Fall 2017 Performance Schedule

Second Saturday Organ Recital

Featuring Alan Berg and David Tryggestad

Saturday, October 14th, 2:00 PM
Recital is free to attend but donations are encouraged. 
 
Join us the second Saturday of September for our monthly organ recital on the beautiful and newly refurbished Felgemaker organ.
Concert parking is available at the Damiano Center across the street. Accessible entrance is on 2nd Avenue. Free-will donation taken at all concerts with proceeds going to the Felgemaker Organ Maintenance Fund. 

Friends of the Felgemaker is dedicated to the generation of awareness, interest and funds for the restoration and maintenance of the 1898 Felgemaker organ at Sacred Heart Music Center, a musical treasure in the Northland.

Tonic Sol-fa

Tonic Sol-fa

Saturday, November 4th, 7:30 PM doors at 6:30  
Tickets: Adults: $18 and Students/Seniors: $10 in advance available through Eventbrite.com, Adults: $23 and Students/Seniors: $15 at the door.
 

Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University in Central Minnesota and includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and vocal percussionist, Greg Bannwarth, and bass, Jared Dove. Together the group reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. Along the way, they shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and Lonestar, and were recently part of Garrison Keillor’s 30th Anniversary celebration of A Prairie Home Companion.

From the group’s onset, the members have overseen and operated the business of Tonic Sol-fa with a only a small team of driven supporters acting as managers, lawyers, and publicists, and increased revenue from a few thousand dollars in their first year to a multi-million dollar limited liability company today. The group overcame a number of obstacles, including an unspoken apprehension to a cappella acts by individuals in the music industry and having a name that was anything but catchy (a system of naming the notes of the scale, usually do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, developed to teach singing). Still, the group persevered, recording and manufacturing its own records and selling them to a growing legion of fans via the Internet and social networking sites, in the lobby of the theaters where they performed, and through a growing national distribution. One could say they gained their current consumer popularity the old fashioned way; they earned it.

 

Second Saturday Organ Recital

Featuring Melanie Ohnstad

Saturday, November 11th, 2:00 PM
Recital is free to attend but donations are encouraged. 
 
Join us the second Saturday of September for our monthly organ recital on the beautiful and newly refurbished Felgemaker organ.
Concert parking is available at the Damiano Center across the street. Accessible entrance is on 2nd Avenue. Free-will donation taken at all concerts with proceeds going to the Felgemaker Organ Maintenance Fund. 

Friends of the Felgemaker is dedicated to the generation of awareness, interest and funds for the restoration and maintenance of the 1898 Felgemaker organ at Sacred Heart Music Center, a musical treasure in the Northland.

Gaelynn Lea

Saturday, November 11th, 7:30 PM, Doors at 6:45
 
Tickets: $12 in advance, available through Eventbrite.com. $15 at the door.

Join us for an evening with the Twin Ports’ own Gaelynn Lea. Winner of National Public Radio’s 2016 Tiny Desk Concert series, Gaelynn has recorded at Sacred Heart many times, but now the doors will be open for all to hear her perform in our oh so unique acoustical landscape. If you’ve not heard of her, check out her site and music at the link below!

Gaelynn Lea is a musician and public speaker from Duluth, MN. She has been playing violin for over twenty years. First classically trained, she began learning traditional Celtic and American fiddle tunes at the age of 18. During her college years Gaelynn started sitting in with various folk/rock musicians and developed an improvisational style all her own. Eventually she also began singing and dabbling in songwriting. Gaelynn has played alongside many notable Minnesota musicians over the years, including Alan Sparhawk, Charlie Parr, and Billy McLaughlin.

 

Warren Nelson

Saturday, November 18th, Time 7:30PM, Doors at 6:45PM.
 
Tickets: Adults: $15 and Students/Seniors: $12.50 in advance available through Eventbrite.com, Adults: $20 and Students/Seniors: $15 at the door.

Warren Nelson, a professional musician and entertainer since the late 1960’s, His trail has taken him across the US, “both sides of 1970.” From his first full-time professional group The Tenth Story Window (he met Elvis twice!), to Colorado where he spent five years writing and playing music in the mountains, to the Madison, Wisconsin area where he formed the Lost Nation String Band with Don Pavel. He moved to northern Wisconsin’s Bayfield Peninsula where he founded Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua in 1986. For 23 seasons, through 2008, Nelson was the ringmaster, centerpole, artistic director, resident writer and lead dreamer of the Big Top, a venue that is widely celebrated. He also started and hosted Tent Show Radio for 15 years, a nationally syndicated program.

