May 06, 2018

Sunday, 4:00 p.m.

OROCO Scholarship Benefit Recital, Appleton

Please join us to hear a concert featuring several local organists, including recipients of the OROCO (Outreach Opportunity for Church Organists) Scholarship.  These musicians were awarded scholarships to study organ with a private instructor based on their potential to serve as church musicians.  A free will offering will be collected to help support the OROCO program.

The concert will be at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 724 East South River Street, Appleton, WI.  After the concert there will be an informal dinner gathering at Pullman's restaurant.  The organ was built by the M. P. Moller Company of Hagerstown, Maryland from 1969 to 1972, with a subsequent renovation in the 1990s by Robert Sipe.  The organ has three manuals, 46 stops, and 58 ranks of pipes, and includes an antiphonal division.

Jun 22, 2018

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble, Ellison Bay & Green Bay

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 11836 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay, WI is pleased to have the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble in concert in Door County.  Over the past 15 years, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble (MHE) has gained wide popularity in both the Milwaukee community and beyond. MHE is an auditioned community handbell ensemble

under the direction of Dr. John A Behnke with sixteen ringers who play 73 handbells and 73 hand chimes. They have become known for amazing memorized performances, for premiering new arrangements of popular music, as well as being the recording choir for AGEHR Publishing. They have been guest performers with the Midwest Vocal Express, Bel Canto Chorus, Present Music and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. In fact, MHE has performed five times with MSO under conductors: Doc Severinsen, Stuart Chafetz, Jeff Tyzik, and Andreas Delfs. Over the past two years, MHE has expanded their reach by taking mini-tours to Minnesota and South Dakota, performing by invitation at the Area 7 Handbell Festival in Sioux Falls in 2016 and last year, in 2017, they traveled to Elgin, IL and St. Louis, MO. In May of 2013, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble became a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Their mission is "To further the art of handbell ringing by educating, inspiring and informing others on the art form" by showcasing

advanced handbell repertoire while being a musical resource for the Milwaukee metropolitan area and beyond.

Please join us for an evening of spectacular music performed by this amazing ensemble. The concert is offered free to the public; a free-will offering will be received.

The ensemble will also perform the following evening, June 23 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2335 S Webster Ave, Green Bay.

Jun 24, 2018

Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Concert Organist Bálint Karosi, Wausau

Zion Lutheran Church is pleased to present concert organist Bálint Karosi, award-winning Hungarian composer, concert organist, and recording artist.  An avid interpreter of Bach, he has recorded three CDs of Bach's music, most recently the Art of Fugue and the Clavier-übung III, released by Hungaroton.  In 2015 he was appointed Cantor at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in midtown Manhattan, where he oversees an ambitious musical program, with frequent performances of choral and orchestral works including a yearly performance of one of J.S. Bach's Passions on Good Friday.

The concert will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 709 Sixth Street, Wausau, Wisconsin.  A reception will follow the concert, and a free-will donation will be received.  For more information visit

Jul 21, 2018

Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

Katie Moss, organist, Ellison Bay

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 11836 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay, WI is pleased to present Katie Moss in concert on the 23 rank Dobson organ. Ms. Moss has performed as a solo organist throughout the United States, most recently as a guest of the Central Iowa AGO chapter in Des Moines, IA; Wartburg College in Waverly, IA; and Iowa State University

in Aimes, IA. She is the winner of the Milwaukee Music Teachers’ Association Young Artists Competition (piano), the winner of the 2011 Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, and the second place winner in the 2011 American Guild of Organists Region VI Young Artists Competition.  A member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and the American Guild of Organists, she currently works as organist at St. John Lutheran Church in

Reinbeck, IA and as a free-lance solo performer. She is a doctoral candidate through Indiana University, where she studied with Dr. Christopher Young.  Please join us for a wonderful evening of music performed by this very talented young artist. The concert is offered free to the public; a free-will offering will be received.

Sep 22, 2018

Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

Greg Beem, organist, Ellison Bay

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church principal organist Greg Beem will present the final concert for the 2018 Shepherd of the Bay concert series.  All are invited to come enjoy an evening of music performed on the beautiful Dobson organ.  The concert is offered free to the public; a free-will offering will be received.  The church is located at 11836 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay, WI.

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