Forerunner of the Sun
Northern Harmony’s tour in the autumn of 2008 included five weeks of performances in the UK and two weeks in France and Switzerland. Special guest singer Shergil Pirtskhelani (Ensemble Zedashe) from Sighnaghi, Georgia directed most of the Georgian numbers in the program. The album starts out with high-powered South African gospel and doesn’t let up. Traditional/contemporary American shape-note (including Mear from William Duckworth’s Southern Harmony), Corsican, Georgian, Ukrainian, gospel quartet/blues songs, and the eerily beautiful Missa Brevis by contemporary British composer Edmund Rubbra.
Directed by: Larry Gordon & Patty Cuyler
Singers: Stefan Amidon, Avery Book, Gideon Crevoshay, Shergil Pirtskhelani, Will Thomas Rowan, Adam Simon, Wheaton Squier, Sarah Allard, Zara Bode, Lauren Breunig, Rosalie Elkinton, Sarah Gibson, Adria Reed, Lynn Mahoney Rowan
Listen to the tracks on our Bandcamp page.