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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 May 22, 2015

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

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2015: May | June | July |August

May, 2015

May 22, Friday:

7PM – resident musician Robert Murphy teams up with the Twin cities premiere 18-piece high school brass group, the No Limit Brass Choir for selections by Gabrieli, Strauss, Grieg, and excerpts from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition featuring the 31-rank Levsen pipe organ at St. mark’s Lutheran Church (2499 North Helen Street) in North Saint Paul, MN. Donations benefit the No Limits Brass Choir Scholarship Fund.

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.

4PM – guest organists John Salveson and Jeffrey Patry present music by women composers (for organ and piano), including works by Diane Bish, Elizabeth Stirling, Libby Larsen, Fanny Mendelssohn and others) played on the 31-rank Levson pipe organ at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (2499 North Helen Street) in North Saint Paul, MN.  Free.

May 30, Saturday:

8:30AM–4:30PM – an ‘organ crawl in La Crosse, sponsored by the SE Minnesota and Riverland Chapters of the American Guild of Organists:  10AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman; 12:15PM at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe; 1:30PM at the Chapel of Holy Cross Seminary).  If you wish to caravan or car-pool with AGO members from Rochester, meet at 8:15AM at Christ Lutheran Church (2904 20th Street SE, Rochester).

4PM – help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of musician extraordinaire Nancy Whipkey with a concert and reception saluting her for her decades of service at Ascension Episcopal Church (214 Third Street North) in Stillwater, MN.

May 31, Sunday:

POSTPONED 4PM – a guest appearance by acclaimed concert soloist Hector Olivera, featuring the recently restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.  

4PM – resident musician Gerrit Lamain and Friends celebrate his 80th Birthday with special 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.

June, 2015

June 2, Tuesday:

12:15PM – resident musician Andrew Galuska plays the season’s first summer concert on the recently-restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free.

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:

3PM – local soloist Lee Afdahl plays a free afternoon concert on the newly-restored Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1216 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

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.

June 9, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Chad Winterfeldt presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Kraig Windschitl plays a free summer concert on the recently-restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.  

June 10, Wednesday:

12:15PM – as the first event in a free summer series, David Bartlett (of St. Helene Church, Minneapolis) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

Noon – the first of the summer season’s noontime concerts on the Iron Range, with Justin Rubin featuring the Moeller pipe organ at 1st Lutheran Church (2201 3rd Avenue East) in Hibbing, MN.  As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat, $7) with the artist afterwards, and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

3PM – guest soloist Christopher Berry (St. Josaphat Basilica, Milwaukee) plays the first of three summer series concerts on 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 16, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organists Nathan and Lisa Knutson present the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Brian Williams plays a free summer concert on the recently-restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

June 17, Wednesday:

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series, Julie Yoonjeong Kim (of the United Church of Christ, Rochester) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

Noon – a summer noontime concert by Vicki Gornick featuring the pipe organ at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (113 Fourth Street SW) in Chisholm, MN.  As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat, $7) with the artist afterwards, and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

June 23, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Grace Erie presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Stephen Hamilton plays a free summer concert on the recently-restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

June 24, Wednesday:

Noon – a summer noontime variety concert by at Wesley United Methodist Church (303 East 23rd Street) in Hibbing, MN.  As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat, $7) with the artist afterwards, and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series, Mary Joy Rieger (of St. Mary’s  Church, Saint Paul) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

June 27, Saturday:

7:30PM – Michigan native and assistant organist at the Nathional Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, Benjamin La Prairie will play the first of three summer organ recitals, part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, at 1st Evangelical Lutheran Church (1210 South Stephenson Avenue) in Iron Mountain, MI.  Admission.  See also June 28 and July 1. 

June 29, Monday:

7:30PM – Michigan native and assistant organist at the Nathional Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, Benjamin La Prairie will play the second of three summer organ recitals, part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (201 E. Ridge Street) in Marquette, MI.  Admission.  See also July 1. 

June 30, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Chris Stroh presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist James Hamman plays a free summer concert on the recently-restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

July, 2015

July 1, Wednesday:

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series, Samuel Backman (of Good Shepherd Church, Minneapolis) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

7:30PM – Michigan native and assistant organist at the Nathional Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, Benjamin La Prairie will play last of three summer organ recitals, part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, at St. Joseph Catholic Church (701 Calumet Street) in Lake Linden, MI.  Admission. 

July 7, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist David Mertesdorf presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Raymond Johnston plays a free summer concert on the recently-restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

July 8, Wednesday:

Noon – a noontime concert on the Iron Range by Alan Berg featuring the Kimball-Bergsdorf pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (2201 2nd Avenue East) in Hibbing, MN.  As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat, $7) with the artist afterwards, and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Trox Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series,Nils Halker (of St. Clement’s Church, Saint Paul) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

July 12, Sunday:

 3PM – visiting artist Timothy Olsen (North Carolina School of the Arts) plays a free afternoon concert on the newly-restored Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1216 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

July 14, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Judy Kresnicka presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Jeffrey Daehn plays a free summer concert on the recently-restored pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

July 15, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Jason Branham featuring the Kimball-Bergsdorf pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (2201 2nd Avenue East) in Hibbing, MN.  Although the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series, Steve Gentile (of Minneapolis) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

July 19, Sunday:

3PM – guest soloist James Hamman (University of New Orleans) plays the second of three summer series concerts on 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 21, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Mark DeGarmeaux presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Michael Rowland plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.  NOTE series location change!

July 22, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Lanae Ronchetti featuring the Van Daalen tracker organ at Saint James Episcopal Church (2028 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN.  As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat, $7) with the artist afterwards, and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – as part of a free summer series, Rev. William Wilson(of Golden Valley) plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

July 28, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist David Lim presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Susam Walby plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

July 29, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Karen Sande featuring the Gould organ at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (501 East 23rd Street) in Hibbing, MN.  As has become traditional, you can lunch (Dutch-treat, $7) with the artist afterwards, and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund.

12:15PM – concluding this season’s free summer series, resident musician Diana Lee Lucker plays the 70-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Come early! Bring a bag lunch and eat outside in the peaceful garden or inside in the Colonnade. Complimentary iced tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. Then enter our cool and spacious Sanctuary and enjoy the concert.

August, 2015

August 2, Sunday:

3PM – visiting artist Marilyn Schemp (Augustana College, Sioux Falls) plays a free afternoon concert on the newly-restored Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1216 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

August 4, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Kraig Windschitl presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Kevin Seal plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

August 5, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Jason Branham featuring the Kimball-Bergsdorf pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (2201 2nd Avenue East) in Hibbing, MN.  Although the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund.

August 11, Tuesday:

12:10PM – organist Christine Schulz presents the opening noontime recital of the Sioux Trails AGO Summer Recital Series on the Hoppe organ at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau Street) in Mankato, MN. Free.

12:15PM – guest soloist Jessica Park plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

August 12, Wednesday:

Noon – a free noontime concert by Tom Hamilton featuring the Wicks organ at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (2328 East 7th Avenue) in Hibbing, MN.  You’re invited to partake of ‘church lunch’ ($7) with the artist afterwards and though the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Claribel Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund.

August 16, Sunday:

3PM – guest soloist Donald VerKuilen  (Little Rock, Arkansas) plays the final summer series concert 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 18, Tuesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Tim Frank plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.

August 20, Thursday:

7:30PM – talented guest student organist Donald VerKuilen plays a solo concert featuring the recently-expanded Aeolian-Skinner instrument at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  

August 25, Tuesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Christopher Ganza plays a free summer concert on the Reuter-Walker pipe-digital organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.