Pipedreams Regional Organ Events Calendar

Upcoming organ events in and around Minnesota.

Calendar

Last updated on November 29, 2021.

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

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As we attempt to regain some of the cultural life that we enjoyed prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, a number of live organ concerts have been scheduled.  They’ll be presented with appropriate social distancing and other pandemic-related protective controls in place.  Some of these may be streamed, too, and others may be offered exclusively online.   

Here’s what is on the calendar in coming days and weeks.  Many events were tentatively ‘go’ at the time of posting, but specific information may change.  Though we will attempt to keep the information on this page current, please consult the individual venues for any last-minute changes and to confirm accuracy.

December 4, Saturday at 7PM – the first of two concerts of contemporary organ music for the Advent season presented by Chicago-based organist and composer Graeme Shields, this one devoted to works by Graeme Shields, Lauren Redhead, Nico Muhly and Daniel Pinkham, presented at the Church of St. Peter (2600 North Margaret Street) in North Saint Paul, MN under the auspices of the Vital Organ Project. Free/donation.  See also December 5.

Cancelled due to COVID concerns: December 4, Saturday at 7:30PM – a concert performance of Handel’s “Messiah” featuring the North Dakota State University Choir, led by Dr. Jo Ann Miller at the Cathedral of St. Mark (510 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

December 5, Sunday at 3PM – organists Velda Bell, Sam Black, Brian Kapp, Rachael Kresha, Karen Sande and David Tryggestad perform a Christmas concert on the historic 1890 Felgemaker pipe organ at the Sacred Heart Music Center (201 W. 4th St.) in Duluth, MN.  Free/donation. 

December 5, Sunday at 4PM – the second program of contemporary organ music for Advent and Christmas presented by Chicago-based organist and composer Graeme Shields, this one featuring works by Graeme Shields, David N. Johnson, Neil Thornock, Karlheiz Essl, and Daniel Pinkham played on the Dobson tracker-action organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1917 Logan Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation

December 5, Sunday at 6:30PM – guest organist Lynn Trapp accompanies a ‘Messiah’ Sing-Along, with Kathy Rsdomey and the Minnesota Chorale, at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

December 6, Monday at 7PM – internationally touring local soloist Stephen Hamilton plays a solo concert on the Hendrickson pipe organ at St. Mark’s Catholic Church (1976 Dayton Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN. Free/donation.

December 7, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Joby Bell (Appalachian State University, NC) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.   

December 7, Tuesday at 7:30PM – University of Minnesota organist Dean Billmeyer plays a Holiday Pipes program on the 108-rank Aeolian-Skinner Concert Organ at Northrop on the University of Minnesota’s main campus (84 Church Street SE) in Minneapolis, MN.  Call Northrop at 612-624-2345 or check the Northrop Calendar online for ticket and streaming information. 

December 12, Sunday at 2:30PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnson presents a complete performance of the Christmas cycle La Nativité du Seigneur/The Nativity of the Lord by Olivier Messiaen on the 87-rank Foley Baker organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.  

December 14, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Jeffrey Patry (1st Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, MN) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

December 15, Wednesday at 12:30PM – guest soloist Richard Gray plays the free monthly concert following the noon Mass, featuring the 67-rank Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  

December 16, Thursday at 7PM – continuing the Soireé Musical at Lourdes music series, a program of Advent music by Elgar, Gjeilo, Schubert and others, featuring resident organist Jacob Benda, pianist Bill Munson, and the Lourdes Choir and the newly-installed 21-rank Patterson pipe organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

December 20, Monday at 7:30PM – the 1926 Wurlitzer pipe organ figures in a special holiday concert of music for organ and brass ensemble at the Phipps Center for the Arts (106 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI.  Admission. 

December 21, Tuesday at 7PM – guest soloist Isabel Munson, a sophomore at Dordt College, presents a Christmas-themed hymn festival featuring the 1985 15-rank Zimmer pipe organ at Easter Lutheran Church (4200 Pilot Knob Road) in Eagan, MN.  Munson is a past Pipedreams Scholarship recipient and has been featured on MPR’s “Minnesota Varsity.”  A freewill offering will be received and masks are required.  

January 4, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Wolff von Roos (Broadway United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

January 6, Thursday at noon – resident soloist Stacie Lightnerplays the 32-rank 1921 Möller-2002 Obermeyer pipe organ at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church (100 Oxford Street North) in St. Paul, MN. Free.

