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Neighborhood House Children Partner with Harmonium in Free Concert

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Neighborhood House Children Partner with Harmonium in Free Concert
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The Morristown Neighborhood House Children’s Chorus, started last year as an outreach by Harmonium, will be featured in a free concert on Saturday afternoon, April 9th at 2 - 3 p.m. in the Morristown United Methodist Church on the Green.  The program will include songs from around the world appealing to children and adults alike, including Costa Rican, South American, African-American, African and Native American.
 
This is the latest of several appearances by the Children’s Chorus, led by Harmonium Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack.  They sang at the Black History Month Celebration in February.  At Harmonium’s March 2010 subscription concert, the youngsters sang two songs on their own, and participated in six pieces with the adult chorus.
 
Morristown Neighborhood House Children’s Chorus was originally funded by an anonymous donor, and is now sponsored by the Community Foundation of New Jersey.  The Morristown Neighborhood House’s mission is to assist children, families and individuals who are confronting economic/social challenges to become self-sufficient by insuring the existence of cultural, recreational, educational and social programs. 
 
Harmonium Choral Society, based in Morris County, is a 100-voice choral society dedicated to inspiring and transforming the community through music. They perform a diverse repertoire of choral music at a high artistic level and advance the choral arts through education, commissions, and community partnerships.  Chorus America awarded Harmonium its 2009 Education Outreach Award.  Dr. Anne Matlack has served as Harmonium’s artistic director since 1987. She was named 2003 Outstanding Arts Professional by the Arts Council of the Morris Area, and is also organist/choir director at Grace Episcopal Church, Madison.
 
More information about Harmonium and its 2010-2011 season is available at www.harmonium.org  or by calling 973-538-6969.
 
Funding has been made possible in part by grants form the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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