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. 

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 HarvardOrganSociety@gmail.com

Harvard Organ Society Leadership
President and Treasurer: George Wang ’21
Graduate Student Leader and Webmaster: Adrian Cho ’22
Manager of Outreach and Recitals Coordinator: Paul Georgoulis ’21
Secretary: Elliot Parlin ’21

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: www.hcs.harvard.edu/organ

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

Upcoming Organ Recitals

2020 Feb 19

Lunchtime Organ Recital: David von Behren

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

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.
2020 Mar 08

Organ Recital: Carson Cooman

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary
Carson Cooman, Composer in Residence, The Memorial Church of Harvard University, presents an organ recital. Free and open to the public. 
2020 Apr 08

Organ Recital: David von Behren and Carson Cooman

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary
David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster, and Carson Cooman, Composer in Residence, present a Holy Week-themed organ recital featuring Andreas Willscher’s “The Seven Last Words” and music by Messiaen, Walcha, Brahms, and Duruflé. Free and open to the public.
2020 Apr 15

Lunchtime Organ Recital: David von Behren

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

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.
2020 May 03

Organ Recital: David von Behren

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary
David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster, presents an organ recital as part of the Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival. Free and open to the public. 
2020 May 06

Lunchtime Organ Recital: Edward Elwyn Jones

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

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.
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