The mission of the Longwood Chorus, a 70-voice ensemble of Boston's healthcare and science community, is to perform exciting and diverse music and to spread harmony in healthcare.
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. Through biannual concerts and outreach performances at hospitals and community events, we hope to decrease medical burnout, promote emotional wellness, and perform high-quality choral music.
As physicians and researchers ourselves, we believe in giving back to the healthcare community. Our community outreach performances bring free chamber music directly to patients who cannot attend concerts.
We bring together more than 70 medical & science trainees across Harvard and local institutions in Boston to increase cross-talk in the healthcare professions and form a warm, supportive community.
Our weekly rehearsals are a space to nourish a creative spirit and learn diverse music, which in turn allows us to bridge the humanities with medicine & science.