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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 July 2, 2015

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

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2015: July |August

July, 2015

July 4-9, Saturday-Thursday:

The Winnipeg Organ Festival, a gathering of soloists and ensembles sponsored by the Royal Canadian College of Organists at various venues throughout the city of Winnipeg, in Manitoba, Canada.  Looking for an international holiday opportunity.  Find more information at http://winnipegorganfestival.ca/

July 4, Saturday:

10AM (CDT) – log on to your computers for a live stream of the annual Independence Day Concert at Washington National Cathedral, with organists Benjamin Straley and Christopher Betts, the U. S. Navy Sea Chanters and Washington Symphonic Brass, plus Michael Barone as host. 

4PM – resident artists Dave Johnson plays a program of patriotic music on the 49-bell Noyes Memorial Carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 7, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist David Mertesdorf presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Raymond Johnston plays a free summer concert on the recently-restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

July 8, Wednesday:

Noon – a noontime concert on the Iron Range by Alan Berg featuring the Kimball-Bergsdorf pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (2201 2nd Avenue East) in Hibbing, MN.  As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat, $7) with the artist afterwards, and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series,Nils Halker (of St. Clement’s Church, Saint Paul) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

12:15PM –  veteran soloist John Ferguson plays a Northfield Noontime Organ Concert on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Free.

July 9, Thursday:

Noon – soloist Beverly Everett (music director of the Bemidji and Bismarck Symphonies) performs a noontime concert at St. John's Lutheran in Park Rapids, MN. Free.

July 12, Sunday:

3PM – visiting artist Timothy Olsen (North Carolina School of the Arts) plays a free afternoon concert on the newly-restored Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1216 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

4PM – visiting artists Joey and Vera Brink (from Salt Lake City, UT) play a free concert on the 49-bell Noyes Memorial Carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 14, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Judy Kresnicka presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Jeffrey Daehn plays a free summer concert on the recently-restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

July 15, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Jason Branham featuring the Kimball-Bergsdorf pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (2201 2nd Avenue East) in Hibbing, MN.  Although the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series, Steve Gentile (of Minneapolis) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

12:15PM – high school soloist Noah Klein plays a Northfield Noontime Organ Concert on the Holtkamp pipe organ in the Music and Drama Center Concert Hall of Carleton College () in Northfield, MN.  Free.

July 19, Sunday:

3PM – guest soloist James Hamman (University of New Orleans) plays the second of three summer series concerts on 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).

4PM – visiting artist Andrée–Anne Doane (from Montreal, Quebec) plays a free concert on the 49-bell Noyes Memorial Carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 21, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Mark DeGarmeaux presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Michael Rowland plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.  NOTE series location change!

July 22, Wednesday:

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.  As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat, $7) with the artist afterwards, and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series, Rev. William Wilson(of Golden Valley) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

12:15PM –  veteran soloist Joanne Rodland (mother of St. Olaf faculty organist Catherine Rodland) plays a Northfield Noontime Organ Concert on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Free.

July 26, Sunday:

4PM – visiting artist Philippe Beullens (from Brussels, Belgium) plays a free concert on the 49-bell Noyes Memorial Carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

July 28, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist David Lim presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Susan Walby plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

July 29, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Karen Sande featuring the Gould organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (501 East 23rd Street) in Hibbing, MN.  As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat, $7) with the artist afterwards, and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – concluding this season’s free summer series, resident musician Diana Lee Lucker plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

12:15PM – regional soloists Stephen May (Faribault) and Lawrence Archbold (Northfield) play solos and duets at All Saints Episcopal Church (419 Washington Street) in Northfield, MN.  Free

August, 2015

August 2, Sunday:

3PM – visiting artist Marilyn Schemp (Augustana College, Sioux Falls) plays a free afternoon concert on the newly-restored Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1216 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

4PM – visiting artist Julianne Vanden Wyngaard (from Grand Rapids, MI) plays a free concert on the 49-bell Noyes Memorial Carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

August 4, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Kraig Windschitl presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Kevin Seal plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

August 5, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Jason Branham featuring the Kimball-Bergsdorf pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (2201 2nd Avenue East) in Hibbing, MN.  Although the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM –  resident soloist Bob Henstein plays a Northfield Noontime Organ Concert on the Gabriel Kney tracker pipe organ at Northfield United Methodist Church (1401 Maple Street) in Northfield, MN.  Free.

August 9, Sunday:

4PM – resident artist Dave Johnson plays a free concert on the 49-bell Noyes Memorial Carillon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

August 11, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Christine Schulz presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Jessica Park plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

August 12, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Tom Hamilton featuring the Wicks organ at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (2328 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN.  You’re invited to partake of ‘church lunch’ ($7) with the artist afterwards and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM –  resident soloist Nathan Proctor plays the season’s final Northfield Noontime Organ Concert on the Dobson tracker pipe organ at St. John’s Lutheran Church (500 West 3rd Street) in Northfield, MN.  Free.

August 16, Sunday:

3PM – guest soloist Donald VerKuilen  (Little Rock, Arkansas) plays the final summer series concert 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 18, Tuesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Tim Frank plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

August 20, Thursday:

7:30PM – talented guest student organist Donald VerKuilen plays a solo concert featuring the recently-expanded Aeolian-Skinner instrument at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  

August 25, Tuesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Christopher Ganza plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.