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.
Online registration is now open for the 2016-17 season of Boston Harmony, directed by Patty and Larry. Since 2005 the inter-generational world music chorus—which meets one weekend per month at the Concord Masonic Lodge in Concord, MA—has drawn scores of enthusiastic amateur and professional singers from all around New England. Rehearsal weekends will be: October 22-23, November 12-13, December 10-11, January 14-15, February 11-12, March 11-12, and April 8-9, with scheduled performances on April 22, 29 and 30.
We are now accepting applications for a special winter study-performance program in Cuba, February 21-March 2, 2017. The 10-day exploratory choral workshop is intended for experienced singers and choral directors who can sight-read with fluency, are able to tackle complicated rhythms and who are ready for some serious study of Cuban choral music and Afro-Cuban singing and dance. We are aiming to create a balance of vocal parts and have room for 18-20 singers. Apply as soon as possible; registration will be closed and acceptances sent out on October 1st.
Read more about the Cuba program.
We will be posting our 2017 summer camp details in mid-October, at which time we will also start accepting applications. Once you have chosen a camp session, don’t wait to apply. Spaces in popular programs often fill up fast, sometimes within weeks of the opening of registration. Apply early, and be sure to indicate a second choice camp session. In addition to four teen performance camps in New England and one in the Midwest, adult residential weeks in western Massachusetts and in Oregon, we will be offering a pioneering 2-week long program in Lithuania, as well as camps in South Africa and the Republic of Georgia.