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.

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Since our last European tour in Spring of 2019 we have done a series of shorter domestic tours with smaller ensembles of 6-10 singers. In Fall of 2019 we toured for three weeks iin New England and Long Island  and in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Chicago.  Videos of our final performance in Chicago are posted on our
YouTube channel. 

In March 2020 we presented a week of concerts and workshops in California before the rest of our tour to Oregon was canceled by the Covid outbreak.  Since then, during this time of the pandemic,  we have convened a series of  ensembles who have quarantined together at our base in Marshfield, Vermont for two weeks and then presented streaming online concerts and produced some recordings.  The latest of these recordings – Northern Harmony Sextet from October 2020 – is now available on Bandcamp

Our next group will convene before Christmas to present a Midwinter program, with streaming performances on Sunday, December 20

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