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Northrop Celebration

Closing Event - Northrop Celebration
Friday, July 7 at 7:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage
University of Minnesota
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Featuring Organist Wayne Marshall OBE

“sheer technical bravado… breathtaking speeds…stunning virtuosity…such brilliant playing.” —Gramophone

The North Central American Guild of Organists and Northrop present a regional convention closing event “Northrop Celebration” featuring Wayne Marshall OBE. 

British conductor, organist and pianist, Wayne Marshall, is world-renowned for his musicianship and versatility on the podium and at the keyboard. As organ recitalist, he has an exceptionally varied repertoire and has performed in prestigious Cathedrals and Concert Halls worldwide. He has also traveled across the globe as the conductor for numerous orchestras and symphonies. Among other awards, Marshall was honored with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) from Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honors list in 2021. 


  • Each registered and paid attendee to the North Central American Guild of Organists (AGO) regional convention will receive one ticket for the Northrop Celebration featuring Wayne Marshall OBE.  Additional tickets may be purchased via Northrop after 12:00 pm on Monday, February 20, 2023.

VIP Meet and Greet with Wayne Marshall OBE

  • VIP tickets may be purchased for an additional add-on fee directly via Northrop after 12:00 pm on Monday, February 20, 2023 which includes an opportunity to socialize with Wayne Marshall OBE backstage starting approximately 15 minutes following the Northrop Celebration concert. 

Organ Specifications:

Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 892, 1932-1935

Reconditioned by Foley-Baker Inc., 2018

4 manuals, 81 stops, 108 ranks

TCAGO and Northrop Documentary Film

"Northrop : Past, Present and Future" a 45-minute documentary film produced by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists that features Northrop's Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, Opus 892 from its beginning in 1932 to the present day.  This documentary film will be included in the convention workshop schedule for attendees and is not open for the general public. 

*Acknowledgements:  Kathrine Handford, Bill Lund, Peter Myers, TCAGO, Northrop

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