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 younger 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.

Northern Harmony’s Spring 2019 Tour will start with a rehearsals in Vermont in early February followed by two months touring in the UK, France, and Spain.

Members of the 2019 tour are Larry Gordon, Jeremy Carter Gordon, Silas Hamilton, Willy Clemetson, Luke Linich, Evyater Gershon, Mia Bertelli, Stella Green Sanderson, Anna Peel, Julia Placier, Emma Rothman, Elsa Schaffer, Heidi Wilson, Sarina Yospin Partridge

 2019 Northern Harmony Itinerary

February:
23 – Hoxne, Suffolk
Workshop 1:30-5:30, concert 7:00 pm, Hoxne Village Hall, IP21 5AN
info/bookings: villagevoicesjk2@icloud.com
24 – Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk
Workshop at Sing Norfolk Festival. info: linda.roast@btopenworld.com
24 – Castle Acre, Norfolk
7:30 concert, St James Church PE32 2AE
25 – Derby
6:15 workshop, 7:45 concert, Multi-faith Centre at University of Derby, DE22 1GB
Bookings: choir@kcm-music-derby.org.uk
26 – Newark on Trent
6:00 workshop, 7:30 concert, Barnbygate Methodist Church, NB24 1PX
Bookings: robertwilliamcain@gmail.com  07837845044
27 – York
6:30 workshop, 8:00 concert, Heslington Church, York YO10 5EE, info: 07725 770378
28 – York
Workshop 10am-1:00pm, Dept. of Music, University of York YO10 5DD, info: 07725 770378
March
1 – Hexham
Ceilidh with Northern Harmony and Hexham Village Band, 7:30 pm, Hexham Community Centre Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NP
2 – Warkworth, Northumberland
3-6 pm workshop, 7:30 concert, Warkworth United Reformed Church, The Butts, Warkworth Morpeth NE65 0SS, info: oliverdavid543@gmail.com
3 – Gateshead
Workshop in American Harmony singing, The Sage, Gateshead, Info: http://m.sagegateshead.com/event/northern-harmony-workshop/
3 – Moniave, Scotland
Contra Dance 2-5 pm, Memorial Institute, Chapel Street. DG3 4EJ
Concert 7:30 pm, St. Ninian’s Church DG3 4HD. Info: 01848 200043
5 – Wrexham
Workshop 7pm, Concert 8:15, Tÿ Pawb, Market Street LL13 8BB,
info: wendy@wrexhamchoir.co.uk
6 – Manchester
Workshop 7pm, Concert 8:15pm, St Margaret’s Church, Rufford Road M16 8AE
info: carol.donaldson.music@gmail.com
7 – Manchester University, Martin Harris Center, Oxford Road, M13 9PL7
Lunchtime concert
7 – Hebden Bridge
Workshop 7pm, Concert 8:15, Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DB
info: lizcuddington1@gmail.com
8 – Stourbridge, Elmfield School, 14 Love Lane DY8 2DZ
Workshop 7:00 pm,
9 – Bath
Workshop 2:30-5:30, Concert 7:30, St Luke’s Church, Hatfield Rd. BA2 2BD
Info/bookings: https://www.songways.co.uk
10 – Stroud
Workshop 2:30-5:00, concert 7:30, Congregational Church. Bedford Street, GL5 1AY. info: nick.mills@gmx.com
11 – Stourbridge
Concert 7:30 pm, Elmfield School, 14 Love Lane DY8 2DZ
12 – Tregynon, Wales
7:30 concert, St. Cynon’s Parish Church SY16 3EH
info: lizdavies.tregynon@btinternet.com
13 – Wem, nr. Shrewsbury
6-7 pm Workshop, 7:30 pm Concert , Town Hall, High Street SY4 5DG
info: 01939 232299
14 – Hereford
Concert 7:30, Steiner Academy, 1 The Pippins, Much Dewchurch, Hereford HR2 8DL
15 – Upton Cross, North Cornwall
6-7:30 workshop, 8:00 concert. Linkinhorne Parish Hall PL14 5AX
Info: annehugstara@gmail.com
16-17 – Marazion, Penzance, Cornwall
Workshops both days, and concert. Marazion Center TR17 0HW
Info: pipjanewright@gmail.com
18- Bristol
7:30 Open workshop in Georgian and Balkan Songs, St Michael & All Angels Church Hall, 160a Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8NT, info:nmac1968@yahoo.co.uk
19 – Bristol
7:30 Open singing workshop with South African and new American shape-note songs, St Bartholomews Church St Andrews Park, Maurice Rd, Bristol BS6 5BZ
Info: sam@gurtlushchoir.com
20 – Bristol
7:30 Concert,St Bartholomews Church St Andrews Park, Maurice Rd, Bristol BS6 5BZ, Info: sam@gurtlushchoir.com
21 – Fontmell Magna, N. Dorset
Workshop 4-6 pm, Springhead Trust, Mill St. SP7 0NU
Concert 7:30, St Andrew’s Fonmell Magna SP7 0NY
22-24 – Magdalen Farm
Residential Singing Weekend, Magdalen Farm, Winsham, Maudlin TA20 4PA
info: villageharmony@gmail.com
23 – Wootton Fitzpaine, Bridport
Concert 8:00, Village Hall DT6 6ND
26 – Dorchester
6:30 workshop, 8:00 Concert, St Peter’s Church, High Street DT1 1XA
Info: 01305 266926
27 – Bramshaw, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Concert 7:30, Village Hall, SO43 7JE. Info: 07879 486649

28 – Ferry to France
28-April 1 – Coutances area
Several concerts and school workshops – to be announced

April
2-6 – Rennes area
To be announced
7 – Nantes
Eglise de Toutes Aides, Place Victor Basch, early afternoon workshop, 16h00 Concert, with La Chorale Sansnom, info: 06 63 65 52 91
9-14 – Basque area of Spain
Details forthcoming

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