Concerts in the MIT Chapel

Applications for performances in the MIT Chapel will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. To be considered for a concert in the MIT Chapel, please submit the following:

☐ A brief program proposal (description, proposed repertoire, etc.)

☐ Individual or ensemble biography and CV (if applicable)

☐ 1-2 audio or video recordings

via email or mail to:

MIT Office of Religious Life

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Ave. Building W11

Cambridge, MA 02139


There is no charge for use of the Chapel for these concerts. You may not sell tickets, but you may collect free-will donations at the door as well as sell CDs or other merchandise at the concert.


An organ and upright piano are available in the Chapel and are maintained on a regular basis; the cost for any additional tuning will be the responsibility of the performers. It is the responsibility of the performers to provide and transport any other instruments or sound equipment.


Basic set-up needs will be accommodated, such as music stands and chairs for the performers.


Some publicity within the MIT community will be provided, but the performers are responsible for program and publicity design and printing.


Upcoming Concerts

Crepusculum Choir presents Evening

Crepusculum is a student-run chamber choir based in Boston, MA, with members attending the world-renowned Berklee College of Music and other schools in the Boston area. Crepusculum, Latin for twilight, strives for the perfect blending of light and dark voices. The choir’s set, Evening, journeys through the many colors and characteristics of nighttime, with music by Susan LaBarr, Frank Ticheli, Morten Lauridsen and others!


Past Concerts

MIRYAM presents Lamentations: Music by Emilio de’ Cavalieri, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Salomone Rossi

Soprano: Alicia DePaolo and Elise Groves

Alto: Bryan Pollock

Tenor: Sean Lair

Bass: Ari Nieh

Viola da gamba: James Williamson

Organ: Juan Mesa


MIRYAM is a Boston-based vocal and instrumental ensemble that performs baroque and renaissance settings of Jewish texts, with the goal of presenting music that was composed and historically performed in a Christian setting and reinterpret it in a Jewish context, in addition to performing works by Jewish composers and from the Jewish communal tradition.


Join us for an evening of Lamentations settings by Cavalieri and Victoria and Jewish liturgical settings by Salomone Rossi. Suggested donation $10.


You can learn more about MIRYAM, check for upcoming events, and sign up for the mailing list at

SATURDAY MAY 20 | 8pm | music for a chapel

This concert will offer interactions between movement, communication, sound, and spirituality in the MIT Chapel. The relationships between breathing and ritual, air and music, and performance and reflection will be explored within the resonant framework of Eero Saarinen’s architectural design. New chamber works will incorporate spatiality via site-­specific musical, visual, and physical elements, written by Boston-based composers Eygló Höskuldsdóttir Viborg, Eva Redamonti, Rahul Nair, Eden Rayz, and Will Ponturo.

SATURDAY MARCH 11 | 8pm | Dunham Shoe Factory

Dunham Shoe Factory is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach and Dave Haughey. They are a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion and cello,  their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical and Indian music.

TUESDAY MARCH 21 | 7:30pm | Meravelha presents The Fourth Doctor, a celebration of Hildegard von Bingen

The ladies of Meravelha, in celebration of the naming of Hildegard von Bingen as the fourth female doctor of the church, perform her music and readings from her prose. Poet, composer, mystic, theologian, medicine woman and expert cookie baker, Hildegard was a “Renaissance” woman before such a term even existed! Free and open to the public ($15 suggested donation)


Barbara Allen Hill

Teri Kowiak

Jaya Lakshminarayanan

Clare McNamara

Catherine Stein