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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 November 25, 2014

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

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2014: November | December

2015: January | February | March | April | May | June

November, 2014

November 25, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest musician Raymond Johnston (St Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

November 30, Sunday:

4PM A Service for Advent with Carols, featuring choir and organ of St. Mark's Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.

December, 2014

December 2, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Brian Williams plays a noontime concert on the Noehren-Harris pipe organ at Calvary Episcopal Church (111 Third Avenue SW) in Rochester. MN.  

12:35PM – guest musician Samuel Backman (Church of the Good Shepherd, Golden Valley) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

December 7, Sunday:

3PM – Eileen Nelson Ness plays an organ prelude prior to the 3:30PM Compline Service at Salem Lutheran Church (111 North Washington Street) in Albert Lea, MN. http://www.semnago.org/calendar/

December 9, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Eileen Nelson Ness plays a noontime concert on the Noehren-Harris pipe organ at Calvary Episcopal Church (111 Third Avenue SW) in Rochester. MN.  

12:35PM – guest musician Kathrine Handford (faculty, Lawrence University) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

8:15PM – a student recital by Annamarie Pearson on the Holtkamp organ in Boe Memorial Chapel at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Free.  

December 11, Thursday:

12:30PM – a guest artist TBA plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

7PM – students in the BM Performance and Church Music degree programs perform, beginning on the Dobson organ in Studio A and moving to the Holtkamp organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Free.

December 13, Saturday:

7:30PM – A Downton Abbey Christmas” featuring post-Edwardian music for the season performed by the Oratorio Society of Minnesota soloist, chorus and orchestra, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.

December 14, Sunday:

3PM – Brian Williams plays an organ prelude prior to the 3:30PM Compline Service at Salem Lutheran Church (111 North Washington Street) in Albert Lea, MN.

4PM – the annual multi–choral Christmas Concert, featuring the new KC Marrin pipe organ (built in Cold Spring) at St. Boniface Catholic Church (501 Main Street) in Cold Spring, MN.

6:30PM – the annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along, with the Minnesota Chorale (Kathy Romey, director) and organist Lynn Trapp playing the Lively-Fulther instrument at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  Bring your own score or borrow one on-site.

December 16, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Julie Kim plays a noontime concert on the Noehren-Harris pipe organ at Calvary Episcopal Church (111 Third Avenue SW) in Rochester. MN.  

12:35PM – guest musician Catherine Rodland (faculty, St. Olaf College) plays the free noonday concert on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free.

December 19, Friday:

7:30PM - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge (England), at St. Mark’s Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free.   (Repeated Sunday at 5PM).

December 20, Saturday:

2PM – virtuoso soloist David Wickerham plays Christmas favorites, excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nuncracker), and musical enhancement to the Laurel and Hardy short Big Business, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

5PM A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge (England), at St. Mark’s Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free.

December 21, Sunday:

3PM – a joint churches choir presents a Christmas Cantata with organ accompaniment prior to the 3:30PM Compline Service at Salem Lutheran Church (111 North Washington Street) in Albert Lea, MN.

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends present music of “Light in the Darkness”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

4PM – resident organist Mark Fideldy plays seasonal music by Balbastre, Biery, Langlois, Mulder, Ore and more…including one of his own works and the steamy “Variations on a Noel” by Marcel Dupre at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN.

January, 2015

January 4, Sunday:

3PM – a free concert (artist TBA) on the newly expanded Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (2nd Avenue and 11th Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

January 8, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Sarah Garner plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

January 11, Sunday:

4PM – harpist Rachel Brandwein joins Aaron David Miller for a concert featuring the Jaeckel organ in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue…use rear entrance) in Saint Paul, MN. Free.

January 18, Sunday:

2PM – resident musician Aaron David Miller provides accompaniment on the 97-rank C.B. Fisk pipe organ to a Charlie Chaplin silent film in the main sanctuary of House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free. 

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain presents a “Potpourri”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

January 22, Thursday:

7PM – a senior recital by David H. Anderson on the Holtkamp organ in Boe Memorial Chapel at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Free.  

February, 2015

February 1, Sunday:

3PM – guest artist Andrew Galuska and the Christ Singers present a free concert on the newly expanded Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (2nd Avenue and 11th Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

February 8, Sunday:

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

February 12, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist John Eggers plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

February 15, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends present “Music of Love”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

February 25, Wednesday:

12:15PM – the Rev. Scott Schilbe plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

7:30PM – a concert of works by composers from the Renaissance to today featuring the Age to Age Choral Ensemble (Brennan Michaels, director) and organist Lynn Trapp playing the Lively-Fulcher instrument at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.

