Doug has sung first and second tenor with The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus since moving to Santa Fe in 1991. He and his wife, Laura, and their two sons, Nathan and Samuel, came to Santa Fe when Doug was called to serve as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He has enjoyed singing all his life coming from a family of singers and performers. His parents and family perform with Shady Grove Bluegrass.

Having sung for many years with the Santa Fe Men’s Camerata, Doug currently sings with Canticum Novum chorus. He considers it his greatest musical experience to have sung with the eighty voices of the 150-year-old Concordia Seminary Men’s Chorus of St. Louis, Missouri.

Doug received his undergraduate degree in Theology from Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he majored there in vocal music. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. 

“I consider it a privilege to sing and support The Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus. For me, singing Handel’s Messiah is nothing less than a spiritual experience! God bless the tenors—the backbone of every good chorus!”