Mason Jennings

Mason Jennings

Saturday, November 25th, 8:00PM, doors @ 7:00
Tickets: $20 in advance through Eventbrite.com, $25 at the door 
 
Mason Jennings – As one grows into adulthood, remaining steadfastly single-minded about one’s pursuits gets increasingly difficult. The musician becomes a band mate navigating the creative energies of those around them. He becomes a boyfriend, a husband, a businessman. She becomes a lover, a mother, a practitioner of her art. Life becomes multifarious, and the pressure to not let the disparate threads of a chaotic life unravel can cause strain on any relationship. With his new album Minnesota, Mason Jennings crafts a collage of love trying to survive the transition into being a grown-up in a complex world.
“Love is the most important thing to me, my relationship with my wife and kids,” Mason says, adding “And music has always been as important as breathing to me. I have come to realize that to have it all, I have to take the long view when it comes to integrating all these parts of my life.” Increasingly, a sense of place and community has become important to him as well. “The album is called Minnesota because it’s a metaphor for an ever-changing landscape. More than any place I’ve ever been, things change so much here, even month-to-month. But even as things change, Minnesota is where my home is, where my center is.” His profession often takes him away from that center. Being on the road and finding the personal space to create while at home has caused him to examine how he balances his loves. He generally writes from an intensely personal point of view, but Minnesota represents a step toward the light after the darkness of Blood of Man, his last album. 
 
 
Keri Noble

Keri Noble – A Very Special Christmas

Saturday, December 2nd, 7:30PM, Doors at 6:30PM
Tickets $20 in advance available through Eventbrite. $25 at the door. 
 
 
 

A transplant from Detroit to Minneapolis, Keri Noble is a piano-driven singer/songwriter whose passion and penchant for living life on her own terms radiates from her music. 

After growing up in an environment where secular music was not readily available, Noble was inspired, like so many, by Joni Mitchell’s historic album Blue, to find her own voice in songwriting. Keri gained the attention of the world-famous producer, Arif Mardin, and a recording deal with EMI/Manhattan Records soon followed. Worldwide touring supported her debut release Fearless.

In early 2011 Keri became a regular appearing on KFAN, the Twin Cities leading sports talk radio station creating and hosting the segment “Keri Around Town”.  The segment highlighted the entertainment happenings in the area. This success led Keri to become a full time radio personality in 2012, co-hosting “Oake and Keri in the Morning” with Brian Oake on Cities 97 daily from 6:00am – 9:00am. In January, 2016 Keri began as the sole host of “Keri in the Morning” on Cities97. In April, 2016 Keri was joined by Greg Thunder on her radio show now called “Keri and Greg in the Morning”. Keri also enjoys guest hosting on the TV show “Twin Cities Live” on ABC in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

American Guild of Organists Holiday Concert

Friends of the Felgemaker Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 3rd, 3:00PM
Sacred Heart‘s 3rd annual Holiday Concert will again feature talented young musicians from our community, including American Guild of Organists scholarship students, First United Methodist’s youth handbell choir and some additional surprises.  As in past years, Sacred Heart‘s Resident Organist, David Tryggestad will lead a carol sing-along on Sacred Heart‘s mighty Felgemaker organ. We will be collecting a free-will donation for the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Felgemaker.
 
Concert parking is available at the Damiano Center across the street. Accessible entrance is on 2nd Avenue.

Friends of the Felgemaker is dedicated to the generation of awareness, interest and funds for the restoration and maintenance of the 1898 Felgemaker organ at Sacred Heart Music Center, a musical treasure in the Northland.

 

 
Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson – Holiday Performance

Sunday, December 10th, 4:00PM, Doors at 3:30PM
Tickets $15 in advance available through Eventbrite. $20 at the door. 
 
 
 

A native of Minnesota, Robert is perceived as the “Pavarotti of Gospel” in the Twin Cities.  At the early age of six, Robert began singing with his family, “The Robinson Children.”  In 1992 Robert decided to make music his full-time career. He has performed for such greats as Aretha Franklin, Jermaine Jackson, Prince, the Clark Sisters, The Steeles and the Sounds of Blackness. For 15 years Robert toured with nationally celebrated pianist Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra as the featured soloist.

Robert has 13 solo projects to his credit.  He also produced three additional projects through Compass Productions that were distributed exclusively through Target Stores. His latest releases–“Lullabies From the Heart” and “A Celebration of Praise” have been kindly reviewed and celebrated by the media and his fans.

For nearly 20 years Robert was the executive/artistic director of the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir and Ensemble.  Together they traveled the state of Minnesota and throughout the Upper Midwest and recorded three CD projects. For the past five years, Robert currently works as Artist-In-Residence for First Covenant Church-Minneapolis. He sits on the ministry team and directs the community gospel choir there.

Robert has traveled nationally and internationally.  He was voted “Best Gospel Artist” by the Minnesota Music Academy in 2004 and 2006.  Robert is known for his powerful and sensitive delivery.  His goal in music is to make a positive difference through his gift of song.

Winter 2018 Performance Schedule

Second Saturday Organ Recital

Featuring organists Parker Hinnenkamp & Tom Hamilton

Saturday, January 13th, 2:00 PM
Recital is free to attend but donations are encouraged. 
 
Join us the second Saturday of September for our monthly organ recital on the beautiful and newly refurbished Felgemaker organ.
Concert parking is available at the Damiano Center across the street. Accessible entrance is on 2nd Avenue. Free-will donation taken at all concerts with proceeds going to the Felgemaker Organ Maintenance Fund. 

Friends of the Felgemaker is dedicated to the generation of awareness, interest and funds for the restoration and maintenance of the 1898 Felgemaker organ at Sacred Heart Music Center, a musical treasure in the Northland.

The New Standards

The New Standards

Saturday, February 3rd, 7:30 PM doors at 6:45  
 
Tickets: Adults: $20 in advance, available shortly through Eventbrite.com. $25 at the door.
 
First off, a “cover” band we’re not. We operate more on the model of jazz bands in the 50 ‘s and 60’s that utilized the popular songs of their day to riff off of. We love the songs we bring to the project and try to enhance them as best we can. The great thing about this band is the fodder, the raw material, the repertory, is endless. We’ll take on Kurt Weill or Adam Ant.
This current CD which we are on the road promoting, “Sunday Morning Coming Down” is a bit more serious. Both John and I lost loved ones while making the record (my wife, and his mother) and a little of that melancholy seeped in. But it also serves as a vehicle of escape and expression for us all, and benefits from both the Yin and Yang of loss and celebration.
 

Second Saturday Organ Recital

Featuring organists Sam Black and David Tryggestad

Saturday, February 10th, 2:00 PM
Recital is free to attend but donations are encouraged. 
 
Join us the second Saturday of September for our monthly organ recital on the beautiful and newly refurbished Felgemaker organ.
Concert parking is available at the Damiano Center across the street. Accessible entrance is on 2nd Avenue. Free-will donation taken at all concerts with proceeds going to the Felgemaker Organ Maintenance Fund. 

Friends of the Felgemaker is dedicated to the generation of awareness, interest and funds for the restoration and maintenance of the 1898 Felgemaker organ at Sacred Heart Music Center, a musical treasure in the Northland.

Second Saturday Organ Recital

Featuring organists Rachael Kresha & Brian Kapp

Saturday, March 10th, 2:00 PM
Recital is free to attend but donations are encouraged. 
 
Join us the second Saturday of September for our monthly organ recital on the beautiful and newly refurbished Felgemaker organ.
Concert parking is available at the Damiano Center across the street. Accessible entrance is on 2nd Avenue. Free-will donation taken at all concerts with proceeds going to the Felgemaker Organ Maintenance Fund. 

Friends of the Felgemaker is dedicated to the generation of awareness, interest and funds for the restoration and maintenance of the 1898 Felgemaker organ at Sacred Heart Music Center, a musical treasure in the Northland.

Second Saturday Organ Recital

Featuring organists Velda Graham Bell & Karen Hanson Sande

Saturday, April 14th, 2:00 PM
Recital is free to attend but donations are encouraged. 
 
Join us the second Saturday of September for our monthly organ recital on the beautiful and newly refurbished Felgemaker organ.
Concert parking is available at the Damiano Center across the street. Accessible entrance is on 2nd Avenue. Free-will donation taken at all concerts with proceeds going to the Felgemaker Organ Maintenance Fund. 

Friends of the Felgemaker is dedicated to the generation of awareness, interest and funds for the restoration and maintenance of the 1898 Felgemaker organ at Sacred Heart Music Center, a musical treasure in the Northland.

Second Saturday Organ Recital

Featuring organist Nils Halker

Saturday, May 12th, 2:00 PM
Recital is free to attend but donations are encouraged. 
 
Join us the second Saturday of September for our monthly organ recital on the beautiful and newly refurbished Felgemaker organ.
Concert parking is available at the Damiano Center across the street. Accessible entrance is on 2nd Avenue. Free-will donation taken at all concerts with proceeds going to the Felgemaker Organ Maintenance Fund. 

Friends of the Felgemaker is dedicated to the generation of awareness, interest and funds for the restoration and maintenance of the 1898 Felgemaker organ at Sacred Heart Music Center, a musical treasure in the Northland.