Summer 2020 Virtual Organ Recitals
Weekly Premieres at 12:15 pm on Tuesdays, July 7 through August 4
Virtual Organ Recitals to continue Sioux Trails AGO Summertime Tradition
The Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will continue its summertime tradition of hosting weekly organ recitals in 2020, but this year with a twist. Five local musicians will present virtual organ concerts online, so that local audiences can still enjoy the magnificent sound of the pipe organ, while maintaining safe COVID-19 precautions for the summer.
A new recital will premiere each week at 12:15 pm on Tuesdays, beginning July 7 and continuing through August 4. The recitals may be viewed on Facebook or YouTube.
A unique aspect of the online recitals is that each performer will be using the instrument at their own church. Audiences will get to hear and see five different organs this summer! The schedule for performances and recitalists is as follows:
July 7 Grace Kunkel, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Mankato
July 14 Tom Andrews and Fr. Garrett Ahlers, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm
July 21 Chad Winterfeldt, Christ Chapel, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter
July 28 Sean Connolly, Church of St. Mary, Sleepy Eye
August 4 Emily Bruflat with Ben Bruflat, trumpet, First Lutheran Church, Saint Peter