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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 June 20, 2018

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

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2018: June | July | August | September

June, 2018

June 23, Saturday:

4 PM – soloist James Hamman (St. Matthew’s by the Bridge, Iowas Falls, IA) plays an hour-long summer concert on the 41-rank Casavant organ at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway) in Winona, MN. Free/donation.

4:45 PM – organist Kim Crisler and vocalist Thomasina Petrus honor the past and build for the future with a fundraising concert in support of the Moeller pipe organ at Pilgrim Baptist Church (732 West Central Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Admission.

June 25, Monday:

7:30 PM – resident musicians Catherine Rodland and James Bobb lead a Hymn Festival, followed by a showing of the Buster Keaton silent film “One Week” with musical accompanist John Ferguson featuring the 70-rank Holtkamp pipe organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

June 26, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist Emily Bruflat (Saint Peter), plays a noontime recital on the Hendrickson pipe organ at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church (105 N. 5th Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

7:30 PM – guest soloist (and St. Olaf alum) Christoph Jacobson plays an all-Bach concert on the 44-rank Dobson pipe organ in Studio A of the Christiansen Hall of Music on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

June 27, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Stacie Lightner (Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saint Paul) plays a concert in the summer series featuring the 70-rank 4-manual Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

12 noon – a free noontime variety concert featuring the organ at Wesley United Methodist Church (303 East 23rd Street) in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – student soloists Martha Barth, Andrew Jacob and Matt Tukutki play a noontime concert on the 70-rank Holtkamp organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

June 28, Thursday:

7:30 PM – guest soloists Sarah Hawbecker, David Jenkins, Nicole Keller and Karl Robson present a concert on the 28-rank Berghaus pipe organ in Trinity Lutheran Church (530 Fourth Street NW) in Faribault, MN. Free.

July, 2018

July 3, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist David Mertesdorf (Minneapolis) plays a noontime recital on the Hoppe pipe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

July 4, Wednesday:

4 PM – resident musician Dave Johnson performs the traditional Independence Day concert on the carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free. A series of five weekly Sunday afternoon carillon programs commences on July 8 (see below).

July 7, Saturday:

4 PM – soloist Brian Williams (Calvary Episcopal Church, Rochester) plays an hour-long summer concert on the 41-rank Casavant organ at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway) in Winona, MN. Free/donation.

July 8, Sunday:

4 PM – visiting soloist Sue Bergren (Naperville Millennium Carillon, IL) plays a free concert on the carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 10, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist Chad Winterfeldt (Gustavus Adolphus College) plays a noontime recital on the Hoppe pipe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

July 11, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Katie Moss (Messiah United Methodist, Plymouth) plays a concert in the summer series featuring the 70-rank 4-manual Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

12 noon – a free noontime concert by Lanae Ronchetti featuring the Van Daalen tracker organ at Saint James Episcopal Church (2028 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN. You can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15 PM – organist Richard Collman and guitarist Randall Ferguson present works by Bach featuring the Gabriel Kney organ at the United Methodist Church (1401 South Maple Street) in Northfield, MN. Free.

July 15, Sunday:

4 PM – visiting soloist Hunter Chase (Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago, IL) plays a free concert on the carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 17, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – resident musician Garrett Steinberg plays a noontime recital on the Hoppe pipe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

July 18, Wednesday:

12 noon – guest organist Sam Backman (University of Oklahoma) plays a concert in the summer series featuring the 70-rank 4-manual Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

12 noon – a free concert by Jan Bilden featuring the Wicks organ at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (2328 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:10 PM – resident musician Dan Oie plays the second of three monthly Suburban Summer Series organ concerts, featuring the Reuter pipe organ at Redeemer Lutheran Church (115 Wayzata Boulevard West) in Wayzata, MN. Free/donation.

12:15 PM – resident artist Catherine Rodland plays a solo recital on the Holtkam organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15 PM – guest soloist David Lim (Bayport, MN) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Church lunch available afterwards for $7.

July 19, Thursday:

Noon – visiting artist Sarah Carlson plays a noontime concert on the Berghaus pipe organ at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (803 West First Street) in Park Rapids, MN. Free.

July 21, Saturday:

4 PM – soloist Jeffrey Daehn (Rochester, MN) plays an hour-long summer concert on the 41-rank Casavant organ at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway) in Winona, MN. Free/donation.

July 22, Sunday:

3 PM – guest soloist Thomas Fielding (St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, MI) will play a solo concert in the summer series featuring the 54-rank Noack pipe organ in the splendid chapel of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (5250 Justin Road) just outside La Crosse, WI. Enjoy Sunday brunch beforehand at the Culina Marianna Café in the Visitor’s Center. Concert admission is free (a freewill offering will be accepted).

4 PM – visiting soloist Kimberly Schafer (Chicago Bell Advocates, IL) plays a free concert on the carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 24, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist David Lim (Saint Paul) plays a noontime recital on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Bethlehem Lutheran (720 S. 2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

July 25, Wednesday:

12 noon – emeritus organist Diana Lee Lucker plays the final concert in the summer series featuring the 70-rank 4-manual Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

12 noon – a free noontime concert by Karen Sande & Friends play the Moeller organ at First Lutheran Church (2201 East 3rd Avenue) in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund Fund.

12:15 PM – soloist Noah Klein plays a noonday concert on the 9-rank Reuter pipe organ at All Saints Episcopal Church (419 Washington Street) in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15 PM – guest soloist Michael Rathke (LeMars, IA) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Church lunch available afterwards for $7.

July 29, Sunday:

2 PM – guest soloist Katie Moss (Messiah United Methodist, Plymouth, MN) presents the first of four summer concerts on the 82-rank Wicks pipe organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary (1700 Hennepin Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. Free parking.

4 PM – visiting soloist Laura Ellis (University of Florida, Gainesville) plays a free concert on the carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 31, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist Sean Connolly (Sleepy Eye) plays a noontime recital on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Bethlehem Lutheran (720 S. 2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

August, 2018

August 1, Wednesday:

12 noon – a free noontime concert by Tom Hamilton featuring the pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (2201 2nd Avenue East) in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15 PM – resident soloist Marilyn Schempp plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Church lunch available afterwards for $7.

12:15 PM – soloist Stephen May plays a noontime concert on the 53-rank Johnson/Rutz pipe organ at 1st United Church of Christ Congregational (300 Union Street) in Northfield, MN. Free.

August 4, Saturday:

4 PM – soloist Sue Fortney Walby (1st Presbyterian Church, La Crosse, WI) plays an hour-long summer concert on the 41-rank Casavant organ at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway) in Winona, MN. Free/donation.

August 5, Sunday:

2 PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda (Nativity RC Church, Bloomington) presents the second of four summer concerts, including the Minnesota premiere of Pamela Deckerís The Seven Last Words and Triumph of Christ, on the 82-rank Wicks pipe organ in the Basilica of Saint Mary (1700 Hennepin Avenuye) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. Free parking.

4 PM – resident musician Dave Johnson plays the season’s final free concert on the carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

August 6, Monday:

7 PM – guest soloist Daniel Forger, professor of mathematics, computational medicine and data science at the University of Michigan, presents an all-Bach concert (Toccata in F, BWV 540; Trio Sonatas Nos. 2-4-5, BWV 526-528-529; Fantasy in g, BWV 542) on the Dobson pipe organ in the Chapel at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1200 South Marquette Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN. Free.

August 7, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist Kraig Windschitl (Wayzata) plays a noontime recital on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Bethlehem Lutheran (720 S. 2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

August 8, Wednesday:

12 noon – a free noontime concert by Parker Hinnenkamp featuring the Gould pipe organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (501 East 23rd Street) in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15 PM – soloist Joanne Rodland plays a noontime concert on the 26-rank Dobson pipe organ at St. John’s Lutheran Church (500 erd Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15 PM – guest soloist Mary Newton (Plymouth, MN) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Church lunch available afterwards for $7.

August 12, Sunday:

2 PM – resident musician Christopher Stroh and baritone Tucker Moore present a concert including the Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams and other sacred vocal and organ ‘favorites’ featuring the 82-rank Wicks pipe organ at the Basilica of St. Mary (1700 Hennepine Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. Free parking.

3 PM – guest soloist Kevin Vaughn (Gloria Dei Lutheran, South Bend, IN) will play a solo concert in the summer series featuring the 54-rank Noack pipe organ in the splendid chapel of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (5250 Justin Road) just outside La Crosse, WI. Enjoy Sunday brunch beforehand at the Culina Marianna Café in the Visitor’s Center. Concert admission is free (a freewill offering will be accepted).

August 14, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – resident musician Christine Schulz plays a noontime recital on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Bethlehem Lutheran (720 S. 2nd Street) in Mankato, MN. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free.

August 15, Wednesday:

12 noon – a seasonís final free noontime variety concert by Rachel Kresha featuring the Wicks organ at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (2328 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN. As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat) with the artist afterwards, and donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:10 PM – resident musician Libby Laufers, with guest Carolyn Diamond plays the second of three monthly Suburban Summer Series organ concerts, featuring the Reuter pipe organ at Our Savior Lutheran Church (23290 Highway 7) in Excelsior, MN. Free/donation.

12:15 PM – soloists Janean Hall and Larry Archbold present a noontime concert on the 48-rank pipe organ in Skinner Chapel (405 1st Street East) on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Free.

12:15 PM – guest soloist Zachary Brockhoff (1st Lutheran, Sioux Falls) plays a noontime concert on the 54-rank Schlicker-Hendrickson organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation. Church lunch available afterwards for $7.

8 PM – resident musician Christopher Stroh, with saxophonist David Davis and the Basilica Chant Schola present a concert for the Feast of the Assumption, including music by DeGrigny. Duprť, and Tournemire, and the premiere of the complete Dances of Our Lady by Minnesota composer Monte Mason, featuring the 82-rank Wicks pipe organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary (1700 Hennepin Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. Free parking.

August 18, Saturday:

4 PM – soloist John Mulyck (St. martinís Lutheran Church, Winona) plays the summer series concluding hour-long concert on the 41-rank Casavant organ at 1st Congregational Church (161 West Broadway) in Winona, MN. Free/donation.

August 29, Wednesday:

Noon – resident musician Sarah Carlson, joined by the Turtle Island Ensemble, plays a noontime concert on the new Casavant pipe organ at 1st Lutheran Church (900 Bemidji Avenue North) in Bemidji, MN. Free.

September, 2018

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