Harmonium Choral Society Illuminates the Season with "Angels of Light"
Saturday, October 27, 2012 • 9:34pm
Harmonium Choral Society presents "Angels of Light" on
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3
p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown, N.J. Organist Joe
Arndt and Terrence Thornhill, cello, will accompany the 100-voice chorus.
[Snow date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8 p.m.]
Dr. Anne J. Matlack will lead the acclaimed choral society in singing
works about angels, light and peace. The concert includes Ola Gjeilo’s
stunning new work, Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium) for a cappella 12-part
chorus and solo cello, Claudio Monteverdi’s six-voice Magnificat
highlighting talented soloists, and Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, the work
made famous by his first “virtual choir”
In addition, the concert features an eclectic mix of choral works by
Jackson Berkey, Felix Mendelssohn, Fredrik Sixten, and the Nigerian carol,
Betelehemu, with drums. In addition, the select Harmonium Chamber Singers
will perform works by William Byrd, Edward Bairstow and Jocelyn Hagen.
"Angels of Light" opens the 2012–2013 concert year marking the 25th
Anniversary of Dr. Matlack as Artistic Director of Harmonium. Since 1987
Dr. Matlack's passion for musical excellence and innovative programming
has led Harmonium to become one of the finest choral arts organizations in
General admission tickets for "Angels of Light" are $30 and $25 for
students and seniors. Tickets purchased by November 30 are $25 and $20 for
students and seniors. Advance tickets are recommended as this concert
tends to sell out. Subscription tickets to all three 2012-2013 concerts
(December, March and June) are $55 and $40 for students and seniors. To
order tickets, visit http://harmonium.org/paypalDEC.shtml or send a mail
order to Harmonium Choral Society, P.O. Box 1317, Morristown, NJ
07962-1317, Attn: Ticket Agent. Large print or Braille programs will be
made available if requested in advance. More information about Harmonium
is available at www.harmonium.org or by calling 973-538-6969.
Harmonium is known for its eclectic programming and community spirit. The
chorus sponsors commissions, premieres, and musicianship workshops, as
well as an Outreach Chorus which performs in schools, nursing homes and
other venues. Harmonium has won the prestigious Chorus America Education
and Outreach Award as well as the Arts Council of the Morris Area's
Outstanding Arts Organization Award. They have performed at Carnegie Hall,
the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors
Association and at the opening convocation of the American Guild of
Organists (AGO) 2011 Region II Convention.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from 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 and by a grant from The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation.