker pipe organ) at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Come early for Musical Conversations at 6:30PM.   Admission.

November 23, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamainpresents music “Of Windmills, tulips and some Dutch Masters”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

November 25, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest musician Raymond Johnston (St Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

November 30, Sunday:

4PM A Service for Advent with Carols, featuring choir and organ of St. Mark's Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.

December, 2014

December 2, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest musician Samuel Backman (Church of the Good Shepherd, Golden Valley) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

December 9, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest musician Kathrine Handford (faculty, Lawrence University) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

December 11, Thursday:

12:30PM – a guest artist TBA plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

December 13, Saturday:

7:30PM – A Downton Abbey Christmas” featuring post-Edwardian music for the season performed by the Oratorio Society of Minnesota soloist, chorus and orchestra, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.

December 14, Sunday:

4PM – the annual multi–choral Christmas Concert, featuring the new KC Marrin pipe organ (built in Cold Spring) at St. Boniface Catholic Church (501 Main Street) in Cold Spring, MN.

6:30PM – the annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along, with the Minnesota Chorale (Kathy Romey, director) and organist Lynn Trapp playing the Lively-Fulther instrument at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  Bring your own score or borrow one on-site.

December 16, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest musician Catherine Rodland (faculty, St. Olaf College) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

December 19, Friday:

7:30PM - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge (England), at St. Mark’s Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free.   (Repeated Sunday at 5PM).

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.

5PM A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge (England), at St. Mark’s Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free.

December 21, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends present music of “Light in the Darkness”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

 

January, 2015

January 4, Sunday:

3PM – a free concert (artist TBA) on the newly expanded Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (2nd Avenue and 11th Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

January 8, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Sarah Garner plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

January 11, Sunday:

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

January 18, Sunday:

2PM – resident musician Aaron David Miller provides accompaniment on the 97-rank C.B. Fisk pipe organ to a Charlie Chaplin silent film in the main sanctuary of House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free. 

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain presents a “Potpourri”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

February, 2015

February 1, Sunday:

3PM – guest artist Andrew Galuska and the Christ Singers present a free concert on the newly expanded Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (2nd Avenue and 11th Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

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 12, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist John Eggers plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

February 15, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends present “Music of Love”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

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.

7:30PM – a concert of works by composers from the Renaissance to today featuring the Age to Age Choral Ensemble (Brennan Michaels, director) and organist Lynn Trapp playing the Lively-Fulcher instrument at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.

 

March, 2015

March 1, Sunday:

3PM – guest artist Stephen Distad presents a free concert on the newly expanded Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (2nd Avenue and 11th Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

4PM – sopranos Robin Helgin and Sandra Schoenecker join Aaron David Miller for a concert featuring the Jaeckel organ in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue…use rear entrance) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

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 12, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist John Salveson plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

March 14, Saturday:

7:30PM –performance of Bach’s Saint John Passion by soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bach Society of Minnesota led by Paul Boehnke, at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church (1900 Wellesley, at Prior) in Saint Paul, MN.  Pre-concert talk at 6:30PM. 

7:30PM – a program ‘celebrating the joy of flight’, with works by William Dawson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre and others, featuring the Oratorio Society Chorus led by Matthew Mehaffey, with organist Helen Jensen, playing the 2005 Glatter-Götz/Rosales pipe organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 Robert Street South) in West Saint Paul, MN.  Admission. 

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.

March 29, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain presents “Music of the Passion”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

April, 2015

April 3, Friday:

7:30PM – a rare performance of the Saint Mark Passion (1920) by English composer Charles Wood  (commissioned by Eric Milner White, the same cleric who initiated the famous Lessons and Carols service at King’s College, Cambridge) featuring Raymond Johnston and the choir and organ of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  

April 9, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Mark Fideldy plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

April 12, Sunday:

2PM –internationally acclaimed recording artist Wolfgang Rübsam plays a program of works by Bach and Reger on the Gabriel Kney tracker-action organ in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel of the University of Saint Thomas (Cleveland at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

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.

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends celebrate Gerrit and Bette’s 40th wedding anniversary with music featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

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.

April 26, Sunday:

3PM – a solo recital by special guest Aaron David Miller (featuring repertoire and improvisations) playing the newly revised Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free.

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 14, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Allan Mahnke plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

May 16, Saturday:

7:30PM – a double-bill of performances of Arthur Honegger’s “King David” (with chamber orchestra) and Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” (with organ, harp and percussion) featuring the Oratorio Society Chorus led by Matthew Mehaffey, with organist Helen Jensen, at Roseville Lutheran Church (1215 Roselawn Avenue West) in Roseville, MN. Come early for Musical Conversations at 6:30PM. Admission. 

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.

May 24, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain presents music “In Memoriam”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

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.

June 7, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends celebrate his 80th Birthday with music on the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.