The Harlem Chamber Players is an ethnically diverse collective of professional musicians dedicated to bringing affordable and accessible live classical music to people in the Harlem community and beyond.
The core group of musicians has been giving performances well before the creation of Harlem's regular concert series Music at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. In 2004 clarinetist Liz Player founded West Harlem Winds. This wind quintet performed at St. Mary's Episcopal Church as well as in colleges, public schools, private functions and various other venues. With the addition of strings and the creation of the Music at St. Mary's series in 2008, the group became St. Mary's Chamber Players. The name of the entire cast of musicians who perform regularly in the Music at St. Mary's series is known as The Harlem Chamber Players.