About Harvard Pro Musica

Harvard Pro Musica is a regional chorus whose mission is to bring great choral music to this region, and to provide an opportunity for choral singing for and by people of all ages in Harvard and surrounding communities.

Our Story

In 1969, eighteen singers came together as Harvard Pro Musica. For the last 45 years HPM has provided an artistic home for 50 or more singers each year and, through local performances and collaborations, brought the joy of choral music to thousands of residents in our part of Massachusetts.

Today our vision is to:

  • Sing as a full chorus and in small ensemblesphoto by Matthew Lomanno
  • Perform at more  community events in our region
  • Expand the number of concerts we give and communities we reach
  • Perform in exceptional venues in our area
  • Perform  in collaboration with other choruses and orchestras
  • Encourage the growth  of  young singers
  • Develop community support for our group

Concerts are performed in beautiful, historic local buildings:

  • Harvard Historical Society in Still River
  • First Church (Bulfinch) in Lancaster
  • Fruitlands Museums in Harvard
  • St. John the Evangelist in Clinton
  • First Parish Church of Stow and Acton in Stow

Our Associations

In recent years Harvard Pro Musica has performed in collaboration with other local choral groups such as The Treble Chorus of New England, Sounds of Stow, and Nashoba Valley Chorale. In 2012 Harvard Pro Musica performed Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestra of Indian Hill and the Nashoba Valley Chorale in “A Choral Spectacular”.

Harvard Pro Musica is a member of the Nashoba Valley Cultural Council, the Central Massachusetts Choral Consortium, and the Greater Boston Choral Consortium. Please visit them to see what other music events are occurring in your local area. Support local arts and culture!

“For me, it’s not about the performance. It’s about those magic moments in rehearsal when you become an intimate part of a beautiful mass of sound. You are quite literally out of yourself and without boundaries. That happens more in this group than in any other group I have sung with.”

Debby H


“HpM was my first choir. The music is challenging but fun and everyone is great and happy to have me there. I’m a guy! I sing! How cool is that?  Having a director who loves to teach as well as inspire makes it worthwhile for both new and experienced singers. It’s been a lot of fun!”

Joe G


“I love that HpM is a community chorus able to accommodate anyone with the enthusiasm and commitment to participate. The simple pleasure of singing with other people that HpM affords me each week is a total and guaranteed joy.”

Helen H