The keys and top of a Steinway piano against a background of church pews.

Rock Spring Concerts

Rock Spring has a robust music program that typically includes a variety of concerts and recitals throughout the year that are designed for people who have appreciated music their entire lives, as well as for children who are hearing a variety of new instruments for the first time.

2021-2022 Rock Spring Recital Series

Concerts in the Sanctuary by world class artists – come and join us the following Sundays at 3:00 p.m.!

  • October 10, 2021: Kimberly Hess, organ recital
  • November 14, 2021: Elizabeth Kluegel Niblock, soprano and John Sutherland Earle, piano
  • February 13, 2022: Sonya Chung, violin and John Sutherland Earle, piano
  • March 20, 2022: Hai Jin, piano

The number of in-person attendees we are able to accommodate at each performance will depend on the current phase of our reopening plan. If we are in a phase where the number of attendees is restricted, we will need all those who are interested to register to attend in advance. Check our calendar to find more details and registration forms.

Music at Rock Spring Throughout the Year

Occasionally in worship we will have a “Sermon in Song” service featuring our Sanctuary Choir and friends, who perform works such as J.S. Bach Cantata #4, Bach Magnificat, or Handel’s Messiah.

Our recital series, which is held on a few Sunday afternoons throughout the year, has featured performers such as Pershing’s Own, Tim Whalen Trio, IBIS, Howard University Gospel Choir, and Swing Dixie.

“Rock Spring provides an opportunity for the community to enjoy music performed in a relaxed and welcoming setting. Friends and neighbors happily attend to hear harpists, singers, and instrumental ensembles with their lovely sounds.”

~Daena Kluegel

We also have a children’s recital series, held on several Saturday mornings throughout the year, that features musicians who interact with the audience. Children are invited to not only hear new music, but touch the instruments and actively engage with the music being performed.

“The children’s concerts are a great way to expose my kids to a variety of music. High quality music in a place they know and love; what could be better?”

~ Stephanie Arnold Pang

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

You can become a supporter of the Rock Spring 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, and all donors will be acknowledged in the Rock Spring Recital 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 “FORS” in the memo line, or donate online.

We appreciate your support!