Village Harmony

Northern Harmony

Led by Larry Gordon 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 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.  In their workshops the Northern Harmony singers help to teach and lead all the vocal parts, which makes the teaching particularly efficient and rewarding.

Northern Harmony March 2020 West Coast Tour includes workshops and performances at schools and communities in California and Oregon. Led by Larry Gordon, the nine veteran singers will present a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, contemporary American shape-note songs, and renaissance pieces.
Members of this tour: (back row) Sora Harris-Vincent, Larry Gordon,
Stuart Wheeler, Howe Pearson, Maisie Dolan,
(front row) Sarina Partridge, Linnea Sablosky, Avery Martin, Hannah Levy

March Itinerary


March 6 – Pacific Palisades, 7:30pm concert, West Side Waldorf School,
17310 Sunset Blvd, Admission at door
March 7 – Los Angeles – 1:00-3:00pm workshop, 4949 Hollywood Blvd
8:00pm concert in Nichols Canyon
March 8 – Redondo Beach, 4:00pm house concert, 169 Monte D’Oro,
Advance bookings please:
March 8 – Highland Park, LA, 7:30-9:00pm singing workshop, Kinship Yoga,
5612 N. Figueroa St, sliding scale suggest donation $10-25
March 9 – 8:00pm concert at Yard Theater, 4319 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
sliding scale suggested donation $10-25
March 10 – Soquel, 6:00-7:00pm singing workshop, 7:30pm concert,
Congregational Church, 4951 Soquel Drive
sliding scale suggested donation: concert $10-15, workshop and concert $15-25
March 11, Oakland, 8:00-9:30pm singing workshop
St Paul Lutheran Church, 1658 Excelsior Ave
sliding scale suggested donation $10-25
March 12 – Oakland, 7:30pm concert, St Paul Lutheran Church, 1658 Excelsior Ave,
sliding scale suggested donation $10-25
CANCELLED: March 13 – San Francisco, Concert 7:30 pm, Red Poppy, 2698 Folsom St.
March 15 – Workshop 2:30-4:30, Concert at 6:30, Geos Community Room,
Headwaters Building, 84 4th St., sponsored by Rogue World Music,
info:  541-206-3326.
Workshop $20, concert $15, Combined $25
March 16 – Williams, OR, concert, tbc
March 18 – Eugene, OR, 6:00-9:00pm workshop, Fellowship Hall of Unity of the Valley,
3912 Dillard Rd.
sliding scale suggested donation $10-25
In Accord Community Choir and Eugene Peace Choir members free.
March 19 – Eugene, 7:30pm concert at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 1250 W 18th Ave
sliding scale suggested donation $10-25
March 20 – Portland, 6:30-7:30pm workshop, 8:00pm concert, Cedar Hills UCC Church, 11695 SW Park Way
sliding scale suggested donation: concert $10-25,  concert and workshop $15-25
March 21 – Portland, Workshop 9:30-noon, 2:00-4:00pm. Bothmer Hall, 5915 SE Division Street
7:30 pm concert, Cedarwood Waldorf School, 3030 SW 2nd Ave.


Northern Harmony Fall 2020 European Tour will include performances in New England, UK, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, France and Spain (whew!!)  Complete itinerary for that tour also coming soon.
But in the meantime you can already sign up for our two different UK weekend residential workshops:
Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire September 25-27
Magdalen Farm, Dorset, November 20-22
These residential weekends usually sell out, so apply early