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.
MAY 18: Longwood Chorus
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St, Boston MA
MAY 11: Longwood Symphony Orchestra
featuring collaborations between the Longwood Chorus and the LSO in Brahms's Schicksalslied
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA
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
We are thrilled to have been featured in an article by the Boston Globe. Read on to know what the choir means to us, with special interviews with Music Director Jeremy Faust, Assistant Music Director Iris Chan, and President Mikaela Bartels. Many thanks to Elena Giardina for writing about us and helping us spread our mission!