Old South Meeting House, located in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston, was built in 1729 as a Puritan meeting house. The original congregation included famous colonists such as inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin, patriot leader Samuel Adams, and the first African American to publish a book, Phillis Wheatley.
In the years leading up to the American Revolution, colonists gathered at Old South Meeting House to challenge British rule, culminating with a gathering on December 16, 1773, the aftermath of which is known today as The Boston Tea Party.
Today, Old South Meeting House is a busy museum, a treasured National Historic Landmark, and an active center for civic dialogue and free expression in the heart of downtown Boston, particularly as the frequent host of the Ford Hall Forum public lecture series.
And for over a decade, New England Conservatory, in conjunction with Old South Meeting House, have been showcasing its talented students with lunchtime recitals in this unique and centuries-old performance venue.