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.
Go HERE to read about this past summer's camp sessions.
Start day-dreaming now about coming with us on a study-performance trip next year. We will post our 2015 schedule in early October.
Northern Harmony tours New England,
the UK & the EU: September 2-November 1, 2014
The highest level performing group under the umbrella of the world music organization Village Harmony, Northern Harmony’s singers are primarily brilliant young graduates of Village Harmony singing programs. The 16-member ensemble—led by VH founder and artistic director Larry Gordon—is already touring and giving concerts to enthusiastic crowds in New England, with stops in Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, New York & Pennsylvania through September 13. The group will move on to England on September 16, and then will perform in France, Switzerland & Germany from October 15-November 1.
COMPLETE TOUR DETAILS HERE.
Come sing with us this fall! Join one of our world music choruses in Boston, Brooklyn and Chicago:
- • Boston Harmony
Directed by Larry Gordon & Patty Cuyler
— Boston Harmony, which meets one weekend a month in Concord, MA, begins its 10th year the weekend of September 27-28, 2014.
About Boston Harmony→
•Brooklyn World Music Chorus
Directed by Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone
— We meet one Sunday afternoon each month from 1-4pm at the Brooklyn Youth Chorus headquarters on Atlantic Ave near Court Street in Brooklyn Heights. We have two 4-month semesters each year.
The fall semester '14 schedule is: September 14, October 5, November 2 and December 7.
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: October 19, November 23, December 14, January 25, February 8, March 22, April 19 and May 17.
About the Chicago World Music Chorus→
25th anniversary year
with a 4-day long music festival in central Vermont, with over 250 alumni and faculty members in attendance. WATCH VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE WEEKEND'S GALA CONCERT EVENING, including 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.
In the store, these and more:
and the 100 Songs from the Northern Harmony Book CDEdited by Larry Gordon & Tony Barrand, the new Northern Harmony ($20) is expanded from the old book, with 55 new songs--150 songs in all.
And we have the 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 friends.
Go to our songbook sales page to order.
New 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.
Click on the titles below to read more about (and order):
Traditional South African Choral Music Volumes 1 & 2
Music from the Republic of Georgia Volume 1
leagues beyond the sky CD
Great recordings from Northern Harmony's autumn 2011 EU-UK tour, led by Larry Gordan and Patty Cuyler, with guest directors Mollie Stone and Kenny Shimizu.
This dynamic two-disc album captures memorable performances by twelve different Village Harmony
traveling ensembles in New England and abroad during 2009 and 2010.
No Coward Soul
Lively performances from Northern Harmony's US-EU-UK tour in the early spring of 2010. Directed by Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler.
Music for the winter solstice season from many centuries
and many cultures. Mostly live recordings from 1998-2005,
featuring four different Northern Harmony ensembles, directed by Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler.
Northern Harmony's tour in the autumn of 2008 included five weeks of performances in the UK and two weeks in France and Switzerland. Special guest singer Shergil Pirtskhelani (Ensemble Zedashe) from Sighnaghi, Georgia directed most of the Georgian numbers in the program. The album starts out with high-powered South African gospel and doesn't let up.
Best of Village Harmony, 2007-2008
This dynamic two-disc set captures memorable performances by twelve different Village Harmony
traveling ensembles in New England and abroad during 2007 and 2008. The New England performances are from our teenage traveling groups, while the overseas camps--in Corsica, Caucasus Georgia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Ukraine and Italy--include a mixture of students and adults.
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A FULL DOWNLOAD.
Far Heaven: Songs & Tunes for Chorus & Small Groups
by Don Jamison
Published by Don Jamison, Burlington, VT, 2009. Comes with accompanying CD with marvellous performances.
Lord, I Walked2008 UK/EU Tour, Northern Harmony
Northern Harmony's 2007 European tour began with two weeks in residence in Corsica, where the group learned the piquant set of Coriscan songs featured on this album. Lord, I Walked also features gospel quartet and Appalachian harmonies, traditional Georgian, South African, Balkan and Ukranian songs, a Genoese trallalero, shape-note and renaissance pieces, and a Quebecois song.
The Folk Rhythm Volume Two:
Arrangements by Matlakala Bopape, edited by Patty Cuyler
South African Folk, Church & Protest Songs
Eighteen South African songs, for SATB choir. The package includes a book of transcriptions, two CDs containing separate performance, pronunciation &
practice tracks for each song, and an instructional dance DVD. Also
included is a pronunciation guide. 90 pp.