Christ Church offers a variety of concerts as gifts to the community.  In the past we have hosted the Westminster Ringers, Rejuvenate (the Praise Band from Arnolia UMC) and a piano and organ duo.

For more information about upcoming concerts, please contact our Minister of Music, Dr. Gary Van Essen at or 410-643-5921.

Upcoming events, which are free and open to the public, include:

Tyler Canonico, Organist

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7 p.m. 

Come hear “one of the east coast’s finest young concert organists and inspiring church musicians,” Tyler Canonico at Christ Church Parish, Kent Island.  Mr. Canonico holds a Masters of Music in Organ from University of Alabama and is currently Minister of Music and Organist at the Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He has won numerous awards including first place in the AGO/Quimby Region III Competition for Young Organists.  Come join Tyler for a fun and diverse program including spirituals arranged for organ, hymn tunes, and organ classics.  Visit for more information.

A Four-Hand Piano & Organ Concert with Nathan K. Lively & Peggy Brengle

Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Nathan and Peggy return to Christ Church, Kent Island to present a dazzling show of keyboard virtuosity!  This concert will include solo organ works, works for organ and piano, and works for two organists at once!  Nathan is the Director of Music at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT and Peggy is the Organist at Westminster UMC in Westminster, MD.  They have been concertizing together for more than five years.  Nathan and Peggy performed at historic Bruton Parish (Williamsburg, VA) 2015 and 2017. They performed a concert for two organs and two organists at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine, in St. Augustine, FL in March 2019. The duo performed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC in February 2020.


The Westminster Ringers

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7 p.m. 

Returning to Christ Church to usher in the Christmas season is the Westminster Ringers.  The Westminster Ringers is an auditioned community handbell ensemble from Westminster, MD.  Together, they play more than 200 instruments in a sonic and visual tour de force!  A tradition at Christ Church since 2016, the Westminster Ringers concert is a church and community favorite for all ages.  Mark your calendar now and invite your friends and family to this special event.

For more information about the Westminster Ringers, please visit