WHEN: Monday, June 27, at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Christ the King Church, 16 Blue Mill Rd. New Vernon, NJ
Harmonium Choral Society will take 50 members on tour to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from June 29-July 9, kicking it off with a free Bon Voyage concert. The concert features American composers from Oliver Holden to Elizabeth Alexander, Matthew Harris to Fenno Heath, Eliot Levine to Undine Moore, as well as Baltic composers and folksongs from around the world.
About a third of Harmonium’s members are music teachers and church musicians, among a variety of other vocations, and they range in age from High School to retired. The many fine soloists are drawn from within the group. Previous international tours were Greece and Turkey (2013), Spain and Portugal, Northern Italy, Eastern Europe, and the UK.
The tour chorus will perform on Saturday July 2, St. Joseph’s church, Paluse Lithuania, 6 pm; Monday July 4, 6 pm St Saviour’s Church, Rīga, Latvia; Wed. July 6, 7 pm St Elisabeth’s Church Pärnu, Estonia; Friday July 8, St John’s Church, Tallinn, Estonia.
Dr. Anne Matlack is Harmonium’s Artistic Director. She holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Cincinnati and is music director at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, NJ. Harmonium, one of New Jersey’s leading choral arts organizations, is known for its eclectic programming and community spirit, sponsoring commissions, premieres, and musicianship workshops, as well as an Outreach Chorus which performs in schools, nursing homes and other venues. They are wrapping up a crowd-funder for their award-winning NJ High School Student Composition Contest.