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Manuscript of Be Ye Broken by Carson Cooman

University Choir lift voices to new music in Sunday concert celebrating reopening of Memorial Church

February 28, 2017

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications

With the renovation of the Memorial Church during Fall Term, the Harvard University Choir stretched their voices into new venues across the campus. Auditions and rehearsals were in Paine Hall, the Fall Concert at Sanders Theatre and the Carol Services took place in St. Paul Church.

But after the extended tour of Harvard Square, the University Choir was back home inside the historic sanctuary Sunday (March 5) celebrating the reopening of Memorial Church.… Read more about University Choir lift voices to new music in Sunday concert celebrating reopening of Memorial Church

12 Days of Carols: Day 12

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: Sussex Carol

Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service.

The Annual Christmas Carol Service, sung by the Harvard University Choir, is America’s oldest carol service. In 1910, the newly appointed University and Choirmaster, Archibald T. Davison, and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Edward C. Moore, devised the first annual Christmas Carol Service for Harvard University. The liturgy they prepared has remained virtually unchanged since: three lessons from scripture, interspersed with choral and congregational carols, beginning with “Adeste, fideles” sung in Latin. Over a century later, this service continues to be a cherished part of the festive season for the Harvard and Cambridge communities.… Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 12

12 Days of Carols: Day 11

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: Blessed Be That Maid Marie. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.
Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 11

12 Days of Carols: Day 10

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: Stille Nacht! / Silent Night. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.
Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 10

12 Days of Carols: Day 9

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: See, Amid the Winter’s Snow. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.
Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 9

12 Days of Carols: Day 8

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: O beatum et sacrosanctum diem. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.
Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 8

12 Days of Carols: Day 7

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: “Interregnum” (No. 2) from The Midwife’s Tale. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.

Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 7

12 Days of Carols: Day 6

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: En etsi valtaa, loistoa. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.
Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 6

12 Days of Carols: Day 5

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.

Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 5

12 Days of Carols: Day 4

 

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: Convidando está la noche. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.

Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 4

12 Days of Carols: Day 3

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: All Bells in Paradise. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.

Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 3

12 Days of Carols: Day 2

Harvard University Choir's 12 Days of Carols: Christus natus est. The 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service filmed in December of 2015 at the Harvard Memorial Church.

Get into the holiday spirit! Starting on Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, the Memorial Church will release a new video every day from last year's 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service. … Read more about 12 Days of Carols: Day 2

MemChurch Documentary: “The Chorus Line,” an inside look at Harvard University Choir auditions

MemChurch Documentary: “The Chorus Line,” an inside look at Harvard University Choir auditions

December 1, 2016

Harvard University is an institution cultivated, in part, on the foundation of long-standing traditions that inhabit nearly every corner of the institution. The Harvard University Choir is one of those traditions. For the past 189 years, the student choir has provided the musical backdrop to services at Harvard Memorial Church.  

This film, shot during the span of the 2016-2017 Fall Term, follows Choirmaster Edward Elwyn Jones and his staff as they pick though the procession of talented students auditioning for 16 open parts in the 50-member choir. Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard… Read more about MemChurch Documentary: “The Chorus Line,” an inside look at Harvard University Choir auditions

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