SPREADING HARMONY IN HEALTHCARE
The mission of the Longwood Chorus, a 70-voice ensemble of Boston's healthcare and science community, is to bring together a community of healthcare and research professionals to decrease medical burnout, promote emotional wellness, and perform high-quality choral music.
Since its founding in 2017, the Longwood Chorus has brought together singers of various healthcare backgrounds – medical, graduate, and public health students, researchers, clinical research coordinators, therapists, nurses, residents, and attending physicians – from local schools and hospitals, including Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We stage biannual concerts along with numerous outreach performances at hospitals and community events.
Meet our singers!
Getting to sing in a chorus like this gives me a beautiful emotional outlet, allows me to itch a different part of my brain, and also helps me break down some barriers in medical hierarchy to build community (I love singing with both trainees/students that I’ve supervised and attendings who have supervised me, as well as many non-MD healthcare team members!).
I remember that when my friend and I were envisioning this chorus in medical school that it really seemed like a pipe dream. Thanks to a core group of amazing, dedicated, talented people and a handful of generous believers, I’m continually amazed by how far it has come in the last five years!”
– Pamela Chen, Longwood Chorus Co-Founder
Pediatrics resident physician at Boston Children’s Hospital
& Boston Medical Center
Longwood Chorus Summer Sing 2021. Such a joy to sing rounds and create harmonies in person for the first time since March 2020!
Stay up to date with the Longwood Chorus Newsletters
Thanks to our social chair, Dan Horgan, the Longwood Chorus now has a newsletter! Click to learn about some of our members and check back every other week to hear updates, news, fun announcements and more! We are so grateful for this outlet to stay connected even though we can't meet in person, and hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did.
Read it here!
Get to know how members of the Longwood Chorus are working to combat the COVID-19 crisis!
We are so proud of the many Longwood Chorus members who are finding ways to use their skills in healthcare and public service to fight the global pandemic. From working on the front lines to contributing in educational capacities, we are so grateful for our community and everything they do. Check out their work on our new Member Spotlights page!
Read about the Longwood Chorus in the HMS News here!
We are thrilled to have been featured in an article by Harvard Medical School. Read on to know what the choir means to us, with special interviews with Music Director Jeremy Faust, Assistant Conductor Iris Chan, and Board members Chris Chen and David Mazumder. Many thanks to Sierra McCaffrey for writing about us and helping us spread our mission!