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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 21, 2018

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

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2018: May | June | July | August

May, 2018

May 22, Tuesday:

10AM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain plays his annual Memorial Day program , “Rest in Peace”, as benefit for the local food shelf, with a wide range of music…by Sibelius, Copland, Richard Purvis, and John Williams…intermingled with personal accounts of what it was like as a child to live through the bombardment of Rotterdam and life during five years of German occupation of the Netherlands, featuring the organ at St. Stephen Lutheran Church (1575 Charlton Street) in West Saint Paul, MN. Donation.

12:35PM – guest soloist Randal Sheets (Arlington National Cemetary, Washington, DC) 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.

May 23, Wednesday:

7PM – guest soloist and Twin Cities native Andrew Tessman presents a concert of works by Dubois, Vierne, and Schumann, plus the premiere of a new work of his own and a piano selection by Mussorgsky, featuring the Austin pipe organ at Our Lady of Grace Church (5071 Eden Avenue) in Edina, MN. Free/donation.

May 24, Thursday:

7PM – guest organist Randall Sheets (Arlington National Cemetary) and trumpeter Chuck Seipp present a concert featuring the Casavant organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (503 West 6th Street) in Red Wing, MN. Free/donation.

May 27, Sunday:

3PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain plays his annual Memorial Day program , “Rest in Peace”, as benefit for the local food shelf, with a wide range of music…by Sibelius, Copland, Richard Purvis, and John Williams…intermingled with personal accounts of what it was like as a child to live through the bombardment of Rotterdam and life during five years of German occupation of the Netherlands, featuring the organ at St. Stephen Lutheran Church (1575 Charlton Street) in West Saint Paul, MN. Donation.

June, 2018

June 2, Saturday:

4PM – the 12th Annual Bach Tage features performances of Bach Cantatas No. 82 and No. 202, with soloists Andrew Kane and Heather Cogswell and 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.

June 3, Sunday:

4PM – a public Evening Prayer Service with Cantatas by Bach (BWV 161) and Hammerschmidt 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 6, Wednesday:

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

June 10, Sunday:

3PM – guest soloist David Lim (Bethlehem Lutheran, Bayport, MN) 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).

June 12, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – resident musician Grace Kunkel 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.

June 19, Tuesday:

12:10 PM – guest soloist Craig Hirschmann (Martin Luther College, New Ulm), 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.

June 20, Wednesday:

12 noon – emeritus organist Diana Lee Lucker plays the opening 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.

June 25, Monday:

7PM – 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.

7PM – 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.

12:15PM – 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:

7PM – guest soloists Sarah Hawbecker, David Jenkins, Nicole Keller and Karl Robson present a concert on the 28-rank Berkhaus 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 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.

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.

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 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 – resident organist Kraig Windschitl 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.

July 27, Sunday:

3PM – 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).

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 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 12, Sunday:

3PM – 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 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.

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