By Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard Memorial Church Communications
May Wang ’20 held out her hand and from Harvard University Choirmaster Edward Elwyn Jones accepted a small envelope and a blue tie embroidered with the crest of the Harvard Memorial Church.
With a quick bit of ceremony and a handshake, Wang recently became a member of a piece of Harvard tradition spanning 180 years — the Harvard University Choir, one of the oldest and most prestigious choruses on campus.
The Harvard University Choir ended the Fall Term with a pair of carol services featuring local composer James Woodman’s exquisite The Midwife’s Tale, alongside world premieres by David Ashley White and Carson Cooman. At the end of January the group packed its bags and left chilly Cambridge for sunny Savannah, the first stop on its brief tour of the south. Concerts followed in Columbia and Charleston.... Read more about From the Choirmaster: Successful Terms in Song with Rose, Bach and Evensong
This recording presents a selection of Eastertide anthems as they might be heard in the daily and Sunday services of the Memorial Church, Harvard University, during that glorious season. The Resurrection narrative—theatrical to the core—has long-inspired dramatic musical representation, and this recording offers a wide variety of Eastertide joy, from sixteenth-century England, through to a series of contemporary works commissioned by the Harvard University Choir. We are pleased to offer this recording as a free download. Released April 20, 2014... Read more about Eastertide music from UChoir
May 2015 concert performed by the Harvard University Choir and the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor. Dominque Labelle, soprano (Athalia); Amanda Forsythe,...
We are excited to announce that a Choral Fellows recording of "Christmas Eve: A Trio with Solos," by the 10 year old Samuel Barber (reconstructed by Iain Quinn) will be featured on Christmas Eve on Performance Today!, a popular classical music radio program. You can listen on the Performance Today! website. The performance is in Hour One of the program.
From an April 1999 concert, the Harvard University Choir performs “Innocence” by John Tavener (1944–2013), under the direction of guest conductor Martin Neary. In the composer’s words the music is “written in memory...