Village Harmony

Welcome

See our complete summer concert schedule below.

Village Harmony is the umbrella organization for a diverse range of choral, world music and harmony singing activities under the direction of Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler. Our ensembles include Village Harmony, Northern Harmony, Boston Harmony, the Brooklyn World Music Chorus, the Chicago World Music Chorus, and our many Village Harmony Summer Camp ensembles.

Welcome to our new website (designed by VH alumnus Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin).  All the links that you need are in drop-down menus visible at the top of every page.

Online registration is now open for our 2016 summer camps and other workshops. We will send out our first round of acceptance emails to successful candidates in mid-January, following which time applicants will be accepted to camp sessions that still have openings on a rolling basis until all of our spaces are filled.

Once you have chosen a camp session, don’t wait to apply. Spaces in popular programs fill up fast, sometimes within weeks of the opening of registration. Apply early, and be sure to indicate a second choice camp session.

This coming year we are offering four teen performance camps in New England and one in the Midwest, adult residential weeks in western Massachusetts and in Oregon, and international study-performance programs in Corsica, Bulgaria, Bosnia and the UK.

Village Harmony Updates

  • Village Harmony Summer 2016 Concert Schedule

    Six  different concert programs. Concerts begin at 7:30 PM unless noted.
    Admission at the door varies locally:  normally sliding scale $5-$15.
    Call local number for details.

    Teen Ensemble I
    Led by Will Thomas Rowan, Heidi Wilson and Carlos Jurado (from Colombia).
    Music from Latin America, Lithuania and Corsica, shape-note songs, plus Will’s and Heidi’s original compositions
    June 28 – Cambridge, NY, NOTE: 7:00 PM
    Hubbard Hall, (518)-677-2495
    June 29  – Shrewsbury, VT
    Town Hall,  (802) 446-2928
    June 30 – Rochester, VT
    Community Church, 802-342-3549
    July 1 – Greensboro, VT
    United Church, (802) 426-3210
    July 3  – Newcastle, ME
    St Andrews Episcopal Church, (207) 563-8440
    July 4 – Belfast, ME
    First Congregational Church, (207) 323-6371
    July 5 – Vienna, ME
    Union Hall, (207) 495-2928
    July 6 – Eaton, NH
    Little White Church, (603) 447-2295
    July 7 – Melvin Village, NH
    Community Church, (603) 323-8877
    July 8 –Dunbarton, NH
    Congregational Church,  (603) 717-6086
    July 9 – Putney, VT
    Next Stage, (802)-387-0102

    Midwest Teen Ensemble
    Led by Suzannah Park, Bongani Magatyana, Avery Book, Robert Raymond
    Music from America, the Balkans, Sardinia and South Africa
    June 30 – Plymouth, WI
    Windhorse Retreat Center, W7110 County Rd U, (414) 975-7370
    July 1 – Chicago, IL
    Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N Leavitt St, (773) 315-0137
    July 2 – Allegan, MI
    Performing at Mahan Park’s Independence Day celebrations
    July 3-4 – Bloomington, IN
    TBA – CALL (828) 258-0675
    July 5 – Indianapolis, IN
    First Mennonite Church, 4601 Knollton Road, (217) 419-6914
    July 6 – Bellefontaine, OH – 7:00pm concert
    Holland Theatre, 127 E Columbus Ave
    July 7 –  Ann Arbor, MI 4:30-6pm workshop, 7:30pm concert
    Genesis, 2309 Packard Rd, (734) 665-7371
    July 9 – Albion MI
    Kellogg Center Stack, Albion College, 611 E. Porter St, (517) 629-0251
    July 9 – Benton Harbor, MI
    Brookview School, 501 Zollar Drive, (269) 469-0539
    July 10 – Hyde Park, Chicago, IL – 7pm concert
    Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave, (773) 315-0137

    Residential Teen Ensemble
    Led by Larry Gordon, Mary Cay Brass, Carl Linich.
    South African songs and dances, Traditional Georgian and Balkan songs, American shape-note, and renaissance Spanish pieces.
    July 2 – Ashfield, MA – 7:30 PM
    Congregational Church,  (413) 628-4568
    July 3 – Westminster West, VT – 3:00 PM
    Congregational Church, (413) 628-4568

    Teen Ensemble II
    Led by Larry Gordon, John Harrison, Zoe Christiansen.
    Macedonian songs  and dances, American gospel and shape-note, South African  songs and dances and original compositions
    July 15 – Hillsdale, NY
    Mettabee Farm, 551 Harlemville Rd (518) 567-5123
    July 16 – West Cummington, MA
    Community Church, (413) 268-3828
    July 17 – Amherst, MA
    Bramble Hill Farm Barn, 593 South Pleasant St.
    July 19  – Foster, RI
    North Foster Baptist Church, 81 E. Killingly Rd., (401) 397-5409
    July 20 – Portland, ME
    Deering Community Church, 4 Brentwood  St., (207) 409-6268
    July 21   – Belmont, MA
    Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St.
    July 22 – Norwich, VT
    Congregational Church, (802) 426-3210
    July 23 – South Hero, VT, NOTE: 7:00 PM
    Congregational Church, (802) 318-0916
    July 24 – Sheldon, VT, NOTE: 4:00 PM
    Grace Church, (802) 326-4603
    July 25 – Newport, VT
    Newport United Church, (802) 723-4137
    July 26 – Montpelier, VT
    Christ Church, 64 State St., (802) 426-3210

    Adult Ensemble
    Led by Brendan Taaffe, Bongani Magatyana and Val Mindel.
    Traditional and Original South African songs and dances, American shape-note, old time and Appalachian harmony songs, Music from  Zimbabwe, and Brendan’s original compositions
    July 22, Friday – Ashfield, MA – 7:00 PM
    Congregational Church,  (413) 628-4568

    Teen Ensemble III
    Led by Patty Cuyler, Bongani magatyana (from Capetown, South Africa), Lysander Jaffe.
    South African songs and dances, Balkan and  Georgian songs, American shape-note, and renaissance pieces
    August 5 – Brattleboro, VT
    Center Congregational Church, (802) 254-4730
    August 6 – Jaffrey Center, NH
    First Church, (603) 878-4726
    August 7  – Concord, NH
    Unitarian Church, 274 Pleasant St. (603) 717-6086
    August 8 – Wolfboro, NH
    All Saints Episcopal Church. 258 S. Main St. (603) 569-2078
     August 9 – Alstead, NH
    Orchard Hill Breadworks, (603) 835-7845
    August 10 – Norwich, VT
    Congregational Church, (802) 426-3210
    August 11 – Tamworth, NH
    Congregational Church, (603) 323-8877
    August 12 – Waterville Valley, NH
    The Rey Center, Waterville Valley Town Square
    August 13 – Barnet, VT
    Congregational Church, (802) 633-3043
    August 14 – Bridgewater, VT
    Grange Hall, (802) 672-1797
    August 15– Burlington, VT
    First Congregational Church, (802) 426-3210
    August 16– Montpelier, VT
    Christ Church, 64 State St., (802) 426-3210

  • Our Diversity Scholarship Campaign

    For 25 years Village Harmony has been a place where teenagers who don’t follow the beaten path have been able to come together and experience the sheer power of making music as a community with their peers. But there are still plenty of singers who aren’t represented in our camps in large numbers, including underprivileged students who could greatly benefit from the support of the VH environment.

    We are excited to launch a permanent Diversity Scholarship Fundraising Campaign aimed at expanding the economic, social and racial diversity of our camps by providing generous new scholarship funding for students who might normally not even consider coming to our summer camps because of the price tag attached.  Read more here.