Charles W. Ore (b. 1936) is an organist, prolific composer, and professor emeritus from Concordia University Nebraska.

For a listing of his compositions, published works, recordings, reviews, as well as major writings by and about Professor Ore, go to his website

For a delightful video interview about his life and career, go to the Center’s website, click on “Profiles in American Lutheran Church Music”, then on “videos”.

The Center has also published an in-depth biography of Dr. Ore, written by Irene Beethe -- Charles W. Ore: An American Original. It is available from for $19.00 (201 pages).