Harmonium Choral Society presents The Peace of Wild Things, the second concert of its 2009-2010 thirtieth anniversary season, at United Methodist Church on the Green, Morristown at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 6th and 3:00 pm Sunday, March 7th. The new Harmonium-sponsored Children's Chorus from Neighborhood House in Morristown will join Harmonium for several combined pieces. Musical highlights include folksongs from around the world and pieces by Eleanor Daley, Joan Szymko, Eric Whitacre, and Nick Page that evoke nature and community. The concert includes the world premiere of the closing movement, "Dona Nobis Pacem," from Ben Allaway's Celtic Mass with Dugan's Hooligans, the family band featuring young fiddle champion Connor Leszczuk. The select Harmonium Chamber Singers will also perform nature madrigals, and the madrigal version of "Born to Be Wild."
General admission tickets are $25 at the door ($20 for students and seniors). Single tickets purchased at least a week in advance receive a $5 discount. Groups of ten or more tickets are available for $10 each. To order tickets, go on line at www.harmonium.org or send a mail order. To order by mail, write a note requesting the quantity, date, and type of tickets (regular or student/senior) desired. Send a check made out to Harmonium with the request to P.O. Box 1317, Morristown, NJ 07962-1317, Attn: Ticket Agent. Large print or Braille programs will be made available if requested in advance. Doors open a half hour before concert time.
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. Harmonium's sponsorship of the Children's Chorus from the Neighborhood House and the commission from Ben Allaway are examples of their fulfillment of this mission. Harmonium is honored to perform by invitation at the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Convention in Philadelphia in February. Chorus America awarded Harmonium its 2009 Education Outreach Award, giving the group national recognition. 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.
More information about Harmonium and its 2009-2010 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.