Welcome to the 2019-2020 Tiffany Series.
Tickets are available below (see Pay Pal buttons) and at the door. Students get free admission. We also offer Patron ($50) tickets as a way for you to help the Tiffany Series continue to provide quality concerts and speakers. We are deeply grateful for this additional support. Patron-level ticket holders will receive a complimentary CD recording of either “Celebrating the Skinner Organ” or Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with Fred Swann as guest organist.
Renowned organist Mickey Thomas Terry is known for his “extraordinary skill” (The Washington Post) and the fact that he plays entire concerts from memory. He has performed throughout the United States and the Caribbean, and has been featured on Public Radio International’s “Pipedreams” several times. On the faculty of Howard University’s Department of Music, he is Director of Music at St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill in Washington. Terry is also the editor of the critically acclaimed African American Organ Music Anthology, whose ninth volume is about to appear.
Michael Britt, Brown’s Minister of Music, performed this festive concert. Nationally known for his original organ accompaniment to silent films, Britt is also House Organist at Frederick’s Weinberg Center for the Arts. He serves as Organist at Beth El Congregation and teaches at the Community College of Baltimore County. Britt also is a sought-after classical recitalist who has performed solo concerts at Paris’s Cathedral of Notre Dame and New York’s Riverside Church.
“CHS Steel,” the amazing steel drum band from Catonsville High School, plays the lively and infectious music of Trinidad and Tobago with verve and skill. The group was founded in 1992, and has grown from a four-piece ensemble to a 25-member band. They have studied with famed artists and composers of the steel drum world, and have performed widely. CHS Steel alumni played with YoYo Ma and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop at the BSO’s 2008-09 Opening Gala.
Brown Memorial’s Chancel Choir and Soloists, conducted by Michael Britt, will perform Handel’s Coronation Anthems #1 and #4: “Zadok the Priest” and “Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened,” as well as excerpts from Messiah. The program will also feature the organ work “Variations on a Theme by Handel” Opus 29 by Arno Landmann, with Britt serving as the organist.