Village Harmony

Welcome

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 Northern Harmony, Boston Harmony, the Chicago World Music Chorus, and our many Village Harmony Summer Camp ensembles.


Online Summer Camp Sessions

As have so many arts organizations across the globe, Village Harmony has regretfully had to cancel most of our summer 2020 in-person programs due to the global pandemic.

We are, however, thrilled to announce that registration for a full line-up of summer 2020 online programming for teens and adults is now open—with six 6-day sessions and one 3-day half-session scheduled from mid-June through the end of July for you to choose from.

These radically inventive song-learning sessions will include pre-recorded teaching tracks, in-time Zoom sessions for meeting, socializing and direct teaching from the instructors, opportunities for one-on-one coaching, daily recording & uploading assignments, a zoom talent show, cultural/explorative classes (think cooking lessons, language study, virtual city tours & mushroom-hunting) and more.

Each of these interactive courses will culminate with a “concert” of end-of-camp virtual choir recordings and video. This will be immersion in a uniquely Village Harmony way—with a new twist, as singers from anywhere around the world can participate from the comfort of their own homes. All live sessions will be recorded and posted on the website so that those for whom it is impractical to “attend” (due to other obligations or living in a wildly different time zone) will not miss any of the instruction.

The virtual weeks will begin on a Monday and finish up the following Saturday.

Here is the schedule of the sessions:

Half-Week Session (open to adults & teens)
June 26-28 – Fresh-Caught Songs: Original Harmony-Rich, Accessible Songs to Connect People – Led by singer-songwriters Heidi Wilson & Sarina Partridge

Teen Weeks, Especially for teens and families
June 29-July 4 – Teen Week #1 – Led by Larry Gordon, Carl Linich, Sandra Santos (from Cuba)
July 6-11– Teen Week #2 – Led by Lysander Jaffe, Nadia Tarnawsky, Sora Harris-Vincent

Mixed Age Weeks (open to adults & teens)
June 15-20 – Corsican Week – Led by Frederic Vesperini (from Ajaccio, Corsica), Patty Cuyler, Mollie Stone
July 13-18 – South African Week – Led by Matlakala Bopape, Bongani Magatyana, Patty Cuyler, Mollie Stone
July 20-25 – Georgian Week – Led by Ketevan Mindorashvili & members of the Zedashe Ensemble, Patty Cuyler
July 27-August 1 – Mixed Repertoire Week – Led by Suzannah Park, Gideon Crevoshay, Kathy Bullock

Read more about the Virtual camps

Go Here to Sign Up

Read about our leaders

Teen Residential Sessions

We will have two size limited eight-day teen residential camps at Stump Sprouts Retreat in western Massachusetts. Each of these camp sessions will be essentially “quaranteams”.  Following coronavirus guidelines, there will be very strict stipulations for campers attending the sessions.  To lower the risks as much as possible, each camper will have to quarantine at home (or with nearby relatives) for two weeks before the camp as well as be Covid tested with a negative result within a few days of the beginning of camp.

Read More here


Our affiliated regional choruses:

Boston Harmony, led by Larry Gordon, Patty Cuyler, Sinead O’Mahoney
SEASON IS OVER FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.
Stay tuned for updates on our program for 2020-21.
Traditionally meets one weekend a month from September-April in Concord, MA, with performances in late April. A New England-wide community chorus (drawing singers from Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey) for once-a-month 2-day long rehearsals which take place from 2-8pm on Saturday, plus 10:30am-3pm on Sunday.

Chicago World Music Chorus, led by Patty Cuyler, Mollie Stone
SEASON IS OVER FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.
Stay tuned for updates on our program for 2020-21.
Traditionally meets one Sunday afternoon (1-4pm) each month from October through April. A non-auditioned world music community choir open to Chicago-area community members as well as students and staff of the University of Chicago. Meets on the University of Chicago campus in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. U of C students are free.

REGISTRATION LINK

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Village Harmony Updates

  • Donate to our Scholarship Fund

    ”We can never thank you enough for introducing our daughter and her now-best friends and fellow singers to world music and to one another. You’ve walked them through a window into a world they wouldn’t have otherwise known – not just musically, geographically, and culturally, but also in terms of a set of personal values and perspectives that have so enriched – and will continue to enrich – their lives.”

    Dear Village Harmony camper/parent/supporter.

    In these uncertain times, it is not yet clear how the corona virus pandemic will impact Village Harmony’s ability to continue to fund needy students from the funds in our general budget.

    Every contribution to Village Harmony’s scholarship fund helps us to ensure that Village Harmony continues to contribute not just to the richness of our own lives but to those of the upcoming generation.

    Donate online to our scholarship fund now

    You can also send a check donation to us:

    Village Harmony
    5748 Hollister Hill Road
    Marshfield, VT 05658

    We have a permanent Diversity Scholarship Fundraising Campaign aimed at expanding the economic, social and racial diversity of our camps by providing generous new scholarship funding for students who might normally not even consider coming to our summer camps because of the price tag attached.
    Read more here.

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