Pipedreams Regional Organ Events Calendar

Upcoming organ events in and around Minnesota.

Calendar

Last updated on September 21, 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.

September 26, Sunday at 2:30PM – resident canon musician Raymond Johnston plays a solo recital on the 87-stop Foley-Baker pipe organ at the Cathedral of St. Mark (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

September 26, Sunday at 3PM – resident Assistant Organist Isaac Drewes plays a solo concert on the 107-rank 1963 Casavant pipe organ at Central Lutheran Church (222 South 12th Street) in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation. 

September 28, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Julia Brown (Mayflower Congregational, Grand Rapids, MI) 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.  

October 3, Sunday at 3PM – guest soloist Renée Anne Louprette (faculty at Bard College and Rutgers University) 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. Also at 5PM, emeritus faculty Paul Kosower plays works by Franck, Mulet and Vierne during a solo concert on the 46-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ in the newly renovated Gantner Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (121 Water Street) in Eau Claire, WI.  Free. 

October 5, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Christopher Ganza (Cathedral of Saint Paul, 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.  

October 7, Thursday at noon – guest soloist Samuel Backman (Holy Cross 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/donation.

October 10, Sunday at 4PM – guest soloist Paul Jacobs (head of organ studies, Juilliard School) plays a solo concert on the 55-rank 1965 Casavant organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (4100 Lyndale Avenue S.) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free. 

October 12, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Joel Anderson (St. Olaf 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.  

October 16, Saturday at 10:30AM - guest organist Larry Visser 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.  

THIS ACTIVITY IS TO BE RESCHEDULED ON JUNE 5…TBA: October 17, Sunday at 2PM – TCAGO OPENING Event. SAVE THE DATE for this exciting partnership event featuring an internationally acclaimed organist.  Additionally, the program will premiere the viewing of a spectacular new TCAGO-produced video documentary.  Location and additional details will be shared in a joint announcement on August 3, 2021. 

THIS ACTIVITY IS TO BE RESCHEDULED ON JUNE 6…TBA: October 18, Monday at 7:00pm – Presentation by Opening Event artist. Opening event artist presentation for TCAGO members and the general public regarding transcripts and improvisation in an interview format.  Location and additional details to be announced.

October 19, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Raymond Johnston (Cathedral of Saint Mark, 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.  

October 20, Wednesday at 12:30PM – resident musician Joel Anderson plays the first 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.  

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING: October 23, Saturday at 7:30PM – faculty recitalist David Jenkins presents a program of music for organ and harpsichord in the St. Mary Chapel of the St. Paul Seminary (2260 Summit Avenue) in St. Paul, MN.  Free.

October 26, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Isaac Drewes (Central 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.  

October 29, Friday at 6:30PM - the 17th annual Tricks and Treats with the Mighty Organ concert presented by resident organist Bill Chouinard in the main sanctuary of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomedi, MN, featuring the mighty 1927 108-rank Casavant/Schantz organ. The performance, replete with special lighting and video effects, is designed with young listeners in mind and children are invited to come in costume. A free-will offering will be receivable both prior to and following the concert. Masks are required for all except for children under 5 years of age, and due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines, concert seating will be appropriately distanced.  For more information and any updates, visit saintandrews.org or call (651)426-3261.  

October 30, Saturday at 7:00PM – resident organist Samuel Backman plays a solo recital of works by Bach, Willan, Howells, Schubert, Ireland, Bunck, Bachman and Widor, themed to All Souls Day and Hallowe’en, featuring the 36-rank Hinners-Wicks-Orvold pipe organ at Holy Cross RC Church (1621 University Avenue NE) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.  

October 31, Sunday at 2PM (kid’s matinee) and 7:30PM – guest organist Dennis James plays the 1926 Wurlitzer pipe organ to accompany the classic Lon Chaney silent film Phantom of the Opera at the Phipps Center for the Arts (106 Locust Street) in Hudson, WI.  Admission.  

October 31, Sunday at 3PM – organist Charles Sundquist plays a Halloween concert on the historic 1890 Felgemaker pipe organ at Sacred Heart Music Center (201 W. 4th St.) in Duluth, MN.  Music includes works by Bach, Vierne, Saint-Saëns, Parker, Gounod and Boëllmann.  Free/donation. 

November 2, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist David Lim (St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Ardmore, OK) 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.  

November 4, Thursday at noon – guest soloist Kraig Windschitl (St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth) 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.

November 9, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Nils Halker (St. Clement’s 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.  

November 13, Saturday, 9AM-5PM – the Pipe Organ Heritage Committee of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is hosting an organ crawl of interesting and historic instruments in western Wisconsin, to feature the 1863 Jardine organ at Living Vine Church (formerly First Baptist Church) in Hudson and instruments from 1890 (Mabel Tainter Theater) and 1894 (1st Congregational Church) by Steere and 1974 Van Daalen (Peace Lutheran Church) in Menomonie, WI.  Car-pooling will be available.  More details to follow!  

November 14, Sunday at 2:30PM – guest soloist Scott Turkington (Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Louis Park) plays a solo recital on the 87-stop Foley-Baker pipe organ at the Cathedral of St. Mark (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation. 

November 14, Sunday at 4PM – present and emeritus resident musicians John Stender and Lee Afdahl present a program of organ duos, from Bach to Ragtime and Beyond, featuring the Casavant pipe organ at 1st Presbyterian Church (512 Third Street SW) in Rochester, MN.  Free/donation.  

November 16, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Sharon Kleckner (Assumption Catholic 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.  

November 16, Tuesday at 7PM – the inaugural program in the Soireé Musical at Lourdes music series, featuring resident organist Jacob Benda and violinist Angel Andres, in music by Duruflé (Suite, Op 5) and Poulenc, and the premiere of The Phoenix for Violin and Organ by David Bednall, featuring the newly-installed 24-rank Patterson pipe organ at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1 Lourdes Place) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

November 17, Wednesday at 12:30PM – guest soloist Kraig Windschittl 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.  

November 19, Friday at 7PM – guest organist Jacob Benda, with violinist Angel Andres and the Cathedral Choir, present works by Bach, David Bednall, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams and Heinz Werner Zimmermann featuring the splendid 40-rank K. C. Marrin mechanical-action pipe organ at the Cathedral of St. Mary (25 Eighth Avenue South) In St. Cloud, MN.  Free/donation. 

November 21, Sunday at 10AM – as part of the morning service, resident music director Lawrence Lawyer provides organ accompaniment to a new anthem (“O God, beyond all praising”) by Paul Smith, based on a hymn tune of Gustav Holst, premiered by the Cathedral Choir led by Christopher Ganza.

November 21, Sunday at 3PM – University organist Dr. Kim Kasling plays a solo concert on the expanded 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.  

November 30, Tuesday at 12:35PM – guest soloist Robert Ragoonanan (Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, Minnetonka, 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 2, Thursday at noon – guest soloist Chris Ganza (Cathedral of St. Paul) 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.

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 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 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. 

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.