Music Ensembles

Since Brown Memorial was founded in 1869, music has held a vital place in the worship life of the congregation, as well as the cultural life of Baltimore City.

The music program offers opportunities for adults, youth and children to participate in choral, handbell and instrumental ensembles, both during Sunday worship and during special programs and concerts throughout the year.  

Chancel Choir

Our Chancel Choir is comprised of talented volunteers and professional musicians who sing a diverse repertoire of great choral works and anthems during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7–8:45 p.m. in the sanctuary. Those interested in joining the Chancel Choir are invited to observe and sing during the rehearsals. Contact Michael Britt. 

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir is a multi-generational ensemble that welcomes all regardless of handbell ringing experience. Training is provided. This ensemble rings about eight times annually and performs on a 3 ½ octave set of white chapel bells and a 2 octave set of Malmark Choir Chimes. Rehearsals are on Sundays after worship in the labyrinth. Contact Mary Maldarelli. 

Children’s Choir

Rehearsals for the Children’s Choir (open to grades 3-8) are Sunday afternoons following worship until 1:15 p.m. on the third floor of the education building. The choir sings approximately seven times annually, concluding with Easter Sunday. Contact Rob Tracy. 

Soulful Revue and Soulful Sisters

Soulful Revue (men’s choral ensemble) and Soulful Sisters (women’s choral ensemble) sing a variety of music, such as gospel, spirituals and contemporary genres. For Soulful Sisters contact Kathy Graning, kgraning@verizon.net. For Soulful Revue contact Taylor Branch, mail@taylorbranch.com. Listen to the Soulful Revue perform on Taylor Branch’s website. 

Instrumental Ensemble

Those proficient at a particular instrument are welcome to join. Our orchestra prepares repertoire for worship services four to five times a year. Contact Michael Britt. 

Other Performance Opportunities

Youth and young adults of the church are welcome to prepare a vocal or instrumental performance for the fourth Sunday of each month during the prayers of the people/candle lighting. Contact Michael Britt.