Organ Recital, Fri. Nov. 4

behnkeFriday November 4th 6:30pm

Organ Recital by organist/composer, John Behnke.

Join us for a wine, juice, and cheese reception afterward!

About the Organist (more at
Dr. John Behnke is Emeritus Professor of Music at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin where he taught organ and directed The Alleluia Ringers, Concordia’s touring handbell choir. He is also organist at Historic Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee where he plays on an 1878 Schuelke organ. 

H was honored in December of 1993 being named “MVP” Most Valuable Player in the Milwaukee area by Milwaukee Sentinel music critic, Nancy Raabe. He has also received an ASCAP Composers Award every year since 1998.

A 1974 graduate of Concordia-River Forest, IL. he received his M. Mus. in Church Music and Organ from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. in 1978. His D. Mus. was awarded to him in 1984 by Northwestern University where he was elected into the Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, a National Honorary Music Society. From August 1978 to July 1979 Dr. Behnke studied at the Westphalian Church Music Institute in Herford, W. Germany, where he passed the “A” Exam in Organ with the grade of “1-Excellent”.