Wednesday, August 24, 2016

HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY SEEKS EXPERIENCED SINGERS WITH GOOD SIGHT-READING ABILITY

AUDITION NOTICE:

HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY

Harmonium Choral Society has a limited number of openings in all voice parts for experienced singers with good sight-reading ability.

WHEN: by appointment only beginning Aug. 21 through Sept. 7, 2016
WHERE:
Grace Episcopal Church in Madison with artistic director, Dr. Anne Matlack.
Please visit http://harmonium.org/audition.shtml for more information and scheduling.

Weekly rehearsals resume Sunday evening, September 11, at Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham. Harmonium schedules three major concerts - held in December, March and June - as well as special appearances throughout the year.

This year’s December concert, "Winter Skies," presents a luminous program featuring Frank Martin’s double choir Mass. The concert also features works by Esenvalds, Dove, Sweelinck, and Fairouz; Swiss and Dutch carols; and multicultural gems. It will be performed Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8pm and Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3pm at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown.

The March program, "From Heaven Distilled a Clemency," will feature Durufle’s Requiem and works by O’Regan, Poulenc, Heath, Chesnokov, and Nico Muhly, accompanied by strings, harp, and organ. It will be performed Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm and Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3pm at Chatham United Methodist Church, a new venue for this season.

The June concert, "There Will Come Soft Rain," will include eclectic settings from the Renaissance to today celebrating rain, including Elgar, Whitacre, Dilworth, and Toto. Harmonium will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of its High School Composition Contest.

Harmonium concert soloists are selected from the chorus’s 100-voice membership, over one-third of whom are professional musicians and/or music educators. Singers are also invited to audition for the Harmonium Chamber Singers, a 20-voice vocal ensemble selected from the full chorus.

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 that 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, Italy, Spain and Portugal, Greece and Turkey, and most recently Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.