Monday, August 12, 2019

Harmonium Choral Society Holds Auditions for New Members

AUDITIONS

WHEN: by appointment only on select dates between August 24, 2019 and September 3, 2019
WHERE:
Grace Episcopal Church in Madison
Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack
Please visit Harmonium.org for more information and scheduling.

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

Weekly rehearsals resume Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham. Harmonium schedules three major concerts—held in December, March, and June—as well as a Chamber Singers concert and special appearances throughout the year.


THE 2019-2020 SEASON

This year’s December concert, “Words Matter,” will feature two world premieres: “In the Beginning was the Word,” a new commission from Sarah Rimkus, and “The Children of All Others” by composer-in-residence Mark Miller, as well as works from Hassler to Vaughan Williams celebrating the season and the importance of our words.


WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 8pm and Sunday, December 8, 3pm
WHERE
: Morristown United Methodist Church.

Our early spring concert focuses on mental health with the major new cantata “Open Minds” by Rob Redei on poetry by Deborah Kennedy. More information may be found at www.openmindssavelives.org.

WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8pm and Sunday March 1, 2020 at 3pm
WHERE:
The Presbyterian Church in Morristown.


Harmonium’s select Chamber Singers will present a concert of intergalactic delights with works ranging from Weelkes to Whitacre.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:30pm
WHERE:
Grace Church in Madison

WHEN: Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3pm
WHERE:
Christ Church in Short Hills.


The June concert, "Moondance," will celebrate global repertoire about the moon, and will feature the winner of the 23rd annual High School Student Choral Composition Contest.

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2020 and Sunday, June 7, 2020, both at 7:30pm
WHEN:
Grace Church in Madison.


July 1 through 11, 2020 offers an opportunity to perform with members of the chorus on an international tour to the Balkans, including Croatia and Slovenia. Rehearsals begin June 13th and include a preview concert on Monday, June 29, 2020.

Harmonium concert soloists are usually 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 Harmonium 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 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’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.