Singers wanted for Morristown choral group

August 23, 2013 by  

The Harmonium Choral Society, a Morristown group, is about to hold auditions for its 2013-2014 season.

Experienced singers, particularly those good at sight-reading music, are invited to audition and all voice types are needed. Auditions are by appointment only, and will be held in Madison from tomorrow through September 5. Interested vocalists should email the group’s artistic director, Anne Matlack, to set up an audition.

The group gives three major performances annually (in December, March, and June) and makes other special appearances throughout the year. The 2013 December concert, which is titled ‘Alleluya, A New Work’, will feature world premieres by Mark Miller and Martin Sedeck, the group’s composers-in-residence. It is slated to be held at Morristown’s St. Peter’s Church and, in addition to the new compositions, features works by Britten, Verdi, and Brahms. Adrienne Blossey will accompany the group on the oboe, and Joseph Arndt will play the church’s famous E.M. Skinner organ.

In March, the group’s concert will be ‘The Song Within’, and features ‘Annelies’, a new cantata by James Whitbourn about Anne Frank. The work will be performed by the group with the addition of cello, clarinet, piano, and violin, as well as multimedia. The June performance is called ‘Sing a New Song’ and takes singing as its subject, using Bach’s ‘Singet dem Herrn’ as its foundation.

Harmonium officials could work with brochure printers to create a mailer targeted to area musicians, outlining the group’s history and upcoming schedule, and highlighting the information about the auditions.