Brown Memorial is once again taking part in America’s largest free arts festival – Artscape 2016. From July 15-17, we are inviting the community into our Sanctuary to view the artistry of our stained glass windows and listen to the musical talents of visiting youth choirs.
Our events are part of Artscape’s “In The Neighborhood” program, which encourages festival goers to explore what the neighborhoods surrounding the festival have to offer. Brown Memorial’s Bolton Hill location is just a few blocks away from Artscape’s main throughways.
A note of caution – this year’s Artscape theme is “Space,” so don’t be alarmed if you encounter colorful visitors in silver saucers at our church front entrance.
Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. – Choral Concert and Silent Film Screening
This concert will feature the Youth Choir from Abington Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, PA) under the direction of John Sall. The program will also include a silent film short, “One Week,” starring Buster Keaton, which will be accompanied by Michael T. Britt on Brown’s historic E.M. Skinner pipe organ
Saturday, July 16, 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 9:30 a.m. tour – Breakfast with Tiffany
Take a tour of Brown Memorial’s famous Tiffany windows led by historian James E. Schuman. A light breakfast will be served in the Assembly Room at 8:30 a.m., with the tour beginning at 9:30 a.m.
At Brown Memorial, our sanctuary is blessed to have 17 stained glass windows. At least 11 are products of the Tiffany Studios. Most were installed between 1905 and 1910. Today, they make up one of the world’s largest and finest collections of Tiffany art still in their original setting.
Sunday, July 17, 11 a.m. – Breakfast with Tiffany
Take a tour of Brown Memorial’s famous Tiffany windows led by historian James E. Schuman. A light breakfast will be served in the Assembly Room at 11:00 a.m., with the tour following. Everyone is invited to arrive early at 10 a.m. to join us for our regularly scheduled Sunday worship.
Sunday, July 17, 2 p.m. – Choral Concert
This concert will feature the Luminare Choir from Archbishop Curley High School under the direction of Mr. Michael J. Gaffney. The program will feature sacred and secular classics.