Silent Film and Organ Concert March 9 to Benefit Capital Campaign

Vintage poster of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

Enjoy a silent film classic in the sanctuary—the 1920 film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” starring John Barrymore on March 9, 7:30 p.m. in our sanctuary. An original organ score by our Minister of Music, Michael Britt, will accompany the film. Come hear the Skinner pipe organ become a “Mighty Wurlitzer!”


Admission is by suggested donation at the door—$15 for adults and $25 for families. All proceeds benefit Brown Memorial’s Capital Campaign that is raising funds for the Fellowship Building renovations.


Michael Britt regularly accompanies silent film viewings at Brown Memorial and nationwide. Outside of Brown, he is the house organist at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md., which houses Maryland’s only theater organ (a Wurlitzer) in its original installation.


Michael describes his approach to playing theater organ: “The important thing to remember as a silent film accompanist is not to dominate the film. The music is there to musically support the actions on the screen and not to be a distraction. The highest compliment I can receive is when someone says that after five minutes, ‘We forgot you were there playing!’”