Sad News—Michael Britt

Music Minister Michael Britt

“The Lord is near to the broken hearted”

Psalm 34:18​

Dear Friends,
It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you of the death of our music minister, beloved friend, and colleague Michael T. Britt. Michael was loved by many, “a collector of people” as one friend put it and will be deeply missed. The hole he leaves in our lives is great and the pain we feel is real, but we trust that he is now at peace with our Lord. We are immensely grateful for the 61 years he graced this earth and are all better for having known him. A memorial service to celebrate Michael’s life will be held at a later date and will be live-streamed.
In grief and hope,
Andrew Connors
Senior Pastor

About Michael

Michael T. Britt was appointed Minister of Music at Brown Memorial in June 2012. A native Baltimorean, Michael received his bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1984. He was a recipient of numerous awards from Peabody, including the Richard Ross award and the Richard L. Phelps award for organ. He was also a finalist in the Arthur Poister Competition in Syracuse, N.Y.. During his career as a church musician, Michael commissioned and premiered numerous works for choir, organ and congregation. In May 2009, Michael was invited to perform on the great Cavaille-Coll organ at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris France.


In his other life, Michael was in demand throughout the country as a theatre organist and silent film accompanist. Michael was also the Assistant Organist at Beth El Congregation and on the music faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County. He also served as co-dean of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.


What did Michael T. Britt like most about Brown? Everything. “What a joy and honor it is to serve a congregation that is so devoted to serving God, the community of Baltimore and the world,” he said.


Read the Sunday Sermon

“Michaels Death” from Rev. Andrew Connors on September 18, 2022.