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Concert: Bine Bryndorf, Danish organist and recording artist

Friday, April 6, 2018
The House of Hope Presbyterian Church
797 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Internationally acclaimed Danish organist, teacher, and recording artist Bine Bryndorf will make her Minnesota debut on the impressive 97-rank C. B. Fisk mechanical-action pipe organ in the gallery at The House of Hope, an instrument noted for its dynamic and historically-informed tonal palette. The concert, sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, is free, and the public is warmly invited.
Bine Bryndorf has won prizes in organ competitions in Innsbruck, Bruges, and Odense, and in chamber music competitions in Melk and Copenhagen. She has been associate professor at Royal Danish Academy of Music since 1994, and in 2001 was appointed professor. She gives many concerts as an organ soloist and works as a judge at international organ competitions. She is president of the International Organ Competition in Odense. Her CD recordings of the complete works of Dieterich Buxtehude (Da Capo label) have won rave reviews, and other releases of works by Bach (Hänssler Classics) and Bruhns & Scheidemann (Da Capo) also have been well received.
Ms. Bryndorf was born in Elsinore and received her first organ lessons with Kristian Olesen and Bo Grønbech. She studied further in Paris with Daniel Roth, in Boston with William Porter, and in Vienna with Michael Radulescu (organ) and Gordon Murray (harpsichord).

This event is co-sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (TCAGO) and Minnesota Public Radio / America Public Media's Pipedreams program

Photo: © Britt Lindemann

Full bio and program

Masterclass/Workshop: Bine Bryndorf

Saturday, April 7, 2018
AM                Hospitality and Registration
AM - Noon    Masterclass/Workshop (with a break and time for Q&A)
--Please note the change in location--
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
3920 North Victoria Street
Shoreview, Minnesota
Danish recitalist, teacher and recording artist Bine Bryndorf, as an authority on historical performance practice for the organ, will offer a workshop/masterclass on German Baroque repertoire for students and observers at the 26-rank C.B. Fisk (2004) at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran. Specifications can be found by clicking here. The event is free, and the public is warmly invited.
Due to time constraints, the masterclass will likely be limited to five performers. If interested in performing as part of the masterclass, please email Michael Barone at with your suggested repertoire and timing (German Baroque items preferred, no more than 10 minutes in performance). Please state level of education and name of teacher.
Registration encouraged for the workshop attendance at "EVENT REGISTRATION" or (612-578-8058).

This event is co-sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (TCAGO) and Minnesota Public Radio / America Public Media's Pipedreams program.

Masterclass: Vincent Warnier, French organist and recording artist

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:30 AM to Noon
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University of St. Thomas
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Concert: Vincent Warnier

Sunday, April 15, 2018
3:00 PM
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
University of St. Thomas

Saint Paul, Minnesota

International concert artist Vincent Warnier will perform on the three-manual mechanical-action Gabriel Kney organ in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas. The concert, sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, is free, and the public is warmly invited.

Born in northeastern France in a small town near the border of Luxembourg, Warnier completed his musical studies at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, studying with Daniel Roth and André Stricker; the Conservatoire of Rueil-Malmaison, studying with Marie-Claire Alain; and the Conservatoire de Paris, where he won numerous prizes studying with Michel Chapuis and Olivier Latry.

In 1992, he was awarded the First Prize of Interpretation of the Chartres Grand Prix. In 1995, he became co-titular organist of the Reformed Church of the Annunciation in Paris. Then, in 1997, he became co-titular organist with Thierry Escaich, of the Saint-Étienne-du-Mont church in Paris. That same year, he was entrusted with the grand Théodore Jacquot organ of the Verdun Cathedral, succeeding canon Pierre Camonin. He has been in residence at the Auditorium-Orchestre national de Lyon since September 2013.

Considered a leading instrumentalist and improviser, Vincent Warnier leads an international concert career. He performs regularly in Japan and Europe. As an associate professor, he has taught at the Poitiers University and the College Stanislas de Paris. He is now a professor in the specialized music sections of the lycée Racine in Paris.

Warnier is a regular guest on France’s national public radio channel, France Musique, as a music critic and contributor on the subjects of classical music, as well as church music, specifically. He has approximately twenty recordings of works by composers ranging from Bach to Duruflé to the those of the 21st century.

Full program

Photo: © Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons

Student Competition

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Augustan Lutheran Church
West Saint Paul, Minnesota

Gala Hymn Festival celebrating John Ferguson

Friday, April 27, 2018
7:30 PM
Boe Chapel
St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota

A gala hymn festival in celebration of the life and work of organist and director John Ferguson, with church choirs from the Twin Cities and the St. Olaf Cantorei led by James Bobb, and featuring the Holtkamp pipe organ at Boe Chapel of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

Ticket reservations (free) are encouraged. Tickets are required for the reception following the hymn festival. For more details, visit the national AGO website at

Annual Members Recital

Friday, May 4, 2018
Arlington Hills Lutheran
1115 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, Minnesota

Join us as we conclude our 2017-2018 Program Year with this annual members' recital and festive reception. Performers to be announced. All are welcome!

Free and open to the public.

Organists will perform on the 3-manual, 50-rank Holtkamp (1985). Specifications can be found here.

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