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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 December 17, 2018

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

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2018: December

2019: January | February | March | April | May | June | July

For theatre-organ fans, remember that the Wurlitzer instruments at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo, ND and at the Heights Theatre on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights, are generally played prior to Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. film showings. Contact the theaters for specifics, just to be sure.

December, 2018

December 17-19-20-21, Monday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday:

Noon – enjoy a 45-minute lunch-time program of sacred and popular music for the season, played by house organist Lance Johnson on the 32-rank Mighty Wurlitzer in the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo, ND. Free, though attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for the F-M Emergency Food Shelf, with a goal this year of 1000-pounds. Guests may bring their own lunch, or purchase food from the theater’s concession stand.

December 17, Monday:

7:30PM –an Advent Festival of Lessons and Music, with the cathedral choir and organ, plus the High Plains Flute Choir and the Dakota String Quartet, presented at Calvary Episcopal Cathedral (500 South Main Street) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free/donation.

December 19, Wednesday:

12:15PM –guest soloist Melanie Ohnstad plays a noontime Advent concert on the 23-rank 2005 Casavant organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (503 West 6th Street) in Red Wing, MN. Free/donation. Come early for lunch at 11:15AM.

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

December 21, Friday:

7PM – resident musician Jacob Benda presents a concert of seasonal music featuring the Van Daalen mechanical-action instrument at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church (9900 Lyndale Avenue South) in Bloomington, MN. Free/donation.

December 23, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Mark Fideldy presents a program of Music for Christmastide featuring the Reuter pipe organ at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN. Free/donation.

December 24, Monday:

6:30PM – prior to the evening worship, Ken Hager plays a 30-minute program of seasonal music to celebrate the restoration of the 2-manual 7-stop 1929 Casavant tubular-pneumatic pipe organ at Park United Methodist Church (315 North 6th Street) in Brainerd, MN.

January, 2019

January 2, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

January 8, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – guest soloist Paul Barte (from Athens, OH) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 9, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

January 12, Saturday:

2PM – continuing a sequence of monthly ‘Second Saturday’ performances, local soloists Brian Kapp, Velda Graham Bell, and David Tryggestad play the historic 1898 Felgemaker pipe organ in the splendid acoustical ambience of the Sacred Heart Music Center (201 West Fourth Street) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation.

6:15PM – the Svyati Duo (cellist Rebecca Hepplewhite and organist Julian Collings, from England; they have been heard on PIPEDREAMS) make a guest appearance in the Saturday Concert Series featuring the K.C. Marrin tracker-action pipe organ at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (145 Jersey Avenue South) in Golden Valley. Free/donation, plus reception.

7:30PM – director Timothy Peter leads a Pop-Up Choir performance of the Requiem by Maurice Durufle, with accompaniment by Bill Chouinard and the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

January 14, Monday (and five following Mondays):

6:30PM – something special for Bach Lovers, a 6-week seminar on the Saint John Passion of J. S. Bach will be held on six Monday evenings, beginning January 14, 2019. Besides detailed exploration of the music itself, Paul Westermeyer and John Setterlund will discuss the history, style, and interpretation of the Passion. This seminar will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3115 Victoria St. N., in Roseville. Registration can be made through Rachel at the church: rwright@lcrelca.org or (651)484-1292. A fee of $20 covers the series. For further details contact John Setterlund: john.setterlund@gmail.com or (217)828-1038.

January 15, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist James Bobb plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 16, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

January 22, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – guest soloist Nicole Keller (from Cleveland, OH) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 23, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

January 26, Saturday:

9AM to 3PM – the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents a “Winter Workshop,” including a new-music session with Stephen Hamilton, and an introduction to the works of Clarence Mader by Jacob Benda. At Westminster Presbyterian Church (1200 Marquette Avenue) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

7:30PM – guest soloist Stephen Hamilton plays a program of works by Bach, Franck, Ginastera (Toccata, Villancico & Fugue), Messiaen (Ascension Suite) and Dupre on the Foley-Baker organ at the Cathedral of St. Mark (519 Groveland) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/Donation.

