Who is SoHIP?

Over the years, countless harpsichords have been tuned, hundreds of music stands placed onstage, and thousands of audience members have embraced the talent and grace of SoHIP’s summer series musicians. In our three decades of presenting the region's best early musicians, we have presented nearly 600 concerts by over 100 different ensembles.

The Society for Historically Informed Performance grew out of the local early music community’s desire for more performance opportunities, as interest in early music grew during the 1980s. Members of seven ensembles collaborated on a summer concert series in 1987, endeavoring to share in the work, and later to give a helping hand to other groups that were trying to get a start in the field. In the years since, the SoHIP Summer Concert Series has become a beloved tradition which continues to provide opportunities for new project by New England musicians. 

SoHIP's mission is to promote and enrich public appreciation and understanding of historically informed performance of early music in New England, and to support the development of new projects and ensembles with ties to the region.

We look forward to many more years of uniting inspired audiences with beautiful music.  

Board of Directors

Daniel Meyers, President
Douglas Freundlich, Vice President
Ruth McKay, Treasurer
Alice Johnson, Clerk
Jeffrey Del Papa
Elizabeth Hardy
Barbara Allen Hill
L. Mark Slawson