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Twin cities Chapter, American Guild of Organists

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Organ Events Calendar

Upcoming organ events in and around Minnesota.

Last updated on April 17, 2018

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

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2018: April | May | June | July | August

April, 2018

April 21, Saturday:

9:30AM-3PM – the annual Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuring the Glatter-Götz/Rosales pipe organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 Robert Street South) in West Saint Paul, MN. Free and open to the public throughout the day. The schedule looks like this: Competitor #1 (9:45-10:25), Competitor #2 (10:25-11:05), Competitor #3 (11:05-11:45), Competitor #4 (1:20-2:00) and Competitor #5 (2:00-2:40). Winner will be announced at the conclusion of the competition.

7:30PM – a guest recital by Tom Winpenny (St. Alban's Cathedral, England) featuring the Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

7:30PM – the vocal ensemble Musicorum presents the Maurice Duruflé Requiem, accompanied by organist David Fienen and the historic Johnson & Son pipe organ in the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel (170 Good Counsel Drive) in Mankato, MN. Admission.

April 24, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Dorothy Young Riess (Las Vegas, NV) 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.

April 27, Friday:

7:30PM – a gala hymn festival in celebration of the life and work of organist/director John Ferguson, with church choirs from the Twin Cities and the St. Olaf Cantorei led by James Bobb, and featuring the Holtkamp pipe organ at Boe Chapel of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Ticket reservations (free) are encouraged. Reception following (tickets required).

April 28, Saturday:

7:30PM – a program of music from the Big Bands to Broadway, the Beatles, and Beyond, featuring guest soloist Zach Frame (organist-in-residence at Milwaukee’s Organ Piper Pizza Restaurant) plays the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI.

7:30PM – student recitalist Austyn Menk plays solo organ works by Bach, Franck, Escaich, Liszt, and Barber on the Hillgreen-Lane/Hendrickson instrument in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. Free.

April 29, Sunday:

4PM – a vespers program, Music of Eastertide, featuring the Hymnus Angelicus Choir at Getsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN. Free/donation.

4PM – in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the parish, the Choeur de Saint-Louis, led by Brian Carson, with organist Benjamin Kerswell and harpist Jann Stein presents a concert of works commissioned by the parish from Stephen Paulus, MacNeil Robinson, and Douglas Shambo, plus organ solos by Vierne and Widor, at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (10th and Cedar Streets) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

May, 2018

May 1, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Nils Halker (St. Clement's Episcopal, Saint Paul) 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 3, Thursday:

7PM – soloists Carolyn Diamond and Kraig Windschitl present an ‘Organ Extravaganza' duet concert including works by Alain, Reger, Utterback, Diemer, Hovhannes and Bach, featuring the Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Free.

7:30PM – former Cathedral organist James Biery will play a program… including Things Hoped For by David Evan Thomas, commissioned by Marilyn Biery and premiered at the Cathedral in 2001; Fantasie and Fugue in A minor by Ernst Friedrich Eduard Richter; Final by César Franck; and Elegy by Mr. Biery… featuring the Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner/Quimby pipe organs at the Cathedral of St. Paul (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

May 4, Friday:

7:30PM – the annual Members Recital sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists... details TBA.

May 6, Sunday:

3PM – resident musician Sarah Carlson performs for a blessing of the special Native American Flute rank on the new Casavant organ, featuring keynote speaker Professor Anton Treuer, head of the Native American Center at Bemidji State University at 1st Lutheran Church (900 Bemidji Avenue North) in Bemidji, MN.

4PM – student recitalist Luke Van Overbeke plays solo organ works by Couperin, Lubeck, Bach, Rorem, Franck and Widor on the Kevin Marrin tracker-action organ in the Gertken Organ Studio and the Holtkamp instrument in the Abbey Church at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN. Free.

May 8, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Cristiano Rizzotto (Good Shepherd RC Church, Golden Valley) 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 10, Thursday:

12:30PM – in an ongoing series of Third Thursday concerts, guest artist Jungjoo Park (Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, Minneapolis) performs on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

May 12, Saturday:

2PM – continuing a season of monthly 'Second Saturday' performances, guest soloist Nils Halker (St. Clement's Episcopal, Saint Paul) 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 13, Sunday:

9AM – a full performance of Bach's Cantata 100, with soloist, chorus and orchestra, will be part of the morning service, just as in Bach's Leipzig, at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (3115 Victoria Street North) in Roseville, MN. All are welcome.

May 15, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Laura Edman (University of Wisconson-River Falls) 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.

7:30PM – faculty soloist Stephen Self performs works by Bach, Karg-Elert, William Mathias, Naji Hakim, and Rachel Laurin on the Blackinton pipe organ in Benson Great Hall of Bethel University in Arden Hills, MN. Free.

May 20, Sunday:

2PM – guest soloist Gregory Peterson (Luther College, Decorah, IA) will play the inaugural concert on the new 29-rank Dobson pipe organ in the Saarimen-designed Christ Church Lutheran (3244 34th Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Free + reception.

4PM – a vespers program, Celtic Praise, at Getsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN. Free/donation.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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