January 27, Sunday:

4PM – the astonishing young American recitalist Monica Czausz makes here Minnesota debut playing the Schlicker pipe organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (31st and Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

4PM – resident musician Tom Ferry plays a solo program on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

January 29, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – guest soloist Russell Weismann (from Bethesda, MD) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 30, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

February, 2019

February 3, Sunday:

4PM – University of Minnesota faculty trumpeter David Baldwin, with assisting trumpeter Pam Humphries and and resident musician Aaron David Miller present a concert featuring the Jaeckel pipe organ in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

4PM – guest soloist Joseph Trucano plays a solo program on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

February 5, Tuesday:

12:35PM – local guest soloist Christopher Wallace plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 6, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

February 9, Saturday:

2PM – continuing a sequence of monthly ‘Second Saturday’ performances, local soloists Sam Black and Sam Gray play the historic 1898 Felgemaker pipe organ in the splendid acoustical ambience of the Sacred Heart Music Center (201 West Fourth Street) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation.

February 10, Sunday:

2PM – neighboring guest soloist Aaron David Miller plays a post-restoration inaugural concert on the 44-rank 1965 Noack tracker-action pipe organ (the first modern three-manual mechanical-action instrument installed west of Chicago) at Unity Unitarian Church (732 Holly Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

4PM – acclaimed French organist Daniel Roth (Church of St. Sulpice, Paris) presents a concert on the Holtkamp pipe organ at Plymouth Congregational Church (1900 Nicollet Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.

February 12, Tuesday:

12:35PM – local guest soloist Dean Billmeyer plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 13, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

February 17, Sunday:

4PM –local artist Jessica Park plays a solo concert on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

February 19, Tuesday:

12:35PM – local guest soloist Ryan Hulshizer plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

February 20, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

February 22, Friday:

7PM – guest soloist David P. Jenkins (St. Paul Seminary) plays a solo recital on the van Daalen mechanical-action pipe organ at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church (9900 Lyndale Avenue South) in Bloomington, MN. Free/donation.

February 23, Saturday:

7:30PM – British guest soloist Oliver Brett makes his Minnesota solo debut playing the Foley-Baker pipe organ at the Cathedral of St. Mark (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

February 24, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Lee Afdahl & Friends present a program of many musics, featuring violin, horn, saxophones, handbells, piano, harp, and the Casavant organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street Southwest) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

February 27, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

March, 2019

March 3, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist Kathrine Handford plays a solo program on the Casavant organ at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue West) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

March 4, Monday:

7:30PM – along with chamber works by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, the newly restored 1889 Hutchings pipe organ in the Art Room will be played during a concert by the Hill House Chamber Players, at the James J. Hill Mansion (240 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul. Admission. Repeated March 11.

March 5, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Pierre Zevort (Dourdan, France) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

March 6, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

March 9, Saturday:

9:30AM-3PM – the annual Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuring the Schantz pipe organ at St. Phillip the Deacon Lutheran Church (17205 County Road 6) in Plymouth, MN. Free and open to the public throughout the day.

2PM – continuing a sequence of monthly ‘Second Saturday’ performances, guest soloist Dean Billmeyer plays the historic 1898 Felgemaker pipe organ in the splendid acoustical ambience of the Sacred Heart Music Center (201 West Fourth Street) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation.

March 10, Sunday:

2PM – guest soloist Walt Strony plays a variety concert featuring the Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

4PM – guest soloist TBA plays the annual Benefactors Recital on the Robert Sipe tracker-action organ in the Center for Faith and Life at Luther College, Decorah, IA.

4PM – resident musicians David Cherwien leads and accompaniesd a Lenten Procession Service, featuring the Schlicker pipe organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (31st and Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

4PM – guest soloist Kimberly Marshall (Iowa State University) plays the annual Benefactors Recital on the Robert Sipe tracker-action organ in the Center for Faith and Life at Luther College, Decorah, IA.

