Northrop and the TCAGO Present

Introduction to the Organ With Anna Lapwood & Mini Opus

Past event
Apr 01, 2024
A black and white image shot from above shows a person wearing a blazer looking down and playing a pipe organ.

Join world-renowned organist Anna Lapwood, associate artist of Royal Albert Hall in London, UK, and a strong advocate of musical education for children, to celebrate with an evening of music specially designed for children, young and old, featuring the Northrop Aeolian-Skinner and “mini opus” pipe organs. For this celebration, Henry Dangerfield, student of Ray Johnston, will perform a new composition Gallop for Pipe Organ by Aaron David Miller. Phil Radtke will also demonstrate the mini opus, and Michael Barone will be master of ceremonies for the event. Lapwood will present a grand finale of selections from her Anna Lapwood, Organ Recital on Apr 2. 

Children will be invited on stage to learn firsthand about mini opus from Radtke and the Northrop organ from Lapwood. 

The event is free, but registration is required by Mar 27. Photos will be taken at this event for future marketing and fundraising purposes. On the day of the event a signed photo release will be required. Please see a Northrop staff member or the photographer if you do not want to be photographed.

A collaboration among The Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (TCAGO), the Northrop Organ Advisory Board, and Northop, this event celebrates the 20th anniversary of mini opus, the TCAGO demonstration pipe organ, part of PipeWorks Twin Cities, a joint program of the TCAGO and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. 

Mini opus was created by Dobson Organ Builders, Schantz Organ Company, and TCAGO. Since it arrived in Minneapolis in Feb of 2004, mini opus has traveled to audiences young and old all over the Twin Cities, parts of greater MN, and WI, engaging audiences at public and private schools, churches, community centers, summer music camps, adult/continuing education programs, and more.

Photo by Tom Arber.

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Event Information


Twin Cities American Guild of Organists
Minnesota State Arts Board logo and Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment logo

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.