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Events and Special Services

Here you will find information on upcoming events and concerts. 

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Shepherd of the Bay Musicians

Saturday, June 8, 2024 @ 2:00pm

A concert presented by the talented musicians of Shepherd of the Bay. Will include piano, organ, violin, choir, variety of ensembles, and styles that will be a delight to all who come.

You won’t want to miss it!

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Midsummer's Music Presents

Dvořák and Brahms

Friday, June 28, 2024 @ 7:00pm 

Two great 19th century composers who gave us splendid piano quintets. However, the Dvořák Quintet is one you may not have heard before. He was 31 when he wrote it, but then decided to revise it in 1887 at the height of his career. Unfortunately, this version was not heard until 1922, 18 years after Dvořák’s death. Here is a chance to savor this rare masterpiece coupled with one of Brahms’ best chamber works in the talented hands of pianist Jeannie Yu, in collaboration with violinist David Perry and his fellow string players.

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Midsummer's Music Presents

Beethoven, Haydn, and Schumann: Fairy Tales and Ghosts

Friday, July 5, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Engage your imagination in the magic of music by three greats: Schumann, Haydn, and Beethoven. Schumann’s “Fairy Tales” is written for the same combination as Mozart’s “Kegelstatt Trio” (clarinet, viola, and piano) and is one of Schumann’s final compositions. He thought listeners would find it “highly romantic.” Beethoven’s “Ghost” gets its name from the haunted sound of the piano’s soft tremolando that underlies parts of the slow movement. Haydn’s Trio in C Major is not so scary, but its intensity and flair may leave you breathless. Written during his second visit to London, it is one of his last and best trios in a genre he pretty much invented. Three masterworks all.

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Dr. Karen Black

Friday, July 13, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Dr. Karen Black will be returning to Shepherd of the Bay to perform on July 13th. Dr. Black is the Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ and Chapel Organist at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa where she presides over the Dobson Organ, Op. 67. For those who have heard Dr. Black perform, you can attest to the fine artistry that she displays as she brings the sound of the organ alive with its many colors!

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Midsummer's Music Presents

Will Healy:

Bach to the Future

Friday, July 17, 2024  @ 7:00pm

Our Composer-in-Residence, Will Healy, returns with a free-wheeling program inspired by Bach. Selections from The Musical Offering and Will’s arrangement of Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme lead to Bach-inspired works by Will himself. He is then joined by his colleague, violinist George Meyer, for their freshly inspired collaborations that remind us all of our debt to “The Old Wig” (as Bach’s son, Carl Philipp Emanuel affectionately called him). Our flutist, Heather Zinninger, and our strings join in the fun and share in the creative process.

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Dr. Charles Barland

Sat. Sept. 14, 2024 @ 7:00pm

To close our 2024 season in September, we are privileged to have Dr. Charles Barland present a program of organ music that will once again bring to life the beautiful sounds of our Dobson pipe organ. Dr. Barland is Professor of Music and University Organist at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa where in 2020 he was able to oversee the installation of Dobson Organ, Op. 97, at the University of Dubuque Auditorium. A beautiful new instrument on which he has the privilege of performing on a regular basis.

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