TCAGO Chapter Events

2021-2022 Program Year

Historic Organ Crawl to Western Wisconsin
Saturday, November 13, 2021
8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Please join the TCAGO Pipe Organ Heritage Committee to hear and play four historic organs in Menomonie and Hudson, Wisconsin. There will be a 30-minute recital/demonstration followed by 30-minute open console at each of the churches (bring some music!), and a tour and slide presentation of the beautiful Mabel Tainter Theater.

For those who would like to caravan to Wisconsin with others, meet at western end of the Cathedral of Saint Paul’s Selby Avenue parking lot. If you would like to organize a carpool, the Cathedral has graciously made the row along the far edge, closest to the grassy area of the condos, available for all-day parking.

Registration is encouraged so that we have an advance idea of participant numbers. Please register by no later than Friday noon, November 12. Click on this link to register: https://forms.gle/Tt3d7vZA92ALh8UW8

— MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL VENUES —

The day’s schedule is below:

8:45 a.m. Caravan departs Cathedral of Saint Paul

10:00 a.m. Peace Lutheran Church, Mark Pruett, organist

917 7th St E, Menomonie, WI

1974 Van Daalen

11:00 a.m. Walk/drive to First Congregational UCC

11:15 a.m. First Congregational UCC, Evelyn Rohrbach, organist

420 Wilson Ave, Menomonie, WI 54751

1894 J.W. Steere & Son

12:15 p.m. Lunch on your own, downtown Menomonie

1:45 p.m. Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Fran Linhart, host

205 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751

1890 Steere & Turner

2:45 p.m. Depart Menomonie to Hudson

4:00 p.m.  Living Vine Church (formerly First Baptist), Hudson, Andrew Jacob, organist

309 Vine St, Hudson, WI 54016

1863/1872 George Jardine & Son

5:00 p.m. Caravan departs Hudson

5:30 p.m. Caravan arrives Cathedral of Saint Paul


Biographies

Andrew Jacob is the Organist and Co-Director of Music at Augustana Lutheran Church in West Saint Paul, Minnesota. A multiple prize winner, he has twice been awarded the Pipedreams Scholarship for young organists and was the recipient of the 2019 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship Competition administered by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He was awarded the 2021 Richard VanScriver Church Music Scholarship through Metropolitan Music Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina, and most recently, was awarded the 2021 Student Commissioning Grant through the American Guild of Organists. Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from St. Olaf College where his primary teachers included Dr. Catherine Rodland (repertoire) and James E. Bobb (service playing). He received a Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the guidance of Dr. Timothy Olsen.


Evelyn Rohrbach, 17, lives in Hammond, Wisconsin and is in 11th grade at Saint Croix Central Virtual School. Evelyn is the organist/pianist at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hammond, Wisconsin. She held the organist/pianist position at Rush River Lutheran in River Falls, Wisconsin, from 2017–2021.

Evelyn has studied organ with Dr. Christa Rakich and Dr. Laura Edman. She has won and placed in several piano competitions, including a six-time Badger State Wisconsin Music Teachers Association winner (4th through 10th grades), semifinalist in the Milwaukee Symphony Concerto Competition and runner-up in the Chippewa Valley Symphony Concerto Competition. Evelyn was awarded first place in The Bill and Pat Medley Pre-College Piano Competition in May 2020 and was the winner of the 2020 MTNA Composition Competition in Minnesota. She is a two-time recipient of the TCAGO Organ Scholarship and has performed twice at the TCAGO spring concerts.

Evelyn has a passion for sacred music and both solo and collaborative performance. She also enjoys opera, cooking, and all things sheep. Evelyn spins, knits, crochets, raises a small flock of Targhee sheep that she breeds and shows for wool and herds with her 2-year-old border collie, Dottsie.


Pipe Organ Discovery Day
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Pipe Organ Discovery Day is a program of the Educational Outreach Committee of the TCAGO and is free to participants. Young artists, and their parents as well, are encouraged to attend. Pipe Organ Discovery Day provides students with previous piano or organ experience an in-depth opportunity to learn more about the instrument and, very importantly, to expand their knowledge on a variety of instruments. As part of the day’s events, an educational program about the pipe organ is also provided. Additional information, registration and schedule details will be announced at a future date.


Mid-winter Workshop
Date and time TBD


Before Bach's Birthday Bash
Saturday, March 19


Student Competition
Spring date TBD


Northrop and Twin Cities American Guild of Organists present the Closing Event:

Hector Olivera: Tantalizing Transcriptions and Tangos

Sunday, June 5, 2022
2:00 pm CT
Carlson Family Stage
Northrop Memorial Auditorium
84 Church Street SE
M
inneapolis, MN 55455

Purchase tickets and event registration details here through the Northrop website.

Internationally acclaimed organ virtuoso Hector Olivera makes his Northrop debut in a program that features works by Meyerbeer, Elmore, Franck, Vierne and more. Beginning years ago as a child prodigy in Buenos Aires, the Juilliard-trained organist now commands the finest organs on the world stage. Acclaimed for his prodigious technical proficiency and the uncanny effect he has on his audience, Maestro Olivera is a passionate, gifted, and unique musician, whose personal interpretations of both classical and popular music have amazed and delighted audiences around the world.

The event will begin with the premier of a 45-minute documentary, The Northrop Organ: Past, Present and Future. The film tells the story of Northrop’s Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, Opus 892, from its beginning in 1932 to the present day. The documentary is produced by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in anticipation of the regional convention in the Twin Cities coming July 2023.



A Celebratory Reception

Immediately following the concert, join us for a celebratory reception at the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union hosted by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Connect with friends, colleagues, and lovers of organ music while enjoying a complimentary beverage and an inspired menu of locally sourced food prepared by executive chef, Beth Jones. Space is limited, early registration is recommended. Register for the reception when ordering your concert tickets.

Remember, this is the AGO Year of the Young Organist and we encourage you to consider extending an invite to these and other events.


The Art of Transcription:
Vivaldi’s "Seasons" and The Tangos of Astor Piazzolla

Monday, June 6, 2022
7:00 pm CT
Northrop Memorial Auditorium
84 Church Street SE
M
inneapolis, MN 55455

Presentation by Hector Olivera for TCAGO and open to the public.

Event registration links to follow.

ACCESSIBILITY: This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request.


More event links:
Pipedreams Regional Calendar



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