Throughout his life, Kyle Babin always has been a regular church goer and an enjoyer of liturgical music. But not always at the same time.

“When I was young, the music at church was…not very good,” he said. “But I was learning piano and hearing good music, so had enjoyed both.”

Today, Babin is the organist and director of music at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda. He hopes to keep the two together with a resurgent concert series at the church.

“This has long been a kind of coveted space for recordings and concerts and we started raising some money to start the series,” he said, referring to the size and acoustic quality of the church.

Babin himself played a recital of organ music at Bradley Hills on Nov. 19 to benefit Bethesda Cares, a homeless outreach program. In February, the church will host Donald Sutherland, coordinator of the organ department at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, who will play with his students to raise money for the church.

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