March 11, Monday:

7:30PM – along with chamber works by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, the newly restored 1889 Hutchings pipe organ in the Art Room will be played during a concert by the Hill House Chamber Players, at the James J. Hill Mansion (240 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul. Admission.

March 12, Tuesday:

12:35PM – local guest soloist Aaron David Miller plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

March 13, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloists Graeme Shields (South Haven, MI) and Tyler Pimm (Ashton, WI) play the first in a series of Lenten Concerts featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

March 16, Saturday:

9AM-5PM – the annual Before Bach’s Birthday Bash, with five hour-long free concerts of Bach’s music presented by a variety of local soloists. Details TBA.

6:15PM – organist Gedymin Grubba makes a guest appearance in the Saturday Concert Series featuring the K.C. Marrin tracker-action instrument at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (145 Jersey Avenue South) in Golden Valley. Free/donation, plus reception.

March 19, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Gebymin Grubba (from Pelplin, Poland) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

March 20, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Brian Williams plays the first in a series of Lenten Concerts featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

March 24, Sunday:

3PM – internationally acclaimed guest recitalist Isabelle Demers (Baylor University) plays a solo concert on the Blackinton pipe organ in Benson Great Hall on the campus of Bethel University in Arden Hills, MN. Free.

4PM – resident musician Lee Afdahl and Friends present a concert featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

March 26, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Dorothy Young Riess (from Las Vegas, Nevada) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

March 27, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Ruth Benning plays the first in a series of Lenten Concerts featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

March 28, Thursday:

8PM – the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, in its last American tour with music director Stephen Cleobury prior to his retirement in September, performs at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Admission.

March 31, Sunday:

7:30PM – native son Jacob Benda returns home to present a solo concert featuring David Bednal’s Marian Suite, A.G. Ritter’s Sonata No. 2, and “The Seven Last Words and Triumph of Christ” by Pamela Decker, played on the splendid K. C. Marrin mechanical-action instrument at St. Mary’s Cathedral (25 8th Avenue South) in Saint Cloud, MN. Free/donation.

April, 2019

April 2, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist David Briggs (from New York City) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. SEE ALSO THIS EVENING, plus April 5 and 9…for totally different programs.

7:30PM – visiting artist David Briggs presents a spectacular solo-organ transcription of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, featuring the Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs in the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

April 3, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist John Varona plays the first in a series of Lenten Concerts featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

April 5, Friday:

7:30PM – visiting artist David Briggs plays the Holtkamp pipe organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

April 7, Sunday:

4PM – University of Minnesota faculty trumpeter David Baldwin and resident musician Aaron David Miller create a Trumpet Spectacular of music for organ and brass featuring the C. B. Fisk pipe organ at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

April 8, Monday:

6PM – visiting artist David Briggs presents a master-class for students and curious auditors, co-sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuring the Hilgreen-Lane/Hendrickson pipe organ in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. Free.

April 9, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Bryan Dunnewald (from New York City) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

7:30PM – visiting artist David Briggs plays a solo concdert on the Hilgreen-Lane/Hendrickson pipe organ in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. Free.

April 10, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Lois Marsh plays the first in a series of Lenten Concerts featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

April 13, Saturday:

2PM – continuing a sequence of monthly ‘Second Saturday’ performances, local soloists Tom Hamilton and Teresa Riffel play the historic 1898 Felgemaker pipe organ in the splendid acoustical ambience of the Sacred Heart Music Center (201 West Fourth Street) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation.

April 17, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

April 24, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

April 28, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Aaron David Miller presents Mendelssohn and the Organ, a concert featuring the Jaeckel pipe organ in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

April 29, Monday:

7:30PM – along with chamber works by Boccherini, Mozart and Shostakovkch, the newly restored 1889 Hutchings pipe organ in the Art Room will be played during a concert by the Hill House Chamber Players, at the James J. Hill Mansion (240 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul. Admission. Repeated May 6.

