‘Music At Noon’ returns to Morristown with carols by harpist Merynda Adams on Dec. 1


Music At Noon, the concert series sponsored by Music At Morristown United Methodist Church, begins its 32nd season on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, featuring harpist Merynda Adams.

Merynda Adam

The 30-minute show, entitled Christmas Around the World, starts at 12:15 pm and will feature carols from different countries.  The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place (on the Green), in Morristown.

A light luncheon is available for purchase before or after the concert (11:30 am to 1:30 pm).  The cost of the luncheon is $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.  The December concerts are free to the public as a gift to the community.  Free childcare is available during the concert.  The sanctuary is handicapped accessible.

MERYNDA ADAMS made her New York debut to a sold-out Carnegie Recital Hall as a 1994 winner of the Artists International Competition.

She has been described by the Newark Star-Ledger as having “played the harp with color and great facility” and is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the Metropolitan area. Ms. Adams is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where she was a merit scholarship student of Kathleen Bride. She attended the Hilversums Conservatorium in the Netherlands with Erika Waardenburg and studied with Sara Bullen, Gloria Agostini and Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche.

Ms. Adams has performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York Grand Opera, New Philharmonic, Lyrica Chamber Music, Opera at Florham, Northeastern Philharmonic, Colonial Symphony, Westfield Symphony, Lake Placid Sinfonietta and off-Broadway in The Fantasticks. A winner of the South Orange Symphony Artists’ Competition and the Goldblatt Award, she is an Affiliate Artist Teacher at DrewUniversityand has been an instructor of harp at Seton Hall University. Her other solo engagements include events honoring Andrea Bocelli, Colin Powell, and Beverly Sills.  For further information about Merynda, please visit her website.

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.

For further information: 973-538-2132 or www.morristownumc.com

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