The refinement of the music program has made the Church of Saint Louis a beacon, drawing those whose spirits would be nourished by the sound of glorious liturgical music. The 1998 Casavant Frères Organ, the Laura L'Allier and Raymond Houle memorial organ, continues to draw guest organists from around the country to perform recitals for Concert Series and Tuesday "Lunch-time" Recitals. Some of the works performed have been specially Commissioned pieces which had their debut at the Church of Saint Louis. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this musical and spiritual experience. For concert information call (651) 224-8847.
Tuesday Organ Recitals
The recitals begin at 12:35 p.m. and last about a half-hour. They are open to the public and there is no admission charge.
To receive a weekly email with information detailing each upcoming recital, as well as notice of any cancellations, please send a message of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
29 September 2015: Schola Saint-Louis and Brian Carson, Choirmaster-Organist, The Church of Saint Louis, King of France; with Dr. Catherine Rodland, Artist-in-Residence, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. (Program of music in honor of Saint Michael the Archangel, including Herbert Howells’ “A Sequence for Saint Michael”, and the Final of Vierne’s Symphonie VI.)
6 October: James Bobb, Assistant Professor Music — Organ and Church Music, Conductor of the St. Olaf Cantorei, Minister of Music to the Student Congregation, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.
13 October: Isaac Drewes, Organ Scholar, The Church of Saint Louis, King of France; Studio of De. Catherine Rodland, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
20 October: Travis Baker, Director of Music, Saint Mary's Anglican Church, Putney, London.
27 October: Sarah Carlson, Director of Music Ministry, First Lutheran Church, Bemidji, Minnesota.
3 November: Joanne Harris Rodland, Minister of Music Emerita, The West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey.
10 November: Dr. Dean W. Billmeyer, University Organist and Professor of Music, The University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
17 November: Dr. David E.A. Saunders, Assistant Organist, Christ the King Catholic Church, Toledo, Ohio. (Dudley Buck: Grand Sonata, Opus 22.)
24 November: The Rodland Duo (viola and organ). Carol Rodland, Professor of Viola, The Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York; Faculty, The Perlman Institute. Dr. Catherine Rodland, Artist-in-Residence, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.
1 December: Raymond Johnston, Canon Musician, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
15 December: Dr. Paul Barte, Professor of Organ and Music History, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
5 January 2016: David Bartlett, Director of Music, Saint Helena Catholic Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
12 January: William Chouinard, Organist/Music Coordinator, Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church (ELCA), Mahtomedi, Minnesota.
19 January: Dr. David Jenkins, Liturgical Music Director, The Saint Paul Seminary, University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
26 January: Samuel Backman, Organist and Choirmaster, The Church of the Good Shepherd, Golden Valley, Minnesota.
16 February: Dr. David Troiano.
23 February: David Jaronowski.
1 March: Nils C. Halker II, Parish Organist, Saint Clement’s Episcopal Church, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
8 March: Dr. Catherine Rodland, Artist-in-Residence, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. (Louis Vierne: Symphonie III, Opus 28.)
15 March: James Hicks, Concert Organist, Bernardsville, New Jersey.
5 April: Brian Carson, Choirmaster-Organist, The Church of Saint Louis, King of France.
12 April: Christopher Ganza, Organist and Choirmaster, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
19 April: Joseph Ripka, Organist and Choirmaster, Calvary Episcopal Church, Stonington, Connecticut.
26 April: Benjamin Kerswell, Organist, All Saints Episcopal Church, Northfield, Minnesota; Studio of Dr. Catherine Rodland, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.
3 May: David H. Anderson, Director of Music and Worship Ministries, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport, Minnesota.
10 May: Dr. Stephen Jon Hamilton, Concert Organist; Music Minister Emeritus, Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), New York City.
17 May: Richard Spotts, Concert Organist, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. (Tournemire: Selections from L’Orgue Mystique, Cycle de Pâques, Opus 56, and Cycle après la Pentecôte, Opus 57.)
24 May: Kathrine Handford, University Organist and Lecturer of Music at Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin.