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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 September 20, 2018

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

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2018: September | October | November | 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.

September, 2018

September 25, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda 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.

September 26, Wednesday:

12:30 PM – guest organist Tom Ferry plays a concert (following noon Mass, including the Minnesota premiere of “Outbursts of Spring Triumphant” by Mary Beth Bennett) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

September 29, Saturday:

8 PM – resident musician Christopher Stroh, with saxophonist David Davis, members of the Gregorian Singers, and the Basilica Chant Schola present a concert of Marian Music, including a premiere performance of the newly-expanded Dances of Our Lady by Monte Mason, plus other works by Willan, Dupré, Grigny, and Tournemire, featuring the 82-rank Wicks pipe organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary (1700 Hennepin Avenue) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation. Free parking.

September 30, Sunday:

3 PM – resident musician Raymond Johnston plays his annual recital, including the Plymouth Suite by Percy Whitlock and other works by Bach and Duruflé, on the Foley-Baker organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

4 PM – as part of his 50th anniversary celebration season, resident musician Philip Brunelle plays a solo concet of works by Dupre, Gigout, Saint-Saens, Messiaen, Argento, Hovland, Kellam and others featuring the Holtkamp pipe organ at Plymouth Congregational Church (1900 Nicollet Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Free.

7 PM – guest soloist Martin Jean (Yale University) will play a concert of works by Bach, Howells, Hindemith, Paul Manz, Buxtehude, Schroeder and Durufle on the new 29-rank Dobson pipe organ in the Saarinen-designed Christ Church Lutheran (3244 34th Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Free + reception.

October, 2018

October 2, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist Joseph Trucano 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.

October 3, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Jill Nennman plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

October 5, Friday:

7:30PM – guest soloist Jean-Baptist Robin (Versailles Chapel, France) plays an evening 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.

October 7, Sunday:

2:30PM – guest soloist Letizia Romiti (professor at the Vivaldi Conservatory in Allesandria, Italy) plays a concert of works by Bach, Alain, Boely, Brahms, Bonnet and others on the Rieger-Kloss/Wicks organ at the Church of St. John the Evangelist (11 fourth Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

3PM – members of the South Dakota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists present a Members Recital in celebration of the 35 years of PIPEDREAMS broadcast, featuring the 57-rank Bedient pipe organ at 1st Congregational Church (300 S. Minnesota Avenue) in Sioux Falls, SD. Free.

4PM – resident musician David Cherwien is joined by trumpeter Charles Lazarus for a program including works by Purcell, Handel, Bach, and Steve Heitzeg, featuring the Schlicker pipe organ at Mount Oliver Lutheran Church (31st and Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

October 8, Monday:

7:30PM – along with chamber works by Hummel, Clarke and Beethoven, 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 October 15.

October 9, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – guest soloist David Jaranowski (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.

October 10, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Jacob Benda plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

October 12-13, Friday-Saturday:

8PM – Osmo Vänskä conducts the Minnesota Orchestra and guest soloist Paul Jacobs in the premiere of a new work for organ and orchestra by John Harbison (What Do We Make of Bach), inaugurating the reinstalled Aeolian-Skinner concert organ. The program also includes the well-known Symphony No. 3 (Organ), Op. 78 by Camille Saint-Saëns with organist Dean Billmeyer. Both performances at Northrop (84 Church Street SE) on the University of Minnesota's main east-bank campus in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

October 13, Saturday:

10:30AM – as part of the inaugural weekend and in conjunction with the Minnesota Orchestra's concerts, an Intimate Introduction to the Northrop Organ that wil provide a special opportunity to additionally explore the sonic resources of Minnesota's newest old pipe organ, the University of Minnesota's 108-rank 1932-35 Aeolian-Skinner. Host Michael Barone, University of Minnesota Organ Professor Dean Billmeyer, and an able roster of local soloists will present solo repertoire chosen to reveal the extraordinary breadth and depth, the emotional expanse, and total personality of this marvelous music-making machine. At Northrop (84 Church Street SE) on the University's main campus in Minneapolis, MN. Free.

2PM – continuing a sequence of monthly ‘Second Saturday’ performances, local soloist Nicholas Schmelter 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.

2-4PM – an Organist’s Open House with ‘open console’ available for qualified players and curious listeners to further introduce the recently reinstalled Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ to the community. Northrop (84 Church Street SE) on the University of Minnesota’s main campus in Minneapolis, MN. Free.

October 14, Sunday:

4PM – prize-winning soloist David Baskeyfield plays a solo concert on the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free/donation.

4PM – organist Bill Chouinard is featured in Strauss’s Festival Prelude to open a concert by the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (William Schrickel, conductor) utilizing the imposing Casavant-Schantz pipe organ at at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. Free/donation.

October 15, Monday:

7:30PM – along with chamber works by Hummel, Clarke and Beethoven, 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.

October 16, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – guest soloist Nicholas Schmelter (from Caro, 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.

October 17, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Jennifer Anderson (with saxophonist Preston Duncan) plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

October 18, Thursday:

7:30PM – guest soloist Nicholas Schmelter plays works by Mushel, Bach, Krebs,Lemaigre, Hebble, Maleingrieu and Vierne on the Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church (901 Portland Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.

