Greg Beem Welcomed to Shepherd of the Bay as Principal Organist

Shepherd of the Bay’s new principal organist, Greg Beem, will play a wonderful program of music written for the organ on Sept. 20 at 4 pm.

Beem has created an attractive and engaging concert for an autumn afternoon, combining many styles of composition, from the German Baroque sounds of Dietrich Buxtehude to the colorful French composers François Couperin and Maurice Duruflé, and featuring the more romantic and contemporary styles of Frank Bridge and John Cook. What organ concert would be complete without including at least one important work of Johann Sebastian Bach? For this program, Greg Beem will play Bach’s “Air on the G String” and “Toccata and Fugue in D minor.”

Before moving to Door County, Beem served as the principal organist of the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay in the Milwaukee area. He remains an active member of the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists. As well as being recognized as an outstanding organist, Beem has also enjoyed a rich and varied career as a music specialist in the public schools of Northbrook, Ill. After teaching for more than 33 years in that Chicago area school system, he retired as an educator in 2009.

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is located at 11836 Highway 42 (at the top of the hill) in Ellison Bay. For more information about the concert, call 920.854.2988, email [email protected], or click here.

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