Chapter Events

All events are open to the public


Mid-winter Tune-up

Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:30 AM to Noon, 9:00 AM check-in
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, Minnesota

Wilma Jensen presents:
"Musical Freedom in Various Periods of History"

9:00 AM - Registration, Hospitality & Used Sheet Music Sale Opens

9:30 AM - Noon Workshop-Seminar
(Free and open to all)

  • Demonstration of Passages of Repertoire
  • Good and Bad Notes Then and Now
  • Agogic-Rubato-Articulation-Accent
  • Support with Quotes from Historians, Musicologists, Pedagogues
12:20 PM - Used Sheet Music Sale Ends

Please register for the Workshop-Seminar by January 29, 2018 or contact Jeremy.Haug@mountcalvary.org (612-578-8058).

Additionally, Wilma will play a solo concert on Thursday, February 1, at 7:30
PM at the Cathedral of Saint Paul (239 Sibley Street) in Saint Paul, MN. The program includes works by Vierne, Michael McCabe, Franck, Finzin, Philip James, and a new score by David Briggs, featuring the Cathedral’s Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner organs. Free/donation.

"A huge talent in a modest and petite package, Wilma Jensen consistently impresses with...the passion of her delivery....she is the embodiment of music."

-Michael Barone, Pipedreams, American Public Media

For more information about Wilma, visit www.wilmajensen.com


Pipe Organ Discovery Day

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Starts at Trinity Episcopal Church
322 2nd Street
Excelsior, MN
www.trinityexcelsior.org

Continues at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
301 County Road 19
Excelsior, MN
www.mountcalvary.org


Pipe Organ Discovery Day provides students an opportunity to learn more about the pipe organ and very importantly to expand their knowledge with “hands-on” experience on a variety of instruments. The event is free to participants. Family members welcome. Prior keyboard experience is needed to play the instruments. Pizza lunch provided. All are welcome to come and learn. 

Students will be able to play the Hendrickson pipe organ at Trinity Episcopal Church and the Schantz pipe organ at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. 

In addition to the hands-on playing opportunities, students will also participate in short classes about how the pipe organ works, to gain a better understanding of the instrument, and its history. 

For more details please see the Flyer (PDF). You are welcome to share it with your community!

Three options for registration: Mail, Email, or Online form

  • To register by mail or email:

Registration Form and Schedule (PDF, 2 pages)

  • To register online:

Please visit our Event Registration page and scroll down to the February 24 event.



Before Bach’s Birthday Bash

Saturday, March 17, 2018
9:00
AM to 5:00 PM

Join us for the annual Before Bach's Birthday Bash sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for five free hour-long performances at five different venues in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

9:00 -- Olivet Congregational Church, 1859 Igelhart Avenue (*MPR Live Broadcast)

10:30 -- St. Mark Catholic Church, 1976 Dayton Avenue

LUNCH (On your own)

1:00 -- St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 901 Portland Avenue, at Milton

2:30 -- St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Avenue

4:00 -- The House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Avenue


Concert: Bine Bryndorf

Friday, April 6, 2018
7:30
PM
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).

Photo: Britt Lindemann


Masterclass/Workshop: Bine Bryndorf

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:30
AM
Organ Studio, Ferguson Hall, West Bank campus
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Bine Bryndorf will give a masterclass/workshop at the 41-rank van Daalen on the University’s West Bank campus, sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The event is free and the public is warmly invited.

Masterclass: Vincent Warnier

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


Concert: Vincent Warnier

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


Student Competition

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


Annual Members Recital

Friday, May 4, 2018
7:30
PM
Location TBD








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