Village Harmony

New England Teen Residential Camp – July 10-19, 2020 (9 days)

Date: July 10 - 19, 2020
Venue: Mettabee Farm & Arts
Leaders: Larry Gordon, Heidi Wilson, Sandra Santos González
Price: $775

This is our nine-day camp, especially geared for teenagers new to Village Harmony, as well as for those who don’t have time to commit three weeks to a traveling camp.

During the first seven days, singers get to know one another, singing 7-8 hours a day as they absorb the basics of new vocal styles and prepare a concert program. The session will culminate with performances on the final Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

Village Harmony founder Larry Gordon will lead the session along with Vermont singer-songwriter Heidi Wilson and Sandra Santos from Cuba. 

The camp will be in residence at Mettabee Farm in Hillsdale, NY.
Village Harmony will be able to help to arrange transportation to and from the camp session for those needing it.

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Leaders

Larry Gordon

Village 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.

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Heidi Wilson

Village HarmonyHEIDI WILSON is a singer-songwriter with a passion for sharing songs inspired by and in service to community and the wild world.  She has been leading a cappella singing groups for the last twelve years with the aim of uplifting courage, beauty, and connection.  Heidi currently leads singing at the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, the Plainfield Community Sing, seasonal Interfaith Sacred Sings, and with the Central Vermont Solidarity Singers. 

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Sandra Santos González

DSC_2065A pianist and conservatory student from an early age and graduate in choral conducting from Cuba’s Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán, Sandra Santos was a solo singer and children’s choir director before joining the prize-winning women’s ensemble Vocal Luna as director.  In 2007 she founded the girl’s choir Lunitas. In 2011 Sandra assumed directorship of Coral Children of Musica Antigua; and in 2013 she founded the youth choir Young Cantoras.

Sandra was one of Village Harmony’s teachers in Havana at our 2017 and 2018 camps in Cuba. We are thrilled that Sandra is in the US for a few years and is able to join us at one of our teen camps this year.
 

 

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Venue

Mettabee Farm & Arts

Mettabee Farm in Hillsdale, New York is a 165-acre working farm dedicated to community wellness through organic farming practices and the arts. Mettabee Farm produces organically grown herbs and vegetables, registered breeding stock Shetland ewes and rams; various wool products sold on-site; concerts, seasonal contra dances; special events for children and adults; educational programming and children’s camps.

We will be using the farm’s beautifully renovated barn for rehearsals and on-site dormitory rooms during the camp session.