Harmonium Announces 2021-2022 Season
Harmonium Choral Society is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 season featuring four subscription concerts.
Choral Cosmos: Saturday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m., Grace Church, Madison and Sunday, October 24, at 3:00 p.m., Morrow United Methodist Church, Maplewood.
Chamber Singers performing Choral Cosmos, a charmingly eclectic offering that includes Russian works from Taneyev to jazz, modern composers Mari Esabel Valverde, Melissa Dunphy and Tarik O’Regan, and Renaissance works from Palestrina to Francesca Caccini.
Goodness and Light: Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12, at 3:00 p.m., The Presbyterian Church in Morristown.
Goodness and Light will include the world premiere of composer-in-residence Martin Sedek’s Goodness and Light for chorus and Merynda Adams, harp. Seasonal offerings include Britten’s Ceremony of Carols (SSA) and Donald St. Pierre’s Songs of Sweet Accord (TTBB) and gems from Brandon Williams to Elaine Hagenburg.
Resilience: Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m., Morristown United Methodist Church.
Resilience will include performances of several of last year’s winners of the High School Choral Composition Contest, along with works from Heinrich Schütz to Lili Boulanger and Adolphus Hailstork to Alice Parker.
Open Hearts: Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, at 3:00 p.m. at a new venue, the air-conditioned Our Lady of Sorrows, South Orange.
The season closes with Open Hearts, which will feature world premieres of works by Mark Miller and Amanda Harberg, with a performance by guest artists Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, harmonium and Kris Lamb, flute. In addition, we will proudly perform the winning composition of the 25th anniversary High School Choral Composition Contest.
Special concerts and events include
- April 24, 2022: Family Concert at Christ Church in Short Hills at 3 p.m.
- June 4, 2022: fundraiser “Dinner with the Prince,” details TBA
- June 27, 2022: tour sendoff concert at Grace Church in Madison in preparation for our tour of the Balkans, scheduled for June 29 through July 9, 2022.
Additional Information: All of our singers are vaccinated and we will be following the science for safety protocols all year. Please make sure to check our website harmonium.org for changing requirements of each venue.
Subscription (4 concerts): $85 adults; $65 students and seniors (65+)
Single advance* tickets: $25 adults; $20 students and seniors
Single tickets at the door: $30 adults; $25 students and seniors
* Advance tickets are available until 11:59 p.m. on the Friday of each concert weekend.
Subscribers enjoy a $35 savings over single ticket prices.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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 normally 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, celebrating its 25th anniversary this 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.