Friday, March 17, 2023

Friday Lenten Recitals at Grace Church Madison

Friday Lenten Organ Meditations
WHEN: throughout March. The recitals begin at 12:15 following brief (5 minute) noonday prayer, and end at 12:45.
Grace Church, 
4 Main St. (Rt. 124) in at the corner of Kings Rd. and Route 124, Madison
The concerts are free and open to the public.
For more information call the church at 973-377-0106 or visit

Grace Community Music continues its noontime Friday Lenten organ meditations. The organ console and pedals will be projected onto the wall for better audience viewing.

Dr. Anne Matlack is organist/choir director at Grace, where Friday Lenten Organ Recitals have been a Madison tradition since the 1950s, founded by her predecessor, Helen E.J. Thomas. March 24 will be the annual Helen E.J.Thomas Memorial Concert, presented by Patricia Ruggles, alto & Anne Matlack, organ, with special guest Gerall Heiser, cello. The concert features works by Buxtehude, Duruflé and others.

On March 31 the program will combine the poetry of John Donne with organ meditations.

The Grace choir also sings a candlelit Chanted Compline after choir practice Thursdays in Lent, 8:30-8:45 p.m. to which the community is welcome. Come by sometime and experience it! Fifteen minutes of candlelight calm to end your day.

As well as her celebrating her 33rd year as music director at Grace Church, Dr. Matlack is Artistic Director of the acclaimed Harmonium Choral Society. She studied organ with Charles Krigbaum at Yale and David Mulbury at The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.