January 9, Sunday at 3PM – guest soloist Timothy Olsen (University of North Carolina) plays a solo concert on the Glatter-Götz/Rosales pipe organ at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 Robert Street S.) in West Saint Paul, MN.  Free/donation. 

January 11, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist David P. Jenkins (St. Paul Seminary, MN) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

January 16, Sunday at 2:30PM – guest artist Christopher Jacobson (Duke University Chapel) presents solo concert on the 87-stop Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation. 

January 16, Sunday at 3PM - Professor Craig Hirschmann and Professor Emeritus Wayne Wagner (Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN) present a concert on the 57-rank Schantz organ (2010) at Chapel of the Christ on the campus of Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN. Free.  

January 18, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist James D. Hicks (Califon, NJ) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

January 19, Wednesday at 12:30PM – guest soloist Samuel Backman plays the free monthly concert following the noon Mass, featuring the 67-rank Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  

January 22, Saturday from 9AM-3PM – Winter Workshop, an inspiring day of learning, development, and exploration for organists, with sessions devoted to mindful self-coaching, audio and video recording technology, hymn leadership, and working with children’s choirs, presented by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at Central Lutheran Church ) 333 South 12th Street_ in Minneapolis, MN.  Pre-registration and COVID safety precautions required.  More information at tcago.org (events). 

January 25, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda (Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Minneapolis) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

February 1, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Ju Young Lee (Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

February 3, Thursday at noon – guest soloist Sarah Palmer (St. Olaf College) plays the 32-rank 1921 Möller-2002 Obermeyer pipe organ at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church (100 Oxford Street North) in St. Paul, MN. Palmer is the winner of the 2021 North Central AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Artists. Free. 

February 5, Saturday from 9AM to 3PM . . . it’s the annual Pipe Organ Discovery Day, sponsored by the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists Chapter, open to all young keyboard players who wish to learn more and explore the possibilities of the pipe organ, with demonstrations, ‘hands on’ experience, and a free pizza lunch…at St. Clement’s Episcopal  Church (901 Portland Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Pre-registration required.  Information at tcago.org.

February 8, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Christopher Wallace (Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Edina) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

February 13, Sunday at 4PM – guest soloists Brenda Brenner (violin) and Christopher Young (organ) present a duo program featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN).  Free/donation. 

February 15, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Samuel Blackman (Holy Cross Catholic Church, Minneapolis) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

February 16, Wednesday at 12:30PM – guest soloist Jacob Benda plays the free/conation monthly concert following the noon Mass and featuring the 67-rank Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN. 

February 17, Thursday at 7PM – continuing the Soireé Musical at Lourdes music series, a mid-winter program featuring saxophonist Richard Dirlam, soprano Elena Destasio Stabile, and resident organist Jacob Benda, and the newly-installed 21-rank Patterson pipe organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

February 22, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Dean Billmeyer (University of Minnesota, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, St. Paul) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

February 22, Tuesday at 7:30PM – world-acclaimed guest virtuoso Cameron Carpenter plays the 108-rank Aeolian-Skinner concert organ at Northrop (64 Church Street SE) on the main campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.  Call Northrop at 612-624-2345 or check the Northrop Calendar online for ticket and streaming information. 

February 26, Saturday at 7:30PM – a guest appearance by the Canadian Brass, with organist Greg Zelek, featuring the expanded Holtkamp-Pasi pipe organ at St. John’s Benedictine Abbey Church in Collegeville, MN.  Public invited, free.  This instrument combines the Abbey’s iconic original installation (61-ranks of pipes, completed in 1961 by Walter Holtkamp, Senior) with a 46-rank expansion by Martin Pasi, completed this past year and intended to provide added power and versatility for the instrument within the expanse of the modern Marcel Breuer-designed church.

February 21, Monday at 7PM – guest organist and master improviser Tom Trenney leads a Hymn Festival and Concert featuring the newly expanded 110-rank Holtkamp-Pasi pipe organ in St. John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN.  Free. 

March 3, Thursday at noon – guest soloist Sarah Garner (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mound) plays the 32-rank 1921 Möller-2002 Obermeyer pipe organ at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church (100 Oxford Street North) in St. Paul, MN. Free.

March 8, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Paulo Barte (Ohio University, Athens, OH) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

March 13, Sunday at 3PM – guest soloist David Higgs (Eastman School Organ Department head) plays the 56-rank mechanical action organ by Gabriel Kney in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel (on Cleveland Avenue, between Ashland and Laurel) at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN.  Admission free.

