Thursday, December 9, 2021

Harmonium Choral Society Presents “Goodness and Light”

Do you want to have an uplifting 
in-person experience? 

Goodness and Light 
WHEN:  Saturday, December 11th, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12th, at 3:00 p.m.
The Presbyterian Church in Morristown, 57 E. Park Place, Morristown
Advance tickets are $25 ($20 students & seniors) and are available through 11:59 p.m. on December 10th; if available, tickets at the door are $30 ($25 students & seniors).
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Concertgoers will enjoy a world premiere by composer-in-residence Martin Sedek, Goodness and Light, with selections from Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Donald St. Pierre’s Songs of Sweet Accord, and choral gems from Brandon Williams, Elaine Hagenberg, and others, with world-renowned harpist Merynda Adams. 

Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack says, “It is such a joy, after months of silence, to bring a brand-new work to life. Martin’s music has always been a wonderful fit for Harmonium singers, and for this work he deftly sets an extraordinary array of texts that celebrate the season and ‘goodwill toward all’ in many cultures. The work is a joint commission between Harmonium and the Composers Guild of NJ.”

Harmonium is committed to making its subscription concerts accessible and safe for all concertgoers; accessibility information is available on the ticketing website. 

Doors open one-half hour before the concert begins, but concertgoers are advised to leave plenty of time for parking. A map of parking is available from the Morristown Parking Authority at

Additional Information: All of our singers are vaccinated, and we will be following the science for safety protocols all year. Audience members will need to provide proof of vaccination along with a photo ID and will be required to wear masks while inside the building. Please make sure to check our website,, for any changes in the requirements of the venue.

Funding has been made possible in part by Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


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 2021-22 season consists of four subscription concerts held in October, December, March, 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 is 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, Greece and Turkey, and most recently the Baltics in the summer of 2016. A tour of the Balkans is planned for the summer of 2022.