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Before Bach's Birthday Bash

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Michael Barone, host of Pipedreams on MPR, has organized a day of celebrating the birthday of Bach:

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. Olaf Catholic Church
215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

Lively-Fulcher organ – live MPR broadcast

BACH:  Toccata in d, BWV 565
    --Tom Ferry, organ
BACH:  Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in d, BWV 903
    --Jinsung Kim, piano
BACH:  Preludio, from Solo Violin Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006
    --Yumhali Garcia, violin
BACH:  3 Easter Chorale-preludes, from Orgelbüchlein (Erstanden ist der heil'ge Christ; Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag; Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn), BWV 628-630
    --Tom Ferry, organ
BACH:  Trio Sonata No. 4 in e, BWV 528
    --Chris Kachian, guitar; David Jenkins, organ
BACH:  2 Chorale-preludes (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659; Nun danket aller Gott, BWV 657)
    --Tom Ferry, organ

Suggestions for parking:

At St. Olaf Catholic Church, a limited number of free spots are available in the small lot (at the corner of 8th Street and 3rd Avenue) adjacent the church, but your car cannot remain there past 11:15 a.m.  Overflow parking is available in the TCF Ramp across the street (entrance on 9th Street at the corner of 9th and 2nd), and you can park there free for the entire day if you obtain a voucher from the hosts at St. Olaf Church before or immediately after the morning concert.  If you are able to walk between the various venues today, this is an excellent and economical option. Additional parking ($5.00 fee) is available in the Energy Ramp at 3rd Avenue and 9th Street.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
First Baptist Church
Harmon Place & 10th Street, Minneapolis

Möller organ

BACH:  Prelude in c, BWV 546
    --Mary Rick Dinesen, organ
BACH:  Chorale-prelude, Wacht auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645; Air, from Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 (arr. Frederick Hohman); Fugue in g, BWV 578
    --Robert Vickery, organ
BACH:  French Suite No. 5 in G, BWV 816
    --Emily Rudquist, piano
BACH:  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564
    --Bruce Jacobs, organ

Suggestions for parking:

At First Baptist Church, limited free spaces are available in the church’s private lot, but should be emptied immediately following the morning’s event at the church.  Additional spaces are available in the public pay-lot, entered from Hennepin or 10th Street (managed by Allied Parking) with a full day rate of $10.

LUNCH BREAK – 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gethsemane Episcopal Church
905 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis

Ruffatti organ

BACH:  Prelude & Fugue in A, BWV 536
    --David Lesniaski, organ
BACH: Allemande, from Partita No. 1 in b for Solo Violin, BWV 1002
    --Nicolas Mercure, violin
BACH:  Sonata in E for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1016
    --Samuel Rudy, violin; Stephen Self, piano
BACH:  Allemande, from Solo Cello Suite No. 5 in c, BWV 1011
    --Ben Osterhouse, cello
BACH:  Contrapunctus 1 and 14, from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
    --Pablo C. Gorin, organ

Suggestions for parking:

At Gethsemane Episcopal Church, some parking may be available in the ‘garden lot’ on 10th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues just east of the small community garden…space for about 40 cars. Please DO NOT PARK in the ‘repair-service’ lot!

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church Chapel
1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis

Dobson organ
BACH:  2 Chorale-preludes, Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 680 & 740); Fugue on the Magnificat, BWV 733
    --Sharon Kleckner, organ
BACH:  Keyboard Partita No. 1 in B-flat, BWV 825
    --Seongkyeong Kim, piano
BACH:  Prelude & Fugue in b, BWV 869, from Well-tempered Clavier Book I
    --Matthew Harikian, piano
BACH:  Orgelbüchlein Chorale-prelude, O Mensch, bewein’ dein Sünde gross, BWV 622
JOHANN KUHNAU:  Biblical Sonata No. 4 (Hezekiah dying and restored to health)
    --Paul Stever, organ

Suggestions for parking:

At Westminster Presbyterian Church, you’re on your own with nearby ramps and the Convention Center.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis

Möller organ

FRANZ LISZT:  Prelude & Fugue on B-A-C-H
    –David Lim, organ
BACH:  Chorale-prelude, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654; Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552, from Clavierübung III
    --Joseph Trucano, organ
BACH:  Prelude, Allemande, and Bourée, from Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
    --CJ Point, cello
BACH:  Passacaglia & Fugue in c, BWV 582
    --Adrian Volovets, organ

Suggestions for parking:

At Westminster Presbyterian Church, you’re on your own with nearby ramps and the Convention Center.

For more details about the day's events, visit

We hope you can join us…on the radio or, better, in the audience!

Only the 9:00 AM morning program will be broadcast, but all events are free-admission. So come for one and stay for all…the Bach Immersion Experience is incredible.

Student Competition

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The competition will take place on the 1966/2008 Schlicker organ (3 manuals, 55 ranks). Please see the Student Competition page for more details or contact Mary Newton for more information.

Members Recital

Friday, May 5, 2017
7:30 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
5071 Eden Avenue
Edina, Minnesota

Performers for the Members Recital will be announced at a later date. The organ is a 1988/2009 Austin (4 manuals, 69/70 ranks). A festive reception will follow.

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