October 20, Saturday:

7:30PM – guest soloist Dennis James accompanies the silent film feature “The Lost World” featuring the Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

October 21, Sunday:

4PM – guest soloist Donny Rankin accompanies a showing of the International Youth Silent Film Festival winners featuring the Wurlitzer organ at the Fitzgerald Theater (10 East Exchange Street) in Saint Paul, MN. Admission.

October 23, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – guest soloist Hans Uwe Hielscher (from Wiesbaden, Germany) 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.

October 24, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Joel Anderson plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

October 27, Saturday:

8PM – guest organist Johann Vexo (Notre Dame Cathedral choir organist, Paris) plays a solo concert on the Gabriel Kney tracker-action organ in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel of the University of St. Thomas (Cleveland at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

October 28, Sunday:

6 PM – the 13th annual Tricks and Treats with the Mighty Organ concert featuring resident musician Bill Chouinard and the mighty 108-rank 1927 Casavant/Schantz pipe organ in the Sanctuary of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. The performance, replete with special lighting and video effects, is designed with young listeners in mind, and children are invited to come in costume and join in the costume parade around the room. Refreshments and treats for kids of all ages will be served after the program, and an offering will be received. Come early for Papa Murphy's pizza sold by the slice in the Youth and Spirts Center from 5-6PM.

October 30, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist Joanne Harris Rodland 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.

November, 2018

November 2, Friday:

7:30PM – resident musician Jacob Benda presents music for All Souls Day in concert at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church (9900 Lyndale Avenue South) in Bloomington, MN. Free/donation.

November 4, Sunday:

4PM – to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, music director Beverly Everett plays a solo concert featuring works by Bach, Widor, Durufle, William Bolcom, Henri Mulet, Hubert Parry, Davd Brubeck, and Leonard Bernstein on the new Casavant pipe organ at 1st Lutheran Church (900 Bemidji Avenue North) in Bemidji, MN. Free/donation.

November 6, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist Katie Moss 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.

November 7, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Kraig Windschitl plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

November 10, Saturday:

2PM – continuing a sequence of monthly ‘Second Saturday’ performances, guest soloist David Lim 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.

7:30PM – in celebration of the 350th anniversary of birth of François Couperin, members of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and singers and instruments from the Consortium Carissimi led by Garrick Comeaux, in conjunction with the University of St. Thomas Music Department present a concert of Couperin’s vocal and keyboard music, including several motets and a complete performance of the Mass for Parish Use, with alternatum chant ‘in Parisian manner’. The University’s Gabriel Kney tracker-action pipe organ will be featured in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel (Cleveland at Ashland) on the University of St. Thomas campus in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

November 11, Sunday:

3PM – guest soloist Stephen Hamilton with trumpeter Charles Lazarus plays works by Handel, Mouret, Purcell, Hovhannes, Boellmann and others in concert featuring the recently improved 37-rank Möller pipe organ at Elim Lutheran Church (40th and Broadway) in Robbinsdale, MN. Free/donation.

4PM – a special Armistice Day Remembrance by the Oratorio Society of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Men’s and Women’s Choir, featuring The Great War Symphony by Patrick Hawes, and other choral-and-organ works of the period, highlighting the newly-reinstalled 108-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at Northrop Auditorium (84 Church Street SE) on the University of Minnesota’s main campus in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

4PM – a program devoted to music of Giovanni Pergolesi (Stabat Mater) presented by resident musician Aaron David Miller and friends in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

November 13, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist Christopher Stroh 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.

November 14, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Cristiano Rizzotto plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

November 18, Sunday:

2PM – special guest Nathan Avakian revs up the Wurlitzer organ to accompany a show of winners of the International Youth Silent Film Festival, new videos created by young talents up to the age of 20 who used Nathan’s music as basis for their video projects; at the Fitzgerald Theater (10 East Exchange Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Admission.

November 21, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Kathy Borgen plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

November 27, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist Kathrine Handford 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.

November 28, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Jessica Park plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

December, 2018

December 2, Sunday:

3PM – local soloists and singers present a Holiday Concert featuring 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.

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

December 4, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist Cristiano Rizzotto 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 – the young American virtuoso Nathan Laube (Eastman School faculty) plays the first solo concert on the newly reinstalled Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at Northrop Auditorium (84 Church Street SE) on the University of Minnesota’s Main Campus in Minneapolis, MN. Admission.

December 5, Wednesday:

12:30PM – guest organist Christopher Stroh plays a concert (following noon Mass) on the dramatic 61-stop Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church (215 south 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Free/donation.

December 11, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – local guest soloist Joel Anderson 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.

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.

January, 2019

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 12, Saturday:

2PM – continuing a sequence of monthly ‘Second Saturday’ performances, local soloists Brian Kapp 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.

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 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 26, Saturday:

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.

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.

February, 2019

February 5, Tuesday:

12:35 PM – 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 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:

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 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 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 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.

March, 2019

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 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, local soloists Velda Graham and Karen Sande 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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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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