Village Harmony, Inc.,
is the umbrella organization for a diverse range of choral,
world music and harmony singing activities under the direction of Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler. Our choruses include Village Harmony, Northern Harmony, Boston Harmony, the Brooklyn World Music Chorus, the brand-new Chicago World Music Chorus, and our many Village Harmony Summer Camp ensembles.
Join Village Harmony for an exhilarating weekend
of friendship, song and dance Feb. 20-22, 2015
Village Harmony's tenth annual Winter Weekend—led by VH directors Patty Cuyler and Larry Gordon with special guest teachers and special Albanian guest teachers Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni —begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, February 20th with a delicious buffet supper. The weekend will end on Sunday, February 22nd with a review session after lunch, finishing at 3 pm. This is a well-beloved weekend; we expect up to 90 participants. We usually have to turn away late applicants, so be sure to apply now to be assured of a space.
Hurry up. We are still accepting registrations for
Village Harmony camp sessions 2015, but some camps are already full.
Go HERE to view a full list of our programs and find the links to our individual camp descriptions.
Or go directly to our online registration site to apply now with this link:
25 Years of Village Harmony
- Take a lovely walk down memory lane with your own copy of an hour-log documentary film produced as a fundraiser for Village Harmony by Pawlet, Vermont teenager Tikko Frielich.
- For the past year, Tikko has been gathering footage and interviewing past and present Village Harmonites to weave together a heartwarming collection of stories and songs to commemorate the anniversary year. Tikko and her sister Ellis have been the happy recipients of scholarship support from VH and as a thank you, the proceeds from the sale of this film will go directly into the VH scholarship fund to support future singers.
- Commemorate the joy of 25 years of Village Harmony by ordering a DVD for just $10.
- Go here to order your copy now.
This was Tikko's promo for the DVD:
You can still join one of our monthly Community Choruses—in Boston, Brooklyn and Chicago
- • Boston Harmony
Directed by Patty Cuyler & Larry Gordon
— Boston Harmony, which meets one weekend a month in Concord, MA, began its 10th year this fall. Newcomers are welcome to join at any rehearsal through January.
About Boston Harmony→
•Brooklyn World Music Chorus
Directed by Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone
— Meets one Sunday afternoon each month from 1-4pm at the Brooklyn Youth Chorus headquarters on Atlantic Ave near Court Street in Brooklyn Heights. The choir meets for two 4-month semesters each year. Fall '14: Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 & Dec. 7.
Winter-spring '15: Feb. 1, March 8, April 12 & May 3.
About the Brooklyn World Music Chorus→
•Chicago World Music Chorus
Directed by Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone
—We meet one Sunday each month from 1-4 pm at the Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry Ave in the Lakeview neighborhood.
The 2014-15 season schedule is: Oct. 19, Nov. 23, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, March 22, April 18 [Saturday] & May 17. Newcomers are welcome to join at any rehearsal through February.
About the Chicago World Music Chorus→
In the store:
THE BEST OF VILLAGE HARMONY:
A 25th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION ($40)
A wire-bound 186-page book, with accompanying mp3 CDR, compiled and edited by Village Harmony co-directors Larry Gordon & Patty Cuyler.
A priceless treasury of world music choral arrangements, with 97 scores contributed by present and past Village Harmony camp leaders and published to commemorate the organization's 25th anniversary. Traditional & composed polyphonic songs from the US, the Balkans, Caucasus Georgia, Ukraine, Corsica & more. Comes with an accompanying mp3 CDR disc with performances by Village Harmony and associated ensembles of nearly all of the songs in the collection.
25th anniversary year!
Labor Day weekend witnessed a
4-day long music festival to celebrate the beginning of our 25th year, with over 250 alumni and faculty members in attendance. The long weekend was full of workshops led by present and past camp directors from around the world, and a Saturday evening concert with performances by Northern Harmony, Windborne, Tenores de Aterué, Washed Up Beulah Band, Starry Mountain Singers and Village Harmony founder Larry Gordon conducting Charpentier's Te Deum with chamber orchestra.
Watch video clips and read alumni postings from the weekend→
These new items & much more are available for purchase at our online store.
TREASURES OF GRACE CD
Great recordings from
Northern Harmony's spring 2013
led by Larry Gordan
with Avery Book & Luke Hoffman,
and guest teachers
Elitsa Stoineva& Patty Cuyler.
best of Village Harmony 2011-2012-2013 double CD
A two-disc compilation capturing great performances by fifteen different Village Harmony camp ensembles. The teen traveling ensembles were made up of students ages 12-19, while the overseas camps included a mix of students and adults.
THE NORTHERN HARMONY BOOK (2012)
100 Songs from the Northern Harmony Book mp3 CDR
Edited by Village Harmony founder Larry Gordon & Tony Barrand, the new Northern Harmony ($20)
is expanded from the old book, with 55 new songs--150 songs in all.
You can also buy our new 100 Songs from the Northern Harmony Book MP3 CDR ($10) to accompany the book, with recordings by Northern Harmony, Village Harmony, the Bayley-Hazen Singers and other associated ensembles.
THE RAISING THE BAR MULTI-MEDIA RESOURCE SERIES:
South African and Georgian book + teaching dvd sets created by
Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone in collaboration with veteran VH teachers Matlakala Bopape and Shergil Pirtskhelani, and members of Chicago Children's Choir.
To read more and order: