Shepherd of the Bay Hosts Organist Dr. Catherine Rodland

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is pleased to present organist Dr. Catherine Rodland in concert on Sept. 3 at 7 pm. The program will include works by J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Vierne and more.

Rodland, whose playing has been described as “transcendent” (The American Organist), is Artist in Residence at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She graduated cum laude with departmental distinction in organ performance from St. Olaf in 1987 and received both the MM and DMA from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where she was a student of Russell Saunders.

A specialist in Baroque and 20th century music, Rodland has presented master classes on Baroque performance practice and has been a regular part of the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival in Memphis, Tenn. In 2010 she released two CDs: Dedication on the newly installed Nichols and Simpson Organ at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and American Weavings, recorded in Boe Chapel at St. Olaf College with violist and duo partner Carol Rodland and released by Crystal Records. The Rodland Duo is currently part of the Concert Artists Cooperative.

The concert is 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.

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is located at 11836 Highway 42 at the top of the hill in Ellison Bay. For more information, call 920.854.2988 or visit

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