Rock Spring Concerts

Rock Spring has a robust music program that includes a variety of concerts throughout the year, as well as our Rock Spring Recital Series.

The Rock Spring Recital Series (RSRS) 2017-2018 Season

Recital Series Concert Kick-off featuring The Howard University Gospel Choir
Saturday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary 

Join us to kick off the 2017-18 Rock Spring Recital Series with a special concert featuring the award-winning Howard University Gospel Choir. We hope to fill the Sanctuary to the rafters to hear their exciting and inspirational voices singing praise to God! 



Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 10, 2017  at 3:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary 









Pipe Organ Concert
Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m
., in the Sanctuary 

Organ Concert on our 1 -year old Reuter organ. More details will be available soon. 

2016 Pipe Organ Dedication Concert  










Children’s concert/Magic show featuring “Musico the Magnificent”
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., in the Sanctuary 

Cellist/magician Drew Owen performs as the musical wizard, Musico the Magnificent. Drew will be joined by Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra violist, Elizabeth Pulju-Owen in a show full of great music and fun feats of magic and audience participation. Along the way, children will learn about the instruments of the string family.


Mardi Gras Concert featuring The Swing Dixie Ensemble
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary 

Swing Dixie Ensemble brings a Mardi Gras inspired concert to Rock Spring.  If you have had the pleasure to hear the Swing Dixie Ensemble at Rock Spring the past two years on the Sunday prior to Mardi Gras, you know that you can’t help but tap your toes to their infectious swing music, inspired by the music of New Orleans.   Join us for a full concert of this spirit raising music that invites you to sit back,  relax and hum along!


IBIS Chamber Music Ensemble Children’s Concert
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., in the Sanctuary 

IBIS Chamber Music Ensemble once again brings us a concert geared for the youngest music lovers in our midst (as well as their parents and grandparents!)  Followed by their usual instrument petting zoo!

IBIS Chamber Music Ensemble
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary
A Full concert by the highly respected and always creative IBIS Chamber Music Ensemble.


Become a Friend of the Rock Spring Recital Series (FoRS2)and keep the music playing!

You can become a supporter of the Recital Series and keep the wonderful concerts of top-notch local musicians alive at Rock Spring, celebrate the Children’s Concerts that grow our youngest audiences into seasoned listeners, and help us to schedule new and exciting performers in our beautiful Sanctuary.

There are four levels of giving, donors will be acknowledged in Concert Series programs:

Friend ($20-$99 annual donation)

Donor ($100-$299 annual donation)

Sponsor ($300-$499 annual donation)

Angel ($500+ annual donation)

Your donation is tax-deductible.

Make your check payable to ROCK SPRING UCC with “FORS2” in the memo line or donate online.  You can also use the Givelify app on your phone, too!

We appreciate your support!

An adult ensemble, which musically leads worship at the 11:00 a.m. service each week.

A four-part men’s choir that performs approximately once a month in both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

Children in grades K through 5 perform an anthem each month.

Young people grades 6 through 12. A lively and supportive group of teenagers, they perform an anthem approximately once a month at both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services.

An adult and young adult ensemble of experienced and beginning ringers.

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