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  • 04 Oct 2012 5:42 PM | Dawn Daehn (Administrator)

    Mayowood House Tours will take place, and we will once again be signing up to provide seasonal music for these tours. These tours happen on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout November. This is a great opportunity for our chapter to be in contact with many people from many walks, both near and far. A signup will be coming through email and at the next workshop (Oct. 13). There was some question about whether these would happen or not, both due to rehabilitation on the house and the condition of the organ air plant.  But all is a go, so we hope to fill many of the slots. Please be alert to chances to sign up for this.

  • 15 Aug 2012 12:43 PM | Dawn Daehn (Administrator)

    Once again we are fortunate to have Joby Bell play a concert at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester. The Concert will be Friday, September 7, at 7:00 PM. 

    The workshop/master class will be on "Preparation and memorization of organ literature"; this will also be held at Bethel on Saturday, September 8.   Gather at 8:30 AM for morning refreshments and conversation; the class will begin at 9:00 AM.

  • 19 Oct 2005 3:25 PM | Dawn Daehn (Administrator)

    The progressive organ concert in Winona to be held Sunday, October 19, 2005, will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Angels. Each mini concert will last about 20 minutes; 10 additional minutes will be allowed between concerts for travel time. Organs to be heard will include a romantic Kilgen, an 1889 Moline tracker, a recently enlarged Casavant, and mid-20th century Austin organ.

    Performers will include Sue Fortney-Walby (Viroqua, Wisconsin), Jane Lindner, Patricia Lundeen, and Janusz Szlubowski (Winona, Minnesota), and Brian Williams (Rochester, Minnesota).

    After the last concert at St. Paul's Episcopal, Choral Evensong will be sung by the Motet Choir of Calvary Episcopal Church, Rochester. The public is invited and encouraged to attend all the afternoon events.

    • 3:00 p.m., Chapel of the Angels (former St. Theresa's College Campus), Vila and Wabasha Streets
    • 3:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 368 Broadway
    • 4:00 p.m., First Congregational Church, 161 Broadway
    • 4:30 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Broadway and Lafayette
    • 5:00 p.m., Choral Evensong at St. Paul's Episcopal
    Dinner will be held at the Green Mill in Winona following Choral Evensong. If you wish to attend the dinner, please contact your Chapter Dean, Jeff Daehn (SEMN) or Louise Tempte (Riverland), to make your reservation.

  • 16 May 2004 3:11 PM | Dawn Daehn (Administrator)

    The final event for the 2003-2004 season will be a pipe organ concert given by Peter DuBois of New York. This event, sponsored by the Chapter and The Congregational Church, is also in celebration of Rochester's Sesquicentennial year. Mr. DuBois will bring greetings from William A. Johnson, Jr., mayor of Rochester, New York to our mayor, Ardell Brede.

    The cornerstone of the program will feature the newly enlarged 3/35 Reuter pipe organ upon which Mr. DuBois will present a stunning program.

    Peter DuBoisPeter DuBois serves as Director of Music/Organist at Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York, a position he has held since September 1991. He oversees a large and active music and arts ministry there. In 2001 he was appointed assistant professor of Sacred Music and Director of the Sacred Music Diploma program at the Eastman School of Music. Prior to his appointment at Third Church, he served for 10 years as Director of Music/Organist at Christ United Methodist in Charleston, West Virginia. He also taught organ at West Virginia Wesleyan College and the University of Charleston.

    Critically acclaimed as a "world class" talent, Peter has performed at numerous colleges, AGO Chapters, and churches in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Tennessee, New York, Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Texas. In addition, he has performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina; at the Washington National Cathedral; at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; and in numerous master classes.

    Suggested donations will be received at the door: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/students, and $18 maximum for families.

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