Organist in Concert at Shepherd of the Bay

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is pleased to present organist Blake Doss in an afternoon concert on July 12 at 4 pm.

Doss is currently the principal organist at First Presbyterian Church in Neenah, Wis., having previously served at First English Lutheran Church in Appleton. He has a lifelong passion for good music, both vocal and organ.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Luther College where he sang under Weston Noble and studied organ under William Kuhlman. While there, Doss played on Luther’s magnificent Sipe mechanical-action organ for daily chapel services and for Sunday worship services.

Doss earned a Master of Music degree in organ performance from Westminster Choir College where he studied organ under the famous recitalist Ken Cowan and sang in the Westminster Symphonic Choir.

Doss is a member of the Northeastern Wisconsin chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is an active member of New Voices, a semi-professional choir from northeast Wisconsin.

The program on July 12 will include works by J. S. Bach, Johann Gottfried Walther, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Paul Manz and more. He will be joined by pianist Judith Jackson to perform music written for organ and piano. The concert is offered free to the public and a reception follows the performance.

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is located on Highway 42 in Ellison Bay, at the top of the hill. For more information, visit or call 920.854.2988.