The Philadelphia Doctors’ Chamber Orchestra is a nonprofit organization made up of approximately 40 volunteer musicians. Our mission is to present and perpetuate symphonic music for the community.
The orchestra was founded and is conducted by Dr. Fawzi Habboushe, a general and thoracic surgeon. The membership was originally comprised largely, but not exclusively, of medical professionals. Our current membership reflects many diverse backgrounds, all brought together by a love of music.
The orchestra has been performing for 25 years in several different venues including universities, concert halls, churches and hospitals throughout the Delaware Valley. The Philadelphia Doctors’ Chamber Orchestra relies upon contributions from patrons, the generosity of its conductor and its devoted musicians.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an all-volunteer membership.
Dr. Fawzi Habboushe, Conductor
His passion for music is as intense as it is for medicine.
To develop his skills as a conductor, Dr. Habboushe studied at Temple University while in the active full time practice of medicine. For over 35 years he has taken
the orchestra to Delaware Valley hospitals, universities, churches and concert halls to play while charging no admission fees. Dr. Habboushe has sustained the
orchestra with his own generosity as well as the devotion of its musicians, its patrons’ contributions, and the donations of the audiences.
We are in the process of updating our website. Please check back later for our latest roster of musicians.