Village Harmony

Winter Alumni Session – Dec. 27, 2016 – Jan. 7, 2017 (12 days) – $600

Date: December 27, 2016-January 7, 2017
Venue: Village Harmony Headquarters
Leaders: Larry Gordon, Gideon Crevoshay
Price: $600

This camp is full with a waiting list (as of 11/1/16)

This camp is primarily for young adult Village Harmony alumni, but is open to other experienced singers age 17 and older.

We keep the overhead low so that we can make this session affordable for college students and young adults of limited means.

Accommodations and meals will be at Larry’s spacious house in Marshfield, Vermont with further accommodations at another nearby house.  Rehearsals will be divided between Larry’s house and the nearby Plainfield Friends Meeting.

The week-long tour will include eight concerts in Vermont and Massachusetts – complete itinerary below.  The repertoire will include Corsican,  Balkan, shape-note, gospel, Spanish renaissance pieces, and contemporary works.

Concert Schedule
December 31 – performances at First Night in St. Johnsbury, VT
January 1 – Hardwick, VT, Heartbeet Community, 4:00 pm
January 2 – Montpelier, VT, Christ Church, 7:00 pm
January 3 – Tinmouth, VT, Community Church, 7:00 pm
January 4 – Westminster West, VT – Congregational Church, 7:00 pm
January 5 – Hillsdale, NY, Mettabee Farm, 7:00 pm
January 6 – West Cummington, MA, Community Church, 7:00 pm
January 7 – Belmont, MA, Payson Park Church, 4:00 pm

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Leaders

Larry Gordon

larryoregonVillage Harmony founder and director Larry Gordon has been making community music in Vermont since the early 1970s. He founded Village Harmony in 1989, and his patient and relaxed, yet demanding, teaching style and his collaborative approach have shaped the welcoming atmosphere of the Village Harmony community since the beginning. Though his first love was medieval and renaissance music, he is a vital figure in New England shape-note singing, and he is the music editor of the popular Northern Harmony shape-note songbook. Larry is an inspired organizer with an unerring eye for good repertoire and a unique knack of pulling together interesting combinations of singers and letting them shine.  Larry has led Onion River Chorus in Montpelier since the late 1970s, and is well known across the US and internationally for leading stunning periodic ad hoc incarnations of Northern Harmony, a semi-professional tour group made up largely of veteran Village Harmony singers.  Recently he has been devoting increasing time to teaching Balkan folk dancing.

Gideon Crevoshay

Gideon_Crevoshay_PhotoGideon Crevoshay, Gideon Crevoshay originally from northeastern Vermont and now hailing from EastMontpelier, Vermont, began touring with Village Harmony and Northern Harmony as a teenager in 1997. He attended Oberlin College where he became immersed in early music and co-founded a singing ensemble that focused on Georgian, Corsican and American traditional polyphony. A brilliant vocalist, he is a founding member of the Starry Mountain Singers, Starry Mountain Trio, and the Sardinian quartet Tenors de Aterúe, and tours annually with the international musical collaboration OneBeat. This will be Gideon’s fourth year teaching at Village Harmony Camp.

Venue

Village Harmony Headquarters

Rehearsal week will be at Larry’s spacious 3-level house 15 miles northeast of Montpelier, nestled in woodlands off a dirt road. We can choose from bunkrooms, a screen house in the woods, or beds in the retired VH tour buses down the hill from the main house.