Village Harmony

Northern Harmony

Led by Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler and based in central Vermont, Northern Harmony is the highest level performing group under the Village Harmony umbrella. Since 1993 they have toured and performed widely throughout America and Europe to great critical acclaim.

Not a permanent year-round group, the ensemble is constituted specifically for each extended performing tour (typically 7-10 weeks) or shorter term project. The singers include some of the most talented veterans of other Village Harmony performing ensembles. Many of the younger members have sung with Village Harmony since their young teens, and most have studied traditional singing styles first hand with native teachers in South Africa, Bulgaria, Corsica and Caucasus Georgia.

Transcending the traditional definition of choral music, the group is particularly renowned for its command of varied world ethnic singing styles, from the hearty and ultra bright Bulgarian “hard voice” to the equally powerful, but darker and more sonorous Georgian timbre, from the rich, mellifluous South African style or the wild and unrestrained American shape-note sound to a delicate, pure, early music timbre.

Northern Harmony’s Fall 2017 Tour will start with a rehearsal week in Vermont in late August 2017 followed by two months touring in the UK, France, Germany and Italy, with a final week of performances in New England in early November.

Members of the 2017 tour are Larry Gordon, Jeremy Carter Gordon, Clayton Clemetson, Amanda Crego-Emley, Stell Green Sanderson, Sora Harris-Vincent, Lysander Jaffe, Luke Linich, Sophie Michaux, Rafael Natan, Emma Rothman, Adam Simon, Rosa Tu, Lexi Ugelow, Emily Weatherill, Emaa Whitla

 2017 Northern Harmony Itinerary

IN ENGLAND
September
4 – Stroud, Baptist Church Hall,  John St, GL5 2HA, workshop, 7:00
5 – Stroud, Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Rd, Stroud GL5 2HX, concert, 7:30
6 – Cirencester, Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1YE, concert, 7:30
7 – Kingsdon, Somerset, Kingsdon Church, concert, 7:30
8 – Ashburton, Devon,Town Hall, TQ13 7QQ, workshop, 7:00 pm, bookings: rozwalker@hotmail.co.uk
9 – Penzance, Cornwall, Marazion Community Center, Gwallon Ln, TR17 0HW, concert 8 pm
9-10 – Penzance, Cornwall, two day workshop, Marazion Community Center, info: www.crbo.co.uk
11- Frome, Steiner Academy, 3 Park Rd. BA11 1EU, concert, 7:30
12 – Stourbridge, Elmfield Steiner School, Love Lane, DY8 2EA, workshop, 7:00
13 – Stourbridge, Elmfield Steiner School, Love Lane, DY8 2EA, concert, 7:30
14 – Kendal, Cumbria, Parish Hall LA 5AF, 6:00 workshop, 7:30 concert
15 – Hexham, Queen Elizabeth School, Whetstone Bridge Rd, NE46 3JB, evening ceilidh, 7:30-10-30
16 – Hexham, Community Church, Beaumont St, NE46 3LS, workshop with Orpheus and other community choirs 1:30-5:00, 7:30 concert
17 – Seaton Sluice (Near Newcastle), Community Hall 1-3 pm workshop; Church 4:00 concert
18-19 – Harrogate Grammar School, HG2 0DZ
20 – Newark on Trent, Barnbygate Methodist Church NG24 1LS, workshop 6:00-7:00, concert 7:30
21 – Derby, The Voicebox, Forman St,  DE1 1JQ, 6:00 workshop, 7:30 concert, bookings: choir@kcm-music-derby.org.uk
22 – South Walsham, Norfolk, St. Lawrence’s Centre NR13 6DQ 7:30 concert
23- Castle Acre, Norfolk, St James Church, PE32 2AA, 7:30 concert
24 – Castle Acre, norfolk, Community Hall, Pye’s lane, PE32 2XB, workshop, 10:30-4:30
25 – Cambridge, Queens College Chapel, concert, 7:30
26 – Market Lavington, Community Hall, St Mary’s Rd, SN10 4DG, 3:00-5:30 workshop, 7:30 concert
27 – Bath, St. Swithin’s Church, 37 The Paragon, BA1 5LY, 5:00-6:30 workshop, 8:00 concert
28 – Kingston, Dorset, Parish Church, BH20 5LL, 7:00 concert

IN FRANCE/SWITZERLAND/ITALY
More details forthcoming

September 29-October 3 – Normandy, near Coutances
4- Rennes
5 – La Granjagoul, Maison du Patrimoine oral en Haute-Bretagne (near Rennes)
6-7 – at Festival in Cancale, Brittany
8 – Rennes 1-5 pm workshop
9-10 – Paris, concert on Monday with Olga Velitchkina’s Russian choir, Tuesday off
11-12 – Annecy, France
13-14 – Festival in Lons les Saunier (except on 14th four people back to Annecy for workshop)
15 – back in Annecy for concert in central church
16-20— workshop residency with HS music students in Delemont, Switzerland, culminating in Friday night concert
21-26 – Northern Italy, Milano/Como area and Friuli, organized by Carlo Pozzoli.
27-29 – Winterthur, Switzerland, hosted by Mathias and Karin Jana
30-31 – back through France ?????

BACK IN ENGLAND
November 2 – Dorchester, Dorset, St. Peter’s Church, High E St, DT1 1XA, UK, 6:00 workshop, 7:30 concert,  01305 266926
3-5 – Weekend residential workshop in Dorset at Magdalen Farm, info:

Northern Harmony Weekend at Magdalen Farm


4 – evening concert at Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, 7:30

HOME IN NEW ENGLAND
Novermber

7- Montpelier, VT, Christ Church
8 – Marlboro, VT, Marlboro College
9 – New Haven, CT, Yale University, venue tba
10 – West Cummington, MA, Community Church
11 – Concord, MA, Masonic Hall, evening concert, afternoon workshop with Boston Harmony
12 – Boston, Trinity Church, 1:00 workshop, 3:00 concert

 

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