 

March, 2015

March 1, Sunday:

3PM – guest artist Stephen Distad presents a free concert on the newly expanded Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (2nd Avenue and 11th Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

4PM – sopranos Robin Helgin and Sandra Schoenecker join Aaron David Miller for a concert featuring the Jaeckel organ in the Elizabeth Chapel at House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summit Avenue…use rear entrance) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

March 4, Wednesday:

12:15PMRosalie Alcoser plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

March 11, Wednesday:

12:15PMCynthia Betz plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

March 12, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist John Salveson plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

March 14, Saturday:

7:30PM –performance of Bach’s Saint John Passion by soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bach Society of Minnesota led by Paul Boehnke, at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church (1900 Wellesley, at Prior) in Saint Paul, MN.  Pre-concert talk at 6:30PM. 

7:30PM – a program ‘celebrating the joy of flight’, with works by William Dawson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre and others, featuring the Oratorio Society Chorus led by Matthew Mehaffey, with organist Helen Jensen, playing the 2005 Glatter-Götz/Rosales pipe organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 Robert Street South) in West Saint Paul, MN.  Admission. 

March 18, Wednesday:

12:15PMGail Thurnau plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

March 21, Saturday:

10AM–4:30PM – a Bach's Birthday Bash, a morning and afternoon series of free concerts in the Twin Cities, details TBA.

March 23, Monday:

7:30PM – a special appearance by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, led by Stephen Cleobury, in concert at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Admission.

March 25, Wednesday:

12:15PMAndrew Galuska plays a noontime Lenten Recital featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

March 29, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain presents “Music of the Passion”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

April, 2015

April 3, Friday:

7:30PM – a rare performance of the Saint Mark Passion (1920) by English composer Charles Wood  (commissioned by Eric Milner White, the same cleric who initiated the famous Lessons and Carols service at King’s College, Cambridge) featuring Raymond Johnston and the choir and organ of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  

April 9, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Mark Fideldy plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

April 11, Saturday:

 9AM to ?? – come to hear young players participate in the Regional Competition for Young Organists, sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, featuring the Schlicker pipe organ at Mount Oliver Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  https://tcago.wildapricot.org/page-1502679

April 12, Sunday:

2PM –internationally acclaimed recording artist Wolfgang Rübsam plays a program of works by Bach and Reger on the Gabriel Kney tracker-action organ in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel of the University of Saint Thomas (Cleveland at Ashland) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

April 19, Sunday:

3PM – in a program featuring 20 Fingers and 4 Feet, soloists Carolyn Diamond and Diana Lee Lucker present a concert of organ duos, piano duos, and music for organ, piano and harmonium, featuring the Hendrickson pipeorgan at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Donation.

4PM – guest soloist Isabelle Demers (concert organist from Baylor University) plays a free concert featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends celebrate Gerrit and Bette’s 40th wedding anniversary with music featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

April 25, Saturday:

1PM – guest recitalist Philip Brisson (cathedral organist, Louisville, KY) plays works by Bach, Locklair, Widor, Partini, and the Grande Piece Symphonique by Franck on the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 8th Street South) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Donation.

April 26, Sunday:

3PM – a solo recital by special guest Aaron David Miller (featuring repertoire and improvisations) playing the newly revised Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove Street) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free.

May, 2015

May 9, Saturday:

1PM – a concert of music for organ, orchestra, soloists and chorus to benefit Twin Cities Catholic Charities, including the Missa Brevis Joannis de Deo by Haydn and the Concerto for Organ and Strings by John Cook, presented by Lynn Trapp and featuring the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

May 10, Sunday:

3PM – resident musician Diana Lee Lucker plays Josef Rheinberger's Organ Concerto No. 2 in g with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, featuring the Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN. Donation.

May 12, Tuesday:

7PM – students in the BM Performance and Church Music degree programs perform, beginning on the Dobson organ in Studio A and moving to the Holtkamp organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Free.

May 14, Thursday:

12:30PM – guest soloist Allan Mahnke plays a lunch-time concert on the 19-rank Nordlie pipe organ at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (15600 Old Rockford Road) in Plymouth, MN. Free.

May 16, Saturday:

7:30PM – a double-bill of performances of Arthur Honegger’s “King David” (with chamber orchestra) and Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” (with organ, harp and percussion) featuring the Oratorio Society Chorus led by Matthew Mehaffey, with organist Helen Jensen, at Roseville Lutheran Church (1215 Roselawn Avenue West) in Roseville, MN. Come early for Musical Conversations at 6:30PM. Admission. 

May 17, Sunday:

3PM – soloist Kathrine Handford teams up with William Schrickel's Metropolitan Symphony for a rare performance of Alexandre Guilmant's Symphony No. 2 for Organ and Orchestra, featuring the 108-rank Casavant-Schantz organ at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN. Free.

May 24, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain presents music “In Memoriam”, featuring the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.

June, 2015

June 6, Saturday:

7:30PM – celebrated accompanist Clark Wilson provides musical enhancement to a Laurel and Hardy Silent Film Comedy Festival, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission.

June 7, Sunday:

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends celebrate his 80th Birthday with music on the Johannes pipe-electronic organ at St. Stephen’s LutheranChurch (1575 Charlton) in West Saint Paul, MN, to benefit the neighborhood food shelf.