April 30, Tuesday:

12:35PM – local guest soloist Raymond Johnston plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

May, 2019

May 1, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

May 3, Friday:

7:30PM – the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents a Members Recital with a program of varied repertoire to fully exploit the Brunzema-Casavant mechanical-action pipe organ in the resonant acoustics of Maternity of Mary Catholic Church (1414 Dale Street North) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

May 4, Saturday:

8PM – British organist James McVinnie, joined by electronics duo DarkStar, presents an evening of new-age music that explores the versatility of the recently reinstalled 108-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at Northrop Auditorium (84 Church Street SE) on the main campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

May 6, Monday:

7:30PM – along with chamber works by Boccherini, Mozart and Shostakovkch, the newly restored 1889 Hutchings pipe organ in the Art Room will be played during a concert by the Hill House Chamber Players, at the James J. Hill Mansion (240 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul. Admission.

May 7, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Scott Hyslop (from Frankenmuth, Michigan) plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

May 8, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

May 10, Friday:

7:30PM – resident musician David Cherwien leads and accompanies a special Hymn Festival commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Cantor Paul Manz, featuring the Schlicker pipe organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (31st and Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

May 11, Saturday:

2PM – continuing a sequence of monthly ‘Second Saturday’ performances, local soloist Tyler Pimm plays the historic 1898 Felgemaker pipe organ in the splendid acoustical ambience of the Sacred Heart Music Center (201 West Fourth Street) in Duluth, MN. Free/donation.

May 12, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist Mark Sedio plays the Casavant organ in Handel’s Concerto No. 6 in B-flat as part of a concert (including other works by Prokofiev, Argento, and Beethoven) with the Metropoloitan Symphony Orchestra, William Schrickel, conductor, at Central Lutheran Church (333 South 12th Street) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

May 14, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist Laura Edman plays a noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

May 15, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

May 17, Friday:

7PM – resident musician Jacob Benda accompanies a program of music for flute, soprano, organ and piano featuring the van Daalen mechanical-action pipe organ at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church (9900 Lyndale Avenue South) in Bloomington, MN. Free/donation.

May 21, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist Catherine Rodland plays the season’s final noontime concert on the 57-rank Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (Cedar at 10th Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

May 22, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

May 29, Wednesday:

12:45PM – between September 2 and May 29, resident musician Michael Olsen (and/or friends) present a weekly midday concert on the 48-rank Austin organ in the sanctuary of 1st Lutheran Church (619 Broadway) in Fargo, ND. Contact the church for specifics.

June, 2019

June 1, Saturday:

4PM – the Annual Bach Tage features performances of Bach cantatas with the Bach Tage Orchestra led by David Cherwien, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue S.) in Minneapolis, MN. Donation. For more information regarding the Bach Tage, click here.

7:30PM – guest soloist Jelani Eddington plays music “From Broadway to Hollywood” featuring the Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

June 2, Sunday:

4PM – a public Evening Vespers Service with cantatas by Bach featuring the Bach Tage orchestra and soloists, led by Kathy Romey with organist David Cherwien, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

June 8, Saturday:

6:15PM – organist Samuel Backman makes a guest appearance in the Saturday Concert Series featuring the K.C. Marrin tracker-action pipe organ at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (145 Jersey Avenue South) in Golden Valley. Free/donation, plus reception.

July, 2019

July 2 (Tuesday) and 3 (Wednesday):

7:30PM – guest soloist Olivier Latry (Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) presents a concert for the Minnesota Beethoven Festival on the 39-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Central Lutheran Church (259 West Wabasha Street) in Winona, MN. Admission.

July 23, Saturday:

6:15PM – Polish organist Mateusz Rzewuski makes a guest appearance in the Saturday Concert Series featuring the K.C. Marrin tracker-action pipe organ at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (145 Jersey Avenue South) in Golden Valley. Free/donation, plus reception.

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