Ashmont Hill Chamber Music


Ashmont Hill Chamber Music is a community-based organization founded in 1985 to provide an accessible and affordable concert series for the residents of Dorchester and its surrounding communities, to create new audiences for chamber music, and to strengthen the sense of community among the audience, volunteers, and musicians who come together at each concert.

Ashmont Hill Chamber Music seeks to:

  • Present artists of the highest caliber in a series of chamber music concerts in Dorchester.

  • Provide an opportunity for established and emerging artists to perform artistically challenging repertoire for an attentive audience in a beautiful and intimate setting.
  • Develop new audiences for chamber music through imaginative efforts to reach out to the cross section of people that live in our community of Dorchester and beyond.
  • Educate the audience.
  • Innovate programming.
  • Create a small artistic community where musicians, graphic designers, photographers, marketing people, development people, funders, friends, neighbors and audience members learn from each other through working together and through their commitment to creating concerts.
  • Use the series of programs in Dorchester as a base of fully produced concerts that can be performed in venues throughout New England and beyond.
Key Partners: 

Boston Symphony, Boston Musica Viva, Emmanuel Music, COLLAGE contemporary Ensemble, Cantata Singers, New England Conservatory and Boston University

Key Programs Offered: 

AHCM is dedicated to sharing its passion for classical music with children of all ages. For nearly 20 years the organization has brought exciting and engaging classical concerts and workshops to Dorchester and its surrounding communities. Put musicians and children together and magic happens!

AHCM has presented interactive performance workshops at Dorchester schools and community groups such as the Epiphany Middle School, the Codman Square Health Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester and South Boston, the Jubilee House, the Dorchester YMCA, the Metropolitan Council for Economic Opportunity program, and the Boston Home for adult patients with multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.