Pipedreams Regional Organ Events Calendar

Upcoming organ events in and around Minnesota.

Calendar

Last updated on May 27, 2022.

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.

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.

June 6, Monday from 7-9PM – guest soloist Hector Olivera presents a workshop, The Art of Transcription: Vivaldi’s Seasons and the Tangos of Astor Piazzolla, with Q & A afterwards, at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Carlson Family Stage (84 Church Street SE) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free.  

June 12, Sunday at 3:30PM – guest organist Stephen Schnurr (Valparaiso, IN) plays the first of three concerts in the summer series featuring the 71-rank 2010 Noack pipe organ at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman (530 Main Street) in La Crosse, WI.  Free/donation. 

June 24, Friday at 8:00PM – guest soloist Bill Chouinard joins accompanist Andrew Steinberg with the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir and the National Catholic Youth Choir in a Hymn Fest featuring the newly expanded 112-rank Holtkamp-Pasi pipe organ in St. John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN.  Free.

July 6, Wednesday at 12:15 – the first in a series of seven half-hour programs in the 15th season of Summer Northfield Noontime Concerts features Stephen May and the 1916 Steere-1952 Möller-2018 Rutz pipe organ in Skinner Chapel on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield, MN.  Free/donation. 

July 10, Sunday at 3:30PM – guest organist Nicholas Will (Mount St. Mary Seminary, MD) plays the second of three concerts in the summer series featuring the 71-rank 2010 Noack pipe organ at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman (530 Main Street) in La Crosse, WI.  Free/donation. 

July 13, Wednesday at 12:15 – the second in a series of seven half-hour programs in the 15th season of Summer Northfield Noontime Concerts features Sarah Palmer and the 89-rank 2007 Holtkamp Organ in Boe Memorial Chapel on the campus ofd St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Free/donation. 

July 20, Wednesday at 12:15PM – guest soloist Richard Collman plays a noonday concert on the historic Hinners organ in the Valley Grove Church (9999 15th Street East) in Nerstrand, MN. 

July 27, Wednesday at 12:15 – the fourth in a series of seven half-hour programs in the 15th season of Summer Northfield Noontime Concerts features Catherine Rodland and the 89-rank 2007 Holtkamp Organ in Boe Memorial Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf  College in Northfield, MN.  Free/donation.  

August 3, Wednesday at 12:15 – the fifth in a series of seven half-hour programs in the 15th season of Summer Northfield Noontime Concerts features and the 8-rank 1967 Reuter pipe organ at All Saints Episcopal Church (419 Washington Street) in Northfield, MN.  Free/donation. 

August 7, Sunday at 3:30PM – guest organist Pierre Zevort (Dourdan, France) plays the final concert in the summer series featuring the 71-rank 2010 Noack pipe organ at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman (530 Main Street) in La Crosse, WI.  Free/donation. 

August 10, Wednesday at 12:15 – the sixth in a series of seven half-hour programs in the 15th season of Summer Northfield Noontime Concerts features Nathan Proctor and the 26-rank 1991 Dobson organ at St. John’s Lutheran Church (500 West Third Street) in Northfield, MN.  Free/donation. 

August 17, Wednesday at 12:15 – the last in a series of seven half-hour programs in the 15th season of Summer Northfield Noontime Concerts features Noah Klein and the 52-rank 1876 Johnson-1958 Schlicker-1992 Rutz pipe organ in First United Church of Christ (300 Union Street) in Northfield, MN.  Free/donation. 

September 17, Saturday at 7:30PM – guest soloist Arjen Breukhoven (from the Netherlands) plays the 57-rank Brunzema-Casavant mechanical-action organ at Dordt (498 Fourth Avenue NE) in Sioux Center, IA.  Free. 

September 18, Sunday at 2:30PM - guest artist Christopher Jacobson (Duke University Chapel) presents solo concert on the 87-rank Foley Baker organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (519 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.  

September 23, 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. 

September 25, Sunday at 4PM – members of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists present a Gala Concert (with TCAGO Member dinner afterwards)  featuring the 108-rank 1929 Casavant-2001 Schantz pipe organ at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Road) in Mahtomdei, MN.  Details TBA. 

October 7, Friday at 7:30PM – British organ recitalist Oliver Brett plays a concert on the 87-stop Foley-Baker instrument at the Cathedral of Saint Mark (5:19 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

October 9, Sunday 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.  

October 15, Saturday at 7:30PM – guest soloist Damin Spritzer (from the University of Oklahoma) plays the 57-rank Brunzema-Casavant mechanical-action organ at Dordt (498 Fourth Avenue NE) in Sioux Center, IA.  Free. 

October 25, Tuesday at 7:30PM – guest recitalist Vincent Dubois (one of the three titulaire organists serving Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) will play a solo concert on the magnificent 86-rank Quimby-Skinner pipe organ of the Cathedral of St. Paul (239 Selby Avenue) in Saint Paul, MN.  Donation.

November 18, Friday at 7:30PM – recitalist and internationally acclaimed recording artist Jeremy Filsell (St. Thomas Church, NYC) plays a concert on the 87-stop Foley-Baker instrument at the Cathedral of Saint Mark (5:19 Oak Grove) in Minneapolis, MN.  Free/donation.

February 7, Tuesday at 7:30PM – guest virtuoso soloist Isabelle Demers (McGill University) plays the 108-rank Aeolian-Skinner Concert Organ at Northrop on the University of Minnesota’s main campus (84 Church Street SE) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission-contact Northrop ticket office. 

March 18, Saturday from 9AM-5PM – the annual Before Bach’s Birthday Bash, a sequence of five hour-long concerts at various venues in the Twin Cities.  Details TBA.

March 19, Sunday at 3PM – guest soloist Peter Richard Conte (the Wanamaker Organist) provides improvised accompaniment to the silent film feature classic “Metropolis” featuring the Aeolian-Skinner concert organ at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Carlson Family Stage (84 Church Street SE) in Minneapolis, MN.  Admission (ticket information at the Northrop online box office).

March 31, Friday at 7:30PM – internationally-acclaimed soloist Wayne Marshall plays the 57-rank Brunzema-Casavant mechanical-action organ at Dordt (498 Fourth Avenue NE) in Sioux Center, IA.  Free.