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We are pleased to announce that Calvary’s Community Concert Series will resume on September 10, 2023, and we have a full season, 9 concerts, waiting for you!

We’d love to add you to our list if you are not receiving Community Concert Series emails. Your email will not be used for anything other than concert notices. To join our email list, please use the form at the bottom of the page.

The Community Concert Series is presented by the Music and Arts Ministry of Calvary United Methodist Church. Support is provided through grants from The Frederick Arts Council, The Delaplaine Foundation, and The William Cross Foundation.

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.

Concert Coordinator:  Joyce Summers,

Calvary UMC 23-24 Community Concert Series.brochure 


September 10, 2023 – Knotwork Band 

The Knotwork Band returns to the Community Concert Series, performing their unique mix of 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 program will include traditional songs, covers of works by other artists, and Knotwork Band’s 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, bodhráns, bones, and vocals) make for an entertaining and energetic performance.


October 1, 2023 – Maureen Walsh, classical saxophonist 

The music of France has been an integral part of the life of the saxophone since the first piece was written for the instrument. Ms. Walsh will present both historic French repertoire originally written for the saxophone and charming arrangements for saxophone and piano which have become welcome additions. The program will include works by Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Maurice.


The Borowsky Trio – November 5, 2023

Hailed by the international press as “American Virtuosi,” siblings Frances (cello), Emmanuel (violin), and Elizabeth Borowsky (piano) have won their way into the hearts of audiences throughout North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and The Middle East. The trio has delighted listeners of all ages with their commanding interpretations of standard repertoire and their dazzling original compositions. This program is titled “America’s Music” and will feature 19 and 20 century composers and pieces such as Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23 by Amy Beach, spirituals by Undine Smith Moore, and Miniatures by William Grant Still.


January 14, 2024 – Romantic, Impressionist, and Jazz Music for Harp and Piano

Award-winning international musicians, Dr. Iraida Poberezhnaya, harpist, and Dr. Ildar Khannanov, pianist, will delight you with music from the romantic, romantic-contemporary, impressionist, and jazz eras. Don’t miss Introduction and Allegro by Ravel, Tchaikovsky’s Nata Waltz, Americans in Paris with Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin, and more. 



February 11, 2024 – Brian Ganz, pianist

Brian Ganz, pianist, returns for another “All Chopin” concert as he continues his quest to perform every work of music by the great composer. This program, “Chopin the Virtuoso,” will feature all 12 Etudes from Op. 25, Scherzo No. 1, Nocturnes from Op. 37 and much more. A cornerstone of Calvary’s Community Concert Series, this concert is an interactive and highly energetic performance where Mr. Ganz brings Chopin’s music to life with emotional power and warmth.


March 17, 2024 – Duo Beaux Arts

Known for its sensational performances, Duo Beaux Arts (international concert pianists Catherine Lan & Tao Lin) is in high demand on international stages. Having performed in Spain, Estonia, Finland, Canada, Switzerland, France, Hungary, and the Netherlands, Duo Beaux Arts will present a program titled “Contrast” demonstrating the full spectrum of the expressiveness for both piano solo and piano duet repertoires, ranging from the majesty of Bach’s music to the lyricism of Chopin’s compositions, and the virtuosity of Mendelssohn’s works.



Sunday, April 7, 2024
Amanda Densmoor, soprano, with Ceylon Mitchell, flautist, and Yejin Lee, pianist (

“Celebrating the Beauty of Nature”

A program of voice, flute, and piano repertoire by well-known composers such as J. S. Bach and Clara Schumann, as well as lesser-known composers such as Maurice Emmanuel and Eva Dell’acqua. This program celebrates the beauty of nature — the grandeur of the sea, the beautiful sounds of bird calls, and the budding springtime roses.




April 28, 2024 - Nathan Laube, organist

April 28, 2024 - Nathan Laube, organist

Dedication Concert for Calvary UMC’s new pipe organ by Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders, Op.167

American organist Nathan Laube is one of the world’s elite organ performers and pedagogues. He is Associate Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York and International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom. His extensive international recital career takes him continually to major concert venues and festivals around the world. Calvary UMC is thrilled to have Mr. Laube perform a solo concert for the dedication of its new 4-manual, 46-rank pipe organ.


 May 5, 2024 – Francesca Hurst, pianist

Recognized for her “quicksilver passagework” and “tender lyricism” (The Washington Post), yet not afraid to shout, swing her foot onto the piano or don fingerless gloves if the music demands it, Francesca divides her playing evenly between classical and contemporary music. At ease with a wide repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach to Caroline Shaw, and with a passion for performing the music of living women composers, she makes sense of the music regardless of style and period. Francesca was recently named to the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Performing Artists Touring Roster. She has performed nationally at such venues as the Kennedy Center, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, Brookfield Place in New York, as well as internationally in Europe.

2022-23 Season DONOR


* 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.