Mid-Shore Maryland

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Mid-Shore Maryland AGO website!  We are delighted you have taken the time to visit our site and to see what is happening in and around our region with regard to the King of Instruments.  As Maryland’s newest AGO chapter, we have an energetic and growing membership that is eager to meet you!  While we all share a common love for the organ and its music, we are also here for choral musicians, handbell musicians, teachers and students of music, and folks who are simply identified as enthusiasts.  As you will see, our chapter has an exciting year planned, and we invite you to attend all of our  events.  Wishing to be a vibrant resource in our region, we hope you will consider becoming a member of the Mid-Shore Maryland AGO and be sure to let us know what types of programs would be of benefit to you and many of your colleagues.

Again, thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Wes Lockfaw


Mid-Shore Events

All Saints Day Concert featuring
Light Shines in the Darkness by Michael John Trotta with
The Christ Church Community Choir and Orchestra
Friday, November 1 ~ 7:30 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton

The Bridge Ensemble presents Music for Advent by Candlelight
Sunday, December 1 ~ 4 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton

Easton Choral Arts presents “Christmas by Candlelight”
Thursday, December 5 ~ 7 pm and Sunday, December 8 ~ 4 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton
For tickets, visit www.EastonChoralArts.com

*Annual Christmas Party (Members and Guests)
Tuesday, December 10 ~ 6 pm
Contact Dale Krider at Dale.Krider@goeaston.net for details.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra presents “A Toast to the New Year”
Tuesday, December 31 ~ 7-9:30 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton
For tickets, visit www.midatlanticsymphony.org

The Maryland State Boychoir
Sunday, January 12 ~ 4 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton

*5th Annual Banquet followed by Concert featuring Organist Michael Britt
Monday, January 27
Dinner 6 pm ($30 for members / $40 non-members)
Concert 7:30 pm (freewill offering)
Location:  Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton
Send checks to “Mid-Shore Maryland Chapter, P. O. Box 1881, Easton, MD  21601 by 1/22/20.
For more information, contact weslockfaw@christchurcheaston.org

Solomon Eichner, pianist
Sunday, February 2 ~ 4 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton

American Spiritual Ensemble
Friday, February 28
Church of the Holy Trinity
502 S. Morris Street, Oxford

*Concert:  Louis Vierne at 150!
Featuring Organists Ken Brown, Dale Krider, David Lang, and

Mass Choir under the direction of Wes Lockfaw
Sunday, March 22 ~ 4 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton
Freewill Offering

Bells and Pipes!
with Virtuoso Trumpeter,  Carlos Zabala and
Organist Wes Lockfaw
Sunday, March 29 ~ 4 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton

USNA Spring Organ Concert
featuring Monte Maxwell

Friday, April 3 ~ 7 pm (Doors open 6:30 pm) ~ Tickets $16 General Admission
Main Chapel, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis
For tickets, visit https://navyperforms.showare.com/

Easton Choral Arts presents
“Gems from Vienna: Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert”
Thursday, April 16 ~ 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 19 ~ 4 pm

The Westminster Ringers
Sunday, April 26 ~ 4 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton

*Richard Elliott, Principle Organist Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Sunday, May 17 ~ 4 pm
Christ Church
111 S. Harrison Street, Easton

USNA Commissioning Week Organ Concert
featuring Monte Maxwell
Wednesday, May 20 ~ 4 pm (Doors open 3:30 pm) ~ Tickets $16 General Admission
Main Chapel, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis
For tickets, visit https://navyperforms.showare.com/

*Wannamaker Organ Day
Join Members and Guests for a day of music in Philedelphia celebrating the largest playable pipe organ in the world!  $130 per person includes bus, recital, and lunch at the historic City Tavern.
For more information, contact weslockfaw@christchurcheaston.org.

* Mid-Shore Maryland AGO Chapter Event

Support Pipedreams

The Mid-Shore Chapter of the AGO is proud to underwrite Pipedreams, the nationally syndicated program of organ music hosted by Michael Barone airing each Sunday, 6-8 pm on WSCL 89.5  from the campus of Salisbury University.  Currently, WSCL is the only station in the state of Maryland offering this very rich and rewarding program.  In order to make this program possible, the Mid-Shore Chapter relies upon the generosity of its members and supporters like you who value this programming.  If you would like to be a supporter and help us keep the music playing, please consider a making a gift.  Your contribution is tax deductible, and your efforts provide educational and inspiring programming throughout the Delmarva region.  Please make checks payable to the Mid-Shore Maryland AGO and send it to Mid-Shore MD AGO, 29621 Charles Drive, Easton, MD  21601.  We thank you for your generous contributions!

For more information on Pipedreams, please visit www.pipedreams.publicradio.org



December 2016 Mid-Shore Newsletter

November 2016 Mid-Shore Maryland Newsletter

October 2016 Mid-Shore Maryland Newsletter



Donna Barker
Kate Bennett, Presbyterian Church of Chestertown
Barbara Brady, St. Michaels Mission Church, St. Michaels

Kenneth Brown, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore
Cora Bruner, Church of the Holy Trinity, Oxford
The Rev. Bruce Byrolly
Marcia Fidis
David O. Hasek
Mark Higginbottom
Chris Hollerman
Barbara Hubbard
Emily K. Koons
Krys Kozinski-Sansing, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic, Easton
Dale Krider, Christ Church Episcopal, Easton
Debbie Kudner
Wes Lockfaw, Christ Church Episcopal , Easton
Monte Maxwell, U.S. Naval Academy

Tim Mooney
Julia Morris-Myers, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Centreville
Stewart Seiple, Christ Episcopal Church, St. Michaels

William R. Thomas
G. Robert Tyson, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown
Gary Van Essen, Christ Episcopal Church, Stevensville

Elizabeth Webb
Avis Wheatley, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown



Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rehobeth Beach, DE.  Seeks Music Director/Organist (part time).
Effective start date February 1, 2020
Rev. Dr. Douglas L. Griffin, Interim Pastor
305 King Charles Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971


Presbyterian Church, Easton, Maryland.  Organ/Piano position for Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir and worship.  Reports to the Music Director.  30 Rank Moller, Steinway A–6’1″, Kurtweil–Mark 12 Keyboard.  Contact Barbara Hoehn at pceaston@goeaston.net.


Examination for the following certificates available on request.
Service Playing Certificate (SPC)
Colleague (CAGO)
Choir Master (ChM)
Associateship (AAGO)

Contact Us

Dean, Wes Lockfaw, 410-822-2677, weslockfaw@christchurcheaston.org
Sub-Dean, Dale Krider, dale.krider@goeaston.net
Treasurer, Donna Barker, barkergrdc@aol.com            
Secretary, Barbara Brady, barbaratheorganist@gmail.com



The American Guild of Organists
With Heart and Voice Broadcasts
R. A. Daffer Church Organs
Sing for joy
The Diapason
The United States Naval Academy


Updated 10/30/19