Sacred and Classical

Soulful Revue Sunday at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian in Baltimore

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This year marked the 10th anniversary appearance of our ad hoc men’s gospel group, Soulful Revue. We have provided the music for one summer
worship service per year.

Our selections on August 30 were mindful of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and the local stirrings for racial justice since the uprising in April
over Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.

Friends have painted a somber mural of Freddie Gray in his neighborhood (pictured above), less than a mile from our church.

Click below to hear the six songs and hymns from this year’s Soulful Revue service:

City Boy
Lyrics slightly adapted from a song by the blues artist Keb’ Mo’.
Solo: Jim Cox
Harmonica: Mike Reed (far left in photo)
Piano: Michael Britt
Full Force Gale
By Van Morrison, arr. by Coda
Solo: Court Robinson
Wayfaring Stranger
Traditional, arr. by Ed Sheeran
Solo: Rob Tracy (at center mike, with guitar)
Beatbox: Andrew Foster Connors (l), Court Robinson (r)
Low Down The Chariot
Spiritual, arr. by Amherst College Glee Club
Solo: Taylor Branch
Get Together
By Chet Powers, arr. by The Youngbloods
Solos: Charles Reichelt (l), David Miller (r)
Guitars: Charles Reichelt, Rob Tracy
Guest Drummer: Alex Reichelt (age 11)
Plant My Feet on Higher Ground
Johnson Oatman, Jr., arr. by The Davis Sisters
Solo: David Todd
Guitars: Charles Reichelt, Rob Tracy
Piano: Michael Britt

Soulful Revue Members

Taylor Branch
Michael Britt
Hilbert Byers
Andrew Foster Connors, senior pastor
James Cox
Tim Hughes, assistant pastor
John McQueen
David Miller
Mike Reed
Charles Reichelt
Graham Richardson
Court Robinson
Elden Schneider
David Todd
Rob Tracy

Sound Recording and Mixing: Eric Echols
Photos: Franklin Branch and Christy Macy


Mendelssohn ElijahI am a chorister in the tenor section at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. On May 17, 2009, we performed Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah” with celebrated guest organist Frederick Swann and soloists drawn mainly from the Peabody Conservatory. It was a thrill for me to be part of such glorious music.

Our church has preserved the “Elijah” performance in a high-quality 3-CD set.




Click below to hear audio samples.

If With All Your Hearts
For God Shall Give the Angels
Blessed Are All They who Fear God
Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord
Thanks be to God
Hear ye, Israel
It is Enough; Lord Take my Life
God, Watching Over Israel, Slumbers Not
O Rest in the Lord
Holy is God the Lord
And Then Shall Your Light Break Forth

To learn more about Brown Memorial, the Tiffany concert series, or to order CDs of “Elijah,” go to: