Past Events

  • 2018 Dec 11

    The 109th Annual Christmas Carol Service

    8:00pm to 10:00pm


    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    The 109th Annual Christmas Carol Services will be held in the Memorial Church Sanctuary on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8:00 p.m. Doors open one hour before each service. Admission is free; an offering for charity is collected. 

    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,...

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  • 2018 Dec 09

    Faith & Life Forum: Brian E. Konkol

    9:30am to 10:30am


    Buttrick Room in the Memorial Church

    Speaker: Brian E. Konkol, Dean of Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University.

    The Faith & Life Forum explores matters of faith and public life. This term, we will explore the theme of "What do we owe the world?" through readings, discussion, interviews, and lectures. Come for coffee at 9:00 a.m.

  • 2018 Dec 06


    9:00pm to 9:30pm


    Appleton Chapel in the Memorial Church
    The ancient service of Compline is held on the first Thursday of each month during the academic Term. Based upon the traditional evening liturgy of scripture, music, prayers, and silence, this twenty-minute service is sung in the candlelit space of Appleton Chapel by members of the Harvard University Choir. All are welcome.
  • 2018 Dec 05

    Lunchtime Organ Recital

    12:15pm to 12:45pm


    The Memorial Church Sanctuary
    30 minutes of organ music performed on the Fisk and Skinner organs of The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Free and open to the public. 
  • 2018 Dec 05

    Morning Prayers: Robert Lue

    8:30am to 8:45am


    Appleton Chapel
    Speaker: Robert Lue, Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Faculty Director of HarvardX.
  • 2018 Dec 04

    Tactus Ensemble presents 'Songs of Farewell'

    8:00pm to 9:30pm


    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    Tactus EnsembleTactus Ensemble presents choral music from the Renaissance to the 20th Century, in a program commemorating the end of the First World War, and the death of the composer C.H.H. Parry.  'Viscerally satisfying' - Boston Musical Intelligencer. Free admission, open to the public. 

    Parry Songs of Farewell
    Casulana Cinta di fiore un giorno
    Schütz Das ist je gewißlich wahrCanticum Simeonis
    Campion Never Weather-beaten Sail 
    Tomkins Funeral SentencesNunc Dimittis