Music at Mount Calvary

As we are reminded by the inscription found on our organ, Veni Creator Spiritus, the purpose of music at Mount Calvary is to invite the Holy Spirit into our hearts and lives. Gathering each week to worship Almighty God, we strive to offer up to Him music that is worthy of His Name, music of depth and beauty performed at the highest standards.

In each service, we sing ancient plainchant melodies that have adorned the sacred texts of the liturgy for many centuries. We also sing polyphonic anthems drawn primarily from the Renaissance period, a time when the finest composers in Europe wrote choral music for the church. This music has a sublime beauty that evokes a spirit of reverence and worship. It has a spiritual depth often lacking in the everyday music of our time, both secular and sacred.

As an Anglican Use parish within the Roman Catholic Church, Mt Calvary continues a tradition of choral excellence inherited from its Anglican patrimony. The choir consists of professional singers and highly skilled volunteers. It provides music for the 10:00 am service on Sundays and principal feast days from September through May. Singers interested in joining the choir are invited to contact the choirmaster.

We hope that you will join us at Mount Calvary in lifting up Christ in the beauty of holiness.


Our Music Staff

Dr. Allen Buskirk

Dr. Buskirk joined Mt Calvary as the choirmaster in June 2015. He obtained his graduate degree in choral conducting at Brigham Young University where he studied with Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall. One of the highlights of his time at BYU was spending a semester in London attending rehearsals and concerts by the great British choirs including The Tallis Scholars, The Sixteen, and Tenebrae. He is passionate about Renaissance polyphony and founded the Cantorum Chamber Choir to introduce early music to audiences in Utah (to learn more, visit Dr. Buskirk may be contacted through the email form on our contact page.


The Organ

Built in 1961, the organ at Mount Calvary was the result of a collaboration between the famous Dutch organ builder, Dirk Flentrop, and Charles Fisk, the owner of the Andover Organ Company.

One of the first instruments of its kind in the United States, this organ is particularly significant for its tonal design, which closely follows the model established by the famous North German Baroque organ builder, Gottfried Silbermann. The case design is based on the Gothic organ case in Amiens Cathedral in France. For more information about this wonderful instrument, please visit

This Week's Calendar

  • Wednesday - Dec 2
    Ember Wednesday in Advent
    12:10 pm - Spoken Mass
  • Thursday - Dec 3
    St Francis Xavier, Priest
    12:10 pm - Spoken Mass
  • Friday - Dec 4
    Ember Friday in Advent
    No Public Mass
  • Saturday - Dec 5
    Ember Saturday in Advent
    No Public Mass
  • Sunday - Dec 6
    Second Sunday of Advent
    8:00 am - Spoken Mass
    10:00 am - Sung Mass
  • Monday - Dec 7
    St Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
    No Public Mass
  • Tuesday - Dec 8
    Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Solemnity and Holy Day of Obligation
    5:00 pm - Sung Mass
  • Wednesday - Dec 9
    Advent Feria
    12:10 pm - Spoken Mass

Location & Contact

Mount Calvary Catholic Church
816 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4624

Phone: (410) 728-6140

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About Mount Calvary

Mount Calvary is a Roman Catholic parish of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The fruit of Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, the Ordinariate is a nation-wide diocese for Catholics from an Anglican/Episcopalian background who seek to preserve their Anglican heritage...

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Mount Calvary Church
816 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4624

Phone: (410) 728-6140

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