Village Harmony

Oregon Cascades Adult Camp – July 26 – August 2, 2020 – $750

Date: July 26 - August 2, 2020
Venue: St Benedicts Lodge
Leaders: Suzannah Park, Kathy Bullock, Gideon Crevoshay
Price: $750

A week of singing bliss on the McKenzie River.

This will be our fifteenth annual singing week at St. Benedict’s Lodge in the Cascades. Bounded on one side by the wild, scenic McKenzie River and on the other by national forest, the 70-acre complex is an inspiring setting for our singing retreats.

The week, famous among VH camps for its kitchen staffed with singing chef-overseers, will include a Georgian supra (feast) at mid-week, and will conclude with a concert in the chapel at St. Benedict’s Lodge, where we will be in residence during the camp.

Repertoire taught during this session will be as eclectic as its three music leaders. Suzannah Park

Kathy Bullock

Gideon Crevoshay

In residence at St. Benedict’s Lodge, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon.

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Leaders

Suzannah Park

SuzannahVH-2013SUZANNAH PARK comes from a family of three generations of ballad singers, storytellers, and dancers and lives in the North Carolina mountains of her birth. She began teaching at Village Harmony in 2000 after participating as a camper since the age of twelve. Her joyous and intuitive teaching style, born of a lifetime of familiarity with traditional music, makes singers old and young feel at home in the songs that she shares and with each other. Weather she’s teaching American ballads, South African songs and dances or Appalachian clogging, laughter and good times abound. When not on tour with Village Harmony Suzannah can be found singing with the Starry Mountain Singers, leading the Wild Asheville Community Chorus and kicking up her heels with the Green Grass Cloggers. www.suzannahpark.com

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Kathy Bullock

Kathy BullockKATHY BULLOCK has been a Professor of Music at Berea College in Kentucky for 23 years, where she chairs the department, teaches theory and ethnomusicology, and directs the Black Music Ensemble, a 70- voice choir that specializes in the performance of African-American sacred music. She is a member of the American Spiritual Ensemble and she performs, lectures, and leads workshops in the United States, Great Britain, Ghana, and Jamaica on music and culture of the African diaspora.

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Gideon Crevoshay

Gideon_Crevoshay_PhotoGIDEON CREVOSHAY, originally from northeastern Vermont and now based in New Haven, CT, began touring with Village Harmony and Northern Harmony as a teenager in 1997. He attended Oberlin College where he became immersed in early music and co-founded a singing ensemble that focused on Georgian, Corsican and American traditional polyphony. A brilliant vocalist, he is a founding member of the Starry Mountain Singers, Starry Mountain Trio, and the Sardinian quartet Tenors de Aterúe, and tours annually with the international musical collaboration OneBeat.

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Venue

St Benedicts Lodge

st-benedictsLocated on the McKenzie River at the edge of the Willamette National Forest, St Benedicts Lodge is an inspiring setting for singing, with close encounters with Oregon’s famous old-growth fir trees. Rooms are primarily singles, with a few larger rooms, as well as a handicapped-accessible cottage. Easy access to wonderful hiking, hot springs, waterfalls. A big lawn in front, perfect for volleyball, frisbee, and dancing.