Harvard Organ Society

The Harvard Organ Society (HOS), an official student organization of Harvard College, welcomes all who love the pipe organ and its music! Harvard students form the core of HOS's membership, yet many friends from the wider community play a vital role in the group's activities. Check out the Harvard Organ Society YouTube Channel

Among other activities—such as sponsoring Harvard's famous midnight Halloween concert—the HOS organizes visits to notable instruments throughout the Boston area and wider New England. 

Additionally, the HOS hosts the weekly lunchtime recital series on Thursdays at 12:15 pm in Adolphus Busch Hall, and regularly invites world-famous concert organists to hold masterclasses on a variety of topics such as improvisation, service-playing, and early organ repertoire. Previous guests include Olivier Latry, Madame Marie-Louis Langlais, and Nathan Laube.

Those with questions—or anyone interested in joining the HOS—are encouraged to email mailto: harvardorgansociety@gmail.com

Harvard Organ Society Leadership
President and Recitals Coordinator: Paul Georgoulis ’21
Graduate Student Representative: Adrian Cho G6

Ed Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster
David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster
Carson Cooman, Research Associate in Music and Composer in Residence

Website: hcs.harvard.edu/organ

Facebook: facebook.com/harvardorgansociety

Subscribe to mailing list: hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/hoslist

Upcoming Harvard Organ Society Recitals: hcs.harvard.edu/organ/events/

Upcoming Organ Recitals

2023 Feb 15

Lunchtime Concert

12:15pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Carson Cooman, Research Associate in Music and Composer in ResidenceCarson Cooman performs the meditative cycle of ten piano nocturnes (2020–21) by German-Sorbian composer Felix Bräuer.

2023 Mar 07

Lunchtime Concert

12:15pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

David von BehrenDavid von Behren and Carson Cooman perform chamber music for violin and piano by Thea Musgrave, Dobrinka Tabakova, Carlotta Ferrari, Howard Skempton, Carson Cooman, and others. 

2023 May 17

Lunchtime Concert

12:15pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

David von BehrenCarson Cooman and David von Behren perform an organ recital.

2023 Jun 16

Lunchtime Concert

12:15pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary
Philip Hartmann (Ulm, Germany) performs an organ recital.