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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 13, 2016

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

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2016: May | June | July | August

May, 2016

May 13, Friday:

7:30PM – a program or music for Twenty Fingers and Four Feet, works for piano-and-organ duets, featuring resident musicians Diana Lee Lucker and Carolyn Diamond and featuring the Hendrickson pipe organ at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Boulevard East) in Wayzata, MN.  Free. 

May 15, Sunday:

2PM – student participants in the Southeast Minnesota AGO Chapter Scholarships present a concert on the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.

3PM – the third annual Community Concert, performed by resident musician Eric Floan, with works by Charles Ore, Bach, Vierne and Durufle, featuring the 39-rank Hendrickson pipe organ at Central Lutheran Church (259 est Wabash Street) in Winona, MN. www.CentralLutheranChurch.org

4PM soloist Kathrine Handford presents Alexandre Guilmant’s Symphony No. 2 for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 91 with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra led by William Scrickel, featuring the 1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz organ at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Rod) in Mahtomedi, MN.

May 17, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Richard Spotts (concert organist, Doylestown, PA) plays works by Tournemire during 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.  www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

May 21, Saturday:

7:30PM – resident musician Raymond Johnston conducts the Gloria by Poulenc and Benedicite by Vaughan Williams with choir and orchestra at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.  www.ourcathedral.org

May 22, Sunday:

3PM – with guest organists Samuel Backman and Atsuko Schlough, resident musician Scott Turkington leads a Spring concert of music by Vivaldi, Bach, Arvo Pärt, Mozart, Franck, Faure and Handel, featuring singers and instruments of the Schola Cantorum and Choral Scholars of Holy Family Church and Academy at Holy Family Catholic Church (5900 West Lake Street) in Saint Louis Park, MN.  Donation.  www.hfcmn.org

4PM – a program exploring ‘How an Organ Works”, with resident musician Aaron David Miller playing the Jaeckel instrument in the Elizabeth Chapel of House of Hope Presbyterian Church (797 Summitt Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  http://www.hohchurch.org/concerts-and-recitals

May 23, Monday:

7PM – enjoy a theatre-organ prelude featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ in advance of showing of the Charlie Chaplin film “City Lights” at the Heights Theater (3951 Central Avenue NE) in Columbia Heights, MN. Admission. www.heightstheater.com

May 24, Tuesday:

12:35PM – guest soloist Kathrine Handford (Lawrence University, Appleton, WI) 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.  www.stlouiskingoffrance.org

May 26, Thursday:

7PM – guest organist Brian Carsoon presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

June, 2016

June 4, Saturday:

4PM – instrumental masterpieces (Orchestral Suite #2 and Brandenburg Concerto #2) as part of the annual Bach Tage led by David Cherwien at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (31st and Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.

June 5, Sunday:

2PM – guest soloist Dennis James (Fox Theatre, Detroit) plays the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ in accompaniment to the feature-length silent film “Peter Pan” at the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI. Admission. http://thephipps.org/

3PM – regional soloist Christopher Ganza (from Our Lady of Lourdes, Minneapolis) plays the Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the splendid chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1200 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free.

4PM – Bach’s Cantata 76 (Die Himmel erzählet die Ehre Gottes) as part of a Bach Tage vespers service, with conductor Kathy Romey and organist David Cherwien, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (31st and Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission.

June 7, Tuesday:

12:15PMJoanne Rodland plays a noontime summer series concert on the Reuter-Wicks-Walker organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

June 8, Wednesday:

12:15PM – a midday ‘pop-up’ concert featuring the eloquent guitar-organ duo “God is our refuge” by Chris DeBlasio, plus Emma Lou Diemer’s “Toccata for a Joyful Day”, with guitarist Eva Beneke and organist Jennifer Anderson at Central Presbyterian Church (500 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Free. Come for church-lunch, too!

7PM – the parish choir, accompanied by organist Christopher Ganza, presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

June 14, Tuesday:

12:15PM - Scott Schilbe plays a noontime summer series concert on the Reuter-Wicks-Walker organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

June 16, Thursday:

12:10PM – the first program in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series, with rotating venues, beginning with a performance by Brice Peterson on the 36-rank van Daalen tracker-action pipe organ (celebrating its 40th anniversary) at Zion Lutheran Church (241 5th Avenue North) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

June 21, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Sebastian Modarelli plays a noontime summer series concert on the Reuter-Wicks-Walker organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

June 23, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Lorna Wolthoff plays  the 81-rank Schlicker-Dobson pipe organ at Normandale Lutheran Church (6100 Normandale  Road) in Edina, MN.  Free.

June 28, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Jeff Patry plays a noontime summer series concert on the Reuter-Wicks-Walker organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

June 30, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Mark Fideldy plays  the 32-rank Reuter pipe organ at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

July, 2016

July 6, Wednesday:

12:15PM – pianist David Miller and organist Richard Collman present music by Buxtehude and Denis Bedard featuring the 27-rank Gabriel Kney tracker-action organ at the United Methodist Church (1401 S. Maple Street) in Northfield, MN. Free.

July 7, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Andrew Jacob plays  the 81-rank Schlicker-Dobson pipe organ at Normandale Lutheran Church (6100 Normandale  Road) in Edina, MN.  Free.

7PM –guest organist Samuel Backman presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

July 12, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Paul Soulek plays a noontime summer series concert on the Reuter-Wicks-Walker organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

July 13, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Rosalie Alcoser (from 1st Presbyterian, Red Wing) plays works by Bach, Travis and Langlais during a noontime concert on the 53-rank Johnson-Schlicker-Rutz pipe organ at 1st United Church of Christ (300 Union Street) in Northfield, MN. Free.

July 14, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Dan Oie plays  the 18-rank Reuter pipe organ at Redeemer Lutheran Church (115 West Wayzata Boulevard) in Wayzata, MN.  Free

July 19, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Mary Newton plays a noontime summer series concert on the Reuter-Wicks-Walker organ at Trinity Lutheran Church (222 6th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

July 20, Wednesday:

12:15PM – faculty soloists Catherine Rodland and James Bobb share a program on the 90-rank Holtkam organ in Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Free.

July 21, Thursday:

12:10PM – a performance by Brice Peterson and Friends featuring the 36-rank van Daalen tracker-action pipe organ (celebrating its 40th anniversary) at Zion Lutheran Church (241 5th Avenue North) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

July 26, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Andrew Galuska plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

July 27, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Kraig Windschitl (from Mount Olivet Lutheran, Minneapolis) plays a solo concert on the 55-rank Holtkamp organ in the Music & Drama Center Auditorium (110 Winona Street) on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Free.

July 28, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Joseph Trucano plays  the 32-rank Reuter pipe organ at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

August, 2016

August 2, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Lee Afdahl plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

7PM – soprano Elena Stabile, accompanied by organist Christopher Ganza, presents a concert featuring the Wicks-Patterson organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Donation.  www.ourladyoflourdesmn.com

August 3, Wednesday:

12:15PM – guest soloist Stephen May (from Our Merciful Savior Cathedral, Faribault) plays Rheinberger’s Sonata No. 5 on the 48-rank Steere/Moeller organ at Skinner Chapel (405 First Street East) in Northfield, MN. Free.

August 4, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, Jack Swanson leads a hymn-sing featuring the 81-rank Schlicker-Dobson pipe organ at Normandale Lutheran Church (6100 Normandale  Road) in Edina, MN.  Free.

August 7, Sunday:

3PM – regional soloist Kanen Hanson Sande (from 1st Lutheran, Duluth) plays the Aeolian-Skinner/Schantz pipe organ in the splendid chapel of St. Mary’s Hospital (1200 2nd Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free

August 9, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Christopher Stroh plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

August 10, Wednesday:

12:15PM – student recitalist David Lim (from Gustavus Adolphus College) plays works by Bruhns, Bach and Liszt during the final Northfield Summer Series concert on the 26-rank Dobson organ at St. John’s Lutheran Church (500 Third Street West) in Northfield, MN. Free.

August 11, Thursday:

12:10PM – in the new West-Metro Summer Organ Series with rotating venues, James Hild plays  the 22-rank Schantz pipe organ at All Saints Lutheran Church (15915 Excelsior Boulevard) in Minnetonka, MN.  Free.

August 16, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Matthew Lehman plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free. Matthew Lehman plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

August 18, Thursday:

12:10PM – the final program in the new West-Metro Symmer Organ Series, with rotating venues, beginning with a performance by various artists on the 36-rank van Daalen tracker-action pipe organ (celebrating its 40th anniversary) at Zion Lutheran Church (241 5th Avenue North) in Hopkins, MN.  Free.

August 23, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Ceri Benson plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.

August 30, Tuesday:

12:15PM – Mark Rich plays a noontime summer series concert on the Moeller-Sipe-Wicks pipe organ at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN. Free.