Calvary United Methodist Church | 131 West Second Street | Frederick, MD 21701 301-662-1464




Upcoming Concerts

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Concerts begin at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:30

Please note: Concert dates are firm at the time of posting and rarely change, but changes or cancellations by the artist/group and/or inclement weather may happen due to circumstances beyond our control. Email list subscribers will receive notice by email, and changes will be posted on this web page.

2019-2020 Concert Brochure


The United States Army Field Band

The United States Army Field Band

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Featured members of The United States Army Field Band will share their musical talents with a diverse and creative program covering numerous styles and genres.  From mellophone to trumpet, woodwinds, strings, and vocal selections don’t miss this chance to hear some of our country’s finest musicians perform.

This concert is sponsored in part by the Delaplaine Foundation.

The Knotwork Band

The Knotwork Band

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Knotwork Band will perform Celtic Folk music from Ireland, Scotland, England, and Brittany, as well as American, Scandinavian and other world music with ties to Celtic folk music.  The group will perform traditional songs and tunes, covers of work by other artists, and their own original compositions.  The wide spectrum of musical styles (ranging from beautiful airs and waltzes to exciting jigs and reels) and variety of instrumentation (whistles, flutes, mandolins, cittern, guitars, bodhrans, bones, and vocals) make for an entertaining and energetic performance.

This concert is sponsored in part by the Delaplaine Foundation.

Lux Choir

Lux Choir

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Lux, a semi-professional chamber choir that specializes in contemporary choral music, was founded in 2014 by member Robby Napoli. This award-winning ensemble performs with a dedication to excellence, innovation, and accessibility in choral performance, bringing their youth to light through their excitement for vocal art music. They have been hailed as “incredibly impressive” by Benjamin Olinsky, Artistic Director of The 18th Street Singers, and as “beautiful, lovely, and wonderful” by composers, music educators, performers, and listeners all over the East coast. Don’t miss the unique sound and beautiful harmonies of the Lux Choir.    


Brian Ganz, pianist

Brian Ganz, pianist

January 19, 2020 – Chopin’s Musical Garden 

As Brian continues his quest to perform all the works of Chopin, this program will be devoted to “musical gardening.”  Eary mazurkas, waltzes, polonaises, marches, and nocturnes will be followed by mature examples from the same genres. Highlights include Polonaise-Fantaisie, the Nocturnes Opus 27, the Mazurkas Opus 33, Funeral March, and the Waltzes Opus 34.



March 15, 2020

Meraki, a clarinet-piano duo dedicated to promoting diversity, aims to bring cultural awareness through music by presenting programs heavily rooted in the folk styles of the composers’ native countries. They are a 2018 awardee of Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program for their collaboration with Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate. The ensemble will feature works by Tate, Horovitz, and Whitmarsh for their Calvary Concert program.         


Michael Adcock, pianist

Michael Adcock, pianist

April 26, 2020 

Hailed for his prodigious technique and praised by the Washington Post for an “unusually fresh and arresting approach to the piano,” Michael has cultivated a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician and pre-concert lecturer. In addition to performing throughout the United States, he has also performed in France, Italy, and Australia. Michael earned his master’s degree, artist diploma, and a doctoral degree from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he studied with Leon Fleisher and Ellen Mack. Currently, he is a faculty member of the Washington Conservatory in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to traditional piano repertoire, he will offer a selection of unique transcriptions for the keyboard as well as classic and contemporary pieces from his recent CD, “Ragtime in Washington,” recorded at Calvary UMC in Frederick.  


2019- 20 Season DONOR

Poppy Archer

Randy Armstrong

Isam and Katie Ballenger *

Paul and Dixie Bohn *

Marcin and Marzena Dyba

Walter and Peggy Edmonds

David Freese

G. and L. Hammond

Mr.and Mrs. James Hartley

Terry Higgins *

James and Sherry Hubbard *

Andrew and Carol Keirn *

Mary Sue Krause

Robert and Nancy Manthey

Dan Miller

John and Dorothy Mitchell

Elizabeth Molesworth

Dr. Raymond Moreland *

Dianne Nicodemus

Margaret Rosato

Stanley Schweinforth

Sally Seabold

Kay Tilden

Janet Tyson

Lois Tyson

Alan and Joan Wheilham

Margie Wilde

* Sponsor ** Patron *** Saint


  • Supporter – $1.00 – $99.00
  • Sponsor – $100.00 – $249.00
  • Patron – $250.00 – $499.00
  • Saint – $500.00 and up

Support Calvary Music and Arts Ministry

Artistic expression, among the greatest of gifts offered to humankind, is meant to be shared with one another. It is the mission of Calvary’s Music and Arts Ministry to offer quality programs to our congregation and as an outreach to the community for little or no charge.

We are not funded by the general church budget, and rely primarily on contributions of supporters like you. Your generous contributions will allow us to continue offering concerts by our own church musicians as well as artists from around the country and throughout the world.

Tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to:
Calvary UMC
131 West Second Street
Frederick, MD 21701.
Please note “Music and Arts Ministry” in the check’s memo line. Please add “Community Concert Series” in the memo line.
Each contributor will receive an acknowledgement letter. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.