Music at Christ Church

Because of Saarinen’s concern for sound control, starting with the basic shape of the building and extending to minor details, the acoustics of Christ Church
are probably the finest of any religious building in the United States.

Albert Christ-Janer

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Mardi Gras Jazz Concert

Sunday, February 23: 3:00 pm

led by Bill Simonson

For the sixth straight year, Christ Church Lutheran is happy to host a concert of Dixieland and other jazz music on Sunday, February 23, at 3:00 p.m. As before, it will feature some of the best jazz musicians in the Twin Cities, under the expert leadership of Bill Simonson, trumpeter.

As has been our tradition, the Music at Christ Church program underwrites this concert so that all the free-will offering can go toward a worthy cause—this year, the refugee resettlement ministry of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. So come back that Sunday afternoon—no matter what the weather outside, there will be warm jazz inside!

Acclaimed young organist
Clara Gerdes presents recital

Sunday, May 10: 4:00 pm

Clara Gerdes

North Carolina native Clara Gerdes will join the growing roster of fine organists presenting recitals on the beautiful Christ Church Organ (Dobson Opus 95, 2018). A graduate of Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Clara is now pursuing a Masters in organ performance at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. She has won organ competitions and performed widely throughout the United States, including at the National Conference of the American Guild of Organists and at the Spoleto Festival USA. Come, be dazzled by this amazing performer, at Christ Church on May 10, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Free-will contributions received.

Portland cathedral organist
Bruce Neswick performs concert

Saturday, October 10: 4:00 pm

Bruce Neswick

Bruce Neswick enjoys immense popularity and is in tremendous demand throughout the country as organist, improviser, and hymn festival leader. He is a musician whose playing vibrates with energy, is full of radiant color, and always expertly crafted. Mr. Neswick holds the Fellowship degree from the Royal School of Church Music and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2016 by the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. He is the Canon for Cathedral Music at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) in Portland, Oregon. And now he comes to present a concert on the Christ Church Organ! He will perform on Sunday, October 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Don’t miss this consummate artist! Free-will contributions received.