Baltimore organist to give recital at Notre Dame
Baltimore's many assets include a community of accomplished organists who can be heard enlivening church services and concerts throughout the environs each year.
Several of these musicians are products of the Peabody Conservatory, which has an excellent organ department. Among them is Baltimore native Michael Britt, who was for more than two decades minister of music at the Shrine of the Little Flower.
Since 2006, Britt has been director of music at St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air, and he's also a faculty member at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville. When he isn't engaged in scared and concert repertoire, Britt can often be found playing live soundtracks to silent movies (in my book, a talent as praiseworthy as the mastery of baroque counterpoint).
Shortly, Britt will be in Paris, where he is scheduled to give a recital on May 3 at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. His program showcases American music, including works by Alfred Fedak, Myron Roberts, Baltimore-based Chris Lobingier and George Baker (his Tuba Tune Ragtime ought to startle the tourists a little).
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