Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ACCLAIMED HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS SEASON FINALE IN MADISON THIS WEEKEND

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MAGIC AND MYSTERIES

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. June 4 & 5, 2016
WHERE:
Grace Episcopal Church, Madison Ave. (Rte. 24), Madison
TICKETS: $25 at the door ($20 for students/seniors).
Advance tickets may be purchased online at https://harmonium.yapsody.com/
You may also send an email to sales@harmonium.org or call 973-538-6969 for more information.
Large print or Braille programs will be made available if requested in advance.
The church is air-conditioned, with parking. Program notes are available on the website.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe 100-voice Harmonium Choral Society, led by Dr. Anne Matlack of Madison, N.J., presents its 2015-2016 concert season finale, an eclectic selection of sacred, secular and global works ranging from Schumann to Sarasola and Palestrina to Esenwalds; with world music from Haitian to Celtic to Baltic. The select Harmonium Chamber Singers will present works by Ockeghem, a Kings Singers arrangement, and an original composition by George Aronson of Morristown.

 

This concert also premieres a work by 2016's $1000 Grand Prize winner of the Harmonium High School Student Choral Composition Contest, for the second year in a row, Mendham High School senior Zachary Catron. His work, Cold Wind, is based on a poem by Walter de la Mare, as is the second-prize composition, November, by Princeton High School student and American Boychoir School graduate Theodore Trevisan. Honorable mention recognition will go to Timothy Morrow of Ridge High School and Carl Hausman of Mt. Olive High School. Harmonium's Annual High School Choral Composition Contest is a past winner of the prestigious Chorus America Education and Outreach Award.

The theme of this concert embraces some of our favorite works and some new composers we are very excited about, including as always, the talented high school ones, explains Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack. Music has a way of expressing the inexpressible and mysterious. We have amazing soloists drawn from our membership of 1/3 music teachers and some of our favorite works in preparation for our Baltic tour this summer.

MORE ABOUT HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY
Harmonium Choral Society, based in Morris County, is one of New Jersey's leading choral arts organizations. The 100-voice choral society has been widely recognized for its musical excellence and innovative programming, and has commissioned and premiered works by Amanda Harberg, Matthew Harris, Elliot Z. Levine, Harmonium's composers-in-residence Mark Miller and Martin Sedek, and others. Directed by Dr. Anne J. Matlack of Madison, Harmonium also sponsors musicianship workshops and an Outreach Chorus which performs in schools, nursing homes and other venues. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, and the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association and have toured internationally to England and Wales, Eastern Europe, Spain and Portugal, and Greece and Turkey. They leave for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this June.