MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Harmonium Choral Society has a limited number of
openings in all voice parts for experienced singers with good
sight-reading skills. Auditions for the 2015-2016 concert season will be
held by appointment only. Audition dates are August 20th through the 22nd
and September 3rd through the 10th in Madison.
Please email Dr. Anne Matlack, Artistic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 13 at Grace Lutheran Church
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The Harmonium concert season will include three concerts with the full chorus - held in December, March and June, as well as a concert featuring the select Harmonium Chamber Singers in April. The season also includes special appearances throughout the year.
The December concert, "Spem in Alium", features Tallis’s glorious 40-voice
renaissance motet in surround sound as well as works celebrating the hopes
of the season, by composers ranging from Praetorius to Paulus, Rutter and
Dale Trumbore, with strings and organ. It will be held at 8pm Saturday,
December 12 and 3pm Sunday, December 13 at St Peter's Church in
The program for March, "Why Do the Nations Rage?", features Bernstein’s
Chichester Psalms and works by Mendelssohn, Tormis, Raminsh, Laciano and
more, with organ, percussion and harp. Saturday, March 5, 8 pm and Sunday,
March 6, 3pm, at the Morristown United Methodist Church.
Rounding out the year, the June season finale is titled "Magic and
Mysteries". An eclectic selection of choral works from around the world
covering the sacred and mystical to the secular and magical will be
presented. Composers include Monteverdi, Schumann, Sarasola, Dubra,
Matthew Harris and the winner of the 19th annual New Jersey High School
Student Choral Composition Contest. Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at
7:30pm held in Grace Church, Madison.
Harmonium concert soloists are selected from the chorus’s 100-voice
membership, over one-third of whom are professional musicians and/or music
educators. Singers are also invited to audition for the Harmonium Chamber
Singers, a 20-voice vocal ensemble selected from the full Harmonium
ABOUT HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY
Harmonium, one of New Jersey’s leading choral arts organizations, is known
for its eclectic programming and community spirit. The 100-voice chorus -
which includes a large number of music educators - sponsors commissions,
premieres, and musicianship workshops, as well as an Outreach Chorus which
performs in schools, nursing homes and other venues. Harmonium has
performed at Carnegie Hall, for the Eastern Division Convention of the
American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organists,
and collaborated with the New Jersey Shakespeare Theater, the New Jersey
Festival Orchestra, the New Jersey Youth Chorus and others. They have
toured internationally and are planning a Baltic tour for July 2016. For
more information, visit www.harmonium.org or follow us on YouTube,
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