Mary Beekman, Director
Celebrating over 30 years with Musica Sacra.
Mary Beekman has conducted Musica Sacra since 1979. A graduate of Harvard University and the New England Conservatory of Music, she has conducted Harvard-Radcliffe Graduate Chorale and Chorus pro Musica and served as interim choirmaster of the Harvard University Choir.
In addition to her work with Musica Sacra, she is the music director of the Belmont Open Sings.
"Urge to explore" (Boston Globe)
The Boston Globe interviewed Mary in November 2009 and talked about her point of view as a conductor after 30 years with Musica Sacra, as well as the groups 2009/2010 performance debut performing Brahms's Requiem.
"As One Voice" (Chapin School Alumnae Magazine)
As One Voice, reprinted with permission from "Fanfare," the 2004 edition of the Chapin School Alumnae Bulletin.
Q & A
"On the Air" with WBUR
In December 2001, Mary and the Belmont Open Sings were featured on Boston's public radio WBUR, in a program entitled "Sacred Sing-Along," with Alice Furlaud. The piece is primarily about a holiday presentation of Handel's "Messiah" and the art and pleasure of choral singing. A RealAudio presentation of this program is available online. Listen now!