Thursday, February 28, 2019

Harmonium Chamber Singers Present “Swan Songs”

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Swan Songs

WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
WHERE:
Grace Episcopal Church in Madison
ADMISSION: General admission tickets are $25 ($20 for students and seniors). Tickets purchased on or before March 1st are $20 ($15 for students and seniors). Please visit https://harmonium.yapsody.com to purchase tickets. For assistance or more information, please contact manager@harmonium.org or 973-538-6969. To sign up to receive updates about Harmonium events, please CLICK HERE

WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3pm
WHERE:
Christ Church in Short Hills
ADMISSION: General admission tickets are $25 ($20 for students and seniors). Tickets purchased on or before March 1st are $20 ($15 for students and seniors). Please visit https://harmonium.yapsody.com to purchase tickets. For assistance or more information, please contact manager@harmonium.org or 973-538-6969. To sign up to receive updates about Harmonium events, please CLICK HERE

Artistic Director Dr. Anne J. Matlack leads the select 25-voice group in presenting works by Jacques Arcadelt, Claudio Monteverdi, Heinrich Schütz, Sarah Rimkus, Sarah Quartel, former Harmonium Composition Contest winner Michael Rosin, and more.  The Chamber Singers are thrilled to premiere a work by Harmonium’s own composer-in-residence Martin Sedek, and to present the New Jersey premiere of Dale Trumbore’s Open/Close Choral Consortium. There will also be a complete performance of Hindemith’s charming Six Chansons on poems by Rilke.

“The theme of this concert explores swan songs in both senses of the word: final thoughts on life well-lived, and a celebration of birds and nature,” Dr. Matlack said. “The Chamber Singers show their versatility as they move from the Renaissance to some of the newest and most exciting pieces of the 21st century and back.”

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 recognized for its musical excellence and innovative programming, and has commissioned and premiered works by Amanda Harberg, Matthew Harris, Elliot Z. Levine, Dale Trumbore, Harmonium's composers-in-residence Mark Miller and Martin Sedek, and others.

Directed by Dr. Anne J. Matlack of Madison, Harmonium’s season consists of four subscription concerts held in December, March, April, and June, as well as numerous special events and partnerships. Harmonium, known for its eclectic programming, choral excellence, and community spirit, sponsors commissions and musicianship workshops, as well as an Outreach Chorus that performs in schools, nursing homes, and other venues. Harmonium sponsors an annual High School Student Choral Composition Contest, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in the 2016-17 season. This innovative program won the prestigious Chorus America Education and Outreach Award. Harmonium has toured internationally to England and Wales, Eastern Europe, Northern Italy, Spain and Portugal, and Greece and Turkey, and most recently traveled to the Baltics in the summer of 2016.

To learn more about Harmonium, please visit Harmonium.org.