SPREADING HARMONY IN HEALTHCARE
The mission of the Longwood Chorus, a 70-voice ensemble of Boston's healthcare and science community, is to perform exciting and diverse music and to spread harmony in healthcare.
Since its founding in 2017, the Longwood Chorus has brought together singers of various healthcare backgrounds – medical, graduate, and public health students, researchers, clinical research coordinators, therapists, nurses, residents, and attending physicians – from local schools and hospitals, including Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Through biannual concerts and outreach performances at hospitals and community events, we hope to decrease medical burnout, promote emotional wellness, and perform high-quality choral music.
In light of recent events, a message from the Board -
Reluctantly, but with respect to our civic responsibility, the Board has unanimously voted to cancel rehearsals through March. As we are all discovering, the COVID-19 situation has taken precedence over our scientific, administrative, and outpatient work. While we all love the chorus, it is abundantly clear that we can make no exceptions for our beloved group. We still plan to hold our concert at the end of May, but will continue to post updates as we closely monitor the news.