Talented Organist in Concert at Shepherd of the Bay

Among a new generation of American organists Christopher Houlihan is widely acknowledged as one of its brightest stars. On July 29 at 7 pm, Houlihan will make his premier visit to Door County to present a concert of organ masterworks at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

Houlihan will perform selections by Leo Sowerby, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Louis Vierne’s Second Symphony on the church’s tracker organ.

The 24-year-old Houlihan studied in France during his junior year of college and earned the “Prix de Perfectionnement” (equivalent to a university artists’ diploma in the U.S.) from the French National Regional Conservatory in Versailles. After graduating from Trinity College, Houlihan studied at Juilliard School with the Grammy Award-winning virtuoso Paul Jacobs. For more information about Houlihan visit

The concert is free, but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit future musical events at Shepherd of the Bay. All are invited to greet the performer at a reception following the concert.

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is located on Highway 42 between Sister Bay and Ellison Bay. For more information call 920.854.2988.