Enjoy a screening of the 1923 silent film, “Our Hospitality,” starring Buster Keaton, in the sanctuary at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.
Michael Britt, Minister of Music at Brown Memorial and a renown theater organist, will provide live, improvised organ accompaniment on the church’s historic 1931 Skinner organ. Admission is by suggested donation at the door to benefit Brown Memorial’s capital renovation projects ($15 general, $25 family).
Michael, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, is among the few organists in the region who specializes in theater organ and silent film accompaniment. He regularly accompanies silent film viewings at Brown for the Tiffany Series and Artscape, and is invited to perform in theaters nationwide. In addition to leading the music program at Brown, Michael is also 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, and holds an ongoing silent film series.
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