March 15, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Laura Edman (1st Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, MN) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

March 16, Wednesday at 12:30PM – guest soloist Jennifer Anderson plays the free monthly concert following the noon Mass, featuring the 67-rank Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  

March 19, Saturday at 9AM-5PM – a return of the annual Before Bach’s Birthday Bash, this year sharing space with Max Reger (b. 3/19/1873) and honoring the ‘traditional date’ of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach(3/21/1685), sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  Details TBA.

March 19, Saturday at 7PM – members of the South Dakota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists celebrate with their own Bach’s Birthday Bash concert featuring the 43-rank Nordlie pipe organ in the chapel of Augustana University (2001 South Summit Avenue) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Free.

March 22, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Andrew Schaeffer (Luther Memorial Church, Madison, WI) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

March 25, Friday at 7:30PM - guest organist from the Netherlands, Marco den Toom, plays the 57-rank mechanical-action organ by Casavant in the B. J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA.  Free.  

March 26, Saturday, at 7:30PM - guest organist Marco den Toom leads a Hymn Festival while playing the 57-rank mechanical-action organ by Casavant in the B. J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA.  Free.  

March 27, Sunday at 3PM – guest soloist Gail Archer presents a program of Polish organ music featuring the Hinners-Wicks-Orvold pipe organ at Holy Cross Catholic Church (1621 University Avenue NE) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

March 27, Sunday at 4PM, celebrated guest soloist, composer, and teacher David Hurd(General Theological Seminary/St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, New York City) plays a concert of eclectic music and improvisations on the 39-rank 1966 Schlicker pipe organ at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.  

March 29, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Bryan Dunnewald (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

April 3, Sunday at 3PM – Twin Cities recitalist Stephen Hamilton performs Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Crois/The Stations of the Cross, a dramatic cycle of 14 originally-improvised meditations inspired by the poetry of Paul Claudel (which will be read by Michael Barone), featuring the Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner/Quimby pipe organs at the Cathedral of St. Paul (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free/donation.

April 5, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest roloist Gregory Hand (University of Iowa), with violinist Scott Conklin, continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

April 7, Thursday at noon – guest soloist Jacob Benda (Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Minneapolis) plays the 32-rank 1921 Möller-2002 Obermeyer pipe organ at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church (100 Oxford Street North) in St. Paul, MN. Free. 

April 7, Thursday at 7PM – continuing the Soireé Musical at Lourdes music series with a Lenten presentation of Pamela Decker’s The Seven Last Words and Triumph of Christ, as well as other solo organ works, played by resident organist Jacob Benda, and featuring the newly-installed 21-rank Patterson pipe organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

April 15, Friday at 7:30PM – a program of Music for Good Friday, including Le Reniement de St. Pierre by Charpentier and Franz Liszt’s Via Crucis, featuring the Cathedral Singers and organist-director Raymond Johnston at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

April 20, Wednesday at 12:30PM – guest soloist Christopher Ganza plays the free monthly concert following the noon Mass, featuring the 67-rank Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  

April 22, Friday at 7:30PM – guest soloist Jan Kraybill (Kansas City) plays a solo concert on the splendid 53-rank Nordlie pipe organ at 1st United Methodist Church (401 South Spring Avenue) in Sioux Falls, SD.  Free/donation.  A master-class with Ms. Kraybill will take place Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.  Public invited.

April 24, Sunday at 3:30PM – an 80th birthday tribute to organist/composer James Callahan, with performances of his Organ Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (premiere) plus Three Passacaglias for solo instruments (performers TBA), featuring the Gabriel Kney mechanical-action pipe organ in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel of the University of St. Thomas (Cleveland Avenue, between Ashland and Laurel) in Saint Paul, MN.  Free admission.  

April 24, Sunday at 4PM – the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble, led by James Olcott, teams up with resident musician John Stender for a program featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free/donation.  

April 24, Sunday at 4PM – the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble, led by James Olcott, teams up with resident musician John Stender for a program featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free/donation.  

April 26, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Carolyn Diamond (Chanhassen, MN) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

April 28, Thursday at 7PM – continuing the Soireé Musical at Lourdes music series with a Lenten program of music by Jonathan Dove, Gabriel Faure, Lee Hoiby, Ralph Vaughan Williams and others, performed by the Great River Chorale, led by Mary Kay Geston, and resident organist Jacob Benda, and featuring the newly-installed 21-rank Patterson pipe organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

May 1, Sunday at 2PM – a program of music by Jonathan Dove, Gabriel Faure, Lee Hoiby, Ralph Vaughan Williams and others, performed by the Great River Chorale, led by Mary Kay Geston, and resident organist Jacob Benda, and featuring the newly-expanded Holtkamp-Pasi pipe organ at St. John’s Benedictine Abbey Church in Collegeville, MN.  Free/donation.

May 3, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Kris Rizzotto (Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, Minneapolis) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

May 5, Thursday at noon – guest soloist Kris Rizotto (Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, Minneapolis) plays the 32-rank 1921 Möller-2002 Obermeyer pipe organ at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church (100 Oxford Street North) in St. Paul, MN. Free.

May 10, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Michal Szostak (Warsaw, Poland) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

May 14, Saturday at 7:30PM – a ‘season finale’ concert including Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and the Concerto for Organ Strings and Timpani by Francis Poulenc, with organist-conductor Raymond Johnston featuring the 87-rank Foley-Baker pipe organ at St. mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (510 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.  

May 15, Sunday 3PM – guest soloist Greg Zelek (organ curator at the Overture Center in Madison, WI) plays a solo concert on the 36-rank Hinners-Wicks-Orvold pipe organ at Holy Cross RC Church (1621 University Avenue NE) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.  

May 15, Sunday 3PM – guest soloists James D. Hicks and Melanie Ohnstadpresent a program of music by Nordic composers, assisted by violinist Kristina Lantzand folk musician Arna Rennan (dulcimer and accordion), featuring the historic 1898 Felgemaker pipe organ in the Sacred Heart Music Center (201 West 4th Street) in Duluth, MN.  Admission.  

May 17, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Kathrine Handford (Woodbury, MN) continues the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitals featuring the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

May 18, Wednesday at 12:30PM – guest soloist Liisa Keränen plays the last in a series of free monthly concerts following the noon Mass, featuring the 67-rank Lively-Fulcher pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church (215 South 8th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  

May 19, Thursday at 7PM – concluding the Soireé Musical at Lourdes music series season, guest soloist Gregory Hand plays a variety program of solo selections featuring the newly-installed 21-rank Patterson pipe organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

May 24, Tuesday at 12:35PM – resident organist Wolfgang Rübsam concludes the 2021-2022 season of Tuesday Organ Recitalsfeaturing the 57-rank 1998 Casavant pipe organ at the Church of St. Louis, King-of-France (506 Cedar Street) in downtown Saint Paul, MN.  Free.  

June 4, Saturday at 4PM - as part of the Fifteenth Annual Bach-Tage, soprano Heather Cogswell, flutist David Ross, cellist Tulio Rondon, violinist Mark Levine, and harpsichordist Tami Morse present a program of Trios! in concert at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

June 5, Sunday at 2PM – in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, acclaimed recitalist Hector Olivera presents a program of Tantalizing Transcriptions and Tangos on the vintage 108-rank Aeolian-Skinner Northrop Concert organ on the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Carlson Family State on the main campus (84 Church Street SE) in Minneapolis, MN.  The event begins with the showing of a new 45-minute video documentary, The Northrop Organ:  Past, Present and Future, produced by the TCAGO .  Call Northrop (612) 624-2345 or check the Northrop Calendar and TCAGO online or here for concert ticket and event registration information.

June 5, Sunday at 4PM – concluding the Fifteenth Annual Bach-Tage, vocalists Heather Cogswell, Alyssa Anderson, William Pederson and Justin Staebell and the Bach-Tage Choir and Orchestra led by Kathy Saltzman Romey, present the Magnificat by Johann Pachelbel and Bach’s Cantata No.78 (Jesu, der du meine Seele) at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

February 5, Saturday from 9AM to 3PM . . . it’s the annual Pipe Organ Discovery Day, sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, open to all young keyboard players who wish to learn more and explore the possibilities of the pipe organ, with demonstrations, ‘hands on’ experience, and a free pizza lunch…at St. Clement’s Episcopal  Church (901 Portland Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Pre-registration required.  Information at tcago.org.

September 16, Friday at 7:30PM – guest soloist Bradley Hunter Welch plays a solo concert on the 67-rank Blackington concert pipe organ in the Great Hall of Bethel University (3900 Bethel Drive) in Arden Hills, MN. 

Sunday, October 9 at 4PM -  guest recitalist Bruce Neswick (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR) plays a solo concert on the 29-rank Dobson pipe organ at Christ Lutheran Church (3240 34th Avenue South) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.