Dr. Karen Black: June 17 Evening Organ Concert

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is pleased to present organist Dr. Karen Black in an evening concert on June 17 at 7 pm. The program will include works by J. S. Bach, Ernst Bach, Hugo Distler, Paul Halley, Craig Phillips and Pamela Decker.

Black is the Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. She teaches organ and church music, music theory and aural skills, serves as organist for weekday chapel and Sunday worship services, and conducts the St. Elizabeth Chorale. She holds the Bachelor of Music degree in church music from St. Olaf College, the Master of Music degree in organ and church music from Indiana University, and the Doctor of Music degree in organ performance and literature from Indiana University. Prior to coming to Wartburg, Dr. Black held positions as Director of Music at Lutheran and Roman Catholic churches in Minneapolis, Minnesota and as Assistant Director at Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has performed organ recitals in Germany, including at the Castle Church in Wittenburg and St. George’s Church in Eisenach. She has been heard on American Public Media’s nationally broadcast Pipedreams program.

The concert is offered free to the public and a reception follows the performance. A freewill offering will be accepted to support the musical programs presented by the Concert Series at Shepherd. This event takes place at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. For more information, call 920.854.2988 or visit


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