Brattle Street Chamber Players

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Brattle Street Chamber Players
Members 18
Fall Comp? Yes
Spring Comp? Yes

The Brattle Street Chamber Players was founded to explore a string orchestra and chamber music repertoire largely inaccessible to more traditional Harvard orchestras. A seventeen-(originally thirteen)-member chamber group without conductor or music director, Brattle Street upholds the ideals of musical democracy. Their performances are infused with a fresh approach, reckless dedication to the purest ideals of music making, dashing good looks, and infectious charm. They have garnered rave reviews and a reputation for derring-do, premiering works by Harvard undergraduates and collaborating with ensembles including the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, the Harvard University Choir, and the Harlem Boys Choir.

Comp Process

First round audition: Two contrasting pieces, 10m of repertoire. Second round audition: Chamber music round

Organizational Structure

We are a musical democracy! All voices are valued equally.


In the past we've performed with members of the New York Philharmonic, as well as members of the Parker String Quartet. Every semester we bring in special guest coaches to help us in our rehearsal process.