Musica Sacra


We are looking for a few good singers!

Musica Sacra is currently seeking experienced first sopranos, low altos, tenors, and basses for our 2021-2022 Season. Auditions will be held by appointment over Zoom on weeknights between August 29th - September 7th. If you would like to arrange an audition time, please fill out and submit our Audition Form. You are not required to prepare a piece for the audition, but you will be asked to demonstrate your sight reading skills.

Musica Sacra has sung in Cambridge and Boston for 60 years, 40 of them under the direction of conductor Mary Beekman, who is known in the Boston area for her inspired programming. We sing a diverse selection of both sacred and secular music, ranging from the 15th-century Flemish to the newly-composed, with everything in between suited to our size of 28-32 singers. We work to adapt our sound to the spirit of each piece being sung and are looking for singers who are able to do the same.

The music Mary selects can be challenging; the group often sings a cappella works with adventurous voicings and harmonies, and it always presents compositions in their original language. We perform in mixed formation, and occasionally numerous divisi require a singer to be alone or with one other on a part. The result is a sound that is distinctively transparent (recently called "jaw-droppingly good" in the Boston Musical Intelligencer), with programs that are extremely rewarding for our singers and audiences alike!

We perform four concerts per year. Rehearsals are typically held on Wednesday evenings from 7-10 PM at Harvard-Epworth Church near Harvard Square. Concerts are performed at First Church in Harvard Square. This year, our concerts are scheduled for October 23rd, December 11th, March 12th, and May 14th.

Due to COVID precautions, our rehearsals will be shortened to Wednesdays from 7:30 - 9:00 PM and will take place in the sanctuary of Harvard-Epworth Church. All chorus members are required to be vaccinated, and singers will be masked and social distancing during rehearsals. If you have any questions regarding Musica Sacra's COVID safety protocols, please reach out at

If you would like to arrange an audition time, please fill out and submit our Audition Form.

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