‘Moondance,’ anyone? Harmonium exalts the orb, in Morristown, March 4 & 5



From the Harmonium Choral Society:

Harmonium Choral Society will perform a thrilling variety of choral music about the moon on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m., at the Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place. Tickets are on sale here.

The global repertoire, from Sephardic to Irish, Billings to Van Morrison’s famous Moondance, will be accompanied by flute and percussion and feature women composers Susan LaBarr, Karen Marolli, and Mari Valverde, as well as New Jersey premieres of works by Lori Laitman (Partial Lunar Eclipse) and Melissa Dunphy (The Cat and the Moon).

Composer collage for Moondance 2023.

Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack says: “The concert will open with Raymond Tiguls’s mesmerizing Moonlight Sound Design, the only work for hang (a type of pitched metal drum played with the hands). You won’t want to be late!”

Doors open one-half hour before the concert begins, but concertgoers are advised to leave plenty of time for parking. The accessible entrance is on the east side of the building, and no stairs are needed to enter the sanctuary. Morristown parking information may be found here.

Harmonium Choral Society is dedicated to ensuring that all of our patrons are able to enjoy the arts equally. If you have accessibility needs, questions, or concerns, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the performance you wish to attend, and we will assist you in the best manner we have available.

Please take note that each concert is professionally taped live for video and audio reproduction; therefore, we do not allow audience videotaping via cell phones. We do not allow pets (other than service dogs) into our performances. If you want to attend a concert with your service dog, please call us in advance.

We are always looking to make your experience better and welcome your input. For more information, email here or (973) 538-6969.

COVID Guidelines for Harmonium Performances

All Harmonium singers are vaccinated and will remain masked during performances except for occasional solos. Audience masking is optional as long as that remains the policy of our host venues.

Funding has been made possible in part by Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Harmonium Choral Society, based in Morris County, is one of New Jersey’s leading choral arts organizations. The 100-voice choral society has been recognized for its musical excellence and innovative programming, and has commissioned and premiered works by Amanda Harberg, Matthew Harris, Elliot Z. Levine, Harmonium’s composers-in-residence Mark Miller and Martin Sedek, and others.

Directed by Dr. Anne J. Matlack of Madison, Harmonium’s 2022-23 season consists of four subscription concerts held in December, March, May, and June, as well as numerous special events and partnerships.  Harmonium, known for its eclectic programming, choral excellence, and community spirit, sponsors commissions and musicianship workshops, as well as an outreach chorus that performs in schools, nursing homes, and other venues.  Harmonium sponsors an annual High School Student Choral Composition Contest, which is celebrating its 26th anniversary this season.  This innovative program won the prestigious Chorus America Education and Outreach Award. Harmonium has also toured internationally, most recently to the Balkans in the summer of 2022.