Village Harmony

Village Harmony Winter Alumni Camp – December 27 – January 10 – $775

Date: December 27, 2019 - January 10, 2020
Venue: Village Harmony Headquarters
Leaders: Larry Gordon, Carl Linich
Price: $775

Our alumni camp is primarily for young adult Village Harmony alumni, but is open to other experienced young singers.

We deliberately keep the overhead low for this program so that we can make this session affordable for college students and young adults of limited means.

Leaders will be Larry Gordon and Carl Linich

The session’s challenging and eclectic repertoire will include folk and sacred music from the Republic of Georgia, American shape note, selections from other world music genres and several early music pieces.

Accommodations and meals will be at Larry’s spacious house in Marshfield, Vermont with further accommodations at another nearby house.  Rehearsals will be divided between Larry’s house and the nearby Plainfield Friends Meeting.

The initial, intense rehearsal week will be followed by an eight-concert New England tour with performances each evening with home stays following every concert.


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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.


Carl Linich

Carl-LinichCARL LINICH has been a scholar, teacher,and performer of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing since 1990, and is a member of TrioKavkasia. A fluent Georgian speaker, Carl lived in Georgia for 10 years, and received two prestigious merit awards from the Georgian government in recognition of his work to promote and preserve Georgian folk music. He has worked on numerous publications related to Georgian folk music for the Tbilisi State Conservatory, the State Folklore Center of Georgia, and the International Centre for Georgian Folk Song. Carl has been leading Village Harmony camps since 2000, and toured with Northern Harmony in 2001 and 2002. He currently directs the Supruli Ensemble in New York City and a Georgian choir at Bard College, and sings in a family trio with his two young sons.



Village Harmony Headquarters

Rehearsal week will be at Larry’s spacious 3-level house 15 miles northeast of Montpelier, nestled in woodlands off a dirt road. We can choose from bunkrooms, a screen house in the woods, or beds in the retired VH tour buses down the hill from the main house.