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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

An Autumn Adventure

Saturday - November 13, 2004 (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

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Itinerary         Map to First Lutheran      Map to Arlington Hills Lutheran
                     Map to First Covenant     Map to Arlington Hills UMC
                     Map to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran

Plan on a day of musical exploration (and modest travel) during our TCAGO Autumn Organ Crawl! On Saturday, November 13 beginning at 9 a.m., several of your TCAGO colleagues will demonstrate five noteworthy organs in the’NE metro quadrant; in Saint Paul, Arlington Hills and Shoreview. At each venue, we’ll hear a deminstration mini-recital of useful service music, followed by a limited amount of open-console time.

First Lutheran Church
First Lutheran Church - MAP
Our first stop (9AM) will be at First Lutheran Church, Saint Paul (463 Maria Avenue), where the 1987 J.W. Walker tracker organ is something of a hidden treasure. Yvonne Thomas, resident musician and a member of our TCAGO Program Committee, will demonstrate its twenty-six stops. Like all of the instruments in this ‘crawl’, the Walker represents an ‘average church organ’, but done with flair.

Next, a pair of electro-pneumatic instruments. At 10AM we’ll visit with Sharon Vicic and the three-manual Holtkamp organ at Arlington Hills Lutheran Church (1115 Greenbriar Street), and from there continue (11AM) to First Covenant Church (1280 Arcade Street), where Pat Kohnen will show how the three-manual Möller organ is used during services. We’ll get a chance to sing along.

2003 Fisk at Shepherd of the Hills
Shepherd of the Hills - MAP
After a lunch break (noon-1:15PM), we’ll reconvene (1:30PM) at Arlington Hills United Methodist Church (759 County Road B East, just up Arcade Street). Lawrence Phelps designed and built this 2-manual organ after his stint at Casavant, when he had gone into business for himself (a brief, ill-fated run, unfortunately). Resident organist Leah Harding loves the instrument, which is an exemplary product of its time. Leah will also demonstrate the new 2-manual Fisk tracker organ at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (3920 North Victoria Street) in Shoreview, a significant new addition to the Twin Cities organ scene.

Convenient parking is available in the vicinity of First Lutheran Church, should you wish to car-pool. A program with organ specifications and travel directions will be available at each point of the ‘crawl’.



9:00 a.m.
First Lutheran Church, Saint Paul (1987 J. W. Walker tracker)     MAP
463 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul

(Travel break 9:45-10)

10:00 a.m.
Arlington Hills Lutheran Church(Holtkamp)     MAP
1115 Greenbriar Street, Saint Paul
Demonstration by resident organist Sharon Vicic.

(Travel break 10:45-11:00 a.m.)

11:00 a.m.
First Covenant Church, Saint Paul (Möller)     MAP
1280 Arcade Street, Saint Paul

12:00 noon-1:15 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

(Travel break 1:15-1:30)

1:30 p.m.
Arlington Hills United Methodist Church (Phelps)     MAP
759 County Road B E, Saint Paul

(Travel break 2:15-2:30)

2:30 p.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (2004 Fisk tracker; II/30-ranks)     MAP
3920 North Victoria Street